17 Burst results for "Roman Republic"

"roman republic" Discussed on A.D. History Podcast

A.D. History Podcast

08:42 min | 1 year ago

"roman republic" Discussed on A.D. History Podcast

"All right that if you look at the map Shang Province so where it was going originally was in the northernmost portion of Shang Dong. It actually actually diverted completely south of that province its distance is a distance of roughly two hundred and seventy nine nine miles and if your listeners. WanNa get a good way to visualize that imagine the Mississippi River decided to go up and have a wild weekend in Kansas City. That's the kind of thing we're talking about. That's the level of disaster. It's a level of disaster that would even still be difficult for us today to handle Okudaira and this sort of thing happens a great deal obviously some of its natural some of it is man made but the most infamous incident a a weapon housing the Yellow River was during the Japanese invasion of China after the Marco Polo Bridge incident and Chenggong. I check chose to destroy some of the dykes on the Yellow River to stop the Japanese advance and in doing so a AH estimated eight hundred thousand people died and more than four million were displaced now think about that. That's the kind of thing that they deal with. When it comes to the Yellow River edition the fact that it almost always floods naturally because of all the silt builds up it makes it a very unpredictable piece of territory despite its importance and that's the thing with this it will so unpredictable and is not even one monks full. Anyone could have been a emperor at this time and they would have to deal with this. He was just fighting something so out of his control there was nothing he could have done about the change in the yellow belly river and that's. I guess that would be like an you could look if that didn't happen. One might be more successful. He might be more remembered in history is just one of these swings. We don't know no. It's absolutely impossible to down but I'm looking at margin long and we're beginning to learn more about the man he was was on the whole it is in many ways something of a cautionary tale because he decided to basically up route in early futile society and redistricting assets across the board and of course he lost the kind of support that they needed and in addition to that he also had to deal with the absolute it disaster naturally that occurred in which is kind of interesting because water is not very very big problem in modern China but yeah if we're going to compare him to a socialist of course the other great and great not immoral context very very much in a stature context. I have have no love or sympathy for Mao whatsoever. Well the thing that here's the irony about it so there's a school of thought that believes one of the reasons why he want to enact these reforms was be head was to do with certain beliefs in Confucianism. Yes yes yes. That's that's always full to be that he wanted to follow Confucianism Very strictly in his times emperor yet you compare him to Mao Zedong and the historic irony of courses that Wong Mung perhaps enacted these reforms due to a very strong belief in Confucianism and then his you know let's let's just say idealogical. I ancestor then comes back almost two thousand years later launches the Cultural Revolution which one of the hallmarks was was of course targeting Confucianism are interesting. Yes it's like. WHOA long fully say devoutly as much as we can compare one. Now Mao had the complete opposite opinion of Confucianism too. It's like it's like an alternate. Take on one if we had the socially slight days but without Confucianism we get now unless I'm mistaken putting aside any sort of death or injury that occurred heard due to the diversion of the Yellow River which was out of their control. I could be wrong but I get the feeling that under one among the body count wasn't nearly as high no no compared to mouse. Many body counts a as high as those highs mouths especially compared to his body count. Yes and it's also interesting how quickly this fell apart on him and how he when he became emperor he didn't keep that part of him. That was you know keenly savvy in regards to politics playing the political game in order to further his as a vision. It's almost like he abandoned it. It releases an like Sean. Spicer is before becoming emperor. We have this really cunning guy. Hi this guy. He really manipulate what his way in the background. I maybe maybe he just saw realized I'm here now. I can do whatever I want and he didn't really he. He's abandoned that policies mind that policies being just went. I'm here now. Let's do would I want to do. This is offered to turn of how he acts. Before emperor and Harry acts as IMPR- and like I said in his later years you bonkers he went absolutely and say. Neil's like is blitzing drugs or the time. I was obsessive like magic. It's a whole different person. Yup I it certainly appears that way and the other thing that was really incredible about this is in terms of when he fell in the military aspect of my research is correct in terms of men fighting fighting men. He actually had a three to one advantage. Yes over the forces that ultimately did Jami and they still couldn't they soon can defeat the rebels known the rebels ultimately ended up seizing the capital and they ended up going over the wall and of course. We know how'd that happen next. That's well. Luckily luckily this very wholesome. podcast is rated e deeper explicit yes yes of course that's why we have it there but just to give the audience an idea of what we're trying to do here at eighty history so the other day. I was in a bookshop could waterstones which have they like. England Bond Noble and I opened an us into war history section. WHO's also get book for Research and there's a book about Chinese history of a UN. I come in handy up a new. I wanted to go and I sole. I went to pop out the Hun Dynasty and within the chapter up to the Han Dynasty was just a couple of paragraphs about Wong Mung his time as emperor so I just I just what I was really interesting being compared to the debt we're going into here compared to like a book about Chinese history and he had a couple of paragraphs on him and I appreciate in that and what we're trying to do this book. I just really need explanation of how finally we won't go history here. I completely concur in one of the EH. When it comes to history this is true across the world. Most people are interested in the history of their own people their own country their own sweep of civilization and certainly here in America. There are very few people that would be able to identify who long long was or have much to say about the Han Dynasty or first century China. I was one of them before research this yeah and he has far as I can tell point Patrick. It seems like we may be the most people maybe the people have talked about this fellow mojos. That's generally available at the moment like one moung Zomba's. Yes for better or worse but I have every intention of keeping all of my appendages and to be devoured by no it's my tongue is stayed in my mouth and no one else's no goodness goodness. I'll I'll tell you what Patrick this has been a very very interesting and worthwhile exploration of part of Chinese history and world history that is just not available in significant different digestible way but if it comes to power politics and dynasty and power and struggle. You'RE GONNA get.

