46 min

TCP Does Ancient History A Level - E1 Part 1 - Why did the Greeks win the Persian Wars‪?‬ The Classics Podcast

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Welcome to The Classics Podcast Does…Ancient History A Level, a brand new series designed for students, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the ancient world!

Ancient History teacher and author James Renshaw chats to experts about some of the key events, themes, sources and debates in the OCR Ancient History A Level. Episode 1 with Dr Roel Konijnendijk and Professor Lynette Mitchell explores the reasons for the Greek victory over the Persians in 480–479 BCE. 

Click here for captions for this episode and made sure you've subscribed to The Classics Podcast to listen to Part 2.

Season 1 features six episodes on Greek history, and explores the three interpretation questions on the syllabus, centred on the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, and three key types of source that feature prominently in the course - Attic inscriptions written and preserved on stone; the comic plays of Aristophanes; and the biographies of  Plutarch (who is also an important source for the Roman Republic Depth Study).

Follow James @jajrenshaw and the Classical Association @classical_assoc on Twitter. You can also follow @ocrclassics.

Students: click here to find out more about what the CA does and how we can support you

Teachers: click here for more resources, CPD and advocacy or sign up to our free twice termly mailout here.

Everyone: follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube!

And find out more at classicalassociation.org

Welcome to The Classics Podcast Does…Ancient History A Level, a brand new series designed for students, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the ancient world!

Ancient History teacher and author James Renshaw chats to experts about some of the key events, themes, sources and debates in the OCR Ancient History A Level. Episode 1 with Dr Roel Konijnendijk and Professor Lynette Mitchell explores the reasons for the Greek victory over the Persians in 480–479 BCE. 

Click here for captions for this episode and made sure you've subscribed to The Classics Podcast to listen to Part 2.

Season 1 features six episodes on Greek history, and explores the three interpretation questions on the syllabus, centred on the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, and three key types of source that feature prominently in the course - Attic inscriptions written and preserved on stone; the comic plays of Aristophanes; and the biographies of  Plutarch (who is also an important source for the Roman Republic Depth Study).

Follow James @jajrenshaw and the Classical Association @classical_assoc on Twitter. You can also follow @ocrclassics.

Students: click here to find out more about what the CA does and how we can support you

Teachers: click here for more resources, CPD and advocacy or sign up to our free twice termly mailout here.

Everyone: follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube!

And find out more at classicalassociation.org

46 min

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