Sep 4, 2023
Bees and honey have been incredibly important for different peoples for a long, long time. In this episode I discuss exactly how bees were kept, how honey was produced and what it was used for. I also get into how the bee manifested in different cultures.
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Aug 1, 2023
The story of Hannibal didn't stop at Cannae. Following this victory he met obstacle and success as he took on Rome in southern Italy.
In this episode I unwrap what happened and how it all led to his final battle with Rome at Zama (which I also discuss).
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Jul 3, 2023
The Greeks established numerous colonies in southern Italy. In this episode I'm delving into the history of them, how they interacted with local peoples and of course each other. Dancing animals, a drunken diplomatic incident and 'hands-off' pottery all feature.
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May 21, 2023
The helots of Sparta were a people who were indispensible for the Spartan state. But what did they do, how had Sparta acquired them and how did it go about controlling this population?
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Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).
Apr 10, 2023
At the beginning of the 6th century BC Athens was in crisis and by the end of it there was a new political system in place. In this episode I discuss the changes, characters and events which occured.
Bizarre political campaigning, Spartans, tyrants and of course the new way of politics by the end of it all. It's an...