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"roman republic" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"roman republic" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Century BC, author polygamous this conscious borrowing from Rome's model makes it vital for all of us to understand how Rome's Republic worked we wanted to achieve and why after nearly five centuries its citizens ultimately turned away from it and toward the autocracy of Augustus. No Republicans eternal it lives only as long as its citizens wanted and in both the twenty-first century AD and the first century BC when Republic fails to work as intended its citizens are capable of choosing the stability of autocratic rule over the chaos of a broken Republic on freedom leads to disorder, an autocracy promises a functional and responsive government. Even citizens have been established Republic can become willing to set aside. Longstanding principled objections to the rule of one man and embrace its practical benefits Rome offers a lesson about how citizens and leaders of Republic might avoid forcing their fellow citizens to make such a torture choice Rome show. Shows that the basic most important function of a Republic is to create a political space that has governed by laws fosters compromise shears government responsibility among a group of representatives and rewards good stewardship politics necessity public should not be a zero sum game, the politician and wins. The political struggle may be honored. But one who loses should not be punished. The Roman Republic did not encourage its leaders to seek complete and total political victory. It was not designed to force one side to accept everything the other wanted instead it offered tools that like the American filibuster served to keep the process of political negotiation going until a mutually agreeable compromise was found this process worked very well. In Rome for centuries that it worked only because most Roman politicians accepted the laws and norms of the Roman Republic they committed to working out their disputes in the political arena that the Republicans stablest rather than through violence in the streets. Republican Rome succeeded in this more than perhaps any other state before or since the early and middle centuries of Rome's Republic show, how effective this system can be the last century the Roman Republic reveals the tremendous dangers that result. When political leaders cynically misuse, their consensus, these consensus building mechanisms to obstruct a republics functions. Like politicians in modern republics Romans could use votes vetoes to block votes on laws. They could claim the presence of unfavorable religions religious conditions to annul votes. They disliked and they could deploy other parliamentary tools to slow down or shut down the political process. It seemed to be moving too quickly toward an outcome that they disliked when used as intended these tools help promote negotiations and political compromises by preventing majorities from imposing solutions on minorities. But in Rome as in our world politicians could also imply such devices to prevent the Republic from doing what its citizens needed the widespread misuse of these tools offer the first signs of sickness in Rome's Republic, much more serious threats to republic's appear..

