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Hannibal and the Punic Wars

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A History Of: Hannibal and the Punic Wars is a biweekly biography of everybody's favourite Carthaginian general. We follow Hannibal throughout his campaigns as well as looking at the Punic Wars at large. This is done through a mixture of lecture style episodes as well as more relaxed Let's Talk episodes; in which I invite guests onto the show to talk about Hannibal, Rome, Carthage, the Punic Wars and the ancient world in general. Please note, I have recently upgraded my recording equipment and am updating the back-catalogue. Presently episodes 4 through 17 need to be re-recorded; so bear with me.

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A History Of: Hannibal and the Punic Wars is a biweekly biography of everybody's favourite Carthaginian general. We follow Hannibal throughout his campaigns as well as looking at the Punic Wars at large. This is done through a mixture of lecture style episodes as well as more relaxed Let's Talk episodes; in which I invite guests onto the show to talk about Hannibal, Rome, Carthage, the Punic Wars and the ancient world in general. Please note, I have recently upgraded my recording equipment and am updating the back-catalogue. Presently episodes 4 through 17 need to be re-recorded; so bear with me.

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58 Ratings
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Great Podcast

By OLE-S - May 11 2018
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Really enjoyed this podcast. Found myself hoping something would change & Hannibal would win.

Can you dig it!!!

By Harry Greenstuff - Feb 19 2018
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Well I do an example of how history can make for the most epic stories.

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
42
6
4
1
5

Great Podcast

By OLE-S - May 11 2018
Read more
Really enjoyed this podcast. Found myself hoping something would change & Hannibal would win.

Can you dig it!!!

By Harry Greenstuff - Feb 19 2018
Read more
Well I do an example of how history can make for the most epic stories.
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Hannibal and the Punic Wars

Latest release on Aug 03, 2016

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: PSA - London Date Change and New Podcasts

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A PSA. London's date changes from 8th June to 23rd of June, and two new podcasts are announced. A History Of: Alexander the Great - Remastered - from Tuesday 11th June, and The Arab Spring: A History - from Thursday 6th June.

Jul 10 2015

3mins

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Rank #2: Episode 51 - The Battle of Rome

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This week we enter 211 covering three big events: Hannibal's March on Rome, the 'Battle' of Rome, and the Fall of Capua.

Jul 20 2015

20mins

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Rank #3: Episode 5 - Meet the Carthaginians!

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This week we introduce Carthage. We have a look at Carthaginian government, Carthaginian Military and Carthaginian History.

Jun 11 2015

12mins

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Rank #4: Episode 3 - Meet the Romans! Part 2

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This week we continue our introduction of the Romans. We take a look at the Roman Army, Roman religion and ancient geography.

Jun 10 2015

15mins

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Rank #5: Episode 4 - Meet the Romans! Part 3

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This week we finish our introduction of the Romans. We take a look at Roman history from the revolution which threw out the kings through to the conquest of southern Italy.

Jun 11 2015

15mins

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Rank #6: Episode 6 - Marauding Mamertines

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This week we cover the First Punic War up to the Sack of Agrigentum and I announce a secret project.

Jun 12 2015

19mins

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Rank #7: Episode 72 - Completing the Conquest

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This week the podcast returns to something resembling a normal schedule! We watch Scipio be victorious over Hasdrubal, who fled to Italy, and then over Gisco to win the Spanish theatre of the war.

Oct 05 2015

22mins

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Rank #8: Episode 20 - Gauls and Elephants

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This week we cover the Gallic revolt of 218 BC, as well as bringing Hannibal over the Rhone and introducing the elephants. But, this is not the most important thing. Also announced is the first ever TheHistoryOf Podcast meet up! We will be hanging out with Jamie Jeffers of the British History Podcast at 5PM on the 25th of November in the Black Swan Inn, York. It should be a ton of fun and I hope to see you there! Also announced is the 25th Episode Specular! I would love to have a bit of a Q and A, so if you want to know about the podcast, how it is made, the origin story, future projects, about me, about Manchester City, about Hannibal, about Rome, Carthage, the Punic Wars, Alexander the great, maybe you would want to guest introduce the show, maybe you have some ideas about something for the 25th episode, whether it be something to talk about or something to do, for all of the above and more, please let me know. Just nothing about the X factor, I cannot stand that rubbish. I am sure you know how to contact me, but, if you don not, you can contact me by sending me an email, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 18 2015

21mins

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Rank #9: Episode 63 - Back to Italy

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This week we finally return to Italy. We recap just where we were in the narrative in 211, look at the consular elections for 210, the siege of Tarentum and the battle for Salapia.

Aug 19 2015

12mins

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Rank #10: Episode 64 - The Prolonged Battle

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This week we bring the narrative into 209, looking at the eventful election of Fabius and Fulvius to the consulship and the three day battle of Canusium. Also features a tangent on Narnia.

Aug 23 2015

14mins

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Rank #11: Episode 71 - Scipio in Spain

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This week we continue Scipio's adventures in Spain, focusing much of the episode on his brilliant capture of New Carthage. We also include a brief discussion on how inaccurate ancient sources are, specifically when they say Gaul had a population of two hundred million people.

Sep 20 2015

11mins

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Rank #12: Episode 10 - The Siege of Lilybaeum. Part 1 - The Towers

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This week we cover the beginning of the siege of Lilybaeum as well as why the episode is a week late.

Jun 13 2015

16mins

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Rank #13: Episode 7 - How to Invade Africa

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This week we get into classical naval technology as well as bringing the First Punic War from the Sack of Agrigentum to the Roman invasion of Africa.

Jun 12 2015

21mins

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Rank #14: Episode 56 - Are We At War Yet?

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This week we continue to look at Syracuse, finding out what Epicydes and Hippocrates do once they become magistrates. Marcellus also rejoins the story.

Jul 25 2015

11mins

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Rank #15: Episode 67 - Disastrously Well

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This week we have the build up to the Metaurus.

Sep 02 2015

14mins

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Rank #16: Episode 11 - The Siege of Lilybaeum. Part 2 - The Fleets

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This week we continue covering the siege of Lilybaeum looking at Publius Claudius Pulcher's disaster at Drepana.

Jun 14 2015

13mins

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Rank #17: Episode 19 - The Journey Begins

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This week we begin Hannibal's journey to Italy. We assess his options in the winter of 219-218 and find out why he had to invade Italy by land. We then follow him as he travels to Gades, before heading north and crossing the Ebro.

Jun 18 2015

19mins

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Rank #18: Episode 68 - Metaurus

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This week we have the Metaurus.

Sep 06 2015

12mins

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Rank #19: Episode 52 - Knockout Punches

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This week we go back to Spain and cover the years 216 to 214.

Jul 21 2015

15mins

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Rank #20: Episode 74 - The Debate

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This week we wrap up events in Sicily, but the main focus is the epic senate debate between Fabius and Scipio.

Oct 20 2015

33mins

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