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Myths and History of Greece and Rome

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

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Chapter One: In the Beginning

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!

11mins

20 Jan 2013

Rank #1

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Chapter Two: Clash of the Titans

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?

17mins

20 Jan 2013

Rank #2

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Chapter One Hundred: Vandalism

It is the turn of Carthage to get a good sacking and this time the perpetrators are so efficient that they had the whole concept named after them! Worse than that, the ancient city is lost to the Empire as it is occupied by the barbarians.

18mins

2 Oct 2015

Rank #3

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Chapter Ninety Seven: Anger and Adrianople

Abbritus was bad. This was so so much worse.

21mins

16 Aug 2015

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Chapter One Hundred and One: The Pope and the Hun

And so we reach the beginning of the end. The signs have been there since the death of Theodosius the Great but now everyone can see them, including a certain very famous barbarian king!

17mins

18 Oct 2015

Rank #5

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Chapter One Hundred and Two: It's all Gone Horribly Wrong

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Barbarian generals and emperors battle for control of the Empire while other barbarians annex large parts of it. The countdown towards the fall of Rome gathers pace.

17mins

1 Nov 2015

Rank #6

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

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.

16mins

28 Jun 2015

Rank #7

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Chapter Ninety Five: Constantine's Boys

The three surviving sons of Constantine the Great take over stewardship of the Roman Empire. Only one of them shows any semblance of being a chip off the old block!

18mins

23 Jul 2015

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Chapter Ninety Four: A New Capital

Constantine the Great is one of the few people in history who genuinely changed the world. His achievements are many and varied but he also had a dark side!

18mins

13 Jul 2015

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Chapter One Hundred and Three: A Farewell to Rome

And so Rome falls. The inevitability is clear but the shock is still remarkable. On the other hand life continues as normal.

22mins

16 Nov 2015

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Chapter One Hundred and Thirty One: Norman Conquests

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

17mins

20 Aug 2017

Rank #11

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Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Nine: Descent into Chaos

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

20mins

23 May 2017

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Chapter One Hundred and Eleven: the Rise of Islam

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!

33mins

3 Apr 2016

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Chapter Three: Olympians

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.

18mins

22 Jan 2013

Rank #14

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Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Six: Planning for Greatness

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

19mins

22 Jan 2017

Rank #15

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Chapter One Hundred and Five: Why did Rome Fall?

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

18mins

3 Jan 2016

Rank #16

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Chapter Ninety Two: Cabbages and Kings

The Tetrarchy was a lovely idea. It worked so very well when Diocletian was in charge. When he was gone, though, self interest trumped duty. Civil wars ensued: lots of them.

18mins

28 May 2015

Rank #17

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Chapter Seventy Four: 'The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius'

"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.

17mins

16 Sep 2014

Rank #18

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Chapter 125: Brilliance, Battles and Bardases

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

19mins

8 Jan 2017

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Chapter One Hundred and Four: Picking up the Pieces

The fact that the Roman Empire used to contain a city called Rome quickly becomes a distant memory. Constantinople has its own problems. Stability is provided by an old man who proves that age is no barrier to imperial success.

15mins

13 Dec 2015

Rank #20