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A podcast series covering Ancient Greek political, social, and cultural history from prehistory to the Roman conquest

A podcast series covering Ancient Greek political, social, and cultural history from prehistory to the Roman conquest
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A podcast series covering Ancient Greek political, social, and cultural history from prehistory to the Roman conquest

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English


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***Bonus Episode of Aven McMaster's and Mark Sundaram's The Endless Knot Podcast: Sound Education Conference Report***

11/12/2018
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We went to the SoundEducation conference on educational podcasting at Harvard Divinity School, and we want to tell you all about it! We’re joined by Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece Podcast to talk about the panels we were on, the panels we went to, the talks we gave, and most importantly the amazing people we met! Aven McMaster and Mark Sundaram of the Endless Knot Website: http://www.alliterative.net Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Alliterative Facebook:...

Duration:01:33:12

083 Eleatics and Atomists

11/11/2018
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In this episode, part one of four on a series on Greek philosophy, mathematics, and science in the 5th century BC, we describe the lives, influences, and various theories put forth by the Eleatic School (Parmenides, Zeno, and Melissus) and the so-called Atomists (Leucippus and Democritus) Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/11/083-eleatics-and-atomists.html Intro by Josh Harle of The Ancient History Guy YouTube:...

Duration:00:57:21

082 The Leader of the Muses

10/28/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Apollo, the god of music, poetry, prophecy, truth, healing, medicine, plague, light, and knowledge, who served as a kind of symbol for young Greek boys to emulate Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/10/082-leader-of-muses.html Intro by M.C. Williams of Myths Your Teacher Hated Podcast Website: http://www.mythsyourteacherhated.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardcoreMyth/ Twitter:...

Duration:01:25:00

**Special Guest Episode on Classics and Race/Ethnicity w/Rebecca Futo Kennedy**

10/14/2018
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In this special guest episode, Dr Rebecca Futo Kennedy and I have a lively discussion about race, ethnicity, immigration, and multiculturalism in the ancient Mediterranean in the first hour. Along the way we point out many of the misconceptions that there are on these topics, and in the second hour we discuss how these misconceptions were shaped by early modern European and American political thought (Fascism, Nationalism, and White Supremacism) Show Notes:...

Duration:01:55:18

**Special Guest Episode on Classics and Misogyny w/Donna Zuckerberg**

10/7/2018
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In this special guest episode, Dr Donna Zuckerberg and I talk about her role as Editor-in-Chief of Eidolon, which is an online journal for scholarly writing about Classics that isn’t formal scholarship. This leads us into a discussion about the importance of public-facing history. More importantly, though, we discuss her new book titled “Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age", which is a study of the reception of Classics in Red Pill communities. Show Notes:...

Duration:00:58:00

081 Orphism, Omens, and Oracles

9/30/2018
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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,...

Duration:01:41:49

**Special Guest Episode on Roman Slavery and Gladiators w/Fiona Radford**

9/16/2018
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In this special guest episode, Fiona and I discuss slavery in the ancient Roman Republic and Empire and compare/contrast it with ancient Greece (plus lots on gladiators and Spartacus!) Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/09/special-guest-episode-on-roman-slavery.html Fiona Radford Co-Host of the Partial Historians Podcast Website: https://partialhistorians.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepartialhistorians/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/p_historians and...

Duration:01:24:57

080 Hekate and Magic

9/2/2018
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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,...

Duration:01:15:03

***Bonus Episode of Nitin Sil's Flash Point History: War of the Worlds - Part 8 - Almohads & Las Navas De Tolosa (History of Moorish Spain)***

9/2/2018
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The Story of Al Andalus & Moorish Spain continues as the Almoravids are replaced by an even more fundamental Almohad. However, the Christian Kingdoms in the north are also becoming more organized in the era of religious crusades. Guest: Ryan Stitt of "The History of Ancient Greece' podcast to discuss Aristotle, whose works were read extensively and commentated on by Andalusian scholars, particularly Averroes Check out the History of Ancient Greece...

