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Love ancient history? In my podcast I cover a range of topics from Greece and Rome. Whether you are someone new to the subject or a veteran there's something for you. There's even the odd pun.

You can also find me on twitter @ancientblogger or my website www.ancientblogger.com

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Love ancient history? In my podcast I cover a range of topics from Greece and Rome. Whether you are someone new to the subject or a veteran there's something for you. There's even the odd pun.

You can also find me on twitter @ancientblogger or my website www.ancientblogger.com

    Leptis Magna and Septimius Severus with Maria Lloyd.

    Leptis Magna and Septimius Severus with Maria Lloyd.

    Leptis Magna became a celebrated Roman city on the African shore and was the birthplace of the Emperor Septimius Severus. In this episode I chat with special guest Maria Lloyd all about how the city developed and grew. We then discuss Severus, how did he rise to power and what did he do?

    Politics, intrigue, betrayal and even whether it's Leptis or Lepcis. We cover loads - so get listening!

    Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 51 min
    The origins of Greek Tragedy

    The origins of Greek Tragedy

    Classical Athens is famous for the introduction of theatre and Tragedy. But it didn't just appear out of nowhere.

    In this episode I try and piece together how it developed and ended up as a main component of the City Dionysia at Athens. All this with rude puppets, wild processions, the odd phallus and politics.

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 37 min
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    Interview with LJ Trafford - AD 69 and surviving in Ancient Rome.

    Interview with LJ Trafford - AD 69 and surviving in Ancient Rome.

    In this special episode I chat with LJ Trafford who has written books covering AD 69 and the four emperors. We talk about what Rome would have been like for the average person as well as how the turmoil of AD 69 came about and what happened.

    Join us as we discuss this as well as whose eels had makeovers, a truly goth banquet and why alcohol and sieges don't mix.

    LJ Trafford's 'How to Survive in Ancient Rome' is out now!

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Night of the Livy Dead 3. Ghosts.

    Night of the Livy Dead 3. Ghosts.

    It's Halloween so time for the third NOTLD episode.

    In this episode I talk about hauntings and instances of ghosts in Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. From festivals aiming to placate them through to reports of hauntings and even ways to counter a ghost. There's even a very dangerous trick with a walnut.

    Episode notes at www.ancientblogger.com.

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    • 47 min
    The Ancient Olympics

    The Ancient Olympics

    In this Olympic length episode I discuss the origin of the games and how both they and the site developed over time. I'll also be picking up the wider aspects of it all from politics to nudity and even foul play.

    Episode notes at www.ancientblogger.com

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    • 1 hr 3 min

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I recently discovered this podcast and have been working my way through the available episodes. I enjoy it. It is clearly very well-researched and planned. AncientBlogger has a great voice and after the first few episodes he slows down and becomes very listenable. The topics are really interesting. They are things that one normally doesn't see and I'm very impressed at AncientBlogger's ability to bring together a whole host of stories or facts from across the ancient world on a single topic.

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