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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.

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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.

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Relaxing

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Relaxing and informative after a long day. Great show.

Greek history

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Only a few episodes in but just love this. Can’t wait to work my way through.

iTunes Ratings

474 Ratings
Average Ratings
380
52
17
5
20

Relaxing

By Bill OB2 - Dec 14 2019
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Relaxing and informative after a long day. Great show.

Greek history

By phranque13 - Aug 16 2019
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Only a few episodes in but just love this. Can’t wait to work my way through.
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The History of Ancient Greece

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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.

Rank #1: 081 Orphism, Omens, and Oracles

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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

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Oct 01 2018

1hr 41mins

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Rank #2: 071 Love, Sex, and Prostitution

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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

1hr 23mins

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Rank #3: 077 From Childbirth to Adolescence

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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

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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

1hr 20mins

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Rank #4: 076 The Goddess of the Young

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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

1hr 16mins

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Rank #5: 088 Thucydides and Periclean Politics

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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

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Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new January 2019 Patreon supporters Sami Laine and Justine, as well as PayPal donor Longlost Pictures. 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).

Feb 18 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: 005 Minoan Crete

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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

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Rank #7: 074 Marriage and Domesticity

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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

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: 065 The Athenian Acropolis

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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

52mins

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Rank #9: 080 Hekate and Magic

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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

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

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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

1hr 15mins

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Rank #10: 090 The Road to War

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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

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The History of Ancient Greece is sponsored by the CLNS Media Network and Today’s episode is brought to you by (1) Babbel--Download the app or text History to 48-48-48 to try Babbel for free--and (2) Lightstream--Apply today at Lightstream.com/THOAG.

Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new March 2019 Patreon supporters Melanie Polutta, Scott Shumaker, and Taylor Nussenbaum. 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). 

Apr 22 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #11: 060 The Underworld

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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

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Oct 30 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #12: 003 The Stone Age

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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

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Rank #13: 039 The Greek Counterattack

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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

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Apr 10 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: 040 War Hawks and Peace Doves

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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

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Apr 17 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #15: 079 Old Age, Death, and Burial

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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

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Aug 20 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #16: 023 THIS IS SPARTA

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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

1hr 8mins

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Rank #17: 087 Rhetoric and the Sophists

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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

1hr 29mins

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Rank #18: 044 Democracy under Pericles

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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

55mins

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Rank #19: 089 The Breakdown of Peace

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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

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Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new February 2019 Patreon supporters Rodrigo Jimenez Reyes and Ryan Edwards, as well as PayPal donor Suzanne Lyle. 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).

Mar 11 2019

1hr 47mins

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Rank #20: 055 The Dionysian Mysteries

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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

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Sep 11 2017

57mins

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099 Frustrations and Poor Decisions

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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 

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Jan 06 2020

1hr 40mins

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098 The Peace Unravels

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In this episode, we discuss the years 421-418 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the breakdowns of the Peace of Nikias; the rise of Alcibiades to prominence at Athens; the differences that arose between Sparta and some of their dissident allies; the diplomatic maneuverings that resulted in the quadruple alliance between Athens, Argos, Mantinea, and Elis; and the decisive Spartan victory at the Battle of Mantinea

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

Intro by Jacob Collier of The Podcast on Germany 

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Dec 02 2019

1hr 51mins

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**Special Guest Episode on Mesopotamian Medicine w/Moudhy Al-Rashid**

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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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Moudhy

Nov 11 2019

53mins

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**Special Guest Episode on Classical Monsters and Popular Culture w/Liz Gloyn**

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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/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lizgloyn

Oct 07 2019

55mins

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097 The Road to Peace

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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 

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

Sep 30 2019

1hr 52mins

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096 Athens on the Offensive

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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

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 41mins

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095 The Greek World Turned Upside Down

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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

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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

2hr 6mins

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**Special Guest Episode on Being a Modern Homeric Bard w/Joe Goodkin**

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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/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joegoodkin

Jul 08 2019

1hr 10mins

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**Special Guest Episode on Translating Thucydides’ Speeches w/Johanna Hanink**

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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/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johannahan

Jun 24 2019

1hr 15mins

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094 New Leaders and New Strategies

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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

1hr 26mins

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093 Revolt in the Empire

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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

1hr 5mins

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092 The End of an Era (Part II)

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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

Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new April 2019 Patreon supporter Kris Fernet, as well as PayPal donor William Davis. 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).  

May 13 2019

1hr 33mins

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091 Attrition and Plague

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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

The History of Ancient Greece is sponsored by the CLNS Media Network and Today’s episode is brought to you by Babbel--Download the app or text History to 48-48-48 to try Babbel for free.

Apr 29 2019

1hr 11mins

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090 The Road to War

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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

The History of Ancient Greece is sponsored by the CLNS Media Network and Today’s episode is brought to you by (1) Babbel--Download the app or text History to 48-48-48 to try Babbel for free--and (2) Lightstream--Apply today at Lightstream.com/THOAG.

Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new March 2019 Patreon supporters Melanie Polutta, Scott Shumaker, and Taylor Nussenbaum. 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). 

Apr 22 2019

1hr 27mins

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***Introducing Parcast's Espionage***

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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

15mins

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**Special Guest Episode on Ten Caesars w/Barry Strauss**

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In this special guest 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

37mins

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**Special Guest Episode at MFA Boston w/Phoebe Segal**

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In this special guest episode, I am joined by Dr. Phoebe Segal, Mary 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

49mins

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089 The Breakdown of Peace

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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

Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new February 2019 Patreon supporters Rodrigo Jimenez Reyes and Ryan Edwards, as well as PayPal donor Suzanne Lyle. 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).

Mar 11 2019

1hr 47mins

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088 Thucydides and Periclean Politics

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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/

Today’s episode is also brought to you by our new January 2019 Patreon supporters Sami Laine and Justine, as well as PayPal donor Longlost Pictures. 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).

Feb 18 2019

1hr 8mins

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087 Rhetoric and the Sophists

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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

1hr 29mins

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Relaxing

By Bill OB2 - Dec 14 2019
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Relaxing and informative after a long day. Great show.

Greek history

By phranque13 - Aug 16 2019
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Only a few episodes in but just love this. Can’t wait to work my way through.