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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

107 Sparta Triumphant

4/11/2021
In this episode, we discuss the final two years of the Peloponnesian War (405-404 BC), including the comedic play "The Frogs" by Aristophanes; Lysander's elevation to Persian satrap, his rebuilding of the Peloponnesian fleet, his tactical moves in the Hellespont, and his crushing victory over the Athenians at Aegospotami; the besiegement and blockade of Athens; and the Athenians' surrender and the terms of the peace treaty Show Notes: ...

Duration:01:15:17

106 Frustrations and Poor Decisions (Part II)

10/22/2020
In this episode, we discuss the years 409-406 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenians’ achieving control in the Hellespont and Bosporus, Alcibiades’ triumphant return to Athens, the ascension of Lysander and his bromance with Cyrus, the Athenian defeat at Notium and the disgrace of Alcibiades, Kallikratidas victory over Konon at Mytilene, and the subsequent Battle of Arginusae with its disastrous consequences for the Athenians. Show Notes: ...

Duration:02:14:48

Promo for 10 American Presidents

10/15/2020
10 American Presidents Podcast Ep: 25 - Reagan part 1 - Iwan Morgan https://play.acast.com/s/10americanpresidents/reaganpart1-iwanmorgan-

Duration:00:01:13

Invitation to Join in on Classical Wisdom's Symposium October 24/25!

10/13/2020
From the folks over at Classical Wisdom! Classical Wisdom’s World-Wide Inaugural: SYMPOSIUM 2020 POWER & POLITICS WITH SPECIAL GUEST AUTHORS AND ACADEMICS Streaming Live | October 24-25, 2020 (starting 10am Saturday / starting 11am Sunday) This is your opportunity to join an exclusive online Symposium with some of the greatest thinkers on the ancient worlds. Immerse yourself in the Classical World for a weekend of wit and wisdom (and wine!) that will return you to the...

Duration:00:01:26

***Bonus Episode of A.D History's What Was The Relationship Like Between Rome & Ancient Greece? & Exploring the Hopewell Tradition | 101AD-110AD Feat. Ryan Stitt***

10/11/2020
For the first episode of the A.D. History Podcast's second season, hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote sit down with the host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast (THOAG) Ryan Stitt; to discuss the relationship between Ancient Greece and Rome during the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire Period. Yet kicking off this episode, Patrick delves into the little known Hopewell Tradition of ancient North America.

Duration:01:27:21

***Special Guest Episode on Classics and White Supremacy w/Curtis Dozier***

10/8/2020
In today's special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Curtis Dozier, Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College. He is the producer and host of The Mirror of Antiquity, a podcast featuring classical scholars discussing the intersections of their research, the contemporary world, and their own lives. More importantly to our discussion, He is also the director of Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics, a website devoted to documenting and responding to appropriations of...

Duration:00:59:23

***Bonus Episode of Fan of History's Ancient Greece with Ryan Stitt Part 2***

9/29/2020
Special Episode with Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast: The story continues in the 2nd and final part of this two part series on the relationship between Greece and the Near East prior to 500 BCE Fan of History Podcast Website: https://play.acast.com/s/history/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuIXoVRYAX2KyMBtqq7JGxQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fanofhistory/

Duration:00:24:16

***Bonus Episode of Amped Up Radio's Social Life in Ancient Greece & What We Get Wrong About Athens and Sparta with Ryan Stitt (Host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast)***

9/22/2020
"In this episode of Amped Up Radio, I sit down to talk with Ryan Stitt, the creator and host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast. Ryan talks about the thorny issue of historiography in ancient Greece, relating to the lack of reliable sources; what life would have been like if you were a male, female, or slave living in Athens, and Sparta's eugenics program, whether or not it is myth or reality. In the second half of the show, we talk about how Ryan got into podcasting, some...

***Special Guest Episode on Race, Antiquity, and Its Legacy w/Denise McCoskey***

9/20/2020
In today's special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Denise Eileen McCoskey, Professor of Classics and affiliate of Black World Studies at Miami (OH) University. She has written extensively on the politics of race and gender in antiquity and is currently at work on a project examining the role of eugenics in early twentieth-century classical scholarship. In 2012, she published her book Race: Antiquity & Its Legacy, which will be the topic of today’s conversation. It accounts for the various...

Duration:01:12:19

***Bonus Episode of Fan of History's Ancient Greece with Ryan Stitt Part 1***

9/15/2020
Special Episode with Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast: Relationship between the Greeks and the Near East prior to the Persian Invasions. There is not one record in all the tablets found in Nineveh regarding Greece… but surely there’s more to the story. Bernie and Ryan tell it in part 1 of 2 in this special series. Fan of History Podcast Website: https://play.acast.com/s/history/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuIXoVRYAX2KyMBtqq7JGxQ Facebook:...

