“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 CCXII – Aurelian, the Restorer of the World
Aurelian became Emperor of a fractured empire. To the west the Gallic Empire had been established ten years earlier, the eastern provinces were now controlled by Zenobia, and there were threats from the vandals in the North. To unite an empire, this will be his first priority.
Guest: Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Head of the Centre for Classical Studies at the Australian National University).