128 episodes

The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental civilization in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period, from Classical Greece to the Hellenistic kingdoms, and finally to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and scholarly interpretations of the archaeological evidence. And we won't just detail their military and political history, but their society, how the Greeks lived day-to-day, as well as their culture—their art, architecture, philosophy, literature, religion, science, and all the other incredible aspects of the Greek achievement , while situating the Greeks within a multicultural Mediterranean whose peoples influenced and were influenced by one another.

The History of Ancient Greece Ryan Stitt

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    • 4.3 • 921 Ratings

The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental civilization in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period, from Classical Greece to the Hellenistic kingdoms, and finally to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and scholarly interpretations of the archaeological evidence. And we won't just detail their military and political history, but their society, how the Greeks lived day-to-day, as well as their culture—their art, architecture, philosophy, literature, religion, science, and all the other incredible aspects of the Greek achievement , while situating the Greeks within a multicultural Mediterranean whose peoples influenced and were influenced by one another.

    111 The Spartan Hegemony

    111 The Spartan Hegemony

    In this episode, we discuss Spartan imperial policy at home and abroad in the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War at Sparta from 404-396 BC, including their war with Elis, the imperial ambitions of Lysander and the ascension of Agesilaos, Kinadon's foiled socio-political revolution, and Sparta's invasion of Persia to "free" the Eastern Greeks
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2024/02/111-spartan-hegemony.html 

    • 2 hr 18 min
    110 Xenophon and "The Ten Thousand"

    110 Xenophon and "The Ten Thousand"

    In this episode, we discuss the life, influences, drawbacks, and positives of the Athenian military leader, philosopher, and historian--Xenophon (ca. 430-354 BC)--who was one of Sokrates' more famous pupils; and the post-Peloponnesian war Panhellenic campaign into the heart of the Persian Empire that he made famous through his writings (the Anabasis)
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2023/01/110-xenophon-and-ten-thousand.html

    • 2 hr 40 min
    109 Sokrates

    109 Sokrates

    In this episode, we discuss the life and death of Sokrates (ca. 470-399 BC), who is widely considered to be the father of western philosophy, with in-depth overviews of Aristophanes' Clouds and Plato's dialogue Euphyro, Apologia, Krito, and Phaido. 
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2022/03/109-sokrates.html

    • 1 hr 46 min
    108 The Thirty Tyrants

    108 The Thirty Tyrants

    In this episode, we discuss the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War at Athens, including the reign of the Thirty Tyrants, the Athenian civil war, and the restoration of the democracy 
     
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2021/10/108-thirty-tyrants.html

    • 1 hr 37 min
    107 Sparta Triumphant

    107 Sparta Triumphant

    In this episode, we discuss the final two years of the Peloponnesian War (405-404 BC), including the comedic play "The Frogs" by Aristophanes; Lysander's elevation to Persian satrap, his rebuilding of the Peloponnesian fleet, his tactical moves in the Hellespont, and his crushing victory over the Athenians at Aegospotami; the besiegement and blockade of Athens; and the Athenians' surrender and the terms of the peace treaty
     
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2021/04/107-sparta-triumphant.html
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    106 Frustrations and Poor Decisions (Part II)

    106 Frustrations and Poor Decisions (Part II)

    In this episode, we discuss the years 409-406 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenians’ achieving control in the Hellespont and Bosporus, Alcibiades’ triumphant return to Athens, the ascension of Lysander and his bromance with Cyrus, the Athenian defeat at Notium and the disgrace of Alcibiades, Kallikratidas victory over Konon at Mytilene, and the subsequent Battle of Arginusae with its disastrous consequences for the Athenians.
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/10/106-frustrations-and-poor-decisions.html
     

    • 2 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
921 Ratings

921 Ratings

sigffh ,

Good enough for me 👍

Plenty of detail, Ryan’s tone can be a little monotonous and rigid at times, but the content is worth listening to. No frivolous modern politics or bending the facts to fit an agenda, Worth subscribing if you want to know about Ancient Greece👌

downinke ,

Informational and entertaining

I’m really enjoying the show and learning a lot. I’m studying modern Greek and so the history of some of the language has been very helpful. A+++

Soren----- ,

Hard to listen to

Good information but he’s kinda all over the place with a narrative. Can be very difficult to follow especially as he speaks really quickly and never takes pauses. It’s all very monotone and rushed and it makes it difficult to comprehend all he’s trying to say. Been following this show since the beginning but I’m just tired of it and won’t be following it anymore. Needs more breaks so the audience can breathe. Maybe shorter episode length as well. Also, SLOW DOWN and enunciate a little more. The narratives could use more structure—start in one place and build, and stop mentioning little things everywhere. It just clogs up the episode and makes it hard to understand what’s going on. Good info but could be presented better.

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