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16 Spartacus (3rd Slave Revolt)

August 2nd, 2020

Ever wondered who Spartacus is? Well, we have you covered! Today we finish off our Slave Revolt Trilogy and cover by far the most famous of our leaders: Spartacus! But is he all he's made out to be? 

15 Athenion (The 2nd Slave Revolt)

July 25th, 2020

On to the next war, and this time we have Athenion! He is arguably not the leader of the revolt to begin with, but he has the better story, so that's who we are going with!

14 Eunus (The 1st Slave revolt)

July 18th, 2020

This is the first of our trilogy covering the Servile wars. We will follow each leader of teacher war: Eunus, Athenion and Spartacus himself! First up is the fire-breathing juggler himself, Eunus! Will he lead the slaves to freedom?

RR:TR 13.5 Scipio Africanus

October 12th, 2019

The war is over - Scipio has achieved all he ever wanted. So what now? Well, Hannibal is still out there, his brother needs a hand and the Seleucids are on the move. This week we cover the time often missed out when people talk about Scipio - his post Punic days!

RR:TR 13.4 Scipio Africanus

September 28th, 2019


Part 4 of 5 on Scipio - This time Scipio takes on the might of Carthage on their home soil. He may be vastly outnumbered, but he has a few tricks up his sleeve...

RR:TR 13.3 Scipio Africanus

September 14th, 2019


Part 3 of the life of Scipio and this week we find him attempting to invade Carthage. However, it is not as easy as he hoped as there are troublesome kings, revolting tribes and a hostile senate to sort out first! Will Scipio ever get to Africa? Find out!

RR:TR 13.2 Scipio Africanus

August 30th, 2019

Part 2 of our romp through Scipio's life. This episode we see a young Scipio getting his revenge on his father's murder as he heads off to Spain with only one idea in his mind: the destruction of the entire Carthaginian presence in Iberia. How will he do? Find out!

RR:TR 13.1 Scipio Africanus

August 21st, 2019

Another big one, so big in fact we are not going to attempt to do this in on part - So this is pat 1 of Scipio Africanus' life, where we mainly talk about his father and uncle and what they got up to in Spain before Scipio came along!

RR:TR 12 Marcellus

March 30th, 2019

Part 2 of out Punic War mini-series; we have Marcellus. If Fabius was the shield, Marcellus was the sword. Find out how he took the Spolia Optima, then the fight to Hannibal, then got distracted by a mathematical genius, then went back Hannibal... But does he survive? (No, no he does not)

RR:TR 11 Fabius Maximus

December 1st, 2018

The start of our mini series on the lives of the people in the Punic Wars. We start with Fabius Maximus! When the might of Carthage storms into Italy with a military genius at their head, there are many generals brave enough to face them. But only one that won’t immediately get killed. How did Fabius do it? find out in this exciting episode!

RR:TR 10 Clodius

August 25th, 2018

We continue our treck round the Roman Republic with a look into the life of Clodius. Do you like political intrigue? Schemes? Cunning plans? Plots? Pirates? Incest? Well, this tale has it all! 

RR:TR 09 Fulvia

June 16th, 2018

Imagine that you are one of the most successful women in the Roman Republic's history - imagine that you have influenced some of the biggest names and had an impact on some of the biggest events. However, because your husband had an affair with an Egyptian Queen, no one has a clue who you are. Time to put that right. This week, we scrape the source-barrel and see what we can discover about this fascinating woman. 

RR:TR 07 Cleopatra

January 7th, 2018

Cleopatra - the name resonates throughout history, but who was this woman? She is often portrayed as the woman with Caesar, or the woman with Mark Anthony - but who was she as in individual person? 


Find out as we look into her life and also the life of her mad and incestuous family.

RR:TR 06 Marcus Drusus

October 1st, 2017


The third in our trilogy on the Tribune of the Plebs! This week it is the little known Marcus Drusus. He is only known for sparking the social war in which Marius lost favour and Sulla won a grass crown.  But what is the story behind this man?

Also: find out what happened in the battle of Arausio, how the tribune Satininus met his end and how of if Drusus was involved in these events! 

RR:TR 05 Gaius Gracchus

September 24th, 2017


Part 2 of our Tribune of the Pleb Trilogy is none other than Gaius Gracchus! He watched his brother's dreams come to nothing as he was beaten to death in the forum. With a chair leg. That kind of thing leaves an impression on a young lad. It's time to get REVENGE! HE WILL KILL THEM ALL - [Dingggggg] aaaahhhh. lovely tuning fork of calmness; it always makes everything better... 

RR:TR 04 Tiberius Gracchus

September 16th, 2017


The first our Tribune of the Pleb Trilogy: Tiberius Gracchus. The political world goes from functioning to Julius Caesar pulling down the republic in 100 years. It starts here, with a rich young senator who notices that things in Rome are a tad unfair. Surely those super-rich would be willing to be reasonable and make sure the average citizen has enough to get by.... Surely. They won't fight tooth and nail at every step of the way will they? Why are they tying strips round their heads and breaking off chair legs? Oh dear... 

RR:TR 03 Marius

July 2nd, 2017

Marius is the man before Sulla who was the man before Caesar. The fall of the Republic often is cited to have begun here, but why? What did this son of a farmer have to offer besides neat horses and a funny accent? Why was he obsessed with 7 eagles? Why did he hate Sulla and why, if he was such a great general, was he so rubbish at not being one?

Find out in this special episode of Roman Republic Totalus Rankium! 

RR:TR 02 Sulla

April 22nd, 2017

Who is this man who appears at the start of Julius Caesars biography? The villain of Caesars childhood? Or does he have more of a story? Yes! He does, he is regarded by many as the most blood-thirsty man in all of Roman history. Does he deserve this title? Or was he misunderstood? possibly, but then, he did measure his death count in litres... that doesn't bode well...

RR:TR 01 Caesar

March 18th, 2017

Here is our first Totalus Rankium: Roman Republic episode! This is a big thank you to all our senate members for helping support the show!


This time, it's the big JC! Find out how be battles pirates! Annoyed Cato! Fought Pompey and generally made himself into one of the biggest bad-asses in history! He already has Je na Caesar, but find out why! 


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