The final episode of the City of Man Podcast’s Ancient Asides series has arrived—it’s the end of the world as we know it! This episode covers the Roman Empire from the reign of Theodosius to the end of the empire in the west in 476 and the rise of the barbarian kingdoms that made medieval Europe, a story for another day.
You can view the shownotes here. Listen in via iTunes, Stitcher, and other fine podcasting apps, or by clicking “play” on the embedded Stitcher player in this post.
Here’s a complete listing of the Ancient Asides series, in case you want to catch up. Links will take you to City of Man’s shownotes pages on the flagship podcast’s website:
Ancient Asides 12: The End of the World as We Know It—On the fall of the Western Empire.
Ancient Asides 11: The Fourth Century—On aftermath of Constantine’s reign and the slowly falling twilight of the empire.
Ancient Asides 10: Constantine—On the most important and divisive emperor of the later empire.
Ancient Asides 9: Diocletian—On imperial politics and the brief return of stability following the crisis of the third century.
Ancient Asides 8: Heresy and Apologetics in the Early Church—On the growth and new challenges facing Christianity in its first centuries.
Ancient Asides 7: The Early Church and the Book of Acts—On the first generations of the Jesus Movement.
Ancient Asides 6: The Final Background to the New Testament—On the political and cultural context of the life of Christ and the birth of Christianity.
Ancient Asides 5: The Roman Crisis—On Roman imperial government through the end of the third century.
Ancient Asides 4: The Roman Emperors—On the successors to Augustus and their relative merits, demerits, and craziness
Ancient Asides 3: The Roman Revolution II—On the death of Julius Caesar and the aftermath for Cicero, Antony, Octavian, and the Republic.
Ancient Asides 2: The Roman Revolution—On the Republic in crisis, from the Punic Wars to the death of Julius Caesar.
Ancient Asides 1: Roman Government—On the birth, early history, and development of the Roman Republic and the culture that undergirded it.
These episodes have been a labor of love for several years now, and I hope y’all have enjoyed listening to them as much as we enjoyed recording them. Please subscribe to City of Man if you haven’t already. Coyle and Ed are gracious and generous hosts and I was honored to be such a long-running guest on their show.
Thanks as always for listening. Until later, I’ll sign off with the words of St. Augustine’s City of God: “The Heavenly City outshines Rome, beyond comparison. There, instead of victory, is truth; instead of high rank, holiness; instead of peace, felicity; instead of life, eternity.”