Here is a quick hint towards BBC's In Our Time before the latest program will be taken out of the feed. I know many of you history podcast listeners out there are interested in Roman History. Well, here is one episode you must download from the feed before tomorrow and listen to: The Augustan Age.
When Octavius became the leader of Rome, he changed his name to Augustus and became the first emperor. This started not only the era of Rome as an Empire it also meant the beginning of immense cultural flourishing. Rome was rebuilt, Rome was reinvented and world history took a definite turn.
More Roman History:
Why did Rome fall?,
Carthage (In Our Time and others),
The Punic Wars (Dan Carlin's hardcore History),
Tacitus (In Our Time),
Roman History in Podcasts.
There is also an Open University vodcast about Roman History, that I have not reviewed (yet).
More In Our Time:
The trial of king Charles I,
BBC's In Our Time - always recommended.