The History of Ancient Greece

By Ryan Stitt

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Will
 Mar 22, 2020
I love this podcast. My only complaint is the frequent mispronunciations of common English words--e.g., Calvary instead of cavalry, ecscape instead of escape, etc.

Rick
 Dec 24, 2019
Great podcast. Ryan gives well rounded (and sometimes very detailed) history of the Hellenes. Definitely worth the time to listen.

Yu
 Oct 14, 2019
Perfect

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The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental civilization in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period, from Classical Greece to the Hellenistic kingdoms, and finally to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and scholarly interpretations of the archaeological evidence. And we won't just detail their military and political history, but their society, how the Greeks lived day-to-day, as well as their culture—their art, architecture, philosophy, literature, religion, science, and all the other incredible aspects of the Greek achievement , while situating the Greeks within a multicultural Mediterranean whose peoples influenced and were influenced by one another.

Episode Date
***Bonus Episode of Fan of History's Ancient Greece with Ryan Stitt Part 1***

Special Episode with Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast:

Relationship between the Greeks and the Near East prior to the Persian Invasions. There is not one record in all the tablets found in Nineveh regarding Greece… but surely there’s more to the story. Bernie and Ryan tell it in part 1 of 2 in this special series.

 

Fan of History Podcast

Website: https://play.acast.com/s/history/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuIXoVRYAX2KyMBtqq7JGxQ

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fanofhistory/

 

Sep 15, 2020
***Bonus Episode of Working Over Time's "Breakroom - A Behind the Scenes Episode with the Team***

An off season, behind the scenes peek episode, featuring insights from the Working Over Time team, as well as two peers within the podcast/live stream heritage content community (Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece podcast and Natasha Billson of Behind the Trowel youtube channel).

 

Working Over Time by Dr. Karen Bellinger

Website: https://working-over-time.simplecast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/workingotseries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorkingOverTime

 

Sep 14, 2020
***Bonus Episode of The History of Persia's Ryan Stitt - The History of Ancient Greece***

"In preparation for Persia’s increased involvement with the Greek mainland, I think it’s a good idea to get some expert input on the “Yauna” on the western frontiers of the great empire. Please enjoy my conversation with the excellent Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast."

 

The History of Persia Podcast

Website: https://historyofpersiapodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoryofPersia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HistoryofPersiaPodcast

 

Sep 05, 2020
105 Carthage Enters the War
01:24:03

In this episode, we discuss the Second Greco-Punic War (410-406 BC), as hostilities in Sicily draw in Carthage and the Syracusan fleet away from the eastern Aegean and the Hellespont, including Hannibal Mago's first invasion of Sicily and the destruction of Selinus and Himera, the rebellion of Hermocrates, the rise of Dionysius as tyrant of Syracuse, Hannibal Mago's second invasion of Sicily and his destruction of Akragas, and the ceasefire which would see Carthage and Syracuse as the two strongest powers on Sicily

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/08/105-carthage-enters-war.html

 

Introduction by Alex Goodman of Antiquity in Question

Website: https://anchor.fm/alexandergoodman

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AIQpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AIQpodcast

 

Aug 24, 2020
104 The Democratic Empire Strikes Back
01:42:36

In this episode, we discuss the years 411-410 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the theshifting of the naval war to the Hellespont, the vigor that the Athenian democracy showed in carrying on the war effort against Sparta and Pharnabazos with victories at Cynossema and Cyzicus, the re-establishment of the radical democracy at Athens, and the transition from the historical account of Thucydides into that of Xenophon's Hellenica.

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/08/104-athenian-empire-strikes-back.html

 

Intro by Megan Lewis of Digital Hammurabi

Website: https://www.digitalhammurabi.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQo27DbqeB-xG17-kekrdQ

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digitalhammurabi/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/digi_hammurabi

 

Aug 03, 2020
***Special Guest Episode on Greek Naval Warfare w/Marc DeSantis***
01:19:27
In this special guest episode, Marc DeSantis and I discuss his most recent book, "A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War: Ships, Men and Money in the War at Sea, 431-404 BC". In particular, we talk about the ship designs, naval combat, the financial burden of navies, and the overall war strategies of both sides.
 
 
 
Jul 13, 2020
***Ancient History Panel (Intelligent Speech 2020)***
37:01

This episode features the Ancient History Panel at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. Participants included Ryan Stitt (The History of Ancient Greece podcast), Jamie Redfern (The History Of: Alexander and The History Of: Hannibal podcasts), Dominic Perry (The History of Egypt podcast), and Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy (Ancient History Fangirl).

For the video of our conversion, follow this slink: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xkfcfo4at3ncit3/Intelligent%20Speech%202020%20%28Ancient%20History%20Panel%29.mp4

 

Jun 27, 2020
***Ancient and Early Modern Cities (Intelligent Speech 2020)***
41:34

This episode features a presentation that Ben Jacobs (trained urban planner and host of the Wittenberg of Westphalia podcast) and Ryan Stitt (trained Ancient Greek and host of The History of Ancient Greece podcast) gave at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. We discuss the form and function of cities in the ancient and early modern worlds.

For the video of our conversion, follow this slink: https://www.dropbox.com/s/26tc9oftc5mephc/Intelligent%20Speech%202020%20%28Ancient%20and%20Early%20Modern%20Cities%29.mp4

 

Jun 27, 2020
103 An Oligarchic Coup
02:19:34

In this episode, we discuss the third and final treaty between the Spartans and Tissaphernes; the comedic plays "Lysistrata" and "Thesmophorizusai" by Aristophanes; how the Athenians succumbed to civil war for the first time in nearly a century and saw an overthrow of their democracy by what is known as the 400;   the vicissitudes of this new oligarchic government; and how factionalism between extremists and moderates led to its downfall

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/06/103-oligarchic-coup.html

 

Intro by Anya Leonard of Classical Wisdom Speaks

Website: https://classicalwisdom.com/podcast-classical-wisdom-speaks/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClassicalWisdom

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClassicalWisdomWeekly/

 

Today’s episode is brought to you by our Patreon supporters and PayPal donators. If you too would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you can become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt). 
 
In addition, there is THOAG Merchandise to purchase! There is a great store featuring not only apparel with the podcast logos but  as well as artwork created by independent designers. There’s short sleeve T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts, baseball T-shirts, hoodies, crewneck sweatshirt, tank tops, kids apparel, and even masks, all in different colors and cuts, plus phone and laptop cases, wall art, tapestries, pins, stickers, magnets, notebooks, mugs, pillows, and tote bags! So head on over to TeePublic (https://www.teepublic.com/stores/greekhistorypod) and get yourself some merch to show your support of the podcast! 
Jun 22, 2020
***Promo Interview for Intelligent Speech 2020***
24:22

Ryan Stitt - The History of Ancient Greece Podcast talks about his love of Greece and podcasting with Roifield Brown of Agora Podcast Network on the run-up to Intelligent Speech 2020.

Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlyM6ZLncWM&t=30s

Intelligent Speech 2020 will take place online on June 27th 10 am to 6 pm Eastern time. The theme of this year‘s conference is, ‘Hidden Voices’. Book your ticket here: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com

Jun 02, 2020
102 Livin' on a (Persian) Prayer
01:41:47

In this episode, we discuss the years 413-412 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian response to the Sicilian Disaster, the Spartan and Theban devastation of Attic agriculture and commerce from Decelea, the dissolution of the "friendship" between Athens and Persia, the Spartans' building up of a navy and encouraging of revolts of Athenian subject-allies in the eastern Aegean, and a series of treaties between Sparta and the Persian satrap Tissaphernes

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/05/102-livin-on-persian-prayer.html

 

Intro by Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle of What's Her Name Podcast

Website: https://www.whatshernamepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatshernamepodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatsHerNamePC

 

Jun 01, 2020
***Special Guest Episode on 'Ovid and the Art of Love' w/ Esme von Hoffman***
52:54

In today's special guest episode, I am joined by director and screenwriter Esme von Hoffman (Festival of Cinema NYC 2019 Winner for Best Director) for her film, Ovid and the Art of Love. Esme and I discuss her background with Classics and Roman history, what drew her to make a film about the life of Ovid, her artistic vision in adapting the film to a modern audience, and some of the decisions that she made in writing its script

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/05/special-guest-episode-on-ovid-and-art.html

 

***The film is available to stream on all major platforms on May 19th 2020***

May 18, 2020
***Introducing Intelligent Speech 2020***
01:49

I’m thrilled to announce that The History of Ancient Greece podcast will be participating once again in the Intelligent Speech Conference, hosted by Roifield Brown and the folks at Agora Podcast Network. It'll be online this year and not in NYC (for obvious reasons), but y'all should register and attend virtually! Details on how to do so are below. 

  • Intelligent Speech 2020 is an online conference that brings together the best educational podcasters and their listeners
  • Intelligent Speech 2020 is taking place at intelligentspeechconference.com from 10 am to 6 pm Eastern time June 27th
  • There will be approximately 40 of the best educational podcasters on the day presenting a wide range of topics.
  • At any one point, there will be up to 4 different conference streams for listeners to choose from.
  • As well as solo presentations there will be a series of roundtable debates between the various podcasters.
  • Listeners will be able to ask questions to their favourite podcast on the topics that they have presented.
  • A one-day pass for the conference is currently prices priced at $10 for early bird tickets, these will be priced at $15 from June 1st.
  • To purchase a ticket please click this link intelligentspeechconference.com/product/online-ticket/

 

 
May 15, 2020
***Bonus Episode of The Apex Podcast's The History of Ancient Greece and Powerful Podcasting with Ryan Stitt***

"Today we will be discussing Ryan's entrance into podcasting, a small segment of our military careers and how that has impacted podcasting, and how podcasting has fundamentally changed both of our lives."

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvauhHxX2jU&t=23s

 

The Apex Podcast

Website: https://theapexpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JJDFounder

 

May 12, 2020
***Bonus Episode of Based on a True Story's Alexander with Ryan Stitt***

Ryan Stitt is the host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast, and he joins us today to separate fact from the fiction in the 2004 movie Alexander.

 

Based on a True Story Podcast

Website: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/basedonatruestorypodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/danlefeb

 

May 11, 2020
***Special Guest Episode on Greek Land Warfare w/Owen Rees***
01:47:16

In this special guest episode, Dr. Owen Rees and I discuss Ancient Greek land warfare in general with lengthy discussions on the definition of a hoplite, its socio-political importance, and the problems surrounding its chronology and historiographic tradition; the problems with the traditional reconstructive models of ancient Greek battles; the important role of cavalry and light infantry, particularly in the Peloponnesian War onwards; and why the concept of an “honorable western way of war” which seeks its origins in ancient Greek warfare is bogus and hyped up in modern ideology. There are also lots of digression on logistics, slaves, baggage trains, training, the Spartan mirage, the brutal experience of war, the fear that it instilled, the war dead, and the transition of soldiers from civilian life to the battlefield and back again, including all the psychological and sociological problems that arise from this.

