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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.

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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.

    ***Special Guest Episode on Greek Naval Warfare w/Marc DeSantis***

    ***Special Guest Episode on Greek Naval Warfare w/Marc DeSantis***

    In this special guest episode, Marc DeSantis and I discuss his most recent book, "A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War: Ships, Men and Money in the War at Sea, 431-404 BC". In particular, we talk about the ship designs, naval combat, the financial burden of navies, and the overall war strategies of both sides.
     
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/07/special-guest-episode-on-greek-naval.html
     
     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    ***Ancient and Early Modern Cities (Intelligent Speech 2020)***

    ***Ancient and Early Modern Cities (Intelligent Speech 2020)***

    This episode features a presentation that Ben Jacobs (trained urban planner and host of the Wittenberg of Westphalia podcast) and Ryan Stitt (trained Ancient Greek and host of The History of Ancient Greece podcast) gave at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. We discuss the form and function of cities in the ancient and early modern worlds.
    For the video of our conversion, follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/26tc9oftc5mephc/Intelligent%20Speech%202020%20%28Ancient%20and%20Early%20Modern%20Cities%29.mp4
     

    • 41 min
    ***Ancient History Panel (Intelligent Speech 2020)***

    ***Ancient History Panel (Intelligent Speech 2020)***

    This episode features the Ancient History Panel at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. Participants included Ryan Stitt (The History of Ancient Greece podcast), Jamie Redfern (The History Of: Alexander and The History Of: Hannibal podcasts), Dominic Perry (The History of Egypt podcast), and Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy (Ancient History Fangirl).
    For the video of our conversion, follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xkfcfo4at3ncit3/Intelligent%20Speech%202020%20%28Ancient%20History%20Panel%29.mp4
     

    • 37 min
    103 An Oligarchic Coup

    103 An Oligarchic Coup

    In this episode, we discuss the years 411-410 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the third and final treaty between the Spartans and Tissaphernes; the comedic plays "Lysistrata" and "Thesmophorizusai" by Aristophanes; how the Athenians succumbed to civil war for the first time in nearly a century and saw an overthrow of their democracy by what is known as the 400;   the vicissitudes of this new oligarchic government; and how factionalism between extremists and moderates led to its downfall
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/06/103-oligarchic-coup.html
     
    Intro by Anya Leonard of Classical Wisdom Speaks
    Website: https://classicalwisdom.com/podcast-classical-wisdom-speaks/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClassicalWisdom
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClassicalWisdomWeekly/
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by our Patreon supporters and PayPal donators. If you too would like to support The History of Ancient Greece, you can become a monthly Patreon supporter at (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofancientgreecepodcast) or a one time donor at (https://www.paypal.me/RyanStitt). 

     
    In addition, there is THOAG Merchandise to purchase! There is a great store featuring not only apparel with the podcast logos but  as well as artwork created by independent designers. There’s short sleeve T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts, baseball T-shirts, hoodies, crewneck sweatshirt, tank tops, kids apparel, and even masks, all in different colors and cuts, plus phone and laptop cases, wall art, tapestries, pins, stickers, magnets, notebooks, mugs, pillows, and tote bags! So head on over to TeePublic (https://www.teepublic.com/stores/greekhistorypod) and get yourself some merch to show your support of the podcast! 

    • 2 hr 19 min
    ***Promo Interview for Intelligent Speech 2020***

    ***Promo Interview for Intelligent Speech 2020***

    Ryan Stitt - The History of Ancient Greece Podcast talks about his love of Greece and podcasting with Roifield Brown of Agora Podcast Network on the run-up to Intelligent Speech 2020.
    Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlyM6ZLncWM&t=30s
    Intelligent Speech 2020 will take place online on June 27th 10 am to 6 pm Eastern time. The theme of this year‘s conference is, ‘Hidden Voices’. Book your ticket here: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com

    • 24 min
    Ep 102 Livin' on a (Persian) Prayer

    Ep 102 Livin' on a (Persian) Prayer

    In this episode, we discuss the years 413-412 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian response at home to the Sicilian Disaster, the Spartan and Theban devastation of Attic agriculture and commerce from Decelea, the dissolution of the "friendship" between Athens and Persia, the Spartans' building up of a navy and encouraging of revolts of Athenian subject-allies, the shifting of the war to the eastern Aegean, and a series of treaties are made between Sparta and the Persian satrap Tissaphernes
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/05/102-livin-on-persian-prayer.html
     
    Intro by Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle of What's Her Name Podcast
    Website: https://www.whatshernamepodcast.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatshernamepodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatsHerNamePC
     

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
549 Ratings

549 Ratings

Gadfly432 ,

A fantastic and thorough podcast

Very clear and wide ranging content with well balanced focus on Hellenic culture, religion, military, and politics that paints a nuanced and detailed picture of Ancient Greek society.

Easy to follow and learn from! Totally demystifies Thucydides!

Thanks for the great content.

JennFM24 ,

Great overview

I've been reading Herodotus and Thucydides with my teenage son and these podcasts really helped us to make sense of it all.

publically speaking ,

Too much uptalking ⬆️?

Great idea and interesting content. But too much uptalking. (Look it up)

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