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"roman republic" Discussed on Ideas

Ideas

04:37 min | 2 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on Ideas

"Yeah. Didn't allow it. He didn't rip down the firewalls between commercial and investment. Banks Clinton did which is what precipitated both are in the global financial crisis in two thousand eight so all of the became like late Roman Republic where the institutions and the language iconography of democracy existed, but internally had become so corrupted an essence been seized by corporate power as to render it a Mirage, and that of course, so the seeds for Trump. The there's this nineteen eighty six film by the Quebec director, Danny Arcand, and it simply called the decline of the American empire. Don't know if you're familiar with it, but it's modern societies fixation on self-indulgence as an indicator of its decline you've been talking about governments and corporations. But in the book, you also talk on the individual level this focus on self-indulgence Hauer self-indulgence in decline related. Well, it's very important point. Yes, it became a society. Consumed by hedonism anarchism, and it celebrated the qualities of psychopaths, you see it on any reality television show that ability to manipulate us lie to others for your own advancement, a lack of empathy or capacity for remorse. The idea. That wealth creates its own value. It doesn't matter how you achieve it. The yearning for celebrity self presentation, which is what Facebook and social media's fundamentally about it's about what Neil Gable called life the movie, and what happened is our political system. Our political campaigns became a forms of reality television himself, so you manufactured personalities of George W Bush becomes somebody? You'd wanna have a beer with. Yeah. And you confuse how you're made to feel with knowledge and Trump could play that game better. That's the first part in the second part is that across the political spectrum the American public realize that the elites had betrayed them and Trump's caustic, vulgar insults. Whether it was directed at George Bush or Hillary Clinton were kind of cathartic to an extremely would say legitimately angry and in particular, white working class population. That had been lied to. And of course, the anger was even greater at the Democratic Party because figures like Clinton or Bama continued to speak in that feel your pain language of liberalism while serving corporate power. And of course, we saw that in two thousand and eight with Obama's response, which was to bail out the banks and Goldman Sachs. The people carried out the fraud and turn his back on the victims. And is that the moment that it hit home for you that America was on the decline or was it earlier than that that you were seeing the signs no much earlier. First of all I spent twenty years overseas. So I was very rarely in this country for two decades, and the the changes that had taken place within the country were much more dramatic starker upon my return. What corporations have done to former industrial cities like Camden, New Jersey, which precarious the poorest city in the United States or the coalfields of southern West Virginia where they have turned the Appalachian mountains into a toxic wasteland because they won't stop. And I think that comes from being a reporter and not sitting around. Because if you get out there, listen, it's grim and I have to raise pornography. I mean, we are deeply porna- fide society which fits completely with heartless capitalism where everybody and everything cluding the natural world becomes a commodity that you'll exploited until exhaustion or collapse. I wonder though, if there's a conceptual trap within the very idea of talking about America's decline at this moment because the United States itself was founded on this contradiction of free and democratic nation that was built on enslaving millions of Africans and on the genocide of indigenous people, I think about the American African American poet Langston Hughes who wrote American ever was America to me..

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"roman republic" Discussed on Chapo Trap House

Chapo Trap House

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on Chapo Trap House

"That moment for just what it is on its own terms which i completely except in that's all that's all good but if we cut ourselves off from looking at the past to try to come up with some lesson from it or some or some historical comparison given given a certain very similar set of parameters these guys did this and it all went wrong or these guys this all went right i think that's kind of what we ought to be doing and so like you take for example the book that i wrote which is the storm before the storm the beginning of the end of the roman republic is in part attempting to kind of marry those two ideas where the book itself is just a straight up you know fifty year narrative history of a particular moment in roman history between the rise of the rock brothers and sola being declared dictator for life that fifty year period is incredibly interesting i don't get into like any analytical comparisons with the twenty th century america the twenty first century west but one of the impetus for writing the book is that i do think that there are a lot of similarities between what the roman republic was dealing with as it was coming out of the third punic war in the middle of the second century and what the united states is dealing with sort of emerging from the cold war there are a lot of similarities in the conditions that if you look that if you say there's a lot of similarities in the conditions of rome circa nineteen or excuse me circle one twenty one ten.