Duration:01:16:42

079 Old Age, Death, and Burial

8/19/2018
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In this episode, we discuss what life was like for the elderly in ancient Greece, the liminal stage between life and death, the rituals and importance of the funeral and burial, the archaeology of the Kerameikos in Athens and its significance in our understanding of Greek funerary practices, the importance of the demosion sema and epitaphios logos in Athenian democracy, and the evolution of Greek funerary monuments from the archaic into the Hellenistic period Show Notes:...

Duration:01:20:49

***Bonus Episode of Pontifacts: Hyginus***

8/6/2018
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Pope Hyginus, or Inigo (insert Princess Bride reference here), is said to have held the papacy in a time of relative peace. But is that true? How recent, or short was this peace? In this episode, we will discuss Hyginus's life, heretics, and church hierarchy, which he may or may not have had anything to do with. Also, Deacon Dad. Thank you to Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece for the intro and matrimonial congratulations! You can find his podcast at...

Duration:00:44:25

078 Healing and Medicine

8/5/2018
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In this episode, we discuss healing and medicine in the ancient Greek world by looking at Asklepios, Asklepieia, and the earliest physicians; Hippocrates, the Hippocratic School of Medicine, and the Hippocratic Corpus; and bacterial/viral diseases, mental diseases, and disabilities Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/08/078-healing-and-medicine.html Introduction by Noah Tetzner of History of Vikings Website: http://thehistoryofvikings.com Twitter:...

Duration:01:11:27

077 From Childbirth to Adolescence

7/15/2018
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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:...

Duration:01:20:09

076 The Goddess of the Young

6/10/2018
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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...

Duration:01:16:05

**Special Guest Episode on Roman Women and Religion w/Peta Greenfield**

6/3/2018
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In this special guest episode, Peta and I discuss a few aspects in regards to the role of women in the religious sphere of Rome and compare/contrast it with ancient Greece Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/10/special-guest-episode-on-roman-women.html Peta Greenfield Co-Host of the Partial Historians Podcast Website: https://partialhistorians.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepartialhistorians/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/p_historians and...

Duration:01:15:00

075 Pregnancy, Abortion, and Divorce

5/20/2018
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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:...

Duration:00:57:20

***Bonus Episode of Drew Vahrenkamp's Wonders of the World: The Pantheon of Rome***

5/1/2018
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Back to Rome for a meeting with Hadrian, the roving emperor. Ryan Stitt from the History of Ancient Greece podcast discusses the "Greekling" and his most impressive monument, the Pantheon: the best preserved Roman temple anywhere. A fascinating soul: bearded, homosexual, Hadrian travels to the farthest reaches of the empire just because. Ryan shares his experience visiting Hadrian's villa in Tivoli. To eat, artichokes for spring, either alla Romana or alla giudia, both Roman...

Duration:00:46:38

074 Marriage and Domesticity

4/29/2018
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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

Duration:01:15:02

***Bonus Episode of Stephen Guerra's Beyond the Big Screen: Troy Part 2***

4/28/2018
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Today we are joined by Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece podcast to look at the history and myths of ancient Greece through the lens of the 2004 epic Troy starring Orlando Bloom, Brendan Gleeson and Brad Pitt. Ryan traces the earliest versions of the epic poem by Homer which is the basis of the movie, discuss the gods and characters involved and much more. You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great...

***Bonus Episode of Stephen Guerra's Beyond the Big Screen: Troy Part 1***

4/21/2018
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Today we are joined by Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece podcast to look at the history and myths of ancient Greece through the lens of the 2004 epic Troy starring Orlando Bloom, Brendan Gleeson and Brad Pitt. Ryan traces the earliest versions of the epic poem by Homer which is the basis of the movie, discuss the gods and characters involved and much more. You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great...