11 episodes

The AIQ podcast (Antiquity in Question) is an academic podcast on the topic of ancient history. It's goal is to combine an academic approach to topics of the ancient world whilst still being interesting and fun for listeners who know little about history. The AIQ podcast covers topics such as the Romans, classical Greece and important figures in history like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. You will listen to and be immersed into the fascinating world of Empires, Leaders and the complexity of normal society. Listen to what has inspired and affected the world we live in today.

Antiquity In Question Alexander Goodman

    • History
    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings

The AIQ podcast (Antiquity in Question) is an academic podcast on the topic of ancient history. It's goal is to combine an academic approach to topics of the ancient world whilst still being interesting and fun for listeners who know little about history. The AIQ podcast covers topics such as the Romans, classical Greece and important figures in history like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. You will listen to and be immersed into the fascinating world of Empires, Leaders and the complexity of normal society. Listen to what has inspired and affected the world we live in today.

    Roman Britain, Caesar crosses the sea!

    Roman Britain, Caesar crosses the sea!

    This episode we talk about the first two British invasions, Caesar and his legions crossed the British channel to invade a new land. We take a look into Iron age Britain before the invasions, what was known about them and Rome’s attitude towards them. What changed when Caesar launched an invasion into Britain and how the two forces fared against one enough, and finally we delve into the years after the invasions and what impacts were made into Britain! Welcome to the AIQ podcast, bringing the world of Ancient History to your ears. No matter if you are a leading academic, or have just found an interest in history, this podcast tries to discuss highly academic topics in a free and easy-going way.



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    Suggested further reading:

    - A History of Roman Britain by Peter Salway.

    - Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar.

    - Roman Britain a new history by Guy De La Bédoyère.



    Co-written by Alexander Goodman, Christopher Kearney, Callum Childs and Ozzie Major



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    • 25 min
    War Elephants, a success or failure?

    War Elephants, a success or failure?

    This episode talks about War Elephants, the largest creature to enter the battlefield in antiquity. We take a deeper look into their role inside the military world within the Seleucid, Ptolemaic, Carthaginian and Roman armies, as well as their political use in coins and displays of power! Welcome to the AIQ podcast, bringing the world of Ancient History to your ears. No matter if you are a leading academic, or have just found an interest in history, this podcast tries to discuss highly academic topics in a free and easy-going way.

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    Suggested further reading:

    - Warfare in ancient Greece a sourcebook Michael M. Sage

    - The Seleucid Army: Organization and tactics in the great campaigns by Bezalel Bar-Kochva.

    - The fall of Carthage: the Punic wars, 265-146 BC by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

    Co-written By Alexander Goodman and Christopher Kearney

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    • 32 min
    Constantine, the first Christian Emperor?

    Constantine, the first Christian Emperor?

    This episode talks about Constantine I the first Roman Emperor to legalise Christianity, we take a deeper look at Constantine to see if he really was a Christian and therefore, if he can be called the first Christian Emperor? Welcome to the AIQ podcast, bringing the world of Ancient History to your ears. No matter if you are a leading academic, or have just found an interest in history, this podcast tries to discuss highly academic topics in a free and easy going way.



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    Suggested further reading:

    - Constantine: Unconquered emperor, Christian victor by Paul Stephenson (Modern scholarship) 

    - Life of Constantine by Eusebius (Ancient source)



    Co-written By Alexander Goodman and Christopher Kearney  

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Syrian wars, what was the point?

    The Syrian wars, what was the point?

    This episode talks about the Syrian wars fought between the Seleucid Empire and the Ptolemaic empire, why were there so many wars and what where their causes? And do we actually know all the details or have we been getting it wrong for years? Welcome to the AIQ podcast, bringing the world of Ancient History to your ears. No matter if you are a leading academic, or have just found an interest in history, this podcast tries to discuss highly academic topics in a free and easy going way.

     

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    Suggested further reading:

    - The Seleukid Empire, 281–222 BC: War within the Family edited by Kyle Erickson (Modern scholarship)

    - The Histories by Polybius (Ancient source)



    Co-written By Alexander Goodman and Christopher Kearney  



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    • 29 min
    The Peloponnesian War, the end of an independent Greece?

    The Peloponnesian War, the end of an independent Greece?

    This episode talks about Peloponnesian war between Athens and Sparta, was it this war that caused Greece to lose its independence? Or alternately, was this war just another conflict in a long process for one state to become dominant? Welcome to the AIQ podcast, bringing the world of Ancient History to your ears. No matter if you are a leading academic, or have just found an interest in history, this podcast tries to discuss highly academic topics in a free and easy going way.

     

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    Suggested further reading:

    - The Peloponnesian war by Donald Kagan (Modern scholarship)

    - Hellenica by Xenophon (Ancient source)

    - History of the Peloponnesian war by Thucydides (Ancient source)



    Co-written By Alexander Goodman and Christopher Kearney  

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    • 30 min
    The Byzantine Empire and the Sassanid Persians, were they natural rivals?

    The Byzantine Empire and the Sassanid Persians, were they natural rivals?

    This episode talks about the frontier between the Byzantine Empire and the Sassanid Persians. Were they natural rivals who were forced to fight each other? Or were they simply neighbouring factions who desired the spoils of war? Welcome to the AIQ podcast, bringing the world of Ancient History to your ears. No matter if you are a leading academic, or have just found an interest in history, this podcast tries to discuss highly academic topics in a free and easy going way. 



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    Suggested further reading:

    - Rome and Persia at War, 502-532 by Geoffrey Greatrex (Modern scholarship)

    - The wars by Procopius (Ancient source)



    Co-written By Alexander Goodman and Christopher Kearney  

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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

WI Appraiser ,

An Exceptional History Podcast!

Antiquity in Question is one of my all-time favorite history podcasts. The host (Alexander) is a passionate and knowledgeable speaker who brings history to life! I encourage you to subscribe to this incredible podcast!

Kyle Kindle ,

Plagiarized content.

All he does is read from Wikipedia. Be original man. Your taking credit for someone else’s work. Is this how you graduated university too?

THAP Guy ,

Relaxed, yet informative

The host does an excellent job at appealing to both a casual and more serious audience by making topics on the ancient world accessible, yet detailed enough to foster discussion and thought. It’s nice to see something that’s more relaxed and off the cuff rather than a stiff retelling of the period.

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