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April 05, 2010

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Grandpa D

43:46 minutes for us, a move for you and Opening Day for all (well, Americans ... who like baseball) all in one week. Impressive.

Matt, The Netherlands

Wow, you went all out Mike, I loved it!

LB

Mike -
Thank you for your continued postings. This is the best podcast on the net, and makes my Monday.

Miguel Chavez

Epic episode is epic.

That is all.

Kevin Holliday

Hi I'm a UK listener and love your podcast’s above any other that I follow each week. Great job once again loved it and will hear it many more time before the next podcast. However the Audible.com 14 day trial dose not seem to apply. To this once described by your podcast, "foggy back water island at the edge of the world". So just be aware that UK listeners have to make do with a £3.99 intro prices increasing to £7.99 after 3 months. Sigh lol

Gerry, Philadelphia

Mike,
Great episode. I was just wondering what the state of Byzantium was at the time. Maybe I missed it and need to listen again, but I found it curious that it wasn't mentioned even once. Again, great podcast. I look forward to it each week.

Detlef

@ Gerry

Byzantium was still is little village at this time in history.

Rens

Great episode as always.
I found this map to be more useful because it shows the outline of the provinces and gives allows you to picture it better.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RomanEmpire_117.svg

David Weinstein

I am caught up. I've listen to episodes 36 thru 89 over the last 6 weeks or so, at least an episode a day. What a joy.
Sadly, I'll have to start listening only as each new episode is released. I don't know what I'll listen to on my commute each day.

Thank you so much for this.

Mark Reilly

Great episode but you are having some problems with you links to the maps:

These should work:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Roman_Empire_125.svg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RomanEmpire_117.svg

Maybe you can cut and paste them.

Tom, Minnetonka, Minnesota

Mike,

You are the man! I started listening in January after receiving my iPod touch as a Christmas gift. Above zero or below (deg F), I walked with my dog every day learning a period of history I was not taught in school.

I'm finally caught up and wait anxiously for each episode!

THANK YOU for doing this!

Kevin Finn

Hi Mike,

One question on this week's podcast - I thought I heard you say that the product of one province (don't remember which) was corn. I'm pretty sure corn was only available in the New World after European contact. Did I hear you wrong?

I haven't commented before, so let me say that I've really been enjoying your podcast so far - I look forward to it every week (or so). Even my wife (not a history afficianado) enjoys the gentle humor that you are able to inject. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Nicole

@ Kevin

Corn is a generic term for crops like wheat, barley etc. not the 'corn on the cobb' variety. This confused me too when studying the English Corn Laws of the eighteenth century. I now think of 'corn' in this context as anything that can be made into bread.

Eric

You've spoke of Egypt as the bread basket for Rome a number of times. Egypt seems far from a bread basket these days. Wha' happened?

Detlef

@ Eric

Climate was milder those days.

Juanpablo7k

I cant download these episode episode. I've heard it on the web but i cant get itunes to download it.
Also, chapter 28 is still missing from the itunes library.

These was a great episode, a very good and needed review of the extend and resources of the empire. Thanks a lot.

Also, you always talk about Egypt been the bread basket of the empire, also i have heard of the revolts that took great strength from the resources of Egypt during the 3th century. So how did these work?? because there is no way that Egypt could be considered anyone's bread basket now a days. What happened there??

Wicked Chicken

Don't know if you guys have seen it, but 'Sparticus, blood and stone' is a great TV series [perhaps not suitable for the little ones]

jordan

Can't find a link to email, but I am a huge fan of the podcast. I also wanted to suggest that everyone take a look at Heather's recent work, Empires and Barbarians. A monumental piece of scholarship and touching on matters which should soon be of interest in the podcast (I think. I'm a late comer and just now at the death of good 'ol Augie).

Epameinondas

Hi Mike! Great show till now! I have a question about the region of the the Agri Decumates on the upper Rhine and Danube Valley. Was it a part of the German provinces? And was the region of Syria Commagene not conquered yet or part of another province? Thx!

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Can't find a link to email, but I am a huge fan of the podcast. I also wanted to suggest that everyone take a look at Heather's recent work, Empires and Barbarians. A monumental piece of scholarship and touching on matters which should soon be of interest in the podcast (I think. I'm a late comer and just now at the death of good 'ol Augie).

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