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A journey through the myths and history of Ancient Greece and Rome for all the family.

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A journey through the myths and history of Ancient Greece and Rome for all the family.

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New episodes please

By Boogman41 - Apr 12 2019
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Great podcast educational and entertaining patiently waiting for new episodes

So good

By thetelltaleepisode - Dec 17 2017
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This is the best for people trying to study and/or history buffs

iTunes Ratings

194 Ratings
Average Ratings
161
18
7
5
3

New episodes please

By Boogman41 - Apr 12 2019
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Great podcast educational and entertaining patiently waiting for new episodes

So good

By thetelltaleepisode - Dec 17 2017
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This is the best for people trying to study and/or history buffs
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Myths and History of Greece and Rome

Latest release on Nov 21, 2018

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A journey through the myths and history of Ancient Greece and Rome for all the family.

Rank #1: Chapter One: In the Beginning

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The frst chapter of our story introduces Gaia, the Earth and Ouranos, the Sky. We hear the Greek creation myth and meet the Titans and some hideous monsters!

Jan 20 2013

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Rank #2: Chapter Two: Clash of the Titans

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The fun really starts here! Zeus and his brothers and sisters fight against Kronos and the Titans over who will rule the heavens and the Earth. Only one side can come out on top. Which one will it be?

Jan 20 2013

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Rank #3: Chapter One Hundred and Thirty One: Norman Conquests

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Everyone knows about 1066 and all that. The Normans' other conquests are less famous but equally important. Just ask Alexius Comnenus!

Aug 20 2017

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Rank #4: Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Nine: Descent into Chaos

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The great Macedonian Dynasty comes to an end. The Empire begins its final spiral into nothingness.

May 23 2017

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Rank #5: Chapter One Hundred and Eleven: the Rise of Islam

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A huge welcome to Elias Belhaddad who will take us through the rise of a new force.  The world will never be the same again!

Apr 03 2016

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Rank #6: Chapter Three: Olympians

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This week we meet the rest of the children of Kronos and a couple of the other Olympians. Look out for the story of Poseidon's persuasive dolphin and the tale of poor Persephone.

Jan 22 2013

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Rank #7: Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Six: Planning for Greatness

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Basil II takes control of his empire, finally dispatching the pesky Bardases! And then he plans... a lot.

Jan 22 2017

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Rank #8: Chapter 125: Brilliance, Battles and Bardases

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The Empire is still on the rise despite the meddling of two men called Bardas!

Jan 08 2017

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Rank #9: Chapter Thirty One: Sparta

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Sparta was a very important city in Archaic Greece. Not only that it was a very strange one. In this chapter we find out why!

May 21 2013

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Rank #10: Chapter One Hundred and Five: Why did Rome Fall?

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The Eastern Empire is healthy and flourishing but the Western Empire is gone. It's time to reflect on the reasons why.

Jan 03 2016

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Rank #11: Chapter Ninety Three: Christianity and Rome; the First 300 Years

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Christianity and the Roman Empire are inextricably linked. Before Constantine, though, the relationship had been a bit rocky.In this chapter we look at the early interactions between the Empire and the Christians.

Jun 28 2015

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Rank #12: Chapter Seventy Four: 'The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius'

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"Don't waste time wondering what a good man is: be one." Marcus Aurelius's thoughts on how to live virtuously have stood the test of time.

Sep 16 2014

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Rank #13: Chapter Eighteen: The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships

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The story of the Trojan War is one of the most famous and exciting of the Greek myths. It is a tale full of friendship, treachery, love, revenge, tragedy and death. This is the first of nine chapters which will tell the whole story of the build up to the war, the war itself and what happened to the survivors. In it we meet some of the important characters and hear about the wedding at which the seeds of the war were sown.

Mar 02 2013

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Rank #14: Chapter One Hundred and Thirty Nine: One Empire, Two Empires, Three Empires, Four Empires.

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Welcome to nearly sixty years of total and utter chaos. Four empires and at least twenty emperors fight, make alliances, break alliances and generally fail to get on. Something has to give!

May 07 2018

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Rank #15: Chapter Seventy Six: And You Thought Caligula was Nuts!

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Poor Marcus Aurelius. Having spent most of his reign fighting the barbarians he dies when the job is just about complete... and his primary legacy is his unhinged son!

Oct 17 2014

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Rank #16: Chapter Ninety Six: The Pagan

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Julian the Apostate. Julian the Hero or Julian the over-rated chancer? Brave or stupid? I know what I think!