 

Show Notes: 

http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/04/special-guest-episode-on-greek-land.html

 

Dr Owen Rees

Website: http://owenrees.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/reeshistory

 

 
Apr 27, 2020
***Introducing Lyceum***
55

I’m thrilled to announce that The History of Ancient Greece podcast is now a member of Lyceum, a new app that makes it easy to discover great educational podcasts and chat with other passionate listeners. To download it to your phone, go to lyceum.fm or search for "Lyceum" in your preferred "app store". Then, check out The History of Ancient Greece's discussion room to hang out with me and other listeners.

Mar 26, 2020
101 Disaster in Sicily
01:50:28

In this episode, we discuss the year 413 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the rise of Archelaus to the Macedonian throne, the Athenian attack on the Laconian coastline which technically broke the peace treaty, the defeats by the Athenian army and navy at Syracuse, and the retreat and ultimate surrender of the Athenians, which brought the Sicilian Expedition to an end

Mar 16, 2020
***Bonus Episode of Decipher History's Alexander: succession, 'The Great,' and sooo many Alexandrias w/ Ryan Stitt***

Meta

Versions! So many versions. The best version of the film: The Ultimate Cut.

Setting the scene

Ancient Greece after 300. The Peloponnesian War (which Ryan is in the middle ofon his show!). The rise of Philip. Olympias.

Philip

Putting Macedon at center stage in ancient Greece. Technical and logistical innovations. Planning the invasion of Persia right before his suspiciously untimely death.

The purge

Alexander and Olypmias. Purging royal competition in the ancient world. Plutarch and gossip about “powerful women” in antiquity.

Sources

The loss of contemporary sources and the reliability of what remains. Plutarch’s gossip column.

“The Great”

What makes an historical figure “The Great,” instead of “The Terrible” or just forgotten? So many Alexandrias! Conquest, culture, and Hellenization.

Manly love

“Homosexuality” in the ancient world and different norms of power and masulinity. Alexander and Hephaestion. Achilles and Patroclas.

Death

Heavy Macedonian drinking and Alexander’s downward spiral. Conflicting reports and also modern interpretations of possible causes of death. Indeterminate succession. Alexander’s body floating around for centuries.

 

Decipher Media 

Website: https://deciphermedia.tv/decipherhistory/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decipherscifi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DecipherSciFi

 

Mar 10, 2020
100 A Sicilian Stalemate
01:23:45

In this episode, we discuss the years 415-414 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian attempt at blockading Syracuse, the death of Lamachos, the tactical blunders of Nikias, the arrival of Gylippus, and the "Birds" of Aristophanes

 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/02/100-sicilian-stalemate.html

 

Intro by Neil Eckart of the War and Conquest Podcast 

Website: https://www.warandconquest.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warandconquestpcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/warandconquest1

 

Feb 17, 2020
099 Frustrations and Poor Decisions
01:40:19

In this episode, we discuss the years 417-415 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the ostracism of Hyperbolus, the rivalry of Nikias and Alcibiades, the siege of Melos, the lead up and first year of the Sicilian Expedition, and the prosecutions for the Hermai and Eleusinian Mysteries scandals

 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/01/099-frustrations-and-poor-decisions.html

 

Intro by Kate Armstrong of The Exploress Podcast 

Website: https://www.theexploresspodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theexploresspodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theexploresspod

 

Jan 06, 2020
098 The Peace Unravels
01:51:43

In this episode, we discuss the differences that arose after the signing of the Peace of Nikias, the breaches of the treaty, and the hostilities that followed; the rise of Alcibiades to prominence at Athens; the quadruple alliance between Athens, Argos, Mantinea, and Elis; and the Battle of Mantinea

 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/12/098-peace-unravels.html

 

Dec 02, 2019
**Special Guest Episode on Mesopotamian Medicine w/Moudhy Al-Rashid**
53:43

In this special guest episode, Dr. Moudhy Al-Rashid and I discuss ancient Mesopotamian medicine, in general, and her current research on the use of metaphor in descriptions of mental distress in cuneiform medical texts

 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/11/special-guest-episode-on-mesopotamian.html

 

Dr Moudhy Al-Rashid

Post-Doc at Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Nov 11, 2019
**Special Guest Episode on Classical Monsters and Popular Culture w/Liz Gloyn**
55:37

In this special guest episode, Dr. Liz Gloyn and I discuss her forthcoming book, Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular Culture (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019). 

This work is the first in-depth study on classical reception and monsters in Anglo-American popular culture from the 1950s to the present day. Throughout the book, Dr. Gloyn reveals the trends behind how we have used the monsters, and develops a broad theory of the ancient monster and its life after antiquity, investigating its relation to gender, genre and space to explore what it is that keeps drawing us back to these mythical beasts and why they have remained such a powerful presence in our shared cultural imagination. Specifically, her book takes us through a comprehensive tour of monsters on film and television, from the much-loved creations of Ray Harryhausen in Clash of the Titans to the monster of the week in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, before examining in detail the post-classical afterlives of the two most popular monsters, the Medusa and the Minotaur. 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/10/special-guest-episode-on-classical.html

 

Dr Liz Gloyn

Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London

Website: https://lizgloyn.wordpress.com/

 
 
Oct 07, 2019
097 The Road to Peace
01:52:24

In this episode, we discuss the years 423-421 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the death of Artaxerxes and the succession struggle that ends with Darius II on the Persian throne; the continuation of Brasidas' Thracian and Macedonian campaign; the ‘Wasps’ and ‘Peace’ by Aristophanes; and the deaths of Brasidas and Kleon during the second battle of Amphipolis, culminating in the “Peace of Nikias” and the end of the Archidamian War

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/09/097-road-to-peace.html

 

Intro by Samuel Hume of Pax Brittanica 

Website: https://paxbritannica.info

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/samuelhume10 and https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax

 

Sep 30, 2019
096 Athens on the Offensive
01:41:36

In this episode, we discuss the years 425 and 424 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the conclusion of the First Sicilian Expedition and the Congress of Gela, the Athenian seizure of Kythera, the Battles of Megara and Delium, and the beginning of Brasidas' Thracian campaign

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/09/096-athens-on-offensive.html

 

Intro by SandRhoman

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7pr_dQxm2Ns2KlzRSx5FZA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandRhoman/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sandrhoman

 

Sep 09, 2019
095 The Greek World Turned Upside Down
02:06:26

In this episode, we discuss the years 426 and 425 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the current nature of Athenian politics as dominated by Kleon the anti-aristocratic demagogue, his feud with Aristophanes as seen in the comedic plays "The Acharnians" and "The Knights", the Battles of Pylos and Sphacteria that turned the Greek world upside down, and the brutal conclusion to the Corcyraean civil war

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/08/095-greek-world-turned-upside-down.html

 

Intro by David Cot of the History of Spain Podcast

Website: https://thehistoryofspain.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehistoryofspain/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_spain

 

Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new May, June, and July 2019 Patreon supporters Ryan O, Kathy Chapman, Nicholas Campbell, and Even Einride Hennum Kleiven, as well as PayPal donors Peter Levis and Dale Cooke. If you too would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you can become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt).   

 

Aug 19, 2019
**Special Guest Episode on Being a Modern Homeric Bard w/Joe Goodkin**
01:10:54

In this special guest episode, I am joined by Joe Goodkin, a Chicago-based singer/songwriter, who tours the country performing his one-man folk-opera interpretation of Homer’s Odyssey. We discuss what it’s like to be a modern bard and how that has shaped his understanding of the Homeric poems and ancient audiences, as well as what it means to be “non-traditional” classicists, and what we can do and have been able to do to promote Classics to a general audience and why that is important.

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/07/special-guest-episode-on-being-modern.html

 

Joe Goodkin

Websites: http://www.joesodyssey.com and http://www.joegoodkin.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joesodysseysong/ and https://www.facebook.com/joegoodkinmusic/

 
Jul 08, 2019
**Special Guest Episode on Translating Thucydides’ Speeches w/Johanna Hanink**
01:15:43

In this special guest episode, Dr Johanna Hanink and I discuss her most recent book, How to Think about War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy (Princeton University Press, 2019), what it was like to translate Thucydides, and the deeper meaning behind many of his speeches

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/06/special-guest-episode-on-translating.html

 

Dr Johanna Hanink

Associate Professor of Classics at Brown University

Website: https://www.johannahanink.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johannahanink/

Jun 24, 2019
094 New Leaders and New Strategies
01:26:06

In this episode, we discuss the years 427 and 426 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the destruction of Plataea, stasis in both Megara and Corcyra, and Athenian campaigns in Sicily, central Greece, and northwestern Greece

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/05/094-new-leaders-and-new-strategies.html

 

Intro by Trevor Culley of the History of Persia Podcast

Website: https://historyofpersiapodcast.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HistoryofPersiaPodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoryofPersia

May 27, 2019
093 Revolt in the Empire
01:05:44

In this episode, we discuss the years 428 and 427 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the introduction of Kleon and Nikias, the revolt of Mytilene (Lesbos) from the Athenian empire, and a "prison-style breakout" from Plataea

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/05/093-revolt-in-empire.html

 

Intro by Rachel and Aisling of the Good Book Podcast

Website: http://goodbookpod.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoodBookPodcast

 

May 20, 2019
092 The End of an Era (Part II)
01:33:10

In this episode, we discuss the years 430 and 429 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including a failed Spartan invasion of Zakynthos and Acarnania, Phormio's naval victories at Rhium and Naupactus, an Athenian debacle at Spartolos, the end of the siege of Potidaea, the death of Pericles and Phormio, and a Thracian invasion of Macedonia. 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/05/092-end-of-era-part-ii.html

 

Intro by Ryan Paulsen of Lexitecture

Website: http://www.lexitecture.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lexitecture/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexitecture and https://twitter.com/PRyanPaulsen

 

May 13, 2019
091 Attrition and Plague
01:11:09

In this episode, we discuss the first year and a half of the war (431-430 BC), as both Sparta and Athens initiated their war strategies, including a Theban sneak attack on Plataea that began the war, Peloponnesian land raids on Attica, Athenian naval raids on the Peloponnese and northwestern Greece, Athenian alliances with Odrysian Thrace, a famous funeral oration by Pericles, and a deadly plague that devastated Athens

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/04/091-attrition-and-plague.html

 

Intro by Jonathan Adly of the History of the Copts Podcast

Website: https://hxofcoptspodcast.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hxofcopts/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HxCopts

 

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Apr 29, 2019
090 The Road to War
01:27:26

In this episode, we discuss the two events over 433/2 BC that led Pericles to claim that he could see war "coming out of the Peloponnese” (the Potidaean Revolt and the Megarian Embargo); the speeches given by the Corinthians, Spartans, and Athenians on the eve of war; and both sides' financial and military resources, war aims, and tactical strategies.

