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January 22, 2012

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Will

Just in time! I had an hour's drive to go get pizza before the niners game, and I've been holding off waiting for the podcast. Thank you!

James

Just downloaded this. Will listen to it after dinner.

Can I just ask, which is the episode where you talk about the rules on Roman marriage re maternal and paternal lines and which cousins could marry and which couldn't? I think it was in the last 6 months.

Thank you for what you do.

Nick Stuivenberg

James, I think that must be in the 86th or 88th episode. More than a year has passed since then, though.

John Cox

The episode on Roman Weddings was #69 (no, seriously, it was 69) on September 13, 2009.

Ryan Leonard

This episode was funny. So many incompitent people in the empire now-a-days...

Brian

We have the benefit of hindsight and know that the end of the Empire is just around the corner.

I wonder what future historians will think of us today.

simjimbo

Five years ago I visited Ravenna and was much impressed by the fabulous mosaics. Among the buildings housing these was the mausoleum of Galla Placidia.The mosaics in this building were absolutely stunning, but the name Galla Placidia meant nothing to me at the time. Thank you Mike for bringing her to life. I am beginning to see why she deserved such a memorial.
Google Images of Galla Placidia show most of the mosaics as well as a portrait of GP herself and her 2 children. She was a fine looking woman.

Franz Rivera

Just read this article on line, thought you might find it interesting, about some new ruins found near Constantinople. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/istanbul-yields-a-treasure-trove-in-ancient-bathonea.html?ref=world

Alyssa

"In 423, Honorius will finally do something worthwhile, and die."

YES. Thank you for saying this. Honorius, I am so done with you and your shenanigans. Or total lack of shenanigans, rather. Hey, maybe he's actually been dead this whole time, and the court's just been covering it up! Because that would explain a lot.

Excellent episode as usual, thanks Mike! :)

Alison Morton

For those interested in Galla Placidia, there's a biography of her "Galla Placidia: The Last Roman Empress" by Hagith Sivan.

(Sadly, not *yet* on Audible)

Rob Shinnick

I TOTALLY agree with this week's book recommendation. "At Home" is FANTASTIC and really eye-opening about everyday down-home history. It's amazing how many modern conveniences we take for granted. The book covers some that you might not have thought of. That book was the first Bill Bryson I read. I've since gone on to read everything he's written and I love his style. Like this podcast, his books mix a lot of history with a touch of humor. Can't recommend it more.

As to this week's THOR episode... well... I'm just now sitting down to listen.

Stephen Isherwood

"As long as she was hot". You don't get analysis like THAT on any of your stodgy hsitory podcasts. Keep up the good work, Mike. Have looked forward to this show every week.

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Five years ago I visited Ravenna and was much impressed by the fabulous mosaics. Among the buildings housing these was the mausoleum of Galla Placidia.The mosaics in this building were absolutely stunning, but the name Galla Placidia meant nothing to me at the time. Thank you Mike for bringing her to life. I am beginning to see why she deserved such a memorial.
Google Images of Galla Placidia show most of the mosaics as well as a portrait of GP herself and her 2 children. She was a fine looking woman.
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