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Founding the Sassanid Empire & Elagabalus: The Roman Emperor Who Wasn’t Truly Roman? | 221AD-230AD

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



In our newest episode of the A.D. History Podcast, we witness the meteoric rise of the Sassanid Empire; a power that will make an indelible mark on the history of the world over the next four centuries. Furthermore, we look into the Roman emperor Elagabalus, a Roman emperor who wasn’t truly all that Roman at all.

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The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.