Ancient History Hound
By Ancient Blogger
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A dig around ancient Greece and Rome for a look at the more unusual.
||CleanBathing in Ancient Greece and Rome||In this podcast I look at the different types of bathing in antiquity, from the Greeks to the Romans. How did the Greeks bathe exactly? What were the Roman baths like? In addition I reason what linked Menelaus and Liberace, impersonate Seneca...||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPompeii - before and during||This podcast is a re-edit of the two previous podcasts released last year, two podcasts for the price of one, that is if they weren't free in the first place. Part one deals with the history of Pompeii, what was it like and what can we understand...||20 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOstracism, a very tall woman and tyrants.||In this podcast I look at the oddity that was ostracism in Ancient Athens. Why was it needed? What did it aim to do? There's also a brief chat about tyrants and which includes an instance which Herodotus calls the silliest trick in history. Feel free...||14 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWish you weren't here: The Sicilian Expedition||To what extent does Thucydides alter and tweak his account of the Athenian disaster? In this episode I look at some of the arguments which suggest Thucydides amended and changed his account to align with his views through subtle and none-too-subtle...||28 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarius and Me: marching in Roman armour||On the back of a 5km march in Roman armour for the Rise UK charity (here's my JustGiving) I look at marching in the Roman empire including some fancy stats and how the reforms of Marius affected the legionary in this respect. Want to know how many...||3 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroy Fall of a City, Episode 8. We got there in the end.||A weekly recap of some pointers from Troy, Fall of a City. In the final epsiode I go over what happened during the sack of Troy, why the wooden horse makes sense and how not to exit a wooden horse if you ever find yourself in one. Feel free to find me..||14 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroy Fall of a City, Episode 7. Mr Ed or just Mr Dead.||A weekly recap of some pointers from Troy, Fall of a City. In the seventh epsiode I unwrap the dialogue between Priam and Achilles, what the chariots did and wonder where the talking horse got to. Feel free to find me on twitter (@ancientblogger)...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroy Fall of a City, Episode 6. Taxi for Hector.||A weekly recap of some pointers from Troy, Fall of a City. In the sixth epsiode I consider whether we can date Patroclus' death, why Penthesilea would have terrified Hitler had she been on the moon and the big showdown between Achilles and Hector....||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroy Fall of a City, Episode 5. "Uncle Owen? Aunt Beru??"||A weekly recap of some pointers from Troy, Fall of a City. In the fifth epsiode I examine the themes of infanticide, jumping off cliffs with Aphrodite and negotiating with Achilles. For obvious reasons Mean Girls gets a mention too. Feel free to find...||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroy Fall of a City, Episode 4. Ant Men and Beach Boys||A weekly recap of some pointers from Troy, Fall of a City. In the fourth epsiode I consider a couple of interesting details from Homer's depiction of the duel between Paris and Menelaus, how to annoy Myrmidons and that kiss. I also possibly annoy you...||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroy Fall of a City, Episode 3. That poor dog||A weekly recap of some pointers from Troy, Fall of a City. In the third epsiode I talk about Helen's wedding and why you should always wash your hands after a siege Feel free to find me on twitter (@ancientblogger) as I'll be following each episode...||5 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroy Fall of a City, Episode 2. Perhaps tell the bride..||A weekly recap of some pointers from Troy, Fall of a City. In the second epsiode I consider those awkward reality TV wedding show moments, how many Greeks and Trojans really got the point and shower you with puns. Feel free to find me on twitter...||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroy Fall of a City, Episode 1: Backsides and backstories||A weekly recap of some pointers from Troy, Fall of a City. In the first epsiode I consider the difficulty in transferring oral myth to the screen, large flightless birds and a bad pun I came up with. Feel free to find me on twitter (@ancientblogger)...||18 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTIs in Antiquity (Part II)||Ever wonder what the worst thing to come out of a mythical King's penis might have been? Feel the need to be put off figs forever? Do you own a hairy spider amulet? If you've answered yes to any of these, and even if you haven't, then join us as we...||2 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTIs in Antiquity (Part I)||In the first of two podcasts Emma returns and we look at two prime STI candidates from antiquity. Expect a mixture of scientific detail and the occasional tangent. It'll put you off your dinner and possibly more. This podcast contains mild sexual...||24 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNight of the Livy Dead (Part Two)||In the second podcast we continue looking at all things spooky from Ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeists, sweating statues, zombies, UFOs and ghosts all feature as well as my most chilling tale from atinquity. Oh, and even Patrick Swayze. Because...||22 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNight of the Livy Dead (Part One)||werewolves and vamps from antiquity||16 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOdysseus being odd, exile and ruby slippers||In this podcast I look at what Odysseus got up to when he returned to Ithaca. Suitor deaths aside what was going on with the bad practical jokes, truth bombs and general odd behaviour? I also talk about the exile and how so many ended up in...||3 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPets in Antiquity||In this podcast I look at some of the animals people kept as pets. Do you know how to catch a monkey with a pair of trousers or which pet needed to be kept from the drinks cabinet? music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)||17 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPompeii Part Two - the end||not the cheeriest of episodes||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPompeii Part One - before the big event||learn about Pompeii prior to the fateful day||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder Woman, Amazons and Women Warriors||say that a few times...||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Need to Talk about Dumbo||The war elephant in antiquity||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeards, anaesthetic and prostitutes in antiquity||invite the vicar round for a listen||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBees BC||The ABC of bees and beekeeping in BCE||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
He’s a Blogger, but he’s not that Ancient!
Really interesting podcast all about the ancient world. Ancient Blogger covers all manner of Ancient Roman and Greek themes in an engaging, educational and fun way. It’s great to find a podcast about that part of history which has a bit of humour and isn’t stuffy, well worth a listen/subscribe!
Charming☑️, Funny☑️, Interesting☑️
Get listening and learn something god damn it! Love this podcast, and I will certainly be tuning in when it drops into my weekly bucket of ear pleasures.
This podcast is really great. It's a level of knowledge above a lot of the podcasts on ancient history. It also shines a light on the stuff you don't often get to hear about. In particular I like the focus on putting things people stories into the context they were originally in. We tend to lose understanding when we view ancient events stories objects through the present day lenses ancient bloggers focus on contextualising the ancient world is really excellent