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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.

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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...

Feb 27, 2022

The focus on Trasimene is often largely about the events of the day, but what is as interesting are the events leading up to it. What choices did Hannibal have and how did Rome try to anticipate him?

As well as the battle I discuss the details and events leading up to the battle. A transcription and episode notes (with...

Jan 25, 2022

The opening battle of the Second Punic War was to set the trend in many ways and anticipate much of what was to come. But how did it come about? Who were the figures involved, how did the conditions come into play and what exactly happened?

In this episode I try to unpick the basics and some more detailed aspects. Full...