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/04/090-road-to-war.html

 

Intro by Gary Girod of The French History Podcast

Website: http://www.thefrenchhistorypodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFrenchHistoryPodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrenchHist

 

Apr 22, 2019
***Introducing Parcast's Espionage***
15:04

This is a special preview episode of Parcast's Espionage

"Not all spies look like James Bond and Ethan Hunt. Most of them look like ordinary people, which makes them all the more dangerous... So what does it really take to be a spy? Every week, we cover a real-life spy mission: the stakes, the deception, the gadgets, and how it changed the course of history. Each two-part series follows one mission of a historic spy, and if they made it out alive."

 

Parcast's Espionage

Website: https://www.parcast.com/espionage

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParcastNetwork

Apr 16, 2019
**Special Guest Episode on Ten Caesars w/Barry Strauss**
37:23

In this special episode, Dr Barry Strauss and I discuss the content and the methodology behind his new book, the Ten Caesars, his podcast Antiquitas, the importance of public history and writing for non-scholars, and leadership lessons from the ancient world.

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/04/special-guest-episode-on-ten-caesars.html

 

Dr Barry Strauss

Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University

***You can order Dr. Strauss' book here (Simon & Schuster or Amazon)***

Website: http://barrystrauss.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barrystrauss.author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/barrystrauss

 

 
Apr 15, 2019
**Special Guest Episode at MFA Boston w/Phoebe Segal**
49:50

In today's special guest episode, I am joined by Dr. PhoebeMary Bryce Comstock Curator, Greek and Roman Art, at Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA). She gave me a one-on-one tour of their new Daily Life in Ancient Greece” exhibit (in Gallery 212A-B) and allowed me to record our conversation while doing it.

 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/03/special-guest-episode-at-mfa-boston.html

 

Apr 01, 2019
089 The Breakdown of Peace
01:47:15

In this episode, we discuss the mid-5th century BC history of two areas that were important economically and politically to Athens--the west (the Sicel Revolt, Syracuse's defeat of Akragas, the establishment of Thurii, and new Athenian alliances with Segesta, Leontini, and Rhegium) and the northeast (the founding of Brea and Amphipolis on the Strymon River and rise of the Odrysrian kingdom of Thrace and the Spartokid dynasty of the Bosporan Kingdom); Athens' growing hostilities with the Macedon; and the breakdown of the Thirty Years' Peace treaty (its inadequacies, the Samian Revolt, and Corcyraean/Corinthian hostilities with the battles of Leukimme and Sybota)

 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/03/089-breakdown-of-peace.html

 

Intro by Joshua Hirschmann of The History of the Barbarians Podcast

Website: https://historyofthebarbarians.podbean.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyofthebarbarians/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HBarbarians

 

Mar 11, 2019
088 Thucydides and Periclean Politics
01:08:32

In this episode, we discuss the life, influences, drawbacks, and positives of the “Father of Scientific History”, Thucydides (ca. 460-395 BC); the nature of Athenian politics and of political organizations in the time of Pericles; and the domestic political scene in Athens in the late 440s and early 430s BC, including the ideological clash between Pericles and the conservative Thucydides (not the historian) and the series of personal and judicial attacks on Pericles and his three closest associates (Phidias, Aspasia, and Anaxagoras)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/02/088-thucydides-and-periclean-politics.html

 

Intro by Chris Hasler of the History of the World Podcast

Website: https://historyoftheworldpodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HotWorldpodcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyoftheworldpodcast/

Feb 18, 2019
087 Rhetoric and the Sophists
01:29:30

In this episode, we describe the development of rhetoric in the ancient Greek world as an art that could be studied and employed in the law courts and for political purposes, and its importance especially in Classical Athens; the roles and various opinions of the Sophists, who were lecturers that traveled from city to city, teaching not only rhetoric but also all of the other important subjects that were not being covered by an Athenians’ traditional education; and the lives, influences, writings, and various theories put forth by the earliest Rhetoricians and Sophists, including synopses on several of Plato's dialogues (Protagoras, Gorgias, Hippias Major and Hippias Minor)

 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/02/087-rhetoric-and-sophists.html

 

Intro by Devon Field of the Human Circus podcast

Website: https://humancircuspodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/circus_human

Feb 04, 2019
**Special Guest Episode on Drinking and 'Sportsing' w/Amy Pistone**
01:17:01
In this special guest episode, Dr Amy Pistone and I have a lively discussion about ancient Greek drinking culture with a side of sports, aka how college students can relate to the ancient Greeks.
 
 
 
 
Dr. Amy Pistone, Visiting Professor of Classics at Notre Dame University
 
Jan 21, 2019
***Introducing Parcast's Mythology***
16:48

This is a special preview episode of Parcast's Mythology, part one on Athena

"Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myths history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe."

 

Parcast's Mythology

Website: https://www.parcast.com/mythology/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParcastNetwork

Jan 07, 2019
***Bonus Episode of Alison Innes's and Darrin Sunstram's MythTake: From the Vault--Crossover Episode with Jeff Wright and Ryan Stitt***

It’s New Year’s Eve and that means out with the old and in with the new! While cleaning out the MythTake vault, we found this unreleased recording from earlier this year, so we’re wrapping it up and giving it to you now.

In the summer of 2018, four intrepid podcasters– Alison, Darrin, Ryan, and Jeff– headed off to the Shaw Festival to watch Stephen Fry perform Heroes, the second part of his three-part trilogy Mythos, based on his book by the same name. Then we talked about it. Here is that conversation.

Mythos: A Trilogy–Gods. Heroes. Men. written and performed by Stephen Fry and directed by Tim Carroll at the Shaw Festival, 2018

Mythos by Stephen Fry, published 2017.

 

Alison Innes and Darrin Sunstram of MythTake

Website: https://mythtake.blog

 

Dec 31, 2018
086 Early Astronomy
01:04:12

In this episode, part four of four on a series on Greek philosophy, mathematics, and science in the 5th century BC, we describe the earliest astronomical observations and calculations in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt and their influence on ancient Greek astronomy; the various planets and star constellations found in Greek literature, as well as the origins of the Zodiac; the earliest Greek astronomical speculations of the universe found in Greek mythology (Homer and Hesiod) and in Pre-Socratic philosophy; the Pythagorean model of the universe put forward by Philolaus; and the astronomical calculations made by Oenopides and Meton

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/12/086-early-astronomy.html

 

Intro by Ahsan Irfan of the HistoryTeller podcast

Website: https://historytellerpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyteller85/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/historyteller32 

 

The History of Ancient Greece is sponsored by the CLNS Media Network and Today’s episode is brought to you by RobinHood. And the best part, Robinhood is giving my listeners a FREE stock to help build your portfolio! Sign up at www.greece.robinhood.com!

Dec 24, 2018
085 Mathematics and Early Pythagoreans
01:01:17

In this episode, part three of four on a series on Greek philosophy, mathematics, and science in the 5th century BC, we describe the lives, influences, and various theories and discoveries made by Greece's earliest mathematicians, including Thales, Pythagoras, Hippasus and the early Pythagoreans, Oenopides, Hippocrates, Antiphon, Bryson, Democritus, and Theodoros

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/12/085-mathematics-and-early-pythagoreans.html

 

Intro by Derek of The Hellenistic Age Podcast

Website: https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hellenisticpod

 

The History of Ancient Greece is sponsored by the CLNS Media Network and Today’s episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. And right now, my listeners can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: www.ZipRecruiter.com/greece.

Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new October 2018 Patreon supporters Juan Camilo Rodriguez, Andrew, Ine Jordens, and James Welch, as well as PayPal donors Ricardo Carvalho and Robin Allday. If you too would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you can become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt).

Dec 10, 2018
084 Pluralists and Other Physiologoi
46:05

In this episode, part two of four on a series on Greek philosophy, mathematics, and science in the 5th century BC, we describe the lives, influences, and various theories put forth by the Pluralist School (Anaxagoras, Empedocles, and Archelaus), as well as by various other Pre-Socratic physiologoi (aka natural philosophers) not associated with a particular school, such as Hippon and Diogenes of Apollonia, and the philosopher/medical theorist Alcmeon

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/11/084-pluralists-and-other-physiologoi.html

 

Intro by Janell Rhiannon of Greek Mythology Retold Podcast

Website: https://www.janellrhiannon.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JanellRhiannonAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theravenangel

 

The History of Ancient Greece is sponsored by the CLNS Media Network and Today’s episode is brought to you by RobinHood. And the best part, Robinhood is giving my listeners a FREE stock to help build your portfolio! Sign up at www.greece.robinhood.com!

Nov 26, 2018
***Bonus Episode of Dominic Perry's The History of Egypt Podcast: An Egyptian Odyssey (Passage to Greece)***

Ancient Egypt and the Greeks of Mycenae.

It's time to set sail! We journey far from Egypt to visit lands only whispered about until now. We are visiting Greece and the lands of Mycenae, who in 1370 BCE were beginning to make their mark on the international scene.

This episode was originally a "double feature" of Mycenae and Minoan Crete. At the final edit, I opted to remove Crete in order to streamline the story. Not to worry, an "Episode 102b" will follow in due course...

Intro by Ryan Stitt from the History of Ancient Greece Podcast

 

Dominic Perry of the History of Egypt Podcast

Website: https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com

Nov 21, 2018
***Bonus Episode of Aven McMaster's and Mark Sundaram's The Endless Knot Podcast: Sound Education Conference Report***

We went to the SoundEducation conference on educational podcasting at Harvard Divinity School, and we want to tell you all about it! We’re joined by Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece Podcast to talk about the panels we were on, the panels we went to, the talks we gave, and most importantly the amazing people we met!

 

Aven McMaster and Mark Sundaram of the Endless Knot

Website: http://www.alliterative.net

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Alliterative

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alliterativeendlessknot

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AvenSarah and https://twitter.com/Alliterative

Nov 12, 2018
083 Eleatics and Atomists
56:02

In this episode, part one of four on a series on Greek philosophy, mathematics, and science in the 5th century BC, we describe the lives, influences, and various theories put forth by the Eleatic School (Parmenides, Zeno, and Melissus) and the so-called Atomists (Leucippus and Democritus)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/11/083-eleatics-and-atomists.html

 

Intro by Josh Harle of The Ancient History Guy

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gQS5SByUgXeS8DwjTgSuw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAnceintHistoryGuy1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ancient_guy

 

The History of Ancient Greece is sponsored by the CLNS Media Network and Today’s episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. And right now, my listeners can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: www.ZipRecruiter.com/greece.

Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new October 2018 Patreon supporters Daniel Leon and Eduardo Boada, as well as PayPal donor Kris Jensen. If you too would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you can become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt).

