Queens of the East

or “Hey Scott, what is this new series all about , anyway?”As historian Warwick Ball put it, “History can never resist a warrior queen” – and, well, neither can I.  Of course, since most ancient societies were patriarchal, the most common way for women to […]

Episode B5 – Eclipsis

Synopsis: The birth of Juba and Selene’s children, Ptolemy and Drusilla, and the death of Cleopatra Selene. “The moon herself grew dark, rising at sunset, Covering her suffering in the night, Because she saw her beautiful namesake, Selene, Breathless, descending to Hades, With her she’d […]

Episode B4 – Limitem Mundi

Synopsis: Juba and Selene begin their rule of Mauretania. “Cato said…they must make no prayer for him; prayer belonged to the conquered, and the craving of grace to those who had done wrong; but for his part he had not only been unvanquished all his […]

Over One Million Served!

Last week TAW hit its latest major milestone – the million download mark!  And I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you dedicated listeners for making it happen.  This podcast has obviously gone on much longer, and reached a much wider audience, […]

Episode B2 – Rex Socius Amicusque

Synopsis: The early years of Juba II, fostered in the family of Octavian and Octavia. “(Scipio) increased the honor by observing, that among the Romans there was nothing more magnificent than a Triumph; and that those who triumphed were not arrayed with more splendid ornaments than […]

In Case You’re Wondering

Hope everyone enjoyed the first episode!  By the way, in case you’re wondering, here’s a couple things the new series is NOT: · It’s not “The History of Rome” – that’s already been done quite well, thank you · It’s not “The Young Cleopatra Selene Chronicles” (unless […]

Episode B1 – Triumph

Synopsis: The early years of Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony. “And herein particularly did he give offense to the Romans, since he bestowed the honorable and solemn rites of his native country upon the Egyptians for Cleopatra’s sake.” – Plutarch, The Life […]

The Ancient World – Bloodline

Let the cryptic teasers begin!  First off, the new series will be called “The Ancient World – Bloodline.”  I recently finished drafting the first episode.  It’s one of the toughest I’ve ever written, since it covers major world events from the perspective of an adolescent […]