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The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a weekly deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental peoples in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to Homer, to classical Greek democracy to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and archaeological discoveries. And not just military and political history, ...
 
The podcast that transports you to the ancient world and back, with some good conversation along the way. It's not just about ancient Greece. It's about a huge chunk of human history that the Greek texts give us access to: from Egypt and Babylon, to ancient Persia, to Carthage and Rome, we'll sail the wine-dark sea of history with some expert guides at the helm. Topics include archaeology, literature, and philosophy. New episode every month.
 
Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. H ...
 
A series of themed podcasts featuring classicists talking about their research into ancient Greek and Roman culture. Cover art photographed by Ad Meskens / Wikimedia Commons.
 
Ancient Greece: City and Society
 
Ancient Greece: Myth, Art, War
 
Discussions from Ancient Warfare Magazine. Why did early civilisations fight? Who were their Generals? What was life like for the earliest soldiers? Ancient Warfare Magazine will try and answer these questions. Warfare minus two thousand years.
 
It's the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age! Well...eventually at least. Every episode has FINALLY been remastered, touched up, and had the numbering fixed. TPHOOW is back in action!
 
This is the audio-only version of the Ancient Art Podcast. Subscribe to the HD-video Ancient Art Podcast at ancientartpodcast.org. Explore the art and culture of the Ancient Mediterranean World in the Ancient Art Podcast with your host Lucas Livingston. Uncover the truths and unravel the mysteries of the civilizations that shaped our modern world. Each episode features detailed examinations of exemplary works from the Art Institute of Chicago and other notable collections in addition to broa ...
 
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Western Civ
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A History Blog and Podcast
 
This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of major mythological stories. (Summary by Sibella)
 
Rick Steves Athens Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Athen's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Greece guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
A journey through the myths and history of Ancient Greece and Rome for all the family.
 
Join a Philosophical journey exploring current events, the history of ideas and the everyday choices that make us who we are.
 
An exploration of The Egyptian Mysteries by the Neoplatonic sage Iamblichus. The teacher of Iamblichus, Porphyry asks the Egyptian priest Abammon questions about supernatural beings which inhabit the universe and the rituals used to contact them, as well as the Absolute Truth which exists beyond matter.
 
Ancient Worlds is the audio series of the Ancient Art Podcast where we choose a single work of art as a launchpad for inspiration. Here we unpack the stories, history, myths, and culture from antiquity through a modern lens and with tongue firmly planted in cheek. The Ancient Art Podcast explores the art and culture of the Ancient Mediterranean World with host Lucas Livingston. Uncover the truths and unravel the mysteries of the civilizations that shaped our modern world. Each episode featur ...
 
The Mirror of Antiquity features portraits of classical scholars that blend storytelling and academic research. Guests explore how their work on ancient Greece and Rome helps them understand the contemporary world and their own lives. Produced by Curtis Dozier with support from the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
 
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Historyteller
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Bringing you stories from the pages of history
 
A podcast on European conflicts from the perspective of each side to provide an alternative to the traditional national narratives. Going chronologically from the Ancient Greeks onwards I will describe to some extent how each battle was won or lost by particular decisions, tactics, technology or fortune. But the aim of each main narrative will be to place each battle in the context of the overall history of Europe.
 
The Mirror of Antiquity features portraits of classical scholars that blend storytelling and academic research. Guests explore how their work on ancient Greece and Rome helps them understand the contemporary world and their own lives. Produced by Curtis Dozier with support from the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
 
Ancient World Magazine consists of a group of ancient historians and archaeologists who are passionate about the past. Our mission is to share engaging and well-researched information about the ancient world with our readers.
 
Aesop lived in Ancient Greece in the 6th Century BC. His fables are usually short and end with a moral. The plot often involves a silly mistake or a cunning trick.
 
For the Irish historian John Bagnell Bury, history should be treated as a science and not a mere branch of literature. Many contemporary histories written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were poetic and heroic in tone, blending fact and fiction, myths and legends. They sometimes relied on sources from Shakespeare and classical poets. For Bury, the facts of history may be legendary or romantic in nature, but they should be recounted in a scholarly and non-judgmental manner, ...
 
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Modern Classics
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Where I attempt to prove that Ancient stories are like super related to our Modern world - like, super related.Huge thanks to Rachel Selch for the original music, Mr. Schaffer for the recording equipment, and all the teachers mentoring me through this process.
 
The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens) in the 5th Century BC. It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war. It is widely considered a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history. The History is divided into eight books. These book divisions are the work of editors in later antiquity. W. R. C ...
 
The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book. The rise of the Persian Empire is chronicled, and the causes for the conflict with Greece. Herodotus treats the conflict as an ideologi ...
 