Aug 09 2015

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Rank #17: Chapter Four: Tales of the Immortals

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In this chapter we meet the rest of the great Olympians. In doing so we find out about some of more unpleasant gods and their equally nasty children! Ares and his kids are particular favourites of mine.

Jan 22 2013

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Rank #18: Chapter Eighty Eight: The Unconquered Restorer of the World

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One man, five years, unlimited success!

Apr 03 2015

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Rank #19: Chapter Thirty Two: Athens

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We've done Sparta. Now Athens takes centre stage. The largest and most cultured of the Greek poleis became the centre of the Greek world and, a few detours excepted, remains so today.

May 28 2013

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Rank #20: Chapter Eighty Nine: Soon We Won't Need an Army

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Stupidity reigns in a resurgent Empire. Senior officers in the army, seemingly not content with the dramatic improvement, proceed to shoot Rome in the foot... twice!

Apr 17 2015

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Chapter One Hundred and Forty Four: Travels and Calls

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Manuel II goes a-calling on the heads of state of the major European powers in order to find some support in saving his dying empire.

Nov 21 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Forty Three: Back in the West - Part Three

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A lot has been going on in the former Western Roman Empire in the 300 years between 1100 and 1400!

Nov 04 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Forty Two: A Family at War Part Two

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Introducing the Hokey Cokey Emperor. Is he in power or out? In, out, in, out!

Oct 21 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Forty One: A Family at War Part One

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Fractious and incompetent behaviour from the ruling family plunge the Empire into crisis. It’s not going to get any better!

Jul 31 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Forty: The Final Recovery

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A brilliant general becomes Emperor of Nicaea. It only takes him a few years to regain the great city of Constantinople.  Unfortunately everyone is out to get him and it takes a lifetime of juggling to stabilise his empire.

Jul 01 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty Nine: One Empire, Two Empires, Three Empires, Four Empires.

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Welcome to nearly sixty years of total and utter chaos. Four empires and at least twenty emperors fight, make alliances, break alliances and generally fail to get on. Something has to give!

May 07 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty Eight: Capital, Crusades and Calamity

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The Angeli prove themselves to be so incompetent that the capital of the Empire cannot withstand the crusading armies.  Calamity results.

Apr 22 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty Seven: Angels of Destruction

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Andronicus Comnenus could not, quite obviously, be allowed to continue as Basileus. If only his demise, like that of Domitian for example, had been planned. Then, perhaps, the chaos and incompetence that followed could have been avoided.

Apr 01 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty Six: The Great and the Terrible

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Manuel Comnenus thinks big but is a bit to pro-western. His cousin, though, is an entirely different kettle of fish!

Mar 18 2018

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Very Important Announcement

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Introducing the new mythandhistory website. www.mythandhistory.co.uk

Mar 10 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty Five: Oh No, Not Again!

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John the Beautiful fails to achieve all his aims as he goes and dies at exactly the wrong moment.  He is succeeded by his son: how will he do?

Mar 04 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty Four: John the Beautiful

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Alexius’s son proves himself to be the equal of his father!

Feb 17 2018

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty Three: Urban's Unhelpful Help

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The Pope launches the first crusade with mixed results for Alexius and hie empire!

Dec 28 2017

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty Two: Back in the West, Part Two

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A quick look at France, Germany and England in the 300 years up to the start of the First Crusade.

Oct 28 2017

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty One: Norman Conquests

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Everyone knows about 1066 and all that. The Normans' other conquests are less famous but equally important. Just ask Alexius Comnenus!

Aug 20 2017

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty: Manzikert

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Disloyalty and bad planning lead to disaster.

Aug 02 2017

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Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Nine: Descent into Chaos

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The great Macedonian Dynasty comes to an end. The Empire begins its final spiral into nothingness.

May 23 2017

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Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Eight: Zoe takes a Husband, or Two, or Three!

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Basil's death begins a steep decline. If you want to be emperor then marry Zoe!

May 07 2017

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Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Seven: The Bulgar Slayer

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Basil II finally has time to give his full attention to the Bulgars. It's not pretty!

Apr 16 2017

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Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Six: Planning for Greatness

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Basil II takes control of his empire, finally dispatching the pesky Bardases! And then he plans... a lot.

Jan 22 2017

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iTunes Ratings

194 Ratings
Average Ratings
161
18
7
5
3

New episodes please

By Boogman41 - Apr 12 2019
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Great podcast educational and entertaining patiently waiting for new episodes

So good

By thetelltaleepisode - Dec 17 2017
Read more
This is the best for people trying to study and/or history buffs