Dec 18, 2022
In the depths of winter a festival took place which celebrated the goddess Demeter, the Haloa. It was an all woman affair with drinking, fire and an all night feast. Oh, and rude language was a must. Episode notes on ancientblogger.com with images, a transcipt, sources and further reading.
Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai...
Dec 3, 2022
How did gladiators take hold in Rome? Where did they come from and how was their use moulded by the big political events of the 1st century BC?
In this episode I get into this and other aspects such as a few myths and their fighting stats.
Thanks to Gladiator Doodles for the fab artwork!
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Oct 22, 2022
Another #NightofTheLivyDead episode and this time it's a look at the Greek Underworld. What was the journey there like? What happened in it and what's with singing amphibians?
From Odysseus to Orpheus and a question to consider on hangovers. There's lots covered so get listening (and leave a review if you can). Check...
Oct 16, 2022
There are two main stories concerning werewolves in Greece and Rome and in this minisode I briefly cover them. What went on on Mount Lykaion exactly and how did the werewolf differ from our modern interpretation.
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Oct 2, 2022
In this minisode I talk about two disasters which befell a Greek and Roman army due to something you can put on your toast. How did it happen and why?
I also cover a nasty way to speed up a siege and a why there's no such thing as a free camp. Find me at www.ancientblogger.com
Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).