Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Battle of the Milvian Bridge - History of Rome Mike Duncan

There are few battles in history so significant as that of the Milvian Bridge.  Mike is more interested in the personality and motivations of Constantine than in the details of the battle itself, which is a good way of making sense of an otherwise still quite confused situation.  You miss out on the drama of the battle, but you get a good insight into what the people thought about it at the time and how it must have seemed to people at the time.  As usual, Mike is at his best when describing a strong character.  This episode stands up pretty well as a one off, so if you are looking to see whether you want to start listening to the whole series, this one is a good place to start.

1 comment:

  1. Warfare is a fascinating subject. Despite the dubious morality of using violence to achieve personal or political aims. It remains that conflict has been used to do just that throughout recorded history.

    Your article is very well done, a good read.