The Roman Republic statesman & general, Sulla, did something unusual for the time—he led an army on Rome. Dr Federico Santangelo, Professor of Ancient History, Newcastle University, joins the show to speak about Sulla.
Some topics explored
- Who Sulla was
- What’s known about his family
- The Roman statesman and general, Gaius Marius (six-time Consul)
- Sulla leading an army in a civil war in the Roman Republic
- Events during the civil war including what caused it and how it ended
- Sulla holding of the office of Consul twice during his life
- His reorganization of the rules around the position of Dictator in the Roman Republic
- Sulla becoming Dictator in Rome and his eventual resignation
- Some of the long-term reforms Sulla made and influences he had as Dictator of Rome
- The later period of his life and death
Listen to the episode
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- Professor Santangelo is author of the monographs Sulla, the Elites and the Empire: A Study of Roman Policies in Italy and the Greek East (Brill, 2007) and Divination, Prediction and the End of the Roman Republic (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
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