New Humanists
New Humanists
Jun 1, 2023
Enter the Tarquins | No Republic Was Ever Greater
Play • 1 hr 8 min

Strange omens, plague, occult religious rites. King Tullus Hostilius' reign collapses in something like supernatural madness. The great Ancus Marcius takes over, but is finally deceived by a rich, mysterious newcomer to Rome: Lucius Tarquinius Priscus. Join Jonathan and Ryan as they outline how the first of the Tarquins takes the throne after first disinheriting his own nephew, and then effectively disinheriting the sons of Ancus Marcius, whom Lucius was bound to protect.

Livy's Ab Urbe Condita:

Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy:

Rene Girard's I See Satan Fall Like Lightning:

Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana:

Fustel de Coulanges's La Cité Antique (French):

Fustel de Coulanges's The Ancient City (English):

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