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"roman republic" Discussed on Giants of History

Giants of History

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on Giants of History

"And another interesting bit about putin folly is that this is the city that paul the apostle is said to have arrived in as well on his way to rome around sixty ad but just like that after a journey that was estimated to be around two thousand miles given her route and roughly six to eight weeks at sea and some say a little bit longer some say a little bit shorter cleopatra finally arrived on italian soil but the journey wasn't over yet the overland trip from puteolana to rome was about one hundred and seventy miles so she was still about three to four days out from actually arriving in room but for all intents and purposes she had made it now from puteolana cleopatra and her entourage would have worked their way of bit north by way of primitive roads that were mostly constructive gravel and sand until they reached the famous via appier or the abbey and way now this was one of the earliest roads constructed in the roman republic and certainly one of its most important ultimately running some three hundred plus miles connecting rome on the west coast of the italian peninsula with its settlements on the southeastern coast but as we said cleopatra's journey from put yoli to rome was roughly another three days overland so how would cleopatra have made this part of the journey well she would have either been sitting in a covered carriage bumping her way along the rough road for three days or she presumably spent all or a good portion of the trip in a litter.

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"roman republic" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

"And it's working he's constrained chill two days a week i wake up when i think molander if it felt like lists in the final years of the roman republic and i think that's about the proportion i think a story needs to be very sceptical about some of the claims that have been made up by our name names by those who warm that weird descending rapidly towards tyranny by analogy with the weimar republic i mean this just strikes me as a terribly inappropriate analogy i'm impatient with the talk of of tyranny on i will name names i disagree with by dear friend andrew sullivan about this and i disagree with my friend tim snyder about this i don't think with descending into tyranny and i think if if one simply look cates the trump presidency in the context of american history leave aside the weimar republic they're all numerous precedents for what we're seeing and the most likely outcome at this point is not the collapse of the republic hits the impeachment of the president after the democrats win back the house in november that a pretty much the base case at this point however i think it would be excessively sanguine to say that that's the outcome with ninety five percent probability a frugal didn't we learn in 2016 not to have to high confidence in our political predictions i writes a weekly column matza good discipline you'll forced constantly to assess your expectations make sure that your updating your views and mike told him has blown hot and cold for the last two years between dismissing trumpers as a a a hopeless candidates recognizing that he might very well win and i i fear around us i as i right at the moment between thinking the dreadful mistakes being made and and then reflecting that for example if one just compares outcomes comparing you're one of clinton with year one of trump leaving aside the personalities the not so very different it's a difficult lines tread for the office reason that in this poor.

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"roman republic" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum

"And he wrote about the jaeger team more specifically because he said that was the tipping point right that was the and he said that was the first moment that lane i like the all of the the corruption of the senate was first challenged and what led to what became these partisan battles that ultimately destroyed the senate he he actually identified the juror theme war as as as that tipping point which is why i wrote about it now could the senate hat or could could wrote could the roman republic have pulled out of it at that point like i think so the point that i come to is it's it's really it solace conduct are at the very at what it what becomes the end of the book but solace conduct arm during some of his final showdowns is really what set the final permanent blueprint for how you can achieve power by completely disregarding just anything but brute force so sala is going to he he loses a political confrontation solid lose a he he had command of this eastern army he marias uses the power of the assembly to strip sala of his command and send sala away what morris thinks he sent saw a packing for good and solid really is faced with this choice of do i accept this defeat do i get stripped of my command do i accept the humiliation that i have just endured at the hands of my rival marias or do i go back to my five legions who are loyal to me personally and to a point them at rome and march on rome to evict marias from rome and reclaim what i think is rightfully mine once once solid did that and then ultimately he emerges victorious from everything.

