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ancientblogger's podcast

Hi there, this is the podcast page of @ancientblogger. If you love bizarre ancient history facts, unusual topics and low production values then this is just for you. 

Find my articles and vlogs at my website ancientblogger.com or come say hi on twitter (@ancientblogger)

Sep 30, 2018

In this podcast I look at the different types of bathing in antiquity, from the Greeks to the Romans. How did the Greeks bathe exactly? What were the Roman baths like? 

In addition I reason what linked Menelaus and Liberace, impersonate Seneca and mention the most devious use for the floor of a caldarium.

Some minor...


Aug 20, 2018

This podcast is a re-edit of the two previous podcasts released last year, two podcasts for the price of one, that is if they weren't free in the first place.

Part one deals with the history of Pompeii, what was it like and what can we understand about it?

Part two takes you through the events of the 24/25th...


Aug 14, 2018

In this podcast I look at the oddity that was ostracism in Ancient Athens. Why was it needed? What did it aim to do? There's also a brief chat about tyrants and which includes an instance which Herodotus calls the silliest trick in history.

Feel free to find me on twitter (@ancientblogger)

Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai...


Jun 28, 2018

To what extent does Thucydides alter and tweak his account of the Athenian disaster? In this episode I look at some of the arguments which suggest Thucydides amended and changed his account to align with his views through subtle and none-too-subtle techniques.

I also point out why Nicias would be an ideal guest at a...


Jun 3, 2018

On the back of a 5km march in Roman armour for the Rise UK charity (here's my JustGiving) I look at marching in the Roman empire including some fancy stats and how the reforms of Marius affected the legionary in this respect. Want to know how many Mars bars a legionary would work off? Who was Marius' favourite...