126 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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    • 4.4 • 817 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.

    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
    ***Special Guest Episode on Classics and White Supremacy w/Curtis Dozier***

    ***Special Guest Episode on Classics and White Supremacy w/Curtis Dozier***

    In today's special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Curtis Dozier, Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College. He is the producer and host of The Mirror of Antiquity, a podcast featuring classical scholars discussing the intersections of their research, the contemporary world, and their own lives. More importantly to our discussion, He is also the director of Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics, a website devoted to documenting and responding to appropriations of ancient Greece and Rome by hate groups online. We discuss some of the reasons how, as well as why, White Supremacists have taken to coopting Classical imagery to support their twisted world views.
     
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/10/special-guest-episode-on-classics-and.html
     

    • 59 min
    ***Special Guest Episode on Race, Antiquity, and Its Legacy w/Denise McCoskey***

    ***Special Guest Episode on Race, Antiquity, and Its Legacy w/Denise McCoskey***

    In today's special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Denise Eileen McCoskey, Professor of Classics and affiliate of Black World Studies at Miami (OH) University. She has written extensively on the politics of race and gender in antiquity and is currently at work on a project examining the role of eugenics in early twentieth-century classical scholarship. In 2012, she published her book Race: Antiquity & Its Legacy, which will be the topic of today’s conversation. It accounts for the various ways in which ancient cultures thought about race (including race as social practice and racial representations). We also dig into the "Black Athena" controversy a bit and why the field of Classics handled it so poorly.
    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/09/special-guest-episode-on-race-antiquity.html
     

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
817 Ratings

817 Ratings

Buchan M ,

Great prep for a trip to Greece!

This is what seems to me to a very comprehensive general history of Greece, beginning before there was a Greece. Just nerdy enough to be very informative but also entertaining - well narrated moves along at a great pace.Excellent!

kghealy ,

Interesting and comprehensive!!

Fun to re-learn so much history piece by piece, thank you!

greek gekkk23486 ,

This is great

I love your podcast I love Greek mythology and I love how descriptive your episodes are

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