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"roman republic" Discussed on Great Big History Podcast

Great Big History Podcast

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on Great Big History Podcast

"Who would say note of that and the ideas graca as we get all the power and there was worry that cracks wanted to become king and so what do they do they murdered him they didn't like his message the didn't want to have to vote for or against it how would you like your name to be on the wall that said voted against improving people's lives of helping people become farmers again you don't want that it's just like voting four to give yourself a tax cut but to raise taxes on the middle class on your middleclass constituents no they may want to do that they don't want to be seen and doing that and so we murder glacos in a long line of murdering people whose message you don't like to get rid of the message you murder the messenger the so what we get is a senate won't reform the senate isn't gonna fix these problems the senate isn't going to fix inequality and what that did was tear rome apart and so what you got was a hundred years of civil war because of the senate won't fix people's problems there are people who come along who say i'll do it so get mary's forces sella and solo will win and create a terror hill start murdering rich guys confiscating the land and he'll keep a lot of it he'll keep fifty percent but then he gives the other fifty percent and he his army.

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"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

"You could maybe mark that is the end of the republic or then as we know if we watch movies likely a patrick vieira octavian and mark antony have all series of civil war so maybe the fall of the republic is is when arc octavian triumphs and becomes augusta switches in on the 20s bc but tom the thing about all this is that than augusta this is an incredibly savvy political operator and he maintains the entire functioning facade of the republic for his regime you know there was never a point in a gustis his life and he's compete rome's first emperor uh where he says i am the emperor now i am i am the allpowerful emperor there's iii met his doesn't happen um so for for the next couple hundred years the facade of the republic continues to exist where they're still elections they're still consoles they're still assemblies but it's all just been it's all manipulated and real power is held by this by the imperial family so traditionally you say opd the rise of agusta's whose okke airasia julie seizures greatnephew uh his arrival is the end of the republic finally in like 27 bc but he he's savvy guide nobody'd it'll be exactly new when the republic fell because he didn't want people to think that it had fallen ramp so look wearing into the fun part so that everyone was do this with rome united states is heavily patterned after row right are balanced government came from rome i noticed originally using like me comparisons but it's fun do seaney similarties between our republic and the roman republic as you wrote this book.

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"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

"By the end of book has established this new constitution which is supposedly going to restore the republic um to its former glory but the people who came after him the generations after him julie caesar pompey crisis those guys they they don't care about the written constitution that style has laid down they just looked at his biography they looked at his life and they said look if if your powerful enough and your daring enough in bold enough um you can do anything you want that's that's the lesson of cell was a life they're not not we should just follow the senate yes the complete breakdown of most my orum yeah i think sell a pretty much represents that in speights uh an an businesses vase as the storm before the storm republic fall into what at what point would you say like yeah the republic no longer exist it is now officially roman empire was just when the sesar was made yeah it's it's a that's another one of these great in a running debates in history um because we aware t where do you where are you mark the end of the republic um you know he say okay will julius caesar comes along and you on the forty species could you could say was from when he are now we cross the rubicon in forty nine bc douse the end of it or you could say oh and he was himself appointed dictator for life five years later which is ripe for the assassination dam in then but then his air saw mark antony and octavian wind up fighting a battle with the last remnants of the senatorial aristocracy a couple years later and.

