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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

    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
    Mountains in Myth.

    Mountains in Myth.

    In this episode I discuss four mountains which featured in ancient Greece. How did they feature in the local myths? What happened on them? I cover this as well as the more obscure mountain associations, from bizarre marital advice, singing competitions to very bad family cooking.

    Notes to the episode can be found at www.ancientblogger.com

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    Modified picture courtesy of https://theblogofdimi.com/

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

GunnarLondon ,

Great podcast, off the beaten track

Love the choice of topics of this podcast. Also: Great research, sound quality, guests, etc. Really well done. I have listened to so many good quality ancient history podcasts that I was worried about running out of material soon, but with Ancient History Hound, I was lucky enough to have found yet another great listen...

TLMB ,

Always interesting

Particularly enjoyed the eclipses one.

AGoodman95 ,

Brilliant history lesson!

I have been listening to this podcast for a while and I’m so glad I stuck around. The wealth of information the host talks about is staggering! Truly is a little gem of a podcast!

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