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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 @HoundAncient 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 @HoundAncient or my website www.ancientblogger.com

    Piracy in Ancient Greece.

    Piracy in Ancient Greece.

    How did piracy feature in ancient Greece? What was it and how did the Greeks respond?
    In this episode I give an overview from Homer through to the Hellenistic. Why not give it a listen and a review?
    Don't forget to head on over to www.ancientblogger.com for the episode notes!
    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 35 min
    Sappho's Ode to Aphrodite

    Sappho's Ode to Aphrodite

    In this mini episode I pick out some themes from Sappho's famous poem. But that's not all - I also include a performance of it in ancient Greek courtesy of Seikilo.
    For more info, a reading list, more about Seikilo and transcription of the episode head over to www.ancientblogger.com  - as you'll hear it's had a bit of an overhaul.
    If you can review or send feedback my way I'd be grateful. More importantly, keep safe and thanks for listening.
    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 15 min
    The Oracle of Dodona

    The Oracle of Dodona

    Over the course of 400 years people travelled to the Oracle of Dodona and asked questions. Some of these have survived and give an fascinating insight into what the people of ancient Greece were thinking.
    In this episode I take you through the history and background of the oracle before getting stuck into those questions. Perhaps less pig theft but certainly job and relationship advice. I reckon there's a few which are relevant today. Full episode notes and a transcription is available at www.ancientblogger.com
    I've also swapped promos with the Ancient Office Hours podcast, whose promo features - so go check them out!
    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 26 min
    The Second Punic War. Cannae.

    The Second Punic War. Cannae.

    Time for the big one. Cannae is one of the most famous battles of antiquity. Not only did Rome suffer a crushing defeat but the tactics behind the victory have been studied by generals and military tacticians ever since. 
    In this episode I discuss what happened in the lead up to it, trust me there's a drama at every turn. From dictators to deceptive cattle. Then there's the battle itself which I try to unpack to see how each side approached it and what tactics were used. Aside from the brutality and bloodshed there's a lot to get into.
    Full transcription and episode notes (with maps, diagrams and a reading list) on www.ancientblogger.com
    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 39 min
    The Idea of Marathon with Dr Sonya Nevin.

    The Idea of Marathon with Dr Sonya Nevin.

    In her book, The Idea of Marathon, Dr Nevin explores the Battle of Marathon from different angles. Not just the events prior to it, but what we know about the battle and how later generations made sense of it all (this includes the modern period).
    Join us as we cover a lot of ground (historically inaccurate pun intended). There are complaining Greeks, disappearing horses and possibly the greatest canine art cameo ever. 
    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Second Punic War. Trasimene

    The Second Punic War. Trasimene

    The focus on Trasimene is often largely about the events of the day, but what is as interesting are the events leading up to it. What choices did Hannibal have and how did Rome try to anticipate him?
    As well as the battle I discuss the details and events leading up to the battle. A transcription and episode notes (with maps etc) can be found on www.ancientblogger.com
    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

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Fascinating

This is such a good podcast. Wide variety of topics and the host has a really professional setup.
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Brilliant!

Super great pacing and layout style. Absolutely fascinating topics!
Easy to understand and pick up on learning, without deviating from the topics :)

itskeneh ,

Amazing content

Really enjoyed listening to the episode about witches! The length of episodes are great for a morning commute, super great to learn about myths that I’m not aware of, and he paces it really well. Keep it up! :):)

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