Nov 30, 2021
It's time to welcome LJ Trafford back onto the podcast and talk about her new book, Sex and Sexuality in Ancient Rome.
We discuss a number of topics, from homosexuality through to what the sexual expectations were of the time. What did the Romans view as acceptable and what was considered shameful?
Obviously the content...
Nov 12, 2021
Ever play the "who would you invite to a dinner party" game? Well, here is the ancient history and myth version. Joining me for the first episode is Helen McVeigh and we run through her 6 picks.
You can find episode notes at ancientblogger.com which will include anything we have mentioned in the show (including...
Oct 25, 2021
In this episode I'm continuing the #NightofTheLivyDead Halloween tradition with a look at witches and demons in ancient Mesopotamia.
How were they viewed? What made a witch? How did you counter a demon? And how does a magical river battle figure in all this?
Listen and find out!
Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai...
Oct 8, 2021
In the 4th century BCE the region of Thessaly underwent a transformation. It went from being fractured to becoming a unified state under the leadership of Jason.
In a short time Jason became a prominent player in Greece, earning the admiration of Xenophon and calling the shots after Leuctra. But then it all ended...
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?...