15 episodes

ANTIQUITAS: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World, tells the stories of the deeds, crimes, miseries, and glories of the great men and women of Greece and Rome (and beyond). Your host is bestselling historian Barry Strauss.

ANTIQUITAS Barry Strauss

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 237 Ratings

ANTIQUITAS: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World, tells the stories of the deeds, crimes, miseries, and glories of the great men and women of Greece and Rome (and beyond). Your host is bestselling historian Barry Strauss.

    Teutoburg Forest

    Teutoburg Forest

    “Give me back my legions!” cried the Roman Emperor, but it was too late. Rome’s crushing defeat at the Teutoburg Forest kept most of Germany permanently free from Roman rule. Here is how it happened.

    • 34 min
    Greece: History, Myth, and Music in the Land of the Gods

    Greece: History, Myth, and Music in the Land of the Gods

    Let’s discover Greece firsthand together this summer on an education vacation that will take us from Athens to Actium via magical Epirus.

    • 17 min
    Actium

    Actium

    Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian fought for control of the Roman Empire at Actium. We tell the story.

    • 37 min
    Pharsalus

    Pharsalus

    Was it war, crime or a self-inflicted wound? It was, in any case, the greatest battle between Caesar and Pompey, and it took place here, at Pharsalus, Greece, in 48 BC.

    • 39 min
    Zama

    Zama

    It’s hardly a household word today, but Zama decided the fate of Rome. Join us for the epic battle of two titans, Hannibal and Scipio.

    • 37 min
    Cannae

    Cannae

    Hannibal’s victory at Cannae was one of the most dramatic in history yet ultimately one of the least fruitful. Here’s how it happened.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
237 Ratings

237 Ratings

Endeavor91 ,

Great Podcast

Love the historical lessons!

Spatocalcio ,

Engaging Story Telling

Great storytelling in a well researched manner. Covers a wide range of topics from ancient warfare and the motivations behind it.

Ser Berric ,

Very well done

Barry does a great job. His books are also top notch.

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