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Historyteller is semi-monthly podcast that focuses on weaving true tales from ancient sources with contemporary archaeological data to give a true historical storytelling experience. Current: The History of Carthage

Historyteller Ahsan Irfan

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Historyteller is semi-monthly podcast that focuses on weaving true tales from ancient sources with contemporary archaeological data to give a true historical storytelling experience. Current: The History of Carthage

    Episode 1.14 – The Death of Motya

    Episode 1.14 – The Death of Motya

    Motya was going to die. And Motya knew it. In the intense heat of the summer of 397, the Motyans stood behind their defensive walls, which they had just fortified using the stones from the ruins of an ancient temple nearby. And they had also taken the bold decision of backing themselves into a corner, … Continue reading Episode 1.14 – The Death of Motya

    Episode 1.13 – Enter Dionysius – Part II – The Battle of Gela

    Episode 1.13 – Enter Dionysius – Part II – The Battle of Gela

    Gela was a Doric city, founded in 688 BC by Greeks from the islands of Rhodes and Crete. It was the metropolis of Acragas. She was built on a long low hill, running parallel to the South Eastern coast of Sicily. She took her name from the river that ran to her east, which flowed, … Continue reading Episode 1.13 – Enter Dionysius – Part II – The Battle of Gela

    Episode 1.12 – Enter Dionysius – Part I – The Fall of Acragas

    Episode 1.12 – Enter Dionysius – Part I – The Fall of Acragas

    During the 415 - 413 BC Athenian invasion of Sicily, a Syracusan aristocrat named Hermocrates had become the hero of the day, by uniting all the Sicilian Greeks against the Athenians. He was then sent as a naval commander to the Peloponnese to help the Spartans out against the Athenians there. But victory in this … Continue reading Episode 1.12 – Enter Dionysius – Part I – The Fall of Acragas

    Episode 1.11 – Revenge of the Magonids

    Episode 1.11 – Revenge of the Magonids

    With ten episodes on Carthaginian history under our collective belts, we have come to a close on what we can call the “early history” of Carthage. From this episode, that is Episode 1.11, onwards, we will open up a new chapter. For the next little while, maybe five to ten episodes, we will cover a … Continue reading Episode 1.11 – Revenge of the Magonids

    Episode 1.10 – The Punic Empire

    Episode 1.10 – The Punic Empire

    Last time, we had taken a look at how after the Battle of Himera, Carthage went through what was probably a voluntary program of austerity which correlated directly with her acquisition of the Western Mediterranean metals trade. We had seen how Carthage began with the silver and tin trade in Iberia and Europe and extended … Continue reading Episode 1.10 – The Punic Empire

    Episode 1.9 – Atlantic Adventures

    Episode 1.9 – Atlantic Adventures

    In the last episode, we had looked a crucial battle in the history of Carthage, that of Himera. We examined the long chain of causes that lead to the conflict and studied its aftermath. Towards the end of the episode, I had pointed out that the effect of the Battle of Himera was such that … Continue reading Episode 1.9 – Atlantic Adventures

Customer Reviews

Colin Bartol ,

Carthage Expert

I am going to Tunis and wanted to know more about Carthage when seeing the ruins there. This podcast fit the bill perfectly. For a story with so few details he does a great job researching and organizing into a good story.

Bjartur108 ,

Good to hear Carthaginian perspective

It’s interesting to hear about Phoenician history, but the host’s tic of referring to cities/polities with female pronouns is very off-putting for me. Cities aren’t people!

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