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"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

"And so is definitely somebody who recognizes that his ambition doesn't necessarily have to be bound by these old rules of most mahrum that if he is in a tight spot that he can just circumvent whatever the rules of fair play are supposed to be you know he even though he was a noble um you know he too can look it guys caracas and tiberius caracas in some of the things that mario dead um and say well if we off my enemies are backing me and corner why on i just do an end run around them in it you know all this it starts with him even just subtly you know him at him in marias had this had this rivalry uh throughout their entire lives were sell us about fifteen tie ten or fifteen years younger than murray us where seles starts to subtly undermine marias in a way that by all rules of tradition by all rules of most firearm in asala should be exalting maria sensing that morris did this and mahrous did this great thing but sala starts taking credit for thanks um that marist doesn't think that cell should be taking credit for he read the book this this this is all will all be explained probably better than i'm doing it right now uh but it was very good very clear from very early that cell as not going to feel bound by any kind of traditional rules of behaviour if those rules are standing between him in power but interestingly was that seoul like some of the other reformers hit a heat he said that his goal was to take rome back to its route he's restoring restoring roam the republic but.

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"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

"Sala is he's on the other so so i guys marias was gone nobody a nova's homo um who had of fighten plot is way up the um up the ranks sala coms from one of these old patrician noble families now is his own family in the last couple generations hadn't been much to speak of but he he had all the blood he had all the aristocratic aristocratic air all all the albeit with all the advantages that morris did not have solid selected have and he is just like any other roman in that he would any or leased any of the roman noble incredibly ambitious he wants to be the most powerful man he wants to be of most influential man he wants to be rich she wants to be powerful and he again he just rises on up through the ranks without really ever try and you already supremelytalented supremely the charismatic um but he he wants to be the most important most powerful man in ram and so wooded he what did he do to achieve that that end well in the beginning he's just doing his his normal thing order the normal thing that anybody would do ee runs for office and he starts rising up the ranks and but he winds up becoming especially a model for julius caesar rienzi there there's a lot of similarities between the career of cesar and and the career of sala works sella is coming along in the one teens for lack of a better way of putting it so app so after the rock i am is when saw a shows up.

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"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

"Um and by that point it's also very clear that guy is mahrous as one of the best generals uh that rome has ever seen and this has been constantly one of his own complaints is that by keeping the consul ships in the hands of the nobility it didn't matter if you were a good general or a bad general or a good leader or a bad leader it just mattered whether or not you were no um so guys marxist sitting there as easily the most talented um general that rome had and they were trying to keep him out of rome's wars like this is a crazy thing to do just for much from a straight like meritocracy standpoint you want your best generals and your best people to be in charge of the army's and and mahrous was being blocked from that but by the time the kimbery come along he has finally he successfully achieved the consul ship and he's proven that he's the best man for the job and they finally do send him and he succeeds where everybody else failed him in the rahman's had done nothing but fail and fail and sale and sale against the kimbery um until marreese comes along and was that white he got the third founder of round title because he defeated a kimber your will it went up what else it it it right okay said this this third founder of round business is on it it's crazy because obviously the first founder of rome is romulus and he's the founder of round um for the second founder of rome is a now somewhat obscure figure name marcus furious camilla us who uh their there's this ad there's this episode way back in like a three 90s three eighty specie where were horta of um of of golf came into italy sacked rome.

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"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

"Um crossing over in just overwhelming all roma defenses or as you mentioned guys mars he's the guy who kinda put the end to the kimbery a who was the sky and uh why was he considered the third founder of rome guys marias was he was a he was a new man ran this is a concept gets a introduced in the book the nova's home out where the the consul ships the high offices a admission into the senate is all tightly controlled by the noble families have round and a noble family by this point is defined as somebody who has a consular ancestor right where if if you've if your father were you grandfather your great greatgrandfather i had achieved the consul ship than your whole family was then a noble uh you became one of the elite of the elite and those families tried to keep the consul ship uh in their own in their own hands they didn't want to share with anybody else they didn't like it when quote unquote new man showed up and guys morris was a new man he was is not some white hardscrabble a commoner he comes from a very affluent family from us that he not too far away from rome but he had no consular ancestors he was a nova's home out um but he was incredibly ambitious and so he wanted to push his way into power and he oelkam at lee was able to push his way into power thanks to again that the constant now complaints about the corruption the selfcenteredness of the senate he was able to kind of harness a lot of those a lot of the same energy that drove the great guy guys morris was able to harness a lot of that for his own for his own aims and he manages to push his way into the consul ship.

