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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.

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

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Great podcast, I’m listening a second time.

iTunes Ratings

411 Ratings
Average Ratings
333
41
16
4
17

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.

Great

By Duc1 - May 30 2019
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Great podcast, I’m listening a second time.
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The History of Ancient Greece

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Rank #34 in History category

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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: 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
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #2: 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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #3: 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
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #4: 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

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
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 29 mins
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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
52 mins
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Rank #7: 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
15 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #11: 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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Twitter: https://twitter.com/pontifactspodhttps://twitter.com/BryJensenhttps://twitter.com/frycurious

Website: https://pontifacts.podbean.com

Oct 01 2018
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #12: 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

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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
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #13: 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

The History of Ancient Greece is powered by CLNS Media Network and Today's episode is brought to you by Great Courses Plus. Enjoy unlimited access to all of their courses FREE for One Month – but you need to sign up through THOAG's special URL @ https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/Greece

Dec 11 2017
52 mins
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Rank #14: 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
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #15: 046 Monsters and Heroes

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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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #16: 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

Website: http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thealmostforgot

Apr 10 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #17: 059 Olympian Zeus

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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
54 mins
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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
55 mins
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Rank #19: 037 Molon Labe

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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

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx

Mar 20 2017
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #20: 075 Pregnancy, Abortion, and Divorce

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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
58 mins
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