52 episodes

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

    Thebes. Apex and Despair.

    Thebes. Apex and Despair.

    It's the final of my Theban trilogy. In this episode I discuss the highs and lows for Thebes in the 4th century BCE. Along with covering the whirlwind of alliances and reprisals I help answer questions about ridding yourself of a Spartan garrison and interpreting gloomy spiders. 

    Lots to cover so why not give it a go? If you haven't listened to the previous two then why not binge listen?

    Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 41 min
    Thebes: Revenge and Rivalry.

    Thebes: Revenge and Rivalry.

    In this episode I discuss Thebes in the 5th century BCE. How did it fare after Plataea and what position was it in by the end of the century? Revenge, a sporting controversy and even the big stage feature. Lots to listen to!

    Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 40 min
    The gardens of Pompeii with Jessica Venner.

    The gardens of Pompeii with Jessica Venner.

    In this episode I talk with guest expert Jessica Venner all about what the gardens in Pompeii can tell us. We chat about what the gardens looked like, the problems of keeping up with the neighbours, what was grown and how they are comparable to gardens today.


    Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Thebes. Walls, teeth and Persians.

    Thebes. Walls, teeth and Persians.

    As part of a look at Thebes I start with the mythical foundation of the city before moving through to the very real aftermath of the Persian invasion.

    Athletic cows, wedding drama and walls. Something for everyone.

    I'll be releasing more episodes on Thebes in the future to continue the story of what happened next. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out.

    Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).
    Artwork from Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Play it, it's a great game!

    • 36 min
    Trailer - why listen to the Ancient History Hound podcast?

    Trailer - why listen to the Ancient History Hound podcast?

    Here's yours truly giving a pep talk as to why you might want to subscribe to the show.

    • 50 sec
    Leptis Magna and Septimius Severus with Maria Lloyd.

    Leptis Magna and Septimius Severus with Maria Lloyd.

    Leptis Magna became a celebrated Roman city on the African shore and was the birthplace of the Emperor Septimius Severus. In this episode I chat with special guest Maria Lloyd all about how the city developed and grew. We then discuss Severus, how did he rise to power and what did he do?

    Politics, intrigue, betrayal and even whether it's Leptis or Lepcis. We cover loads - so get listening!

    Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

    • 51 min

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4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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