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Ancient History Hound

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Ancient History Hound
Ancient History Hound

Ancient History Hound

Ancient Blogger

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A dig around ancient Greece and Rome for a look at the more unusual. Find me on twitter @ancientblogger and www.ancientblogger.com.

Latest Episodes

Pompeii. Before, during and after.

In this podcast I discuss three aspects of Pompeii. I start with what Pompeii was, how it developed and grew. I then look at the mechanics of the eruption. This includes considering the evidence which supports the major cause of deaths there. Finally I'll deal with what the remains tell us and how they might mislead as much as inform.

24 MINAUG 21
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Pompeii. Before, during and after.

Kings of Rome. Numa Pompilius

In this episode I continue the theme of early Rome by looking at its second King. Numa Pompilius. I talk about how he came to the throne, what religious initiatives he set in place and how the sources handled their accounts of him. As ever there are some curious tangents involving dancing, possible magic, thunderstorms and stinking charms. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

49 MINAUG 11
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Kings of Rome. Numa Pompilius

Rome's foundation myth.

(Please note that this includes references to the Rape of the Sabine Women and sexual references). In this episode I take a look into Rome's foundation myth and how Livy, Dionysus and Plutarch handled the various elements within it. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

31 MINJUL 8
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Rome's foundation myth.

Spartan Women. Part Two.

In the second episode on Spartan Women I look at what an adult woman might have got up to. From quite a curious marriage ceremony through to the terrifying prospect of a Spartan mother. It's all here. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

35 MINMAY 10
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Spartan Women. Part Two.

Spartan Women. Part One.

The first of two episodes where I discuss the experiences a Spartan woman had throughout her life. Part one includes a general overview of Sparta before I recount what it might have been like for a Spartan as she grew up. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

29 MINAPR 6
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Spartan Women. Part One.

Costa del Carthage: Hannibal, Carthage and Spain.

In this episode I am looking at how Carthage expanded into the Iberian Peninsula and how this location furnished Hannibal with the means to march on Rome. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

38 MINFEB 24
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Costa del Carthage: Hannibal, Carthage and Spain.

Thersites, Scamander and Sarpedon. The Linear B-Listers

In this episode I discuss how Thersites, Scamander and Sarpedon shape the way we understand the Iliad, other characters in it and even wider themes. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

32 MINJAN 25
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Thersites, Scamander and Sarpedon. The Linear B-Listers

The Haloa, it makes Boxing Day seem civilised.

Ok, we always hear about the Saturnalia around the Festive period, but what about the Haloa? This was an ancient Greek Festival which involved highly suggestive food, drunken shenanigans and bad language. Listen to me discuss what happened and why. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

28 MIN2018 DEC 21
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The Haloa, it makes Boxing Day seem civilised.

How hygienic were the Roman baths?

Join me and special guest expert Emma as we discuss how hygienic the Roman baths really were. Did they help or hinder disease? Plenty of gruesome detail, so, leave till after lunch. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

49 MIN2018 DEC 2
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How hygienic were the Roman baths?

Night of the Livy Dead 2

It's that time of year to listen to some spooky tales from antiquity. I discuss how werewolves have changed, early versions of the vampire and dig up ghosts stories from ancient Greece and Rome.

30 MIN2018 OCT 25
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Night of the Livy Dead 2

Latest Episodes

Pompeii. Before, during and after.

In this podcast I discuss three aspects of Pompeii. I start with what Pompeii was, how it developed and grew. I then look at the mechanics of the eruption. This includes considering the evidence which supports the major cause of deaths there. Finally I'll deal with what the remains tell us and how they might mislead as much as inform.

24 MINAUG 21
Comments
Pompeii. Before, during and after.

Kings of Rome. Numa Pompilius

In this episode I continue the theme of early Rome by looking at its second King. Numa Pompilius. I talk about how he came to the throne, what religious initiatives he set in place and how the sources handled their accounts of him. As ever there are some curious tangents involving dancing, possible magic, thunderstorms and stinking charms. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

49 MINAUG 11
Comments
Kings of Rome. Numa Pompilius

Rome's foundation myth.

(Please note that this includes references to the Rape of the Sabine Women and sexual references). In this episode I take a look into Rome's foundation myth and how Livy, Dionysus and Plutarch handled the various elements within it. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

31 MINJUL 8
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Rome's foundation myth.

Spartan Women. Part Two.

In the second episode on Spartan Women I look at what an adult woman might have got up to. From quite a curious marriage ceremony through to the terrifying prospect of a Spartan mother. It's all here. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

35 MINMAY 10
Comments
Spartan Women. Part Two.

Spartan Women. Part One.

The first of two episodes where I discuss the experiences a Spartan woman had throughout her life. Part one includes a general overview of Sparta before I recount what it might have been like for a Spartan as she grew up. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

29 MINAPR 6
Comments
Spartan Women. Part One.

Costa del Carthage: Hannibal, Carthage and Spain.

In this episode I am looking at how Carthage expanded into the Iberian Peninsula and how this location furnished Hannibal with the means to march on Rome. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

38 MINFEB 24
Comments
Costa del Carthage: Hannibal, Carthage and Spain.

Thersites, Scamander and Sarpedon. The Linear B-Listers

In this episode I discuss how Thersites, Scamander and Sarpedon shape the way we understand the Iliad, other characters in it and even wider themes. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

32 MINJAN 25
Comments
Thersites, Scamander and Sarpedon. The Linear B-Listers

The Haloa, it makes Boxing Day seem civilised.

Ok, we always hear about the Saturnalia around the Festive period, but what about the Haloa? This was an ancient Greek Festival which involved highly suggestive food, drunken shenanigans and bad language. Listen to me discuss what happened and why. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

28 MIN2018 DEC 21
Comments
The Haloa, it makes Boxing Day seem civilised.

How hygienic were the Roman baths?

Join me and special guest expert Emma as we discuss how hygienic the Roman baths really were. Did they help or hinder disease? Plenty of gruesome detail, so, leave till after lunch. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

49 MIN2018 DEC 2
Comments
How hygienic were the Roman baths?

Night of the Livy Dead 2

It's that time of year to listen to some spooky tales from antiquity. I discuss how werewolves have changed, early versions of the vampire and dig up ghosts stories from ancient Greece and Rome.

30 MIN2018 OCT 25
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Night of the Livy Dead 2