Nov 11, 2018
082 The Leader of the Muses
01:25:29

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Apollo, the god of music, poetry, prophecy, truth, healing, medicine, plague, light, and knowledge, who served as a kind of symbol for young Greek boys to emulate

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/10/082-leader-of-muses.html

 

Intro by M.C. Williams of Myths Your Teacher Hated Podcast

Website: http://www.mythsyourteacherhated.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardcoreMyth/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HardcoreMyth

 

The History of Ancient Greece is sponsored by the CLNS Media Network and Today’s episode is brought to you by RobinHood. And the best part, Robinhood is giving my listeners a FREE stock to help build your portfolio! Sign up at www.greece.robinhood.com!

Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new September 2018 Patreon supporter Rachel Smythe, as well as PayPal donor Matthew McNaughton. If you too would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you can become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt).

Oct 29, 2018
**Special Guest Episode on Classics and Race/Ethnicity w/Rebecca Futo Kennedy**
01:55:19
In this special guest episode, Dr Rebecca Futo Kennedy and I have a lively discussion about race, ethnicity, immigration, and multiculturalism in the ancient Mediterranean in the first hour. Along the way we point out many of the misconceptions that there are on these topics, and in the second hour we discuss how these misconceptions were shaped by early modern European and American political thought (Fascism, Nationalism, and White Supremacism)
 
 
 
 
Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Denison University
Oct 15, 2018
**Special Guest Episode on Classics and Misogyny w/Donna Zuckerberg**
58:01

In this special guest episode, Dr Donna Zuckerberg and I talk about her role as Editor-in-Chief of Eidolon, which is an online journal for scholarly writing about Classics that isn’t formal scholarship. This leads us into a discussion about the importance of public-facing history. More importantly, though, we discuss her new book titled “Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age", which is a study of the reception of Classics in Red Pill communities.

 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/10/special-guest-episode-on-classics-and_7.html

 

***You can order Dr. Zuckerberg's book here (Harvard University Press or Amazon)***
Oct 08, 2018
081 Orphism, Omens, and Oracles
01:41:50

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Orpheus and his Mysteries; the Orphic Hymns and the Orphic Theogony; the Orphic Hymn to Melinoe and her connection to the Mysteries, Hekate, and Hermes Psychopompos; the roles of omens, divination, and itinerant seers (including the mythic figures of Tiresias, Mopsus, and Chalcias, as well as historical figures like Lampon); and the roles of oracles (including the myths and cultic worship of Apollo in regard to Delphi, Python, the Pythia, the Sibyl, and Daphne, as well as the archaeological evidence, rituals, and importance of the oracles at Delphi, those in Boeotia, and those in Ionia (ex. Didyma and Claros)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/09/081-orphism-omens-and-oracles.html

 

Intro by Bry and Fry of Pontifacts Podcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pontifactspod/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pontifactspodhttps://twitter.com/BryJensenhttps://twitter.com/frycurious

Website: https://pontifacts.podbean.com

Oct 01, 2018
**Special Guest Episode on Roman Slavery and Gladiators w/Fiona Radford**
01:24:59

In this special guest episode, Fiona and I discuss slavery in the ancient Roman Republic and Empire and compare/contrast it with ancient Greece (plus lots on gladiators and Spartacus!)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/09/special-guest-episode-on-roman-slavery.html

 

Fiona Radford

Co-Host of the Partial Historians Podcast

Website: https://partialhistorians.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepartialhistorians/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/p_historians and https://twitter.com/FionaRadford1

 

Sep 17, 2018
080 Hekate and Magic
01:15:35

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Hekate, the goddess associated with magic, sorcery, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, crossroads, entrance-ways, ghosts, and necromancy; including her connections and/or syncretizations with Iphigenia, Artemis, Selene, the Fures, the Keres, the Semnai Theai, Empousa, Lamia, Circe, and Medea; and the "monstrous craft" of magikos in ancient Greece, including curse tablets, binding spells, love spells, potions, and amulets

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/09/080-hekate-and-magic.html

 

Intro by Genn McMenemy and Jenny Williamson of Ancient History Fangirl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AncientHistoryFangirl/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gennmcmenemy, https://twitter.com/TheGenuineJenny, https://twitter.com/AncientHistFan

Website: http://www.ancienthistoryfangirl.com

 

Today’s episode is brought to you by our new August 2018 Patreon supporters Matt Warren and Daniel Urquhart, as well as PayPal donor Hans Andersen. If you too would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you can become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt).

Sep 03, 2018
***Bonus Episode of Nitin Sil's Flash Point History: War of the Worlds - Part 8 - Almohads & Las Navas De Tolosa (History of Moorish Spain)***

The Story of Al Andalus & Moorish Spain continues as the Almoravids are replaced by an even more fundamental Almohad. However, the Christian Kingdoms in the north are also becoming more organized in the era of religious crusades.

Guest: Ryan Stitt of "The History of Ancient Greece' podcast to discuss Aristotle, whose works were read extensively and commentated on by Andalusian scholars, particularly Averroes

Check out the History of Ancient Greece Podcast

http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com

 

Nitin Sil of Flash Point History

Audio Podcast: http://fphistory.libsyn.com

Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYmTYuan0fSGccYXBxc8cA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx

Sep 02, 2018
079 Old Age, Death, and Burial
01:20:50

In this episode, we discuss what life was like for the elderly in ancient Greece, the liminal stage between life and death, the rituals and importance of the funeral and burial, the archaeology of the Kerameikos in Athens and its significance in our understanding of Greek funerary practices, the importance of the demosion sema and epitaphios logos in Athenian democracy, and the evolution of Greek funerary monuments from the archaic into the Hellenistic period

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/08/079-old-age-death-and-burial.html

 

Intro by Dr Foxwede of Foxwede History

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCedWltyADAy7s8-WAVGxBLA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoxwedeHistory/

Aug 20, 2018
***Bonus Episode of Pontifacts: Hyginus***

Pope Hyginus, or Inigo (insert Princess Bride reference here), is said to have held the papacy in a time of relative peace. But is that true? How recent, or short was this peace? In this episode, we will discuss Hyginus's life, heretics, and church hierarchy, which he may or may not have had anything to do with.

Also, Deacon Dad.

Thank you to Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece for the intro and matrimonial congratulations! You can find his podcast at www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com

 

Bry and Fry of Pontifacts

Website: http://pontifacts.podbean.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pontifactspod/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BryJensen, https://twitter.com/frycurious and https://twitter.com/pontifactspod

Aug 06, 2018
078 Healing and Medicine
01:12:04

In this episode, we discuss healing and medicine in the ancient Greek world by looking at Asklepios, Asklepieia, and the earliest physicians; Hippocrates, the Hippocratic School of Medicine, and the Hippocratic Corpus; and bacterial/viral diseases, mental diseases, and disabilities

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/08/078-healing-and-medicine.html

 

Introduction by Noah Tetzner of History of Vikings

Website: http://thehistoryofvikings.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoryofViking

 

Today’s episode is brought to you by our new July 2018 Patreon supporters Michael Terry, Dominic Perry, and Andreas Hermansson, as well as PayPal donors Vladislav Kaznacheev, Ofer Mano, and Craig Finley. If you too would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you can become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt).

Aug 06, 2018
077 From Childbirth to Adolescence
01:20:38

In this episode, we discuss what it was was like in ancient Athens for a young girl or boy from birth to adolescence, by looking at childbirth, childhood, the various rites of passages that they must surpass on the way to becoming teenagers, the paideia education system (both Old and New) and finally the training young boys undertook in order to be accepted as a hoplite citizen warrior

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/07/077-from-childbirth-to-adolescence.html

 

Intro by William Hubbard of the Layman's Historian Podcast

Website: https://laymenhistorian.podbean.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelaymanhistorian/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/laymanhistorian

 

Today’s episode is brought to you by our new June 2018 Patreon supporters Maja Soronda, Sheryl Holland, and Konstantin Kochetkov. If you too would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you can become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt).

Jul 16, 2018
076 The Goddess of the Young
01:16:35

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Artemis, the virgin goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, the moon, and the protector of the young

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/06/076-goddess-of-young.html

 

Intro by Tanner Campbell of the Legends, Myths, and Whiskey Podcast

Website: https://legendsmythsandwhiskey.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TannerInMaine and https://twitter.com/LMAWpodcast

 

Today’s episode is brought to you by our new May 2018 Patreon supporters Emma Ghows, Philip Stevens, and Hellena. If you too would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you can become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt).

Jun 11, 2018
**Special Guest Episode on Roman Women and Religion w/Peta Greenfield**
01:15:01

In this special guest episode, Peta and I discuss a few aspects in regards to the role of women in the religious sphere of Rome and compare/contrast it with ancient Greece

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/10/special-guest-episode-on-roman-women.html

 

Peta Greenfield

Co-Host of the Partial Historians Podcast

Website: https://partialhistorians.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepartialhistorians/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/p_historians and https://twitter.com/peta_greenfield

TED-Ed Video: Who were the Vestal Virgins, and what was their job? - Peta Greenfield

Jun 04, 2018
075 Pregnancy, Abortion, and Divorce
58:08

In this episode, we discuss the medical and philosophical writings on women’s bodies, particularly the Hippocratic Corpus and Aristotle, on the topics of menstruation, pregnancy, and the “wandering womb”; the various methods and techniques for contraception, abortion, and exposure; the legal procedure for divorces (usually due to childlessness and adultery); and the ways in which adulterers were punished in ancient Greece

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/05/075-pregnancy-abortion-and-divorce.html

May 21, 2018
***Bonus Episode of Drew Vahrenkamp's Wonders of the World: The Pantheon of Rome***

Back to Rome for a meeting with Hadrian, the roving emperor.  Ryan Stitt from the History of Ancient Greece podcast discusses the "Greekling" and his most impressive monument, the Pantheon: the best preserved Roman temple anywhere.

A fascinating soul: bearded, homosexual, Hadrian travels to the farthest reaches of the empire just because. Ryan shares his experience visiting Hadrian's villa in Tivoli.

To eat, artichokes for spring, either alla Romana or alla giudia, both Roman classics.

 

Drew Vahrenkamp of Wonders of the World

Website: https://www.wonderspodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wonderspodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wonderspodcast and https://twitter.com/drew_vkamp

May 01, 2018
074 Marriage and Domesticity
01:15:48

In this episode, we discuss the legal status of women in Ancient Greece (including the dowry and the epikleros), the betrothal and marriage rituals, and the ideal of separation and seclusion for women (the evidence for and against it)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/04/074-marriage-and-domesticity.htm

Apr 30, 2018
***Bonus Episode of Stephen Guerra's Beyond the Big Screen: Troy Part 2***

Today we are joined by Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece podcast to look at the history and myths of ancient Greece through the lens of the 2004 epic Troy starring Orlando Bloom, Brendan Gleeson and Brad Pitt. Ryan traces the earliest versions of the epic poem by Homer which is the basis of the movie, discuss the gods and characters involved and much more.

