True Stories and Tall Tales from the Ancient World


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  • The Ancient-World Stark Family, Part 2: The Rise and Fall of Little Boots

    With their parents and older brothers dead, the four remaining Germanicus children (Agrippina, Julia Drusilla, Julia Livilla, and Caligula) face an uncertain future. Caligula falls into the clutches of his creepy uncle Tiberius. The sisters are married off in their teens to men more than twice their age—some with violent reputations.

    But a family’s fortune can change in a heartbeat. Suddenly Caligula is thrust into power, and the sisters finally have a chance at a stable life. Now the family of Germanicus is in charge. They’re the sharks. And the sharks have to keep swimming.

    Find out how it all unraveled. Get the show notes here.