“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” – Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
While much of the Roman Empire was lost during the rule of Gallienus, We don’t really know how much of that is his fault, or really get a sense of his reign. Was he responsible for the loss of territory, or was he just a victim of the time?
Part IV of ‘Gallienus’
Guest: Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Head of the Centre for Classical Studies at the Australian National University).