I’ve finished with a (long) podcast by Mike Duncan. You can get it on iTunes or at http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/.
I recommend it heartily. It took quite a while to complete- I began in early summer 2014, and finished in November of the same year. It’s quite daunting to get through, but worth the effort. Many of the folks we learned about in school are brought to life, and I gained a better understanding of what life and rule in Rome was like. If you find yourself with plenty of time during lunch, or a commute, or just doing dishes, you might enjoy this podcast. I loved it.
I’ve begun to listen to Duncan’s next series of podcasts, called Revolutions, available here:
I’ll be sharing my thoughts on them shortly. Stay tuned.