 

You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:

 

http://atozhistorypage.com/

email: steve@atozhistorypage.com

http://rss.acast.com/beyondthebigscreen

Agora: www.agorapodcastnetwork.com

https://www.patreon.com/papacy

 

On Social Media: 

The New A to Z History Page Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage

https://www.facebook.com/Beyondthebigscreen/

https://twitter.com/BigScreenBeyond

Apr 28, 2018
***Bonus Episode of Stephen Guerra's Beyond the Big Screen: Troy Part 1***

Today we are joined by Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece podcast to look at the history and myths of ancient Greece through the lens of the 2004 epic Troy starring Orlando Bloom, Brendan Gleeson and Brad Pitt. Ryan traces the earliest versions of the epic poem by Homer which is the basis of the movie, discuss the gods and characters involved and much more.

 

You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:

 

http://atozhistorypage.com/

email: steve@atozhistorypage.com

http://rss.acast.com/beyondthebigscreen

Agora: www.agorapodcastnetwork.com

https://www.patreon.com/papacy

 

On Social Media: 

The New A to Z History Page Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage

https://www.facebook.com/Beyondthebigscreen/

https://twitter.com/BigScreenBeyond

Apr 21, 2018
073 The Oikos and Private Life
59:12

In this episode, we discuss the basic designs of ancient Greek homes and what type of furniture, decoration, lighting, and so forth might be found in them; the physical and idealistic seperation between the gynakeion (women's quarters) and the andron (men's quarters); the pitfalls to ancient Athens as an urban city (such as the street-side defecation), as well as the benefits (such as the gymnasia); the religious sphere of the oikos, particularly the role Hestia played in it; and the different type of clothing, jewelry, and hairstyles one might have seen on an ancient Athenian man or woman

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/04/073-oikos-and-private-life.html

 

 

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Apr 02, 2018
072 The Wrathful Queen
01:07:26

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Hera, the queen of the heavens and wife of Zeus, and the guardian of women, marriage, childbirth, and the family unit

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/03/072-wrathful-queen.html

 

Intro by Liv Albert of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!

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Mar 26, 2018
**Special Guest Episode on Roman Sexuality w/Aven McMaster**
01:14:10

In this special guest episode, Aven and I discuss love, sex, and prostitution from the Roman perspective and compare/contrast it with ancient Greece

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/03/special-guest-episode-on-roman.html

 

Aven McMaster, Assistant Professor of Ancient Studies at Thorneloe University at Laurentian

Co-Host of the Endless Knot Podcast

Website: http://www.alliterative.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alliterativeendlessknot/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AvenSarah and https://twitter.com/AvenMcMaster

 

*WARNING: This episode has explicit language and sexual content*

Mar 12, 2018
071 Love, Sex, and Prostitution
01:23:55

In this episode, we discuss Greek love and sexuality by examining the formal social institution known as pederasty; the various theories of love as described by Plato (through various speakers) in his treatise, the Symposium; the various methods in which Athenian males (and non-citizen women) were able to have sex; the depiction of nudity and genitalia in art and masturbation; the various types of female and male prostitutes; pictorial and medical evidence for the daily life of prostitutes and philosophical and comedic representation of prostitution; and the lives of several famous hetairai (Rhodopis, Thargelia, Aspasia, Phryne, and Neaira)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/03/071-love-sex-and-prostitution.html

 

Intro by Neil of the Ancient Blogger Podcast

Website: http://www.ancientblogger.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ancientblogger

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ancientblogger

 

 

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Mar 05, 2018
070 The Goddess of Seduction
01:13:28

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, love, sexual pleasure, and procreation

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/02/070-goddess-of-seduction.html

Feb 19, 2018
069 Slaves and Foreigners
01:18:26

In this episode, we discuss the notion of the barbaroi in Greek culture; the origins and philosophical theories for slavery; and the legal status and type of roles (and importance) that slaves and metics (foreign residents) had in the Athenian economy

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/02/069-slaves-and-foreigners.html

Feb 05, 2018
068 Travel, Trade, and Work
01:09:51

In this episode, we discuss the various ways in which the ancient Greeks traveled, whether it was via land or sea; the physical layout of the port of Piraeus and the commercial activity that took place there; the mining district of Thorikos and how silver was mined for coinage and how coins were struck; farming techniques and how produce/goods were sold in the agora; the various types of manufacturing workshops at Athens and how they operated; and the disdain that the elites held for the merchant and manufacturing classes

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/01/068-travel-trade-and-work.html

Jan 22, 2018
067 Hephaistos and Hermes
56:37

‪In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Hephaistos (the god of fire, metalworking, and blacksmiths) and Hermes (the messenger god of trade, deceit, travelers, and borders)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/01/067-hephaistos-and-hermes.html

 

Intro by Abel Kay of The Tale of Rome Podcast

Website: http://thetaleofrome.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/west4east

Jan 15, 2018
***Bonus Episode of Stephanie Craig's The History Fangirl Podcast: The Oracle of Delphi***

Visiting Greece can be overwhelming, with the number of historical landmarks to visit. But the Oracle of Delphi, high up in the mountains, is one of the most beautiful, and most memorable, places to visit. The history of the site is enthralling, the views are enchanting, and everywhere you look, you see echoes of why the Greeks thought this was the home of a god. My guest today is Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece podcast.

 

Stephanie Craig of The History Fangirl Podcast

Website: https://historyfangirl.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyfangirl/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AHistoryFangirl

Jan 14, 2018
***Bonus Episode of Scott Lepisto's Itinera Podcast: Ryan Stitt***

On the season finale of season 1 of Itinera, Ryan Stitt (@greekhistorypod) of the History of Ancient Greece Podcast and I discuss classics podcasting.

 

Scott Lepisto of Itinera Podcast

Website: https://scottlepisto.com/itinera-podcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/itinerapod

Dec 18, 2017
066 The Athenian Agora
45:31

In this episode, we discuss the construction, the history, and the significance of the Athenian Agora, and a description of its many civic buildings that served as the nerve center for Athenian democracy, as well as the rest of the Periclean Building Program (the Temple of Hephaestus and Odeon in Athens, the Telesterion at Eleusis, and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/12/066-athenian-agora.html

 

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Dec 18, 2017
065 The Athenian Acropolis
52:35

In this episode, we discuss the construction, the history, and the significance of the main buildings on the Athenian Acropolis (the Parthenon, The Propylaia, The Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and a few others); together, these buildings mark the high point of the glorification of Athens, and the Acropolis thus became a confident assertion of Athens’ cultural leadership of Greece, a bold endorsement of her self-image, and a dazzling instrument of political propaganda, with the result that many people later would consider the Athenian Acropolis to be the symbol of the legacy and the glories of Classical Greece

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/12/065-athenian-acropolis.html

 

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Dec 11, 2017
064 The Protectress of Athens
57:12

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, craftsmanship, and strategic warfare who served as a kind of symbol for the city of Athens and civilization in general

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/12/064-protectress-of-athens.html

 

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Dec 04, 2017
063 The Lord of the Sea
43:11

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Poseidon, the violent and unpredictable god who ruled over the sea

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/11/063-lord-of-sea.html

Nov 27, 2017
062 Agricultural Festivals
01:00:21

In this episode, we discuss the Attic calendar year with a focus on the agricultural festivals; starting in the fall at the time of sowing we work our way around the year, month-by-month; particular focus is given to the Thesmophoria and the Eleusinian Mysteries but a dozen or so other festivals are described

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/11/062-agricultural-festivals.html

 

Intro by Travis Dow of Podcastnik

Website: http://www.podcastnik.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastnik

 

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Nov 20, 2017
061 The "Two Goddesses"
45:52

In this episode, we discuss the defining myth of Demeter and Persephone (that being her abduction by Hades), as well as the various ways in which these two were worshipped in the Peloponnese and in Magna Graecia (not including Eleusis and Athens)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/11/061-two-goddesses.html

 

Intro by Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy Podcast

Website: https://www.atozhistorypage.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/atozhistory

 

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Nov 13, 2017
060 Hades and the Underworld
01:01:56

In this episode, we discuss the mysterious, shadowy figure of Hades (king of the Underworld), necromancy (the summoning of the dead), and Homer's description of the abode of Hades in Book Eleven of the Odyssey and then comparing and contrasting that with the description found in Virgil's Aeneid Book Six, all while taking a tour of the Underworld, its major features, and its inhabitants.

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/10/060-underworld.html

 

Intro by Chad Davies of The Scientific Odyssey Podcast

Website: http://thescientificodyssey.typepad.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thescientificodyssey

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaddavies

Oct 30, 2017
059 Olympian Zeus
54:45

In this episode, we discuss the mighty patriarch who ruled over Mount Olympus 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/10/059-olympian-zeus.html

 

Intro by Lee Accomando of the Viking Age Podcast

Website: http://vikingagepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vikingagepod

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VikingAgePod

Oct 23, 2017
***Bonus Episode of Samuel Hume's The History of Witchcraft : Poisoners, Soul-Drawers, and Mathematicians***

The founders of Western Civilisation, the Classical Greeks were strong believers in the existence and capabilities of the supernatural. Their epic poems and plays featured Gods, Goddesses, and spirits aplenty, and mythical heroes were often attributed fantastic knowledge and power. As time went on, Greek writers began to distinguish between different types of magic, and their acceptability.

Many thanks to Ryan from the History of Ancient Greece Podcast for his help!

 

Samuel Hume of The History of Witchcraft Podcast

Website: https://thehistoryofwitchcraft.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyofwitchcraft/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/histofwitch

Oct 18, 2017
058 Classical Temples
46:02

In this episode, we discuss the innovation during the 5th century BC in the realm of temple building (outside of Attica); included are the temple of Aphaia at Aegina, the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Hera II at Poseidonia (Paestum), the Temple of Victory at Himera, the Temple of Apollo at Syracuse, the Valley of the Temples at Akragas, the Temple of Hera at Selinus, and the unfinished temple at Segesta, and the Temple of Apollo at Bassae

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/10/058-classical-temples.html

 

Intro by Ben Jacobs of the Wittenberg to Westphalia: Wars of the Reformation Podcast

Website: http://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wittenbergtowestphalia

Twitter: https://twitter.com/w2wpodcast

Oct 16, 2017
057 Classical Paintings
54:07

In this episode, we discuss the innovation during the 5th century BC in the realm of vase, wooden panel, and wall paintings

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/10/057-classical-paintings.html

 

Intro by Ray Belli of the Words for Granted Podcast

Website: http://www.wordsforgranted.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordsforgranted

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordsforgranted

 

Oct 09, 2017
056 Classical Sculptures
01:02:40

In this episode, we discuss the innovation during the 5th century BC in the realm of free-standing statuary in the round, stelai, and architectural relief

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/09/056-classical-sculptures.html

 

Intro by Laura Carlson of The Feast Podcast

Website: http://www.thefeastpodcast.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Feast_Podcast

Sep 25, 2017
***Bonus Episode of Stephanie Craig's The History Fangirl Podcast: The Acropolis and the Golden Age of Athens***

Guest:  Ryan Stitt of "The History of Ancient Greece" podcast.

