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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


Episodes

090 The Road to War

4/21/2019
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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 Potidaea 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 strategies. Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/04/090-road-to-war.html Intro by Gary Girod of The French History Podcast Website:...

Duration:01:26:56

***Introducing Parcast's Espionage***

4/15/2019
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This is a special preview episode of Parcast's Espionage "Not all spies look like James Bond and Ethan Hunt. Most of them look like ordinary people, which makes them all the more dangerous... So what does it really take to be a spy? Every week, we cover a real-life spy mission: the stakes, the deception, the gadgets, and how it changed the course of history. Each two-part series follows one mission of a historic spy, and if they made it out alive." Parcast's Espionage Website:...

Duration:00:15:03

**Special Guest Episode on Ten Caesars w/Barry Strauss**

4/14/2019
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In this special episode, Dr Barry Strauss and I discuss the content and the methodology behind his new book, the Ten Caesars, his podcast Antiquitas, the importance of public history and writing for non-scholars, and leadership lessons from the ancient world. Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/04/special-guest-episode-on-ten-caesars.html Dr Barry Strauss Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University ***You can order Dr. Strauss' book here (Simon &...

Duration:00:37:21

**Special Guest Episode at MFA Boston w/Phoebe Segal**

3/31/2019
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In today's special guest episode, I am joined by Dr. Phoebe, Mary Bryce Comstock Curator, Greek and Roman Art, at Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA). She gave me a one-on-one tour of their new “Daily Life in Ancient Greece” exhibit (in Gallery 212A-B) and allowed me to record our conversation while doing it. Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/03/special-guest-episode-at-mfa-boston.html

Duration:00:49:48

089 The Breakdown of Peace

3/10/2019
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In this episode, we discuss the mid-5th century BC history of two areas that were important economically and politically to Athens--the west (the Sicel Revolt, Syracuse's defeat of Akragas, the establishment of Thurii, and new Athenian alliances with Segesta, Leontini, and Rhegium) and the northeast (the founding of Brea and Amphipolis on the Strymon River and rise of the Odrysrian kingdom of Thrace and the Spartokid dynasty of the Bosporan Kingdom); Athens' growing hostilities with the...

Duration:01:46:42

088 Thucydides and Periclean Politics

2/17/2019
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In this episode, we discuss the life, influences, drawbacks, and positives of the “Father of Scientific History”, Thucydides; and the domestic political scene in Athens in the late 440s and early 430s BC, including the ostracism of 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:...

Duration:01:08:01

087 Rhetoric and the Sophists

2/3/2019
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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,...

Duration:01:29:30

**Special Guest Episode on Drinking and 'Sportsing' w/Amy Pistone**

1/20/2019
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In this special guest episode, Dr Amy Pistone and I have a lively discussion about ancient Greek drinking culture with a side of sports, aka how college students can relate to the ancient Greeks. Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/01/special-guest-episode-on-drinking-and.html Dr. Amy Pistone, Visiting Professor of Classics at Notre Dame University Website: https://www.amypistone.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/apistone

Duration:01:17:00

***Introducing Parcast's Mythology***

1/6/2019
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This is a special preview episode of Parcast's Mythology, part one on Athena "Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myths history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe." Parcast's Mythology Website: https://www.parcast.com/mythology/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParcastNetwork

Duration:00:16:47

***Bonus Episode of Alison Innes's and Darrin Sunstram's MythTake: From the Vault--Crossover Episode with Jeff Wright and Ryan Stitt***

12/31/2018
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It’s New Year’s Eve and that means out with the old and in with the new! While cleaning out the MythTake vault, we found this unreleased recording from earlier this year, so we’re wrapping it up and giving it to you now. In the summer of 2018, four intrepid podcasters– Alison, Darrin, Ryan, and Jeff– headed off to the Shaw Festival to watch Stephen Fry perform Heroes, the second part of his three-part trilogy Mythos, based on his book by the same name. Then we talked about it. Here is that...

086 Early Astronomy

12/23/2018
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In this episode, part four of four on a series on Greek philosophy, mathematics, and science in the 5th century BC, we describe the earliest astronomical observations and calculations in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt and their influence on ancient Greek astronomy; the various planets and star constellations found in Greek literature, as well as the origins of the Zodiac; the earliest Greek astronomical speculations of the universe found in Greek mythology (Homer and Hesiod) and in...

Duration:01:04:10

085 Mathematics and Early Pythagoreans

12/9/2018
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In this episode, part three of four on a series on Greek philosophy, mathematics, and science in the 5th century BC, we describe the lives, influences, and various theories and discoveries made by Greece's earliest mathematicians, including Thales, Pythagoras, Hippasus and the early Pythagoreans, Oenopides, Hippocrates, Antiphon, Bryson, Democritus, and Theodoros Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/12/085-mathematics-and-early-pythagoreans.html Intro by Derek of The...

Duration:01:01:16

084 Pluralists and Other Physiologoi

11/25/2018
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In this episode, part two 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 Pluralist School (Anaxagoras, Empedocles, and Archelaus), as well as by various other Pre-Socratic physiologoi (aka natural philosophers) not associated with a particular school, such as Hippon and Diogenes of Apollonia, and the philosopher/medical theorist Alcmeon Show Notes:...

Duration:00:46:04

***Bonus Episode of Dominic Perry's The History of Egypt Podcast: An Egyptian Odyssey (Passage to Greece)***

11/21/2018
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Ancient Egypt and the Greeks of Mycenae. It's time to set sail! We journey far from Egypt to visit lands only whispered about until now. We are visiting Greece and the lands of Mycenae, who in 1370 BCE were beginning to make their mark on the international scene. This episode was originally a "double feature" of Mycenae and Minoan Crete. At the final edit, I opted to remove Crete in order to streamline the story. Not to worry, an "Episode 102b" will follow in due course... Intro by Ryan...

***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