38 episodes

A dig around ancient Greece and Rome for a look at the more unusual. Find me on twitter @ancientblogger and www.ancientblogger.com.

Ancient History Hound Ancient Blogger

    • History

A dig around ancient Greece and Rome for a look at the more unusual. Find me on twitter @ancientblogger and www.ancientblogger.com.

    Kings of Rome. Lucius Tarquinius Priscus.

    Kings of Rome. Lucius Tarquinius Priscus.

    Rebranding, tyrants, clothes, racing, omens, hydraulic engineering, formal wear and possibly a very long held grudge. The story of Rome's 5th king is certainly entertaining and in this podcast I talk about some of the aspects of his reign.


    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    • 32 min
    Kings of Rome. Ancus Marcius.

    Kings of Rome. Ancus Marcius.

    It's time for Rome's fourth King, Ancus Marcius to come into the spotlight. I discuss what he didn, and didn't build as well as play detective in a murder mystery. Spoiler alert, he probably did it.


    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    • 28 min
    Kings of Rome. Tullus Hostilius.

    Kings of Rome. Tullus Hostilius.

    Continuing my examination of the Roman kings I talk about Tullus Hostilius, the third Roman king.

    Tulls was primarily associated with Rome's military exploits and had a hand in a famous myth. He also had more than a hand in a death which shocked even Livy. From war to religious problems and a bizarre death. It's all here.

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    • 27 min
    The Saturnalia

    The Saturnalia

    In this podcast I run the rule over the Roman Saturnalia a festival which started around the 17th December. What did it involve exactly, how did these elements appear and why?

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai instrumental)

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai instrumental)

    • 24 min
    Human Sacrifice in Antiquity. Part Two.

    Human Sacrifice in Antiquity. Part Two.

    In the second episode it's the turn of Greece and Rome to come under the spotlight. To what extent did both cultures engage in this and how did their myths and rituals reflect their attitudes? All with a few puns thrown in to lighten the mood.


    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai instrumental)

    • 47 min
    Human Sacrifice in Antiquity. Part One.

    Human Sacrifice in Antiquity. Part One.

    In the first of two episodes I chat about the instances of human sacrifice in ancient Mesopotamia and Carthage. Archaeology, forensics and the books of the Old Testament combine to throw some light on this chilling topic.

    Given the subject the content is strong at points and involves reference to child sacrifice, just to let you know.


    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai instrumental)

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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!

AnaMuzy ,

Well Presented!

I've only listened to a couple of episodes so far, but it's really well presented and you can tell an amazinig amount of research has gone into each episode

FormerGreekBanker ,

History with added flavour.

Top marks, fun to listen to, and with a great approach to building the atmosphere around the topic. A must for anyone looking at a different take on the subject.

Top Podcasts In History

Listeners Also Subscribed To