Forget the Australian Election and the Syrian Crisis (if you knew about them in the first place; if not, there's an Australian Election and a crisis in Syria!) the real news today is that there's a new episode of the ASR!
This is an Anti-Social Encyclopaedia special presentation on the Roman Empire. Named for controversial film director Roman Polanski and attempting to gain traction within a market already weary from over-saturation of empires, Rome nonetheless managed to carve itself out a distinctive niche (the Mediterranean).
In this episode we cover all subjects worthy of mention with regard to the Roman Empire, apart from their legions, infrastructure, politics, economy, social life, food, emperors, Hannibal, Augustus, Nero, Caligula, Pompey, Marius, Sulla, Cicero, and... oh, go look at Wikipedia if you want facts.
September 7, 2013