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Love ancient history? Check out the Ancient History Hound podcast for a variety of topics. I reckon there's something for you.

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

I'm now also on TikTok @ancientblogger  - all ancient history, no dancing.

Sep 12, 2022

In this episode I'm joined by a guest expert Dr Carla Ionescu to discuss the goddess Artemis. There's so much about Artemis which is often left in the background so here we look into the aspects and associations of her you may not have heard of. From bloody rituals to a cake based rescue she's a fascinating...


Aug 19, 2022

In this minisode I unwrap the sequence of events which befell Pompeii when Vesuvius erupted. Modern studies and archaeology has enabled a narrative to be built of how the eruption played out. I also briefly cover a couple of controversies and myths of Pompeii.

Given the situation there is reference to death...


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...