45 episodes

A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

All credits available on the website (https://historyofpersiapodcast.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

History of Persia Trevor Culley

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 9 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

All credits available on the website (https://historyofpersiapodcast.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

    Episode 38: The Last Battle

    Episode 38: The Last Battle

    Nearly a decade after Aristagoras first went into revolt, and longer since the Athenians had reneged on their offerings of earth and water, the Persian Army came to take Darius' revenge on Athens. For the first time, a Persian army landed on the Greek mainland. They made their camp on an unremarkable open plain that would soon be seared into Greek history forever: Marathon.

    Patreon
    Lyceum

    Newspapers.com 7-Day Free Trial

    Ad: Newspapers.com


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

    • 56 min
    Episode 37: Greece Awakens

    Episode 37: Greece Awakens

    Even once the Ionian cities themselves were defeated, the consequences of their Revolt were ongoing. In 492 BCE, a new general, Mardonius, took to the field to settle matters in the Balkans. Two years later, the Persians turned their sites on Athens and Eretria in retribution for the aid they sent to the Ionians. In 490, Artaphernes and Datis launched the first Persian invasion of mainland Greece.

    Patreon
    Lyceum

    HankGreen.com
    A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor
    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

    Ad: Hank Green


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

    • 35 min
    Episode 36: Return of the Tyrannoi

    Episode 36: Return of the Tyrannoi

    Even with Miletus defeated, the other rebel cities in shambles, Cyprus under control, and their armies victorious, the Persians had not heard the last of Ionian resistance. While the Greek rebels were fighting against the Persian Empire, the deposed tyrant Histiaeus was making plans to try and carve out a new niche for himself in Persian territory.

    Patreon
    Lyceum
    Support Page

    Audible Trial

    Ad: Audible


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

    • 25 min
    Episode 35: The Empire Strikes Back

    Episode 35: The Empire Strikes Back

    It is a dark time for the Ionian Revolt. Although Sardis has been destroyed, Persian troops have driven the Rebel forces from Aeolis and pursued them across Anatolia.

    Facing the renewed Persian Fleet, a group of Greek cities led by Dionysius of Phocaea has established a new plan on the nearby island of Lade.

    The Persian satrap Artaphernes, ready to end this rebellion, has dispatched the army and the navy to retake Miletus....

    Patreon
    Lyceum
    Audible Free Trial

    Ad: Audible


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

    • 33 min
    Episode 34: A New Fleet

    Episode 34: A New Fleet

    While three Persian land armies were spreading out over western Anatolia to contain and defeat the Ionian Greek rebels and their allies, a fourth army was headed to the island of Cyprus. The Cypriot King of Salamis, Onesilos had usurped his brother's throne and incited his neighbors to rebellion. In our first "Battle of Salamis" the Persians retake the strange and strategic island.

    Lyceum.fm
    Patreon
    Support Page


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

    • 28 min
    Interview 1: Dr. Michael Bonner

    Interview 1: Dr. Michael Bonner

    This time I have something a little different. In place of a regular narrative episode this week, I have my recent interview with Dr. Michael Bonner, author of the new book: The Last Empire of Iran. This jumps far ahead of our current point in the narrative story, all the way to the Sassanid Persian Empire of the 4th-8th centuries CE.

    Dr. Bonner and I discussed the origins, sources, conflicts, and fall of Iran's last pre-Islamic dynasty.

    The Last Empire of Iran by Michael Bonner

    Patreon

    Support Page


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Bas Rebel ,

Very insightful and well documented

I enjoy listening to this podcast. Very well narrated and founded is the tradition of historical research. I am looking forward to each new episode

ReputedLemon ,

Really well done!

This is a great show for anyone interested in Pre-Islamic Iranian/Persian history. Trevor does a really good job of explaining up to date academic knowledge in an accessible and interesting way. Finally someone is filling the empty space in history podcasts where Iranian history has been missing, and they’re doing a great job. A great listen for fans of history, especially ancient and classical history.

melissajayne80 ,

Audio needs to be improved

While the content quality is great, the audio quality sucks, especially considering the size of the files that I have to download. I get better audio quality from Revolutions and those files aren’t nearly as big.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To