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Ancient History Hound

Hi there, this is the Ancient History Hound, a podcast where I look at ancient Greece and Rome and some of the less covered aspects of them. If you love ancient history, tangents and the odd pun then I reckon you'll enjoy it here.

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

Dec 21, 2018

Ok, we always hear about the Saturnalia around the Festive period,  but what about the Haloa? This was an ancient Greek Festival which involved highly suggestive food, drunken shenanigans and bad language. Listen to me discuss what happened and why.

Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)


Dec 2, 2018

Join me and special guest expert Emma as we discuss how hygienic the Roman baths really were. Did they help or hinder disease?

Plenty of gruesome detail, so, leave till after lunch. 

 

Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)


Oct 24, 2018

It's that time of year to listen to some spooky tales from antiquity. I discuss how werewolves have changed, early versions of the vampire and dig up ghosts stories from ancient Greece and Rome.


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.

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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...