 

Stephanie Craig of The History Fangirl Podcast

Website: https://historyfangirl.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyfangirl/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AHistoryFangirl

Sep 24, 2017
055 The Dionysian Mysteries
57:58

In this episode, we discuss the Great Mother Cybele and her influence on the cult of Dionysos; some of the myths and the iconography of Dionysos; and Euripides’ Bacchae and the elements of Dionysiac worship

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/09/055-dionysian-mysteries.html

 

Intro by Savannah Marquardt of Ritual Podcast

Website: https://www.ritualpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RitualPodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RitualPodcast

Sep 11, 2017
054 Old Comedy and Aristophanes
54:18

In this episode, we discuss the Lenaia, the intricacies of Athenian Old Comedy, and what is known about the lives and works of the earliest comedic poets, including Aristophanes, whose eleven surviving works effectively define the genre today

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/09/054-old-comedy-and-aristophanes.html

 

Sep 04, 2017
053 Euripides at War
01:02:15

In this episode, we discuss the plays of Euripides that he produced against the backdrop of the Peloponnesian War (Children of Herakles, Andromache, Hecuba, Suppliants, Electra, Madness of Herakles, Trojan Women, Iphigenia in Tauris, Ion, Helen, Phoenician Women, Orestes, and Iphigenia at Aulis, excluding the Bacchae)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/08/053-euripides-at-war.html

 

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Aug 28, 2017
052 Early Euripides
55:35

In this episode, we discuss the life, innovations, and works of the third great Athenian playwright, Euripides; and we discuss the historicity and some of the major themes of his earliest surviving plays--Cyclops, Rhesus, Alcestis, Medea, and Hippolytus

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/08/052-early-euripides.html

 

Intro by Sam Hume of The History of Witchcraft Podcast

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyofwitchcraft

 

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Aug 14, 2017
051 Sophocles
55:54

In this episode, we discuss the life, innovations, and works of the second great Athenian playwright, Sophocles; and we discuss the historicity and some of the major themes of his surviving plays—Antigone, Ajax, Oedipus Rex, The Women of Trachis, Philoctetes, Electra, and Oedipus at Colonus

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Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/08/051-sophocles.html

 

Aug 07, 2017
***Bonus Episode of Drew Vahrenkamp's Wonders of the World: The Staircases of Persepolis***

East vs West? Maybe. We're off to Iran to greet the rise of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, the world's greatest by this point in history. Between Cyrus and Darius, we'll deal with two Great rulers, but we've also got medieval Iranian love poetry, unappetizing royal banquets, Croesus making bad decisions, and kebabs! Even better, Ryan Stitt from the History of Ancient Greece Podcast returns to bring his knowledge, as we climb the magnificent staircases of Persepolis.

 

 

Drew Vahrenkamp of Wonders of the World

Website: https://www.wonderspodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wonderspodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wonderspodcast and https://twitter.com/drew_vkamp

Aug 01, 2017
050 Early Tragedy and Aeschylus
55:09

In this episode, we discuss what is known about the lives and works of the earliest tragic poets that set the stage for the first great Athenian playwright, Aeschylus, to make all sorts of theatrical innovations at the onset of the Classical Period; and we discuss the historicity and some of the major themes of his seven surviving plays--The Persians, Prometheus Bound, Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliants, and the trilogy known as the Oresteia (which includes Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and the Eumenides)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/07/050-early-tragedy-and-aeschylus.html

Jul 24, 2017
049 Theater and the Dionysia
47:10

In this episode, we discuss the origins of drama; the Dionysia festival (both Rural and City); the physical space of the theater; and the components of tragedy and comedy

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/07/049-theater-and-dionysia.html

 

Today’s episode is brought to you by our new Patreon supporters Justin Heron, Barbara Ismail, Cheri Aiken, and Christoffer Payall, as well as PayPal donor Mark Ibrahim. I do apologize if I didn’t pronounce those correctly but I do thank you for your donations in support of the podcast. If you would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you too could become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt). 

Jul 10, 2017
048 Food, Wine, and the Symposium
47:56

In this episode, we discuss the ancient Greek diet; the economic, religious, and medicinal role of wine; the festival of Anthesteria; and the symposium

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/07/048-food-wine-and-symposium.html

Jul 03, 2017
047 Herakles: From Zero to Hero
01:02:42

In this episode, we discuss the iconography of Herakles, his early myths, his infamous twelve labors, his later life, his heroic persona and how he was worshipped as a pan-Hellenic divine hero, and his role as an apostle of Hellenism in the west

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/06/047-herakles-from-zero-to-hero.html

Jun 19, 2017
046 Monsters and Heroes
01:06:11

In this episode, we discuss the importance of heroes in Greek mythology, the creation of various beasts and monsters, and the lives and accomplishments of various mythic heroes who often times fought against these monsters; including Cadmus of Thebes and the Ismenian Dragon, Perseus of Argos and the Gorgon Medusa;  Bellerophon of Corinth, Pegasus, and the Chimaera; the cursed family of Pelops and the Oath of Tyndareus; the Lapiths, the Centaurs, and the Centauromachy; Meleager, Atalanta, and the Caledonian Boar Hunt; and the troublemaking of Pirithous and Theseus

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/06/046-monsters-and-heroes.html

Jun 12, 2017
045 Music and Victory Odes
57:17

In this episode, we discuss the various types of ancient Greek musical instruments during the Classical Period and how and for what purpose they were used; and the lives and works of the three great 5th century BC lyric poets who pioneered the genre of the epinikion (victory ode)—Simonides of Ceos (556-468 BC), Bacchylides of Ceos (ca. 525-ca. 450 BC), and Pindar of Thebes (522-443 BC), as well as their connections with the lesser known poets Corrina of Tanagra, Lasos of Hermione, and Timocreon of Rhodes

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/06/045-music-and-victory-odes.html

 

Today’s episode is brought to you by our new Patreon supporters Raphael Deutsch and Gabriel Portos, as well as PayPal donors Ben Mann, Lucas Ralston, Bob Armburst, and Robert Porter. I do apologize if I didn’t pronounce those correctly but I do thank you for your donations in support of the podcast. If you would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you too could become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt). Links to the various sites are in the show notes.

Jun 05, 2017
044 Democracy under Pericles
55:37

In this episode, we discuss the democratic machinations of Classical Athens; including the role the Athenian statesman Pericles had on the radicalization of Athenian democracy, the magistracies, the ekklesia, the boule and prytaneis, the law courts and jurors, contemporary critiques of Athenian democracy, and the economics of running the democracy (through a system of public donations known as the liturgies)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/05/044-democracy-under-pericles.html

May 15, 2017
***Bonus Episode of The Glen & Dean Show: SIXTY SEVEN***

Ryan Stitt, host of the History of Ancient Greece podcast joins us via Skype to discuss what led him to starting his podcast, his favorite era in history other than Greece, Zack Snyder's 300 and a whole lot more!

 

Glen Longwell and Dean Zarbaugh of The Glen & Dean Show

Website: https://glenanddean.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glenanddeanshow/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/glenanddeanshowhttps://twitter.com/rolpictures, and https://twitter.com/GlenLongwell89

May 08, 2017
043 Imperial Athens
49:27

In this episode, we discuss the years spanning 454-446 BC, covering Athens' increasingly imperialistic behavior and the final years of the First Peloponnesian War

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/05/043-imperial-athens.html

 

Intro by Rob and Jamie of the Totalus Rankium Podcast

Website: https://totalusrankium.podbean.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/romanemperorstotalusrankium

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TotalusRankium

May 08, 2017
***Bonus Episode of Nitin Sil's Flash Point History: Punic Wars - Part VII - Romani Ite Domum***

Bonus Episode! - 4 'What if' scenarios to contemplate if the Punic Wars had gone awry. What if Hannibal had marched on Rome after the battle of Cannae? What if he gained the ability to siege Roman cities? What if the Punic Wars never happened?

Guest: Ryan Stitt of "The History of Ancient Greece' podcast

 

Nitin Sil of Flash Point History

Audio Podcast: http://fphistory.libsyn.com

Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUDxPzNiQcE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx

May 05, 2017
042 The Undeclared War
45:53

In this episode, we discuss the years spanning 461-454 BC, covering the early part of the First Peloponnesian War / "The Undeclared War"

Show Notes: www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/05/…war.html

 

Intro by Ahmet Ozakca of the Groovy Historian Podcast

Website: https://groovy-historian.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GroovyHistorian

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GroovyHistorian

May 01, 2017
041 The End of an Era
53:18

In this episode, we discuss the battle of the Eurymedon River; Sparta's clashes with the anti-Spartan coalition of Argos, Tegea, Elis, and Mantinea; the assassination of Xerxes and eventual ascension to the Persian throne of his son, Artaxerxes; Themistocles' medism trial and his defection to the court of Artaxerxes; the revolt of Thasos from the Delian League; the debilitating earthquake in the Peloponnese; the ostracism of Cimon and the reforms and assasination of Ephialtes; and the severing of the Athenian-Spartan alliance

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/04/041-end-of-era.html

 

Intro by Peta Greenfield and Fiona Radford of the Partial Historians Podcast

Website: https://partialhistorians.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepartialhistorians

Twitter: https://twitter.com/p_historians

Apr 24, 2017
040 War Hawks and Peace Doves
01:22:18

In this episode, we discuss the aftermath of the Persian Wars and how the Athenians and Spartans both come to terms with the new state of affairs; the formation of the Delian League; and the political factions in Athens and Sparta and their struggle to dictate foreign policy in the 470s BC

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/04/040-war-hawks-and-peace-doves.html

 

Intro by Rob Sims of the History in the Making Podcast

Website: http://www.hitmpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hitmpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HITMpodcast

Apr 17, 2017
039 The Greek Counterattack
01:05:38

In this episode, we discuss the tensions between the Spartan-Athenian alliance during the winter of 480/79 BC, their eventual makeup (sort of), and the Greek counterattack against the Persians in spring 479 BC, culminating in the twin victories at the battles of Plataea and Mycale, effectively ending the first phase of the Greco-Persian wars

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/04/in-this-episode-we-discuss-tensions.html

 

Intro by Charlie of The Almost Forgotten Podcast

Website: http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thealmostforgot

Apr 10, 2017
***Bonus Episode of Ray Belli's Words for Granted: Tyrant***

The word "tyrant" is steeped in the political history of Ancient Greece. However, it didn't always refer to cruel rulers. Originally, a "tyrant" was a morally neutral term for someone who usurped the throne and took over leadership on his own terms. Most of the early Greek tyrants were actually lauded by their subjects.

Joining me in the historical exploration of "tyrants" and "tyranny" is Ryan Stitt from the History of Ancient Greece. (Let's just say he knows a lot more about the details of Ancient Greek history than I do!)