The writings of J. B. Bury, on subjects ranging from ancient Greece to the 19th-century papacy, are at once scholarly and accessible to the layman. This work covers the period from the beginning of the Roman Empire until Gibbon begins; from Augustus through Marcus Aurelius and the Antoinine Emporers. (Summary by kmerline)
 
This video is a preview lasting 3:00 Minutes.TO SEE ALL 8 EPISODES IN THEIR ENTIRETY, PLEASE VISIThttp://www.celebrategreece.com/products/56-the-first-war-for-the-west"Go back 2,500 years to the wars between ancient Greece (West) and Persia (East). The Greco-Persian Wars 2,500 years ago were a clash between two peoples, two cultures,two systems of government and two continents. The first clash between East and West.A clash that has, sadly, continued all the way to today."-- Dr. Michael Scott ...
 
Intended for children 11 to 14 years old, The Story of the Middle Ages relates a little known period of history in an interesting and entertaining way. The author terms the Middle Ages as that period in the history of Europe between the fifth and fifteenth centuries. Its beginning is marked by the decline and fall of the mighty Roman Empire and its end is generally thought to be the dawn of the Renaissance or the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages are also divided by historians into the Early ...
 
As children, our first experience of the magic of talking animals, the conflict between good and evil, the battle of wits between the cunning and the innocent most probably came from Aesop's Fables. These delightful, pithy and brief narratives are simple, easy to understand and convey their message in a memorable and charming fashion. Aesop's Fables by Aesop consists of about 600 tales, some well-loved and familiar, others less known but just as entertaining and educative and help us map the ...
 
This is the second book in a twelve volume series, and highlights myths and legendary heroes from around the world, from Ancient Greece to Scandinavia and the Far East. They are aimed at the junior audience. (Summary by Lynne Thompson)
 
Lysistrata read by the Classics Drama Company at DePaul. The Classics Drama Company at DePaul is a new gathering of Thespians and Classicists dedicated to performing and understanding ancient literature. If you live in Chicago and attend DePaul University, we welcome new additions to our group. Contact Dr. Kirk Shellko (kshellko@depaul.edu), if interested. First performed in classical Athens c. 411 B.C.E., Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata” is the original battle of the sexes. One woman, Lysistrata, ...
 
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Confederate Gold
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Richard L. Cornwell, a Nashville preacher, is stunned when he hears a deathbed confession from one of his parishioners. The man tells Cornwell an amazing story that reveals the location of the lost gold of the Confederate State of America. But the gold is only the beginning. Buried along with it are two priceless Greek statues that will unite ancient Greece and the lost Southern aristocracy. This will be a dangerous mission. Fortunately, Cornwell knows one dependable man who is always ready ...
 
This video is a preview lasting 2:46 Minutes.TO SEE THIS SHOW IN ITS ENTIRETY, PLEASE VISIThttp://www.celebrategreece.com/products/7-hippocrates-in-olympiaA newly released documentary, narrated by Academy Award Winner Sir PETER USTINOV. Emphasis is on the importance of the three origins of theAncient Olympics: Religion, Health and Athletics. Classic documentary style draws the audience in with a mystical atmosphere created by its visual richness, originalmusic, and the narration of Sir Peter ...
 
An interdisciplinary research series hosted by Queen's College that brings together specialists and students working on manuscript and text cultures of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean (Greece and Rome), ancient East and South Asia, and medieval Europe.
 
Greece-born Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904) spent decades of his life in Japan, even marrying a Japanese woman, thus becoming a Japanese citizen by the name of Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲). He wrote many books on Japan, especially about its folklore. In this posthumously published book, he takes a closer look at Japan's religious history: How it developed from ancient beliefs into Shintoism, resisted suppression attempts by both Buddhism and Christianity and how – despite efforts to westernise Japan ...
 
Sappho lived in the Greek-speaking Aeolian islands off the coast of Turkey. She is one of the very few female poets from antiquity. Although her work was very popular in ancient Greece and Rome, only small fragments survive today. This book includes translations of these fragments, as well as a poem from Ovid's Heroides, "Sappho to Phaon," a fictional letter from Sappho to her assumed lover. (Summary by Libby Gohn)
 
In this series, John Franklin, professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Vermont, explores what we know about the music of ancient Greece, as well as what we only THINK we know. In the first episode, Franklin, a true history detective, shows how incomplete fragments of papyrus and stone can provide clues to recreating music that has not been heard in thousands of years. Next, we explore the far-reaching influence that ancient Greece has had on modern music, unraveling the ...
 
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Ravages
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The Ravages history podcast focuses on military history, from the wars of Ancient Greece and Rome to the battlefields of the Second World War. As well as this focus, it will also spotlight important events and individuals throughout history.
 
