Jul 31, 2022
How did piracy feature in ancient Greece? What was it and how did the Greeks respond?
In this episode I give an overview from Homer through to the Hellenistic. Why not give it a listen and a review?
Don't forget to head on over to www.ancientblogger.com for the episode notes!
Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai...
Jul 2, 2022
In this mini episode I pick out some themes from Sappho's famous poem. But that's not all - I also include a performance of it in ancient Greek courtesy of Seikilo.
For more info, a reading list, more about Seikilo and transcription of the episode head over to www.ancientblogger.com - as you'll hear it's had a bit of...
Jun 4, 2022
Over the course of 400 years people travelled to the Oracle of Dodona and asked questions. Some of these have survived and give an fascinating insight into what the people of ancient Greece were thinking.
In this episode I take you through the history and background of the oracle before getting stuck into those...
Apr 23, 2022
Time for the big one. Cannae is one of the most famous battles of antiquity. Not only did Rome suffer a crushing defeat but the tactics behind the victory have been studied by generals and military tacticians ever since.
In this episode I discuss what happened in the lead up to it, trust me there's a drama at every...
Mar 28, 2022
In her book, The Idea of Marathon, Dr Nevin explores the Battle of Marathon from different angles. Not just the events prior to it, but what we know about the battle and how later generations made sense of it all (this includes the modern period).
Join us as we cover a lot of ground (historically inaccurate...