After the long peace of Numa's reign, Rome gets a new king, even more ferocious than Romulus: Tullus Hostilius. As soon as he comes to power, he begins looking for a way to start a war (while keeping a good conscience about it). This is the fifth episode of "No Republic Was Ever Greater," a podcast series examining the rise of the Roman Empire through the work of Livy and Machiavelli.
Livy's Ab Urbe Condita: https://amzn.to/3gYwtbh
Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy: https://amzn.to/3NtNBSj
Fustel de Coulanges's La Cité Antique (French): https://amzn.to/3yzATuZ
Fustel de Coulanges's The Ancient City (English): https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780648690542
Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780140449235
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780547928210
Hesiod's Theogony: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780199538317
Jacques-Louis David's Oath of the Horatii: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_the_Horatii
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