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Ancient Warfare Podcast

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Ancient Warfare Podcast

Ancient Warfare Podcast

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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.

Latest Episodes

Alexander in Afghanistan

Alexander the Great invaded what is today Afghanistan in 330 BC as part of war against Persia. Comprising the easternmost satrapies of Persia, Afghanistan provided some challenging battles in his conquest of the remaining lands of Persia. In this episode of the Ancient Warfare Magazine Podcast the team discuss Alexander the Great in Afghanistan. It's thank you to patron of the podcast Jared Grantham for suggestion the topic.

42 MIN2 w ago
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Alexander in Afghanistan

Warriors on Wheels - Chariot Warfare in Antiquity

Until the arrival of the chariot, warfare had been an exclusively infantry-based affair. Its invention introduced a new dynamic to the battlefield that shaped warfare for two millennia. The team discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII-4.

62 MINJAN 16
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Warriors on Wheels - Chariot Warfare in Antiquity

The role of contests and rituals in ancient battle

With Jasper away, Murray is MC for this episode of the Ancient Warfare Magazine Podcast. He is joined by Marc Marc DeSantis, Mark McCaffery and Lindsay Powell. Taking listener questions they discuss the role of contests and rituals in ancient battles.

57 MIN2019 DEC 19
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The role of contests and rituals in ancient battle

The Rise of Septimius Severus

The team are back to discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII.3 The Rise of Septimius Severus. 'Septimius Severus, also known as Severus, was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. As a young man he advanced through the customary succession of offices under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Severus seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year of the Five Emperors.'

55 MIN2019 NOV 8
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The Rise of Septimius Severus

Experimental archeology and Re-enactment

This time the team are discussing a topic suggested by one of our patrons, they talk over the the pro's and con's of experimental archeology and re-enactment in respect to ancient warfare.

62 MIN2019 OCT 10
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Experimental archeology and Re-enactment

The role of geography in ancient warfare

'Natural and man-made geography exerts its influence on warfare, determining the passage of whole armies and fleets, sometimes allowing a single soldier to hold up an entire host.' The team discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII.2 'Hunting for good ground: The role of geography in warfare'.

58 MIN2019 SEP 19
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The role of geography in ancient warfare

Ancient warfare tropes

We're back with another Ancient Warfare podcast. In this episode we're going to be discussing tropes; what we know, what we thing we know and where it all goes wrong!

45 MIN2019 SEP 11
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Ancient warfare tropes

Hired Help From Overseas - Sparta and Epirus visit Southern Italy

Tarentum in southern Italy may have been a Spartan colony, but when it was under pressure from first its Italic neighbours and then Rome itself, it preferred to call in some help from abroad. In this episode the Ancient Warfare team discuss the latest episode of the magazine which covers Hellenistic mercenary armies in Southern Italy.

57 MIN2019 JUL 22
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Hired Help From Overseas - Sparta and Epirus visit Southern Italy

The Roman Conquest of Spain

We thought we'd missed discussing a few episodes of the magazine so we decided to look at I.4 the Roman Conquest of Spain. As it turns out, we've apparently looked at this before and we'd forgotten (you can listen here). After a long hiatus Jasper has returned as MC and joining him are Murray Dahm, Marc DeSantis, Mark McCaffery and Lindsay Powell.

53 MIN2019 JUN 24
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The Roman Conquest of Spain

Military Celebrity in the Ancient World

We are once more between issues of the magazine, so in this episode the team have decided to discuss military celebrity in the ancient world, how important was celebrity and perhaps was there any pitfalls to celebrity status? Joining Angus are Jasper Oorthuys, Murray Dahm, Lindsay Powell, Myke Cole, Mark McCaffery and Marc DeSantis. Don't forget you can subscribe to the magazine at ancient-warfare.com

56 MIN2019 MAY 31
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Military Celebrity in the Ancient World

Latest Episodes

Alexander in Afghanistan

Alexander the Great invaded what is today Afghanistan in 330 BC as part of war against Persia. Comprising the easternmost satrapies of Persia, Afghanistan provided some challenging battles in his conquest of the remaining lands of Persia. In this episode of the Ancient Warfare Magazine Podcast the team discuss Alexander the Great in Afghanistan. It's thank you to patron of the podcast Jared Grantham for suggestion the topic.

42 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Alexander in Afghanistan

Warriors on Wheels - Chariot Warfare in Antiquity

Until the arrival of the chariot, warfare had been an exclusively infantry-based affair. Its invention introduced a new dynamic to the battlefield that shaped warfare for two millennia. The team discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII-4.

62 MINJAN 16
Comments
Warriors on Wheels - Chariot Warfare in Antiquity

The role of contests and rituals in ancient battle

With Jasper away, Murray is MC for this episode of the Ancient Warfare Magazine Podcast. He is joined by Marc Marc DeSantis, Mark McCaffery and Lindsay Powell. Taking listener questions they discuss the role of contests and rituals in ancient battles.

57 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
The role of contests and rituals in ancient battle

The Rise of Septimius Severus

The team are back to discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII.3 The Rise of Septimius Severus. 'Septimius Severus, also known as Severus, was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. As a young man he advanced through the customary succession of offices under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Severus seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year of the Five Emperors.'

55 MIN2019 NOV 8
Comments
The Rise of Septimius Severus

Experimental archeology and Re-enactment

This time the team are discussing a topic suggested by one of our patrons, they talk over the the pro's and con's of experimental archeology and re-enactment in respect to ancient warfare.

62 MIN2019 OCT 10
Comments
Experimental archeology and Re-enactment

The role of geography in ancient warfare

'Natural and man-made geography exerts its influence on warfare, determining the passage of whole armies and fleets, sometimes allowing a single soldier to hold up an entire host.' The team discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII.2 'Hunting for good ground: The role of geography in warfare'.

58 MIN2019 SEP 19
Comments
The role of geography in ancient warfare

Ancient warfare tropes

We're back with another Ancient Warfare podcast. In this episode we're going to be discussing tropes; what we know, what we thing we know and where it all goes wrong!

45 MIN2019 SEP 11
Comments
Ancient warfare tropes

Hired Help From Overseas - Sparta and Epirus visit Southern Italy

Tarentum in southern Italy may have been a Spartan colony, but when it was under pressure from first its Italic neighbours and then Rome itself, it preferred to call in some help from abroad. In this episode the Ancient Warfare team discuss the latest episode of the magazine which covers Hellenistic mercenary armies in Southern Italy.

57 MIN2019 JUL 22
Comments
Hired Help From Overseas - Sparta and Epirus visit Southern Italy

The Roman Conquest of Spain

We thought we'd missed discussing a few episodes of the magazine so we decided to look at I.4 the Roman Conquest of Spain. As it turns out, we've apparently looked at this before and we'd forgotten (you can listen here). After a long hiatus Jasper has returned as MC and joining him are Murray Dahm, Marc DeSantis, Mark McCaffery and Lindsay Powell.

53 MIN2019 JUN 24
Comments
The Roman Conquest of Spain

Military Celebrity in the Ancient World

We are once more between issues of the magazine, so in this episode the team have decided to discuss military celebrity in the ancient world, how important was celebrity and perhaps was there any pitfalls to celebrity status? Joining Angus are Jasper Oorthuys, Murray Dahm, Lindsay Powell, Myke Cole, Mark McCaffery and Marc DeSantis. Don't forget you can subscribe to the magazine at ancient-warfare.com

56 MIN2019 MAY 31
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Military Celebrity in the Ancient World
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