While Rome Burns
Episode 110: The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius 79 CE

Episode 110: The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius 79 CE

November 22, 2020

Few natural disasters are as terrifying as the eruption of a Volcano. Molten lava, pyroclastic flows, ash in the air, fires, and noxious fumes are all dangers that can impact civilizations all around the cataclysm, even miles away, towns and cities can be impacted. In 79 CE, the cities that occupied the areas around Mount Vesuvius had no idea what dangers were lurking deep in the Earth or what fate had in store for the people living in those cities.

Today’s story is about the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE and how a once cataclysmic eruption led to one of the greatest preservations of Ancient Roman civilization the world has ever known.

Sit Back, Relax, and Let me Tell you a Story… While Rome Burns.

 

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Episode 109: The Assassination of Julius Caesar

Episode 109: The Assassination of Julius Caesar

November 16, 2020

The Assassination of Julius Caesar

 

It’s a story we are all familiar with. A story of loyalty, betrayal, idealism, and cynicism. The date of the event is forever burned into the collective consciousness. Plays have been written about it, movies and T.V. shows have reenacted the events, and historians have been fascinated by the factors that led to the historic event that took place on the Ides of March in 44 B.C.E.

 

Today’s story is about the assassination of Julius Caesar and the impact his death would have on the flailing Roman Republic.

 

Sit Back, Relax, and Let me Tell you a Story… While Rome Burns.

 

While Rome Burns is part of the 1up Podcast Network. Find more of our content, including transcripts, cast info, and more podcasts by going to 1upPodcasts.com.

 

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Episode 10 will release in 1 week. Thank you so much for listening.

 

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Episode 108: Tsunami of the Malian Gulf 426 BCE

Episode 108: Tsunami of the Malian Gulf 426 BCE

November 4, 2020

The world is a capricious place. The shifting of the crust beneath our feet reminds us that we are all guests of this planet, at the mercy of the power and strength of forces beyond our comprehension or control. In 426 BCE, during the Peloponesian War, a Tsunami struck the coasts of the Malian Gulf and had a lasting impact on Greece.

Sit Back, Relax, and Let me Tell you a Story… While Rome Burns.

 

While Rome Burns is part of the 1up Podcast Network. Find more of our content, including transcripts, cast info, and more podcasts by going to 1upPodcasts.com.

 

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Episode 107: The Battle of Yongqiu 756 CE

Episode 107: The Battle of Yongqiu 756 CE

October 11, 2020

In 8th century CE China, The An Lushan rebellion rose up in opposition to the wildly successful Tang dynasty. As the rebellion advanced from small rebellion to overwhelming opposing state, it seemed as if the Tang dynasty and the accompanying golden age, was over. But for some loyal soldiers of the Tang dynasty, losing hope and faith in their Emperor was an unacceptable position. Our story today is a story of brilliant tactics, loyalty, and just a bit of brashness. Our story is about The Battle of Yongqiu in 756 CE.

Sit Back… relax… And let me tell you a story… While Rome Burns.

 

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Episode 106: The Plague of Athens 430 BCE

Episode 106: The Plague of Athens 430 BCE

September 27, 2020

We live in uncertain times. The fear of the Pandemic has gripped the world, it has taken friends, family, coworkers, and strangers alike. It has caused businesses to fail, schools to be shuttered and our whole way of life has beenturned on its head. It feels like the world is ending. But its not ending, its transforming and changing before our very eyes, as pandemics have changed societies and civilizations throughout history. One such pandemic was the Plague of Athens in 430 BCE. This plague, by the time it burned itself out 5 years later, left a lasting imprint on the people of Athens: Religious observations, the importance of honor, and even the way the dead were buried were drastically changed by the Pandemic. To the Athenians living at that time, it probably felt like their world was ending. But just like today, the world wasn’t ending. It was simply changing. Sit Back… Relax… And let me tell you a story… While Rome Burns.

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Thank you for listening to our show. While Rome Burns is part of the 1up Podcast Network. Find more of our shows, including the award-nominated dnd podcast: Are We Dead Yet? By going to 1upPodcasts.com. Cover Art by Igor Nunes. Find more of his work on twitter @Whyccan that’s W-H-Y-C-C-A-N or go to Whyccan.ArtStation.com Background music provided by Monplaisir under a Creative Commons Zero 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. Find Them on twitter @MonplaisirMusic or at FreeMusicArchive.org/music/Monplaisir

Episode 105: The Death of Alexander the Great

Episode 105: The Death of Alexander the Great

September 13, 2020

The world has known few conquerors like Alexander the Great. In just a few short years after rising to power, he had laid claim to much of the known world, known to him and his people that is. Alexander marched his armies across Greece, Persia, and even into India. But for all of the glorious and bloody military triumphs Alexander had led, he was still, like so many other leaders, defeated by the mortality of his own body.

 

Sit Back... Relax... And let me tell you a story... While Rome Burns.

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Episode 104: The Siege of Jerusalem, 70 CE

Episode 104: The Siege of Jerusalem, 70 CE

August 30, 2020

A rebellion stirs in the heart of Judea. The son of the New Roman Emperor seeks to show his worth. Outside the walls of Jerusalem, thousands of Legionaries post up for a final assault on the holy city. A rebellion and the very survival and way of life of the Jewish people hangs in the balance. There are lessons to be learned here. Sit Back, relax, and let me tell you a story… While Rome Burns.

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Episode 103: The Great Antioch Earthquake of 526 CE

Episode 103: The Great Antioch Earthquake of 526 CE

August 16, 2020

We as humans enjoy the security of solid earth beneath us. We step out of our door each day certain that the ground beneath our feet will be there. But mother nature loves to remind us that while humans may think of themselves as masters of the natural world, we are merely another species at the mercy of this planet's tectonic plates. But do not worry. The ground is still stable here: So sit back, relax, and let me tell you a story... While Rome Burns.

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Episode 102: The Battle of Red Cliffs

Episode 102: The Battle of Red Cliffs

August 2, 2020

The Battle of Chi Bi was one of the most decisive battles during the fall of the Han dynasty and the lead up to the Three Kingdoms era and is one of history's greatest examples of the underdog snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. On one side, an invading army ranging between 200,000 and 800,000 soldiers on the other side a coalition of 50,000 troops. Come with me as we explore the circumstances around the Battle of Red Cliffs. Sit back, relax, and let me tell you a story... While Rome Burns.

 

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Episode 101: The Great Fire of Rome

Episode 101: The Great Fire of Rome

July 19, 2020

A quiet summer night in Rome. The year is AD 64. Windy weather and Dry conditions. The perfect setting for the arsonists that move through the city, setting alight The Eternal City. The identity of those arsonists has remained lost to the sands of time. But in this first installment of While Rome Burns, perhaps we will understand just how disastrous these anonymous arsonists acts truly were. Sit back, relax, and let me tell you a story, While Rome Burns.

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