128 episodes

The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental civilization in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period, from Classical Greece to the Hellenistic kingdoms, and finally to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and scholarly interpretations of the archaeological evidence. And we won't just detail their military and political history, but their society, how the Greeks lived day-to-day, as well as their culture—their art, architecture, philosophy, literature, religion, science, and all the other incredible aspects of the Greek achievement , while situating the Greeks within a multicultural Mediterranean whose peoples influenced and were influenced by one another.

The History of Ancient Greece Ryan Stitt

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    • 4.4 • 123 Ratings

The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental civilization in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period, from Classical Greece to the Hellenistic kingdoms, and finally to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and scholarly interpretations of the archaeological evidence. And we won't just detail their military and political history, but their society, how the Greeks lived day-to-day, as well as their culture—their art, architecture, philosophy, literature, religion, science, and all the other incredible aspects of the Greek achievement , while situating the Greeks within a multicultural Mediterranean whose peoples influenced and were influenced by one another.

    111 The Spartan Hegemony

    111 The Spartan Hegemony

    In this episode, we discuss Spartan imperial policy at home and abroad in the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War at Sparta from 404-396 BC, including their war with Elis, the imperial ambitions of Lysander and the ascension of Agesilaos, Kinadon's foiled socio-political revolution, and Sparta's invasion of Persia to "free" the Eastern Greeks
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2024/02/111-spartan-hegemony.html 

    • 2 hrs 18 min
    110 Xenophon and "The Ten Thousand"

    110 Xenophon and "The Ten Thousand"

    In this episode, we discuss the life, influences, drawbacks, and positives of the Athenian military leader, philosopher, and historian--Xenophon (ca. 430-354 BC)--who was one of Sokrates' more famous pupils; and the post-Peloponnesian war Panhellenic campaign into the heart of the Persian Empire that he made famous through his writings (the Anabasis)
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2023/01/110-xenophon-and-ten-thousand.html

    • 2 hrs 40 min
    109 Sokrates

    109 Sokrates

    In this episode, we discuss the life and death of Sokrates (ca. 470-399 BC), who is widely considered to be the father of western philosophy, with in-depth overviews of Aristophanes' Clouds and Plato's dialogue Euphyro, Apologia, Krito, and Phaido. 
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2022/03/109-sokrates.html

    • 1 hr 46 min
    108 The Thirty Tyrants

    108 The Thirty Tyrants

    In this episode, we discuss the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War at Athens, including the reign of the Thirty Tyrants, the Athenian civil war, and the restoration of the democracy 
     
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2021/10/108-thirty-tyrants.html

    • 1 hr 37 min
    107 Sparta Triumphant

    107 Sparta Triumphant

    In this episode, we discuss the final two years of the Peloponnesian War (405-404 BC), including the comedic play "The Frogs" by Aristophanes; Lysander's elevation to Persian satrap, his rebuilding of the Peloponnesian fleet, his tactical moves in the Hellespont, and his crushing victory over the Athenians at Aegospotami; the besiegement and blockade of Athens; and the Athenians' surrender and the terms of the peace treaty
     
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2021/04/107-sparta-triumphant.html
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    106 Frustrations and Poor Decisions (Part II)

    106 Frustrations and Poor Decisions (Part II)

    In this episode, we discuss the years 409-406 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenians’ achieving control in the Hellespont and Bosporus, Alcibiades’ triumphant return to Athens, the ascension of Lysander and his bromance with Cyrus, the Athenian defeat at Notium and the disgrace of Alcibiades, Kallikratidas victory over Konon at Mytilene, and the subsequent Battle of Arginusae with its disastrous consequences for the Athenians.
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/10/106-frustrations-and-poor-decisions.html
     

    • 2 hrs 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Sprott Doc ,

Window into Greek history

I am listening to Ryan’s podcast at the recommendation of my son , who loves them, in preparation for our upcoming trip to Greece. Our trip includes driving from Athens through the Peloponnese , central and northern Greece. Ryan’s all encompassing approach to Ancient Greek history discusses many of the places we will be visiting. The podcasts paint a picture in my mind of a people and their lives in a way that will help me place what I see in Greece in the larger context of what was happening politically, spiritually , economically and in relation to natural and man made disasters . I highly recommend Ryan’s podcasts for anyone with who wants to learn more , not only about Ancient Greece but about the origins of so much in our own lives. If ever there was a time to understand what forces led us to where we sit in history and where we may be headed it is now.

Anonymous 919 ,

Xenophon & the 10K

Superb reading of an amazing campaign. The narrative was so well spoken & explained. It seemed as though I was there as Persia was waylaid. No wonder Alexander the Great's father was inspired to believe Persia could, and was, defeated.

Gameloverforlife ,

Great yearly breakdowns!

Great podcast on the year by year accounts of the wars and all the in betweens. Good delivery and have enjoyed listening to them. Hopefully he continues!
Edit: after quite sometime I’m very happy to see a new episode released! Please keep them coming if you can! My favourite Greek podcast to listen too!

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