***Bonus Episode of Working Over Time's "Breakroom - A Behind the Scenes Episode with the Team***

9/14/2020
An off season, behind the scenes peek episode, featuring insights from the Working Over Time team, as well as two peers within the podcast/live stream heritage content community (Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece podcast and Natasha Billson of Behind the Trowel youtube channel). Working Over Time by Dr. Karen Bellinger Website: https://working-over-time.simplecast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/workingotseries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorkingOverTime

***Bonus Episode of The History of Persia's Ryan Stitt - The History of Ancient Greece***

9/5/2020
"In preparation for Persia’s increased involvement with the Greek mainland, I think it’s a good idea to get some expert input on the “Yauna” on the western frontiers of the great empire. Please enjoy my conversation with the excellent Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast." The History of Persia Podcast Website: https://historyofpersiapodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoryofPersia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HistoryofPersiaPodcast

Duration:00:49:41

105 Carthage Enters the War

8/23/2020
In this episode, we discuss the Second Greco-Punic War (410-406 BC), as hostilities in Sicily draw in Carthage and the Syracusan fleet away from the eastern Aegean and the Hellespont, including Hannibal Mago's first invasion of Sicily and the destruction of Selinus and Himera, the rebellion of Hermocrates, the rise of Dionysius as tyrant of Syracuse, Hannibal Mago's second invasion of Sicily and his destruction of Akragas, and the ceasefire which would see Carthage and Syracuse as the two...

Duration:01:24:04

104 The Democratic Empire Strikes Back

8/2/2020
In this episode, we discuss the years 411-410 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the shifting of the naval war to the Hellespont, the vigor that the Athenian democracy showed in carrying on the war effort against Sparta and Pharnabazos with victories at Cynossema and Cyzicus, the re-establishment of the radical democracy at Athens, and the transition from the historical account of Thucydides into that of Xenophon's Hellenica. Show Notes: ...

Duration:01:42:41

***Special Guest Episode on Greek Naval Warfare w/Marc DeSantis***

7/12/2020
In this special guest episode, Marc DeSantis and I discuss his most recent book, "A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War: Ships, Men and Money in the War at Sea, 431-404 BC". In particular, we talk about the ship designs, naval combat, the financial burden of navies, and the overall war strategies of both sides. Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/07/special-guest-episode-on-greek-naval.html

Duration:01:19:26

***Ancient History Panel (Intelligent Speech 2020)***

6/27/2020
This episode features the Ancient History Panel at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. Participants included Ryan Stitt (The History of Ancient Greece podcast), Jamie Redfern (The History Of: Alexander and The History Of: Hannibal podcasts), Dominic Perry (The History of Egypt podcast), and Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy (Ancient History Fangirl). For the video of our conversion, follow this link: ...

Duration:00:37:00

***Ancient and Early Modern Cities (Intelligent Speech 2020)***

6/27/2020
This episode features a presentation that Ben Jacobs (trained urban planner and host of the Wittenberg of Westphalia podcast) and Ryan Stitt (trained Ancient Greek and host of The History of Ancient Greece podcast) gave at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. We discuss the form and function of cities in the ancient and early modern worlds. For the video of our conversion, follow this link: ...

Duration:00:41:34

103 An Oligarchic Coup

6/21/2020
In this episode, we discuss the years 411-410 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the third and final treaty between the Spartans and Tissaphernes; the comedic plays "Lysistrata" and "Thesmophoriazusai" by Aristophanes; how the Athenians succumbed to civil war for the first time in nearly a century and saw an overthrow of their democracy by what is known as the 400; the vicissitudes of this new oligarchic government; and how factionalism between extremists and moderates led to its...

Duration:02:19:33

***Promo Interview for Intelligent Speech 2020***

6/2/2020
Ryan Stitt - The History of Ancient Greece Podcast talks about his love of Greece and podcasting with Roifield Brown of Agora Podcast Network on the run-up to Intelligent Speech 2020. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlyM6ZLncWM&t=30s Intelligent Speech 2020 will take place online on June 27th 10 am to 6 pm Eastern time. The theme of this year‘s conference is, ‘Hidden Voices’. Book your ticket here: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com

Duration:00:23:17

102 Livin' on a (Persian) Prayer

5/31/2020
In this episode, we discuss the years 413-412 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian response at home to the Sicilian Disaster, the Spartan and Theban devastation of Attic agriculture and commerce from Decelea, the dissolution of the "friendship" between Athens and Persia, the Spartans' building up of a navy and encouraging of revolts of Athenian subject-allies, the shifting of the war to the eastern Aegean, and a series of treaties are made between Sparta and the Persian satrap...

Duration:01:41:46