90 episodes

A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

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History of Persia Trevor Culley

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    • 4.8 • 262 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

All credits available on the website (https://historyofpersiapodcast.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

    Review - King of the World by Matt Waters

    Review - King of the World by Matt Waters

    King of the World: The Life of Cyrus the Great by Matt Waters is a new biography of the first Persian King of Kings from Oxford University Press. I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced PDF copy to review. In short, it's an excellent introduction to both the life of Cyrus and Achaemenid Studies as a field. Almost all shortcomings are more the product of the subject rather than the biographer. For more, give it a listen.

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    • 35 min
    76: The Greater Persepolis Area

    76: The Greater Persepolis Area

    The Achaemenid capital city at Persepolis wasn't really much of a city in the traditional sense, but that doesn't mean it was just a palace. A Persepolis Metropolitan Area stretched at least 5km out in every direction, and there have been some exciting finds there as well. We'll also look at the area surrounding the other Persian palace cities.

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    • 40 min
    Merch Announcement! (and Satrap Coins)

    Merch Announcement! (and Satrap Coins)

    Breaking News! The History of Persia Podcast now has merch, swag, gear, and other physical items to show off how much you like ancient Persia and this podcast.

    Plus, there's one last group of coins from the Achaemenid Empire that I want to talk about.

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    • 41 min
    75: The Education of Cyrus

    75: The Education of Cyrus

    Cyrus the Younger obviously graduated early, but what exactly did he learn in ancient Persian school? Hunting, fitness, soldiery, science, and religion amongst many other things in a complex noble educational system.



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    • 39 min
    74: The Temple of Yahweh

    74: The Temple of Yahweh

    No, the other one. In Egypt. The best source of information on events Egypt under Darius II comes from the letters of the Jewish diaspora community in southern Egypt and their temple on the island of Elephantine. They also tell the story of a dramatic confrontation between the Jews and their Egyptian neighbors that ended in forced reconciliation.

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    • 57 min
    73: The Karanos

    73: The Karanos

    In 408 BCE, Darius II decided the Ionian War called for more drastic, teenage measures. He sent the 16 year old Prince Cyrus to rule western Anatolia as Karanos, a supreme military authority. Cyrus did everything in his power to enable his new Spartan allies' victory against Athens.


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 Ratings

Derlemke ,

Finally !!

It’s nice to have a consistent and quality podcast on Persia.

nxavis ,

The real deal

History of Persia is the closest thing in style and tone to Mike Duncan’s Revolutions out of anything I’ve listened to. And I love Trevor’s prononciation of “Darius”

Creeptank030 ,

Amazing podcast for those who want an in-depth look at the Achaemenid Empire.

A solid pace and makes sure to cover every corner of the story. Trevor always makes sure to clarify when something is left up in the air, and gives likelihoods for each route. Very helpful, especially for an ancient history podcast. Keep strong!

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