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Why Did The Roman Economy Fail In The Third Century? | 251AD-260AD

A special guest dives into how the ancient Roman economy worked, and what lead to it’s near collapse in the Crisis of the Third Century.



Why did the Roman economy nearly collapse during the crisis of the third century? To answer that question we are joined by a special guest contributor. We also examine the highly revealing case study of how Roman Gaul experienced it’s third century crisis on the ground. Specifically how it contributed to the creation of the short-lived Gallic Empire splinter state, founded by Postumus in 260AD.

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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.