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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).

Aug 11, 2019

In this episode I continue the theme of early Rome by looking at its second King. Numa Pompilius.

I talk about how he came to the throne, what religious initiatives he set in place and how the sources handled their accounts of him. As ever there are some curious tangents involving dancing, possible magic, thunderstorms...


Jul 7, 2019

Please note that this includes references to the Rape of the Sabine Women and sexual references.

In this episode I take a look into Rome's foundation myth and how Livy, Dionysus and Plutarch handled the various elements within it. 

Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai...


May 9, 2019

In the second episode on Spartan Women I look at what an adult woman might have got up to. From quite a curious marriage ceremony through to the terrifying prospect of a Spartan mother. It's all here.

Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)


Apr 6, 2019

The first of two episodes where I discuss the experiences a Spartan woman had throughout her life.

Part one includes a general overview of Sparta before I recount what it might have been like for a Spartan as she grew up.

Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)


Feb 24, 2019

In this episode I am looking at how Carthage expanded into the Iberian Peninsula and how this location furnished Hannibal with the means to march on Rome.

 

Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)