“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.
Episode CCXI – Claudius Gothicus
The treacherous death of Gallienus saw the rise of a man of war. Claudius Gothicus definitely earned his title, but with a reign of only two years perhaps he made the right kind of impact without the time to leave a bad impression. For an emperor in the third century that was more than enough, and he left an example for all who followed after.
Guest: Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Head of the Centre for Classical Studies at the Australian National University).