 

Ray Belli of Words for Granted

Website: http://www.wordsforgranted.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordsforgranted/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordsforgranted

Apr 07, 2017
038 Behind the Wooden Walls
56:30

In this episode, we discuss the events leading up to, the battle of Salamis itself, and its aftermath

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/03/038-behind-wooden-walls.html

 

Intro by Katy and Nathan of Queens Podcast

Website: http://queenspodcast.libsyn.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueensPodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Queens_Podcast

Mar 27, 2017
037 Molon Labe
01:16:19

In this episode, we discuss the ascension of Xerxes to the Persian throne; Xerxes' preparations for his invasion of Greece; the Hellenic league and their preparations to defend Greece; and the simultaneous land and sea battles of Thermopylae and Artemisium

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/03/037-molon-labe.html

 

Intro by Nitin Sil of the Flash Point History Podcast

Website: http://flashpointhx.podomatic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx

Mar 20, 2017
036 The Marathonomachoi
01:14:04

In this episode, we discuss the events leading up to, the battle of Marathon itself, and its aftermath; the folklore that grew up after Marathon; and the internal political happenings of Athens during the 480s BC

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/03/036-marathonomachoi.html

 

Intro by Roxanne of the Mythology Translated Podcast

Website: http://mythologytranslated.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mythtrans

Mar 13, 2017
***Bonus Episode of Drew Vahrenkamp's Wonders of the World: Santorini***

We go to the Greek island of Santorini to learn about the eruption that devastated the Minoan civilization of nearby Crete. Plus minotaurs, donkeys, Atlantis and Cretan cuisine!  Thanks to Ryan Stitt, Margo Anton, and Seth Ruderman for their help.

 

 

Drew Vahrenkamp of Wonders of the World

Website: https://www.wonderspodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wonderspodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wonderspodcast and https://twitter.com/drew_vkamp

Mar 07, 2017
035 The Ionian Revolt
57:18

In this episode, we discuss the events of the Ionian Revolt, beginning with Miletus' rebellion from the Persian Empire and ending with the sack of Miletus; the internal political happenings of Athens during the 490s BC; the Spartan destruction of Argos at Sepeia; and the early life of one of Athens' key political figures for the next four decades, Themistocles

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/03/035-ionian-revolt.html

 

Intro by Aven McMaster & Mark Sundaram of the Endless Knot

Website: http://www.alliterative.net

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Alliterative

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alliterativeendlessknot

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AvenSarah and https://twitter.com/Alliterative

Mar 06, 2017
034 Rising Tensions
49:22

In this episode, we discuss the Persian conquest of Thrace, their failed invasion of Scythia, and the submission of Macedon that brought Persia right up to the foothills of Mt Olympus, at the very borders of mainland Greece; the diplomatic follies of the Athenians; and whether war was or was not inevitable, at least in the last decade of the 500s BC

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/02/034-rising-tensions.html

 

Intro by Lantern Jack of Ancient Greece Declassified

Website: http://greecepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greecepodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/greecepodcast

Feb 20, 2017
033 The "Great King" Darius
01:04:20

In this episode, we discuss the ascension of Darius to the Persian throne; his consolidation of the empire and eastern campaigns; Zoroastrianism and the role Ahura-Mazda played in his reign; and his reform program, with a special focus on his creation of a new script (Old Persian), his new capital of Persepolis, his bureaucratic satrapies, the Royal Road, his "sort of" Red Sea/Nile River canal, and the creation and influence of the gold "Daric"

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/02/033-great-king-darius.html

 

Intro by Jeff Wright of Trojan War: The Podcast

Website: http://trojanwarpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trojanwarpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrojanWarPod

Feb 13, 2017
032 Cambyses
59:29

In this episode, we discuss the political happenings during the reign of the Persian king, Cambyses, with a particular focus on Polykrates of Samos; the Persian conquest of Egypt; the failed campaigns in Africa against the Nubians, Cyreneans, and Carthaginians; and the “madness" of Cambyses 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/02/032-cambyses.html

 

Intro by Drew Vahrenkamp of the Wonders of the World Podcast

Website: wonderspodcast.libsyn.com/podcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wonderspodcast

Twitter: twitter.com/wonderspodcast

 

Feb 06, 2017
031 Cyrus the Great
01:04:18

In this episode, we discuss the conquests (Lydia, Ionia, Babylon) and administration of Cyrus, whose deeds and qualities were so exceptional that he earned the moniker "the Great" 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/01/031-cyrus-great.html

 

Intro by Vivek Vasan of the Historical India Podcast

Website: http://www.historicalindiapodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/histoindicast

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/histoindicast

Jan 30, 2017
030 Herodotus and the Rise of Persia
01:03:58

In this episode, we discuss the life, influences, drawbacks, and positives of the “Father of History”, Herodotus; and the political events of the Near East in the 7th and early 6th centuries BC that culminated with Cyrus overthrowing the Medes and elevating the Achaemenid Persians among the other chief powers of their time (the Lydians, Neo-Babylonians, and Egyptians)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/01/030-herodotus-and-rise-of-persia.html

 

Intro by Alison Innes and Darrin Sunstrum of the MythTake Podcast
Website: mythtake.blog
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mythtake
Twitter: twitter.com/InnesAlison and twitter.com/darrinsunstrum

Jan 23, 2017
029 The First Greco-Punic War
01:03:09

In this episode, part 2 of 2 on the Greco-Etruscan-Carthaginian relations during the 6th/5th centuries BC, we discuss the tyrannies that took place in Sicily in the first half of the 5th century BC at Rhegium/Zancle (Messana), Himera, Syracuse, Gela, and Akragas; the First Greco-Punic War and its aftermath/legacy; the decline of Etruscan power in Campania; changes in the Carthaginian constitution following the war; and finally, the explorations of Himilco and Hanno the Navigator 

Show Notes:http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/01/029-first-greco-punic-war.html

 

Intro by Guillaume Lamothe of the History of Exploration Podcast

Website: https://historyofexploration.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyofexploration

Jan 16, 2017
028 The Rise of Carthage
53:29

In this episode, part 1 of 2 on the Greco-Etruscan-Carthaginian relations during the 6th/5th centuries BC, we discuss the rise of Carthage as the dominant Phoenician colony in the western Mediterranean Sea 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/01/028-rise-of-carthage.html

 

Intro by Brandon Huebner of the Maritime History Podcast
Website: http://maritimehistorypodcast.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maritimehistorypodcast
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoriaMare

Jan 09, 2017
027 The Democracy of Cleisthenes
53:52

In this episode, we discuss the political struggle between Isagoras (who was now backed by the Spartan military) and Cleisthenes who ultimately was victorious, which allowed him to institute his overhaul of the Athenian constitution; the different democratic changes that he instituted in regards to the Boule and Ekklesia; and the consequences (both good and bad) from this new revolutionary government, including the gerrymandering of Attica into new tribes, the reorganization of the military structure, Athens' first diplomatic folly with the Persians, and the threat of war with Thebes, Corinth, Sparta, Chalcis, and Aegina

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/12/027-democracy-of-cleisthenes.html

 

Dec 26, 2016
***Bonus Episode of Dominic Perry's The History of Egypt Podcast: North by Northwest***

Thutmose III (Part 3): Foreigners and Trade.

1465 BCE. We explore the world beyond the Egyptian Empire. Visiting the peoples of Crete (Keftiu), Cyprus (Alashiya) and Byblos (Kupna) we see what was happening beyond the realm of direct Egyptian rule. Oh, and there’s a goofy poem at the end.

Intro by Ryan Stitt from the History of Ancient Greece Podcast

 

Dominic Perry of the History of Egypt Podcast

Website: https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com

Dec 19, 2016
026 The Tyranny of the Peisistratids
01:05:30

In this episode, we discuss the ascension of Peisistratos as the first tyrant of Athens and the political maneuverings that he and his two sons, Hippias and Hipparchus, took in maintaining (and sometimes regaining) their position, which included armed warfare, trickery, political marriages, and the expulsion of many of their political enemies (who would go and found several colonies in Athens' name); the economic reforms that Peisistratos and his two sons undertook; their patronage of the arts and public works in the Agora and Acropolis, as well as at other religious sanctuaries in Attica; their encouragement of religious festivals, especially the Greater Panathenaia and the Dionysia; and the ultimate dissolution of the tyranny brought about by the assassination of Hipparchus, the susbsequent cruelty and expulsion of Hippias, and the ascendency of Cleisthenes (with the help of the Spartans)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/12/026-tyranny-of-peisistratids.html

 

Intro by Doug Metzger of the Literature and History Podcast

Website: http://literatureandhistory.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/literatureandhistory

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lahpodcast

Dec 19, 2016
025 The Reforms of Solon
55:51

In this episode, we discuss the life of the great Athenian statesman, Solon, who from his position of sole archonship, enacted various economic, political, and legal reforms that would later form the backbone for Athenian democracy in the Classical Period, but in doing so he took a moderate stance to appease everyone, which didn't quiet the ongoing social and economic problems of the state and shortly thereafter factionalism set in, leading to the next phase of Athenian political history (in which aristocratic infighting led to instability for decades and ultimately to tyranny)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/12/025-reforms-of-solon.html

Dec 12, 2016
024 Early Athens
55:27

In this episode, we discuss the early history of Athens beginning with its mythical past, and how and why the later Athenians promoted and propogandized these myths, with a particular focus on their first king Cecrops, the contest between Athena and Poseidon for patronage of Athens, the birth of Ericthonius (the "love" child of Hephaistos-Athena-Gaia) who would go onto become king, the deeds and reign of Theseus, and the death of the final king Kodras fighting the Heracleidae; in historical times, the abolishment of the monarchy in the Dark Ages that gave rise to the oligarchic government (first by the Medontidai and then the Eupatridai); the social organizations of the Athenians; and finally the social and economic crises at the end of the 7th century BC that brought about an unsuccessful tyranny attempt by an Olympic athlete named Cylon and Athens' first written constitution, orchestrated by a shadowy figure named Draco

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/12/024-early-athens.html

Dec 05, 2016
**The State of the Podcast**
05:21
Sep 12, 2016
023 THIS IS SPARTA
01:08:36

In this episode, we discuss the political, economic, and social totalitarian system that made Sparta so unique in the ancient world

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/09/023-this-is-sparta.html

Sep 05, 2016
022 Sparta Ascendant
57:08

In this episode, we discuss the early history of Sparta and its growing pains that ultimately led to its rise to hegemony over what modern scholars called the Peloponnesian League 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/08/022-sparta-ascendant.html

Aug 29, 2016
021 Athletics and the Panhellenic Games
51:21

In this episode, we discuss the culturally unifying importance of Panhellenic festivals in the Greek world; the history and evolution of the athletic program of the Ancient Olympic games; how the various athletic events that the Greeks participated in were performed; some famous athletes and the larger than life quality they achieved; and the four major Panhellenic festivals (Olympic, Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/08/021-athletics-and-panhellenic-games.html

