About

The Tale of Rome is a podcast that follows the lives of a Roman family, for some 1000 years. Generation after generation. And as we go through the Roman monarchy, the republic, and the empire, we’ll see how the destinies of the members of this family change.

At the same time, we’ll get to know kings and tyrants, consuls and military tribunes, emperors and usurpers, gladiators and philosophers, explorers and martyrs, priests and assassins, vestal virgins and prostitutes.

Some will be rich.
Others will be poor.
Some will be powerful.
Others will fall into slavery.
Some will become Christians.
Others will persecute them.

And at the same time, this book is coming to light.
The tale of the lives of the members of our family saga.


About the production of this podcast

It’s just me, and the support of a handful of people who never stop cheering me on and wishing me the best. I intend to make this podcast as big, as good, and as wide as it can get. I will be adding self-made graphics, PowerPoint presentations of events and battles, Excel sheets of lists of names, collections of Roman jokes, and of course plenty of maps.

Check this out:

This is a PowerPoint presentation of the monarchy of Rome, from Romulus (actually, it starts with Aeneas), all the way to the two first consuls, Colatinus and Brutus. Clickable links, podcast episode covers inserted in a corner to let you know which episode talks about it, and notes of events in other parts of the world as they happened.

And here’s a deal.

I’ll email this PowerPoint presentation to anyone who signs up to the newsletter on this site, or leaves a nice, instructive comment on any of the pages or posts that are available for that purpose.

Just leave your name and email address, and you’ll have your PowerPoint presentation in less than a day.

The Tale of RomeThe Tale of Rome Links

Please visit these two sites in the meantime:

El Cuento de Roma (Spanish version of this podcast, airing since April 2017)

话说罗马  (Chinese version of this podcast, launching in August or September 2017)

Also, make sure to visit regularly this page.

The Tale of Rome

Special Thanks

I am dedicating this podcast to my two elves, Fiona and Arwen. Fiona is preparing to launch the Chinese version of this same podcast, and Arwen is soon to be five.

I also want to thank my mom and my brother Danny, in good ole’ Europe, for all the spiritual support.

And many, many thanks to my many, many good friends in Argentina, Germany, Miami, Croatia, and all over China.

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi there!
    I would like to congratulate you for your work. It’s really nice! I have a 10 yrs old son who is in love with history so the materials that you provide are just perfect. We live in Romania, homeschooling the kid and sometimes post some materials as well. You can check them out at http://www.lectiicuobiecte.com, although it’s Romanian (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEXeYtrNZFs4Hmv1_oVdaA).
    We would like to be updated on any English material that you are posting and if you can send us anything that can help in studying history, we will appreciate it.
    Thank you and God bless!

  2. Hi Abel, I am a co-host on History by Hollywood (website is that name with .com after it) and a former co-host on MotoPod, a series covering MotoGP, World Superbikes and other bike racing. As such, I understand the challenge of finding a new area or niche of podcasting, hence launching our take on examining Hollywood movies that claim to be based on true events (it turns out there are others doing the same).
    So I was very intrigued to hear about your podcast on Twitter; not only the challenge of linguistics but treading a path already lined with Mike Duncan’s adoring listenership (amongst which I count myself). So it is in this light that I have to say how much I am enjoying your series – I am up Episode 14 – The Life and Death of Junius Brutus in only two days of listening and just want to say how much I’m enjoying your personal take on these legends of Rome. Whilst I’m fairly familiar with most of the stories and personalities, it’s always illuminating to hear someone else’s perspective, especially when you (and Mr Duncan) will have done a lot more in-depth research than I ever have.
    Well done Sir and we will give you a plug in the introduction to our next show (due out this Sunday 25th March 2018 – we go out fortnightly) which covers The Founder, about the growth of McDonald’s food empire.
    Thank you for your great work. Martin D

    1. Dear Martin, I must say I went through your message twice before attempting to hit REPLY, and — wow, what can I say? I am truly thankful for your words, and the helping hand you are going to give me here! Wow again! Thank you again, and greetings from Beijing where I live since 2010.

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