A.D. History Podcast

A.D. History Podcast

Weaving a Tapestry of World History from 1AD to HD

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May 8, 2021 87 min

The Sassanid Empire overcomes the Parthians by storm, and Emperor Elagabalus proves to be an emperor who isn’t that Roman at all.

The post Founding the Sassanid Empire & Elagabalus: The Roman Emperor Who Wasn’t Truly Roman? | 221AD 230AD appeared first on TGNR.

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Today we explore the intersection of The Art of War, Cao Cao, and the work’s immense influence on the history of intelligence; as well as look into the unusual life of the last Han emperor.

The post The Art of War: Intelligence in History & The Last Emperor of the Han Dynasty | 211AD-220AD appeared first on TGNR.

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Severus creates a dynasty playing a key role in the Crisis of The Third Century. While Cao Cao fights to bring former Han lands into his grip.

The post The Emergence of Septimius Severus & The Campaigns of Cao Cao | 201AD-210AD appeared first on TGNR.

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From the Antonine Wall to The Year of the Five Emperors, in the 2nd Century we haven't been able to cover it all. Now they get their due!

The post Antonine Wall, Invention of Paper, Year of the FIVE Emperors & More! | WHAT WE MISSED 2nd CENTURY appeared first on TGNR.

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The Han Dynasty collapse occurs in it‘s final hour and swan song; and what can we know of Japan’s elusive Queen Himiko?

The post Han Dynasty Death Rattle & The Mystery of Queen Himiko | 191AD-200AD appeared first on TGNR.

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The Yellow Turban Rebellion help set the collapse of the Eastern Han Dynasty; while Galen of Pergamon helped propel medicine into modernity.

The post Yellow Turban Rebellion & Galen: A Father of Modern Medicine You Never Knew About | 181AD-190AD appeared first on TGNR.

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How accurate was Gladiator (2000) in its portrayal of Commodus‘s mental health? Why did Tatian create an all-in-one gospel the Diatessaron?

The post Commodus on the Couch & The All-In-One Gospel: The Diatessaron | 171AD-180AD F/ Kristen E Strubberg appeared first on TGNR.

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We see how Rome fought the Antonine Plague compared to COVID-19 today, and uncover the unusual relationship between Rome & Han Dynasty China.

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January 16, 2021 91 min

Paul and Patrick answer the question: Who Wrote the Gospels? While exploring Marcion of Sinope inspiring the idea of a New Testament canon.

The post Who Wrote the Gospels? | 151AD-160AD appeared first on TGNR.

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For the holiday season we debut the series "A.D. HISTORY WATCHES," reviewing as historians the satire classic "Monty Python's Life of Brian."

The post Monty Python’s Life of Brian REVIEW | A.D. HISTORY WATCHES appeared first on TGNR.

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Juvenal the Satirist gives a look at Rome's underbelly, & we solve how we got the idea of the Five Good Emperors - with surprising results.

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Special Black Friday deal! Go to https://NordVPN.com/adhistory and use code ADHISTORY to get 68% off a 2 year plan plus 4 additional months free. It’s risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee! Learn how a VPN works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCWNRzoQGis. Did the Jewish people ever have a chance to return to Jerusalem under Roman Rule? Was Hadrian as good an emperor as he's often made out to be? Well, do we ha...

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Today Paul and Patrick examine why Hadrian built his wall, and introduce the Chinese Renaissance man, Zhang Heng.

The post Hadrian Builds a Wall & Zhang Heng: China’s da Vinci? | 121AD-130AD appeared first on TGNR.

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This episode of A.D. History is sponsored by NordVPN. Go to https://NordVPN.com/adhistory and use code ADHISTORY to get 68% off a 2-year plan, plus 1 additional month free. Learn how a VPN works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCWNRzoQGis. The Kama Sutra is a greatly misunderstood book today; a true history almost unknown. We also explore an architectural marvel of the Pantheon.

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Paul & Patrick are joined by Ryan Stitt to explore the relationship between Rome and Ancient Greece; and also delve into the Hopewell Tradition.

The post What Was The Relationship Like Between Rome & Ancient Greece? & Exploring the Hopewell Tradition | 101AD-110AD Feat. Ryan Stitt appeared first on TGNR.

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From the Vietnamese Trung sisters, the fate of Pompeii, and fire of Rome; Paul and Patrick cover what they missed in the 1st Century A.D.!

The post Trung Sisters, Destruction of Pompeii & More! | What We Missed 1st Century A.D. appeared first on TGNR.

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Trajan is one of Rome's "Five Good Emperors,” and his shocking common touch set him apart. While the Kushan Empire formally contacts China.

The post Trajan: The People’s Emperor? & Kushan Empire Contact with Han China | 91AD-100AD appeared first on TGNR.

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How close did Rome come to invading Ireland? Also, how did Domitian create his Roman despotism? We are joined by guest J.J. McCullough.

The post Rome Eyes Ireland & Domitian the Despot | 81AD – 90AD Feat. J.J. McCullough appeared first on TGNR.

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When the Romans destroy the Second Temple of Jerusalem, and successfully siege Masada; they celebrate by building the famed Roman Colosseum.

The post Second Temple Destruction, Siege of Masada Fortress & Roman Colosseum Construction | 71AD – 80AD appeared first on TGNR.

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Buddhism's arrival in China forever changes Chinese culture, and Halley's Comet playing a unique role in the First Jewish-Roman War.

The post Buddhism Arrives in China & Halley’s Comet in the First Jewish-Roman War | 61AD – 70AD appeared first on TGNR.

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