Aug 22, 2016
020 The Intellectual Revolution
55:35

In this episode, we describe the new schools of thought that began to percolate in the 6th century BC about our existence and role in this universe absent from the gods, and we detail the lives, influences, and various theories put forth by the earliest of these so-called "Pre-Socratic" philosophers; included among them are Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Pherecydes, Pythagoras, Xenophanes, and Heraclitus

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/08/020-intellectual-revolution.html

Aug 15, 2016
019 Poets and Wise Rulers
54:29

In this episode, we discuss part 2 of 2 on the influential poets whose writings gives us insight into the economic, social, and political happenings that reshaped archaic age Greece; in particular, we look at the turbulent history of late 7th and early 6th century BC Mytilene, which finds itself at the intersection of two great poets (Alcaeus and Sappho), tyranny, and one of the so-called "Seven Sages" (Pittacus), making it a perfect case study; and in response to all of these enormous economic, social, and political changes arose the phenomenon of the lawgiver, many of which were among the "Seven Sages"

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/08/019-poets-and-wise-rulers.html

Aug 08, 2016
018 From Epic to Lyric
36:17

In this episode, we discuss the literary changes that took place in the 7th and 6th centuries BC (moving away from grand epic to the more personalized lyric, elegiac, and iambic forms of poetry); and part 1 of 2 on the influential poets whose writings gives us insight into the economic, social, and political happenings that reshaped archaic age Greece

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/08/018-from-lyric-to-epic.html

Aug 01, 2016
017 Archaic Art and Architecture
49:48

In this episode, we discuss the innovation taking place during the 7th and 6th centuries BC in the realm of vase painting (Orientalizing, Protocorinthian, Protoattic, black-figure, and red-figure), statuary (kouros/kore and reliefs), and architecture (Doric/Ionic temples, treasuries, and stoas) by looking at some notable works of Archaic art and architecture

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/08/017-archaic-art-and-architecture.html

Jul 25, 2016
016 The "Age of Tyranny"
46:35

In this episode, we discuss the new political phenomena arising in various parts of the Greek world in the 7th and 6th centuries BC, called tyranny, by focusing on four poleis in the Peloponnese in particular as case studies for its cause: Pheidon of Argos (the military cause), Kypselos and Periander of Corinth (the economic cause), Cleisthenes of Sicyon (the ethnic cause), and Theogenes of Megara (the unsuccessful attempt)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/07/016-age-of-tyranny.html

Jul 18, 2016
015 Colonization and the East
59:46

In this episode, we discuss the Greek emigration northeastward into the Chalkidiki Peninsula, Thrace, the Hellespont, the Bosporus, the Black Sea, and southwards into northern Africa during the 7th and 6th centuries BC; the reigns of the Lydian and Egyptian kings of the 26th Saite Dynasty and their relations with the Greeks until around 550 BC; and the development of coinage (first in Lydia and then its widespread adoption and adaptation by the Greeks in the 6th century BC)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/07/015-colonization-and-east.html

 

Intro by Dominic Perry of the History of Egypt Podcast

Website: https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com

Jul 11, 2016
014 Colonization and the West
49:19

In this episode, we discuss the causes of colonization (shortage of land, trade, and civil strife); the Greek emigration westward into Magna Graecia (southern Italy and Sicily), the coasts of southern France and eastern Spain, and on the islands of Corsica and Sardinia during the 8th, 7th, and 6th centuries BC; the development of the trireme by the Phoenicians/the Corinthians in order to protect their maritime trade networks from roving bands of pirates looking for ships laden with exotic goods; and their growing tensions in the central and western Mediterranean Sea with the Etruscans and the Phoenicians (specifically the Carthaginians) until around 550 BC

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/07/014-colonization-and-west.html

Jul 04, 2016
013 Hoplite Warfare
44:40

In this episode, we discuss the revolutionary changes in warfare that took place in the 8th and 7th centuries BC that were strictly Greek and reflect the abstract nature of the polis; the type of armor worn and weaponry employed by a typical hoplite; the organization and training of military forces; their application of tactics in a typical battle sequence; the cultic practices of the bloodlust god, Ares, who personifies the grim and horrific aspects of warfare; and the Lelantine War, the first large-scale war on the Greek record after the mythical Trojan War and the first instance in which these military changes were employed

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/07/013-hoplite-warfare.html

Jun 27, 2016
012 Oligarchs and Hesiod
39:09

In this episode, we discuss the transitional governments in the early stages of the centrally unified polis (oligarchia and aristokratia), as the waning power of the basileis becomes supplanted by a small landowning group of nobles; the economic and social divisions in the early polis between the nobles and commoners brought on by a spike in population in Greece; and the second great author of ancient Greece, a man named Hesiod, who speaks to us about life and society in the emerging polis from the point of view of the ordinary citizen, in his Works and Days

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/06/012-oligarchs-and-hesiod.html

Jun 20, 2016
011 From Oikos to Polis
43:55

In this episode, we discuss the community (demos), household (oikos), and economy (oikonomia) in the late "Dark Age"; its role as the foundations that led to the evolution of the city-state (polis) into a socio-political structure that brought about the transition from the "Dark Age" into the Archaic Period; and later Greek philosophical thought on the polis and polis identity and what it means to live in a polis beyond its physical space

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/06/011-from-oikos-to-polis.html

 

Jun 13, 2016
010 Religion and Panhellenism
45:46

In this episode, we discuss the philosophy behind early Greek religion that was formalized in writing by Homer and Hesiod; the rituals performed when the Greeks worshipped their deities; the evidence for the earliest sanctuaries in the 8th century BC that developed hand-in-hand with the city-state and their increasing wealth (as seen through votive offerings); the development of the idea of Panhellenism; and the foundation myths, archaeological evidence, and importance for the four predominant Panhellenic sanctuaries that gained massive popularity in the 8th and 7th centuries BC (the sanctuaries of Zeus and Hera at Olympia, the sanctuaries of Apollo and Artemis at Delos, the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, and the sanctuaries of Zeus and Dione at Dodona)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/06/010-panhellenism.html

Jun 06, 2016
009 Greek Resurgence
41:08

In this episode, we discuss the archaeological evidence for the late "Dark Age" during the 9th and early 8th centuries BC, especially the Heroon at Lefkandi and the Keremeikos at Athens; Greece's cultural reawakening and reconnection with the Near East thanks to their contact with the Phoenicians; the development of the Greek alphabet and its impact on Greek cultural development; the establishment of three trading posts/colonies at El-Mina (in the Levant) and Pithekoussai and Cumae (central Italy); and the evolution of "Geometric" vase painting, especially on kraters and amphoras and their role in the funerary process

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/05/009-greek-resurgence.html

 

May 30, 2016
008 The "Dark Age" and Homer
51:28

In this episode, we discuss the archaeological evidence for the early "Dark Age" during the 11th and 10th centuries BC, particularly at the site of Nichoria in Messenia and the pottery of the Sub-Mycenaean and Protogeometic periods; the emigration of mainland Greeks to the Aegean islands and the western coast of Anatolia; and the first great author of ancient Greece, a man named Homer, who gives us insight into the society and culture of the early Dark Age through his two great epic poems---the Iliad and the Odyssey

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/05/008-dark-age-and-homer.html 

May 23, 2016
007 Late Bronze Age Collapse
51:51

In this episode, we briefly discuss the Trojan War myth; the historical evidence for Mycenaean conflict in the eastern Mediterranean and Anatolia (by looking at the Egyptian and Hittite records); the archaeological evidence for layer VI and VII on the citadel of Hisarlik, i.e. ancient Troy (Wilion/Ilion); the Bronze Age collapse in both Greece and the Near East and its possible causes/explanations; the mysterious group of people known as the "Sea Peoples"; and the so-called "Dorian Invasion" southwards into Greece

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/04/007-late-bronze-age-collapse.html

May 16, 2016
006 Mycenaean Greece
48:09

In this episode, we discuss the archaeological evidence of the Mycenaean Greeks of the late Bronze Age (ca. 1650-1250 BC); particularly from the major palace centers in the Argolid at Mycenae and Tiryns, Athens in Attica, the island of Salamis, Thebes and Orchomenos in Boeotia, Iolcos in Thessaly, Amyclae (which is Sparta) in Laconia, and Pylos in Messenia; what the Linear B tablets can tell us about their society, economy, and religion; and their extensive trade network that spanned the entire Mediterranean

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/04/006-mycenaean-greece.html

May 09, 2016
005 Minoan Crete
52:53

In this episode, we discuss the myths and archaeological evidence for the Minoans on Crete, who were an early source of cultural inspiration for the Mycenaean Greeks; the palace complexes at Knossos (north), Phaistos (south), Mallia (northeast), and Zakros (east); the volcanic eruption that blew apart the island of Thera in the mid-17th century BC and was a catalyst for the decline of the Minoan civilization (the inspiration for Plato's infamous description of Atlantis?); the ultimate subordination of the Minoans by the Mycenaean Greeks in the 15th and 14th centuries BC; and the decipherment of Linear B (an early form of Greek) by Michael Ventris in the mid-20th century AD

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/04/005-minoan-crete.html

May 02, 2016
004 Early Bronze Age
21:16

In this episode, we discuss the archaeological evidence for the early Bronze Age on mainland Greece and the Cycladic Islands; the arrival of the Indo-Europeans in Greece (known as the proto-Greeks); and the rediscovery and excavation of three legendary Bronze Age cities (Troy, Knossos, and Mycenae) in the latter part of the 19th century AD by the infamous Heinrich Schliemann and Sir Arthur Evans that brought to light the Bronze Age peoples who would become known as the "Minoans" and "Mycenaeans"

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/04/004-early-bronze-age-greece.html

Apr 25, 2016
003 The Stone Age
15:56

In this episode, we leave the realm of myth and trace the development of early primate/human activity in Greece in the Paleolithic Period (Old Stone Age), culminating in the domestication of plants and animals, the rise of the earliest villages, and the development of metallurgy in the Neolithic Period (New Stone Age)

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/04/003-stone-age-greece.html

Apr 18, 2016
002 The Greek Genesis
19:02

In this episode, we take a look at Creation, according to the Greeks; the Titanomachy, the Gigantomachy, and the ascendancy of the Olympian Gods; the creation of the first humans; the story of Prometheus and the first woman, Pandora; Deucalion and the great flood; and the progenitors of the various Greek tribes

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/04/002-greek-genesis.html

Apr 11, 2016
001 Let There Be Greece!
18:08

The first part of this episode is a brief introduction to the podcast; who I am, what my motivation is for doing this, and what I hope to achieve, and in the second part, we describe the geography of Greece (Hellas) and its natural resources

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2016/04/001-let-there-be-greece.html

Apr 04, 2016