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The Joy of Gaming Podcast, Episode 71: God of War Spoiler-Free Discussion, Resident Evil Zero and More On this episode of The Joy of Gaming, we (Rich and Jordan) discuss one of the biggest gaming releases of the year, God of War. The game’s creative director Cory Barlog has long been a subject of interest and speculation on the podcast, and now ...…
 
The Western concept of democracy has a lineage dating back to the classical world. Paul Cartledge’s book Democracy: A Life (Oxford University Press, 2016) details its origins in ancient Greece and its evolution of it as a theory over…
 
In this episode, we chat about the 2008 Rick Steves' Europe episode "Athens and Side-Trips." No one holds a gyro or rocks green-on-green quite like Rick Steves. We break down the episode's cold open, best stunts, and fabulous guests while throwing in our own take on Athens travel and discussing how travel in Greece has changed in the past ten y ...…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 2, 2018 is: palindrome \PAL-un-drohm\ noun : a word, verse, or sentence (such as "Able was I ere I saw Elba") or a number (such as 1881) that reads the same backward or forward Examples: The teacher asked the class if anyone could think of a single word palindrome with 7 letters. After a couple minutes, ...…
 
Host Bojidar Marinov Description “A sodomite culture that has come to fruition has come to fruitlessness.” Listen Transcript Axe to the Root Podcast Episode #69 The Church’s Forgotten History of Sodomite Marriage Welcome to Episode 69of Axe to the Root Podcast, part of the War Room Productions, I am Bo Marinov, and for the next 30 minutes we wi ...…
 
Whether you have a BA in philosophy or have never read a book, your daily life is impacted by Aristotle. Have you ever tried to win an argument? Have you ever tried to solve a riddle? Have you tried to rationalize eating twelve doughnuts? Congratulations: you are engaging in logic, the bread-and-butter of the most impactful philosopher in histo ...…
 
Join us as we visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed in agony, knowing he would take on the sin of the entire world. Take in Hans Weichbrodt's powerful message as our group is surrounded by ancient olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane. These are the recordings from our trips: Break Forth Journeys- Spiritual Journeys to the Lands ...…
 
A Live stream with Dr. Richard Carrier and Dr. Kenny Rhodes on the Evidence for the existence of Jesus Christ. Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and ...…
 
In this special guest episode, Aven and I discuss love, sex, and prostitution from the Roman perspective and compare/contrast it with ancient Greece Aven McMaster, Assistant Professor of Ancient Studies at Thorneloe University at Laurentian Co-Host of the Endless Knot Podcast Website: http://www.alliterative.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.c ...…
 
Amanda and Jenn discuss Finnish literature, mental illness, enemies-to-lovers stories, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Your One and Only by Adrianne Finlay and Comic Bento. Questions 1. I’m heading on a trip to Finland at the end of February and I’d love to read some Finnish fiction, translated to Eng ...…
 
When you read the Wall Street Journal does it seem like it’s written in Egyptian hieroglyphs? When you listen to CNN Money does it sound as unintelligible as ancient Greek? Do you want more out of your money? Are you looking for growth and better income but feel like you are looking in all the wrong places? I am Doctor Scott Brown and I want to ...…
 
What's your New Year's Resolution? Let Roger Barnett, Heather Chastain and special guests put the wind in your sails to help you achieve it! How about a Cruise to the Western Caribbean? Or the chance to explore the ancient secrets and modern luxuries of Greece! Dream it, plan it and do it! #LoveYourLife2018…
 
What's your New Year's Resolution? Let Roger Barnett, Heather Chastain and special guests put the wind in your sails to help you achieve it! How about a Cruise to the Western Caribbean? Or the chance to explore the ancient secrets and modern luxuries of Greece! Dream it, plan it and do it! #LoveYourLife2018…
 
When you imagine a life you love, you imagineexperiences just like the Top Achievers Trip to Greece. Ancient and modern atthe same time, it is a place of wonder where temples to the gods of myth minglewith the white-washed beauty of modern Mediterranean architecture.
 
When you imagine a life you love, you imagineexperiences just like the Top Achievers Trip to Greece. Ancient and modern atthe same time, it is a place of wonder where temples to the gods of myth minglewith the white-washed beauty of modern Mediterranean architecture.
 
Ancient Greece, Self Immolation and Clumsy Rockstars fuel the podcast fumes this week. Try and keep up with the tangents while we plunder the weeks twists and turns.
 
On the season finale of season 1 of Itinera, Ryan Stitt (@greekhistorypod) of the History of Ancient Greece Podcast and I discuss classics podcasting. http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com See you in 2018! If you enjoyed season 1 of Itinera and would like to show your appreciation, please consider rating and reviewing the podcast in iTunes. ...…
 
Amy Pistone (@apistone), Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, on inebriation in classical antiquity, applying classics to the contemporary world, and prophecy in ancient Greece.
 
Following a widely attended talk earlier this year, Professor Craig Clunas returns for another fascinating exploration into Freud’s Chinese collection as part of Asian Art in London 2017. Freud's passion for, and avid collecting of antiquities is well known, but attention has tended to focus on the objects he owned from the cultures of the anci ...…
 
Following a widely attended talk earlier this year, Professor Craig Clunas returns for another fascinating exploration into Freud’s Chinese collection as part of Asian Art in London 2017. Freud's passion for, and avid collecting of antiquities is well known, but attention has tended to focus on the objects he owned from the cultures of the anci ...…
 
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