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A dig around ancient Greece and Rome for a look at the more unusual.

A dig around ancient Greece and Rome for a look at the more unusual.
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United Kingdom

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A dig around ancient Greece and Rome for a look at the more unusual.

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English


Episodes

Spartan Women. Part Two.

5/9/2019
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In the second episode on Spartan Women I look at what an adult woman might have got up to. From quite a curious marriage ceremony through to the terrifying prospect of a Spartan mother. It's all here. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:35:29

Spartan Women. Part One

4/6/2019
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The first of two episodes where I discuss the experiences a Spartan woman had throughout her life. Part one includes a general overview of Sparta before I recount what it might have been like for a Spartan as she grew up. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:29:58

Costa del Carthage: Hannibal, Carthage and Spain.

2/24/2019
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In this episode I am looking at how Carthage expanded into the Iberian Peninsula and how this location furnished Hannibal with the means to march on Rome. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:38:37

Costa del Carthage: Hannibal, Carthage and Spain.

2/24/2019
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In this episode I am looking at how Carthage expanded into the Iberian Peninsula and how this location furnished Hannibal with the means to march on Rome. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:38:37

Thersites, Scamander and Sarpedon. The Linear B-Listers

1/25/2019
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In this episode I discuss how Thersites, Scamander and Sarpedon shape the way we understand the Iliad, other characters in it and even wider themes. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:32:01

Thersites, Scamander and Sarpedon. The Linear B-Listers

1/25/2019
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In this episode I discuss how Thersites, Scamander and Sarpedon shape the way we understand the Iliad, other characters in it and even wider themes. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:32:01

The Haloa, it makes Boxing Day seem civilised.

12/21/2018
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Ok, we always hear about the Saturnalia around the Festive period, but what about the Haloa? This was an ancient Greek Festival which involved highly suggestive food, drunken shenanigans and bad language. Listen to me discuss what happened and why. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:28:54

The Haloa, it makes Boxing Day seem civilised.

12/21/2018
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Ok, we always hear about the Saturnalia around the Festive period, but what about the Haloa? This was an ancient Greek Festival which involved highly suggestive food, drunken shenanigans and bad language. Listen to me discuss what happened and why. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:28:54

How hygienic were the Roman baths?

12/2/2018
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Join me and special guest expert Emma as we discuss how hygienic the Roman baths really were. Did they help or hinder disease? Plenty of gruesome detail, so, leave till after lunch. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:49:16

How hygienic were the Roman baths?

12/2/2018
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Join me and special guest expert Emma as we discuss how hygienic the Roman baths really were. Did they help or hinder disease? Plenty of gruesome detail, so, leave till after lunch. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:49:16

Night of the Livy Dead 2

10/24/2018
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It's that time of year to listen to some spooky tales from antiquity. I discuss how werewolves have changed, early versions of the vampire and dig up ghosts stories from ancient Greece and Rome.

Duration:00:30:41

Night of the Livy Dead 2

10/24/2018
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It's that time of year to listen to some spooky tales from antiquity. I discuss how werewolves have changed, early versions of the vampire and dig up ghosts stories from ancient Greece and Rome.

Duration:00:30:41

Bathing in Ancient Greece and Rome

9/30/2018
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In this podcast I look at the different types of bathing in antiquity, from the Greeks to the Romans. How did the Greeks bathe exactly? What were the Roman baths like? In addition I reason what linked Menelaus and Liberace, impersonate Seneca and mention the most devious use for the floor of a caldarium. Some minor adult content (thanks Martial), but no swearing. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:32:47

Bathing in Ancient Greece and Rome

9/30/2018
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In this podcast I look at the different types of bathing in antiquity, from the Greeks to the Romans. How did the Greeks bathe exactly? What were the Roman baths like? In addition I reason what linked Menelaus and Liberace, impersonate Seneca and mention the most devious use for the floor of a caldarium. Some minor adult content (thanks Martial), but no swearing. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:32:47

Pompeii - before and during

8/20/2018
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This podcast is a re-edit of the two previous podcasts released last year, two podcasts for the price of one, that is if they weren't free in the first place. Part one deals with the history of Pompeii, what was it like and what can we understand about it? Part two takes you through the events of the 24/25th August AD79. What were the real dangers during the eruption? Would Scooby have survived and can there be more than one way to pronounce 'pumice'?* Feel free to find me on twitter...

Duration:00:30:49

Pompeii - before and during

8/20/2018
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This podcast is a re-edit of the two previous podcasts released last year, two podcasts for the price of one, that is if they weren't free in the first place. Part one deals with the history of Pompeii, what was it like and what can we understand about it? Part two takes you through the events of the 24/25th August AD79. What were the real dangers during the eruption? Would Scooby have survived and can there be more than one way to pronounce 'pumice'?* Feel free to find me on twitter...

Duration:00:30:49

Ostracism, a very tall woman and tyrants.

8/14/2018
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In this podcast I look at the oddity that was ostracism in Ancient Athens. Why was it needed? What did it aim to do? There's also a brief chat about tyrants and which includes an instance which Herodotus calls the silliest trick in history. Feel free to find me on twitter (@ancientblogger) Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:31:37

Ostracism, a very tall woman and tyrants.

8/14/2018
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In this podcast I look at the oddity that was ostracism in Ancient Athens. Why was it needed? What did it aim to do? There's also a brief chat about tyrants and which includes an instance which Herodotus calls the silliest trick in history. Feel free to find me on twitter (@ancientblogger) Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:31:37

Wish you weren't here: The Sicilian Expedition

6/28/2018
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To what extent does Thucydides alter and tweak his account of the Athenian disaster? In this episode I look at some of the arguments which suggest Thucydides amended and changed his account to align with his views through subtle and none-too-subtle techniques. I also point out why Nicias would be an ideal guest at a poker night. Feel free to find me on twitter (@ancientblogger) Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:30:12

Wish you weren't here: The Sicilian Expedition

6/28/2018
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To what extent does Thucydides alter and tweak his account of the Athenian disaster? In this episode I look at some of the arguments which suggest Thucydides amended and changed his account to align with his views through subtle and none-too-subtle techniques. I also point out why Nicias would be an ideal guest at a poker night. Feel free to find me on twitter (@ancientblogger) Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

Duration:00:30:12