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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).

Jul 13, 2021

It's the final of my Theban trilogy. In this episode I discuss the highs and lows for Thebes in the 4th century BCE. Along with covering the whirlwind of alliances and reprisals I help answer questions about ridding yourself of a Spartan garrison and interpreting gloomy spiders. 

Lots to cover so why not give it a go?...


May 31, 2021

In this episode I discuss Thebes in the 5th century BCE. How did it fare after Plataea and what position was it in by the end of the century? Revenge, a sporting controversy and even the big stage feature. Lots to listen to!

Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).


Apr 24, 2021

In this episode I talk with guest expert Jessica Venner all about what the gardens in Pompeii can tell us. We chat about what the gardens looked like, the problems of keeping up with the neighbours, what was grown and how they are comparable to gardens today.

Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).

 

 


Apr 3, 2021

As part of a look at Thebes I start with the mythical foundation of the city before moving through to the very real aftermath of the Persian invasion.

Athletic cows, wedding drama and walls. Something for everyone.

I'll be releasing more episodes on Thebes in the future to continue the story of what happened next. Be...


Mar 20, 2021

Here's yours truly giving a pep talk as to why you might want to subscribe to the show.