12 episodes

Join award-winning historian Christopher Bellitto on this gripping journey through centuries of Greek history.

Ancient Greece was one of the most fertile civilizations in history, and its influence on Western philosophy, theology, and civilization is undeniable. Now, you can discover the fascinating legacy of ancient Greece through entertaining and enlightening lectures.

With Prof. Bellitto, you will gain a deeper understanding of what made ancient Greece so unique: its polis and democracy, its great battles and personalities, its soaring artistic and literary achievements. You'll also explore dark corners of this civilization, such as its treatment of women and slaves. You will travel from the walls of Troy to the theatres of Athens, from the Delphic oracle to the Spartans' stand at Thermopylae, from Socrates' trial and Alexander the Great's long journeys to the moment where Rome conquered Greece.

You'll begin by asking where ancient Greece fits on a broad canvas of world history, geography, and chronology viewed from a wide-angle lens. You will move forward in time, stopping often to explore closely important moments, topics, and themes. You will cover the most essential events in ancient Greece as you travel through millennia of history.

Join Prof. Bellitto on this fascinating journey today.

Ancient Greece 101: Greek History, Myth, and Civilization Curiosity University

    • History
    • 4.4 • 25 Ratings

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Join award-winning historian Christopher Bellitto on this gripping journey through centuries of Greek history.

Ancient Greece was one of the most fertile civilizations in history, and its influence on Western philosophy, theology, and civilization is undeniable. Now, you can discover the fascinating legacy of ancient Greece through entertaining and enlightening lectures.

With Prof. Bellitto, you will gain a deeper understanding of what made ancient Greece so unique: its polis and democracy, its great battles and personalities, its soaring artistic and literary achievements. You'll also explore dark corners of this civilization, such as its treatment of women and slaves. You will travel from the walls of Troy to the theatres of Athens, from the Delphic oracle to the Spartans' stand at Thermopylae, from Socrates' trial and Alexander the Great's long journeys to the moment where Rome conquered Greece.

You'll begin by asking where ancient Greece fits on a broad canvas of world history, geography, and chronology viewed from a wide-angle lens. You will move forward in time, stopping often to explore closely important moments, topics, and themes. You will cover the most essential events in ancient Greece as you travel through millennia of history.

Join Prof. Bellitto on this fascinating journey today.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Where in World History Is Ancient Greece?

    Where in World History Is Ancient Greece?

    Episode 1 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

    Religion and Mythology

    Religion and Mythology

    Episode 2 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

    The Trojan War: Myth and Reality

    The Trojan War: Myth and Reality

    Episode 3 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

    The Archaic Age: Building Greek Culture

    The Archaic Age: Building Greek Culture

    Episode 4 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

    Sparta and Athens: Two Ways of Being Greek

    Sparta and Athens: Two Ways of Being Greek

    Episode 5 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

    Persian Wars: Herodotus and the Eastern Challenge

    Persian Wars: Herodotus and the Eastern Challenge

    Episode 6 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

BBC chi ju if farghh ,

Seems interesting

I am a big fan of mythology of ancient Greece🇬🇷🐍🐍🐍🏹🏹🏹🏛🏛🏛😸👨🏻‍🦳👨🏻‍🦳team Athena

Kristina2089 ,

Not what I expected

I was searching for a podcast that would give me Ancient Greek history as I don’t know too much about it. This podcast didn’t do it for me (keep in mind that I stopped listening after the Sparta and Athens episode). The narrator is really easy to listen to and interesting, but I didn’t learn much actual HISTORY from the episodes. The Trojan War episode didn’t discuss the Trojan War at all - I got no information about what happened during the war from it. The Sparta and Athens episode was pretty interesting but I couldn’t listen to any more episodes because I just wasn’t getting what I was looking for. Perhaps I just didn’t pay enough attention to the description of the podcast, but it wasn’t for me. I do really like the narrator though and will listen to future things by him.

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