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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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076 The Goddess of the Young

6/11/2018
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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

Duration:01:16:05

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

6/4/2018
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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 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 https://twitter.com/peta_greenfield TED-Ed Video: Who were the Vestal Virgins, and what was their job? - Peta...

Duration:01:15:00

075 Pregnancy, Abortion, and Divorce

5/21/2018
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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

074 Marriage and Domesticity

4/30/2018
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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

073 The Oikos and Private Life

4/2/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the basic designs of ancient Greek homes and what type of furniture, decoration, lighting, and so forth might be found in them; the physical and idealistic seperation between the gynakeion (women's quarters) and the andron (men's quarters); the pitfalls to ancient Athens as an urban city (such as the street-side defecation), as well as the benefits (such as the gymnasia); the religious sphere of the oikos, particularly the role Hestia played in it; and the...

Duration:00:59:11

072 The Wrathful Queen

3/26/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Hera, the queen of the heavens and wife of Zeus, and the guardian of women, marriage, childbirth, and the family unit Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/03/072-wrathful-queen.html Intro by Liv Albert of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Website: https://www.mythsbaby.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mythsbaby/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mythsbaby

Duration:01:06:40

**Special Guest Episode on Roman Sexuality w/Aven McMaster**

3/14/2018
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In this special guest episode, Aven and I discuss love, sex, and prostitution from the Roman perspective and compare/contrast it with ancient Greece Aven McMaster, Assistant Professor of Ancient Studies at Thorneloe University at Laurentian Co-Host of the Endless Knot Podcast Website: http://www.alliterative.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alliterativeendlessknot/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AvenSarah and https://twitter.com/AvenMcMaster

Duration:01:14:09

071 Love, Sex, and Prostitution

3/5/2018
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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...

Duration:01:23:53

070 The Goddess of Seduction

2/19/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, love, sexual pleasure, and procreation Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/02/070-goddess-of-seduction.html

Duration:01:12:42

069 Slaves and Foreigners

2/7/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the notion of the barbaroi in Greek culture; the origins and philosophical theories for slavery; and the legal status and type of roles (and importance) that slaves and metics (foreign residents) had in the Athenian economy Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/02/069-slaves-and-foreigners.html

Duration:01:18:25

068 Travel, Trade, and Work

1/22/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the various ways in which the ancient Greeks traveled, whether it was via land or sea; the physical layout of the port of Piraeus and the commercial activity that took place there; the mining district of Thorikos and how silver was mined for coinage and how coins were struck; farming techniques and how produce/goods was sold in the agora; the various types of manufacturing workshops at Athens and how they operated; and the disdain that the elites held for for...

Duration:01:09:50

067 Hephaistos and Hermes

1/15/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Hephaistos and Hermes

Duration:00:56:36

066 The Athenian Agora

12/18/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the construction, the history, and the significance of the Athenian Agora, and a description of its many civic buildings that served as the nerve center for Athenian democracy, as well as the rest of the Periclean Building Program (the Temple of Hephaestus and Odeon in Athens, the Telesterion at Eleusis, and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion) Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/12/066-athenian-agora.html The History of Ancient...

Duration:00:44:57

065 The Athenian Acropolis

12/11/2017
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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...

Duration:00:52:34

064 The Protectress of Athens

12/4/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, craftsmanship, and strategic warfare who served as a kind of symbol for the city of Athens and civilization in general Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/12/064-protectress-of-athens.html

Duration:00:57:11

063 The Lord of the Sea

11/27/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Poseidon, the violent and unpredictable god who ruled over the sea Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/11/063-lord-of-sea.html

Duration:00:43:10

062 Agricultural Festivals

11/19/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the Attic calendar year with a focus on the agricultural festivals; starting in the fall at the time of sowing we work our way around the year, month-by-month; particular focus is given to the Thesmophoria and the Eleusinian Mysteries but a dozen or so other festivals are described Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/11/062-agricultural-festivals.html Intro by Travis Dow of Podcastnik Website: http://www.podcastnik.com Twitter:...

Duration:01:00:20

061 The "Two Goddesses"

11/12/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the defining myth of Demeter and Persephone (that being her abduction by Hades), as well as the various ways in which these two were worshipped in the Peloponnese and in Magna Graecia (not including Eleusis and Athens) Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/11/061-two-goddesses.html Intro by Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy Podcast Website: https://www.atozhistorypage.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:45:21

060 The Underworld

11/1/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the mysterious, shadowy figure of Hades (king of the Underworld), necromancy (the summoning of the dead), and Homer's description of the abode of Hades in Book Eleven of the Odyssey and then comparing and contrasting that with the description found in Virgil's Aeneid Book Six, all while taking a tour of the Underworld, its major features, and its inhabitants. Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/10/060-underworld.html Intro by Chad...

Duration:01:01:55

059 Olympian Zeus

10/26/2017
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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

Duration:00:54:44