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"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

"Right so besides this inc income inequality that they were trying to battle they are also had a migrant problem uh particularly people from the north of these were the m is that the kimbery or this yeah i mean you know everybody has their preferred uh pronunciation i've always gone with kimbery okay kimber so who were the kimbery and why did they start appearing in italy about this time the kimber e r a a very large it's it's tough to say ethnically what they were but you know germanic um dramatic people who originated i think the best gas is in modern denmark is where they were coming from and they set off in about the one 20s about 120 on a on a very large civilizational migration bright this wasn't just like you know like a like a wagon train or to um this wasn't just like a a group that went often we're talking about hundreds of thousands of people and they picked up and they laughed uh modern denmark for nobody quite knows why i mean that there's actually some some very interesting though stray references and um i think it's stray bo where they talk about how the maybe the sea level had risen and anna and rex schweri where was that they had been living there was some kind of weird climate change that had gone on so they start moving south and they're looking for a new home but while most places are inhabited already said they just kind of keep moving and keep moving and keep moving in then phnom you know by the by the five or six years later they are are showing up really knocking on italy's store which is there at the alps and you know the romans like everybody else don't like the idea of these hundreds of thousands of people on wandering through their territory so they start getting into a series of clashes with the kimbery that are called the kimber course.

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"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

"When at the end of the day if i just push harder or if i pull out like a sword aura a threaten you with the with the leg of a bench um maybe i can just get my way and then when i have power there won't be anything you can do to challenge me which unfortunately at the end of the day is true political power rests on force not modes of behaviour or norms or even written loss so up before you get into yet sort of the collapse here let's talk about the the the component parts of the republic because that think that's important understand us he mentioned there's the causal ship uh which was basically like the executive branch right correct yet and then there was a senate and i'm guessing that was uh yeah like what we have in there is the assembly um i'm curious with the senate in the assembly were there that who depending on who your social class did it did that determine what you ended up in fewer senator or and it just in assemblyman yeah um so that the you we have our today we have like our three branches of government there's the executive branch and the legislator branch and the judicial branch so the romans had young three branches of their constitution but they did a wasn't exactly that that same categorisation so you had to consoles and they were the executive those sort of monarchical branch the senate than represented an aristocratic element which is the the wealthiest families and most prominent noble families would be in the senate and then the assembly's were ostensibly at least a body were all roman citizens were were could constituent parts of the assembly like you could vote in the assembly.

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"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"roman republic" Discussed on The Art of Manliness

"I know about this new medium call podcasting there is a there is no roman history podcast and i just stena started fitting everything together in my head and sat down one day and was like i'm just gonna do a narrative history podcast that will explain the entire roman empire from beginning to end i i can do this why can't i do this um and i just started doing it that's awesome will a good free of do that i love hearing stores people with a look in they had a problem sala wasn't being fill so they started themselves that's awesome um so your book the storm before the storm uh is taken from this podcast you've you did and you've focus particularly on the years before the fall of the roman republic there's lots of stuff out throughout the fall the roman empire i'm curious out of all the history of rome you covered in years of your podcasts why did you pick this particular period in roman history so i settled on this particular period there's there's two reasons why i wound up like with this particular period which is about one forty six b c to want to seventy eight b c is first of all eight like you say everybody everybody knows the story of caesar and mark antony and cleopatra like that that stuff there without was covered in hbo's rome series um you know those those guys those personalities those stories are told over and over and over again um and there's tons of great roman history that people don't ever get to experience because we have a tendency to go back to like the old favorites um you know we just want the greatest hits we don't want new material i guess arm.

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