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Travel: In Situ with Darius Arya

Jun 3, 2019

Diocletian is the third century emperor that brought the Empire back from the brink of collapse.  After generations of uncertainly, his will, administration, military prowess and ruthless drive established a new period of calm that rippled through the Roman empire.  Just consider the tetrarchy ruling system, new...


Apr 3, 2019

Season 8 of Game of Thrones is upon us! So Darius travels to King's Landing & the real-life grandeur of Dubrovnik.  Darius explores Fort Lovrijenac (Red Keep on GOT), walks along the city's 2km walls, looking for Cersei.  Luckily, local guide & GOT expert Ivan Vuković of Dubrovnik-tourist-guides.com reveals the city's...


Mar 15, 2019

The assassination of Julius Caesar is one of history's most famous murders in history.  Darius talks with author and historian Barry Strauss, who has written the definitive book on Caesar's last days.  Darius also walks in real time from Julius Caesar's house (Domus Publica) in the Forum past all of the famed...


Mar 4, 2019

Who were the most important emperors in ancient Rome, for better and for worse?  There are so many to choose from- and Darius explores Rome's best and worst rulers with author Professor Barry Strauss on the launch of his newest book: 10 Caesars!  So let's explore from Augustus to Constantine, and Darius always has an...


Feb 25, 2019

Who doesn't like olive oil?  It's an essential component of the (once again wildly popular) Mediterranean diet.  So, it's high time to really learn the ins and outs of what defines "excellent" olive oil. Darius turns to a world class expert, Johnny Madge (johnnymadge.com), who lives in the Sabina region (and is...