By Ahsan Irfan
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Historyteller is semi-monthly podcast that focuses on weaving true tales from ancient sources with contemporary archaeological data to give a true historical storytelling experience. Current: The History of Carthage
||CleanEpisode 1.14 – The Death of Motya||Motya was going to die. And Motya knew it. In the intense heat of the summer of 397, the Motyans stood behind their defensive walls, which they had just fortified using the stones from the ruins of an ancient temple nearby. And they had also taken the b||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.13 – Enter Dionysius – Part II – The Battle of Gela||Gela was a Doric city, founded in 688 BC by Greeks from the