Category: Season 2
2-10. Every Wave Must Break
The last years of Theodoric’s reign in Italy saw the erosion of confidence, and increasing internal strife, along with diplomatic reversals abroad.
So, remember when I was talking about Boethius and I mentioned the Acacian Schism, and I said it was just too obscure to get into? Well guess what.
2-8. Friends and Neighbors
Theodoric and Cassiodorus work to prevent war in Western Europe, while crafting an image of imperial majesty. In the end, it works out pretty well for the Ostrogoths
2-7. Cass and Bo
We pause to take a look at two of the most famous subjects of Theodoric the Great.
2-6. Regnum Italiae – Theodoric the Great Pt. 4
Theodoric’s kingdom in Italy gets historians unreasonably excited. We’ll explore how he ran it, how he turned himself from warband chief to beloved king, and how he worked to restore the glory of old.
2-5. War for Italy – Theodoric the Great Pt. 3
Theodoric leads his people to Italy, to make war on Odoacer and win for himself a permanent kingdom.
2-4. Boldness Be My Friend: Theodoric the Great Pt 2
479 to 488. Rocky relations between Theodoric and Zeno lead to ups and downs for the Ostrogoths, along with many diversions and detours in their search for a stable home.
2-2. The Usurper
Odoacer is a name that is little known and little celebrated. This episode illuminates the career of the soldier who closed the book on the Roman empire, who he was, and why don’t we know him better?
Hello and Welcome back to the Dark Ages Podcast. Today’s episode: War.
Hello, Dark Ages Listeners. The first episode of Season Two will be dropping tomorrow. It felt very good to be back in front of the mic, and I hope you all enjoy it. Just a small announcement here that you can now support the show through Ko-fi; it’s like a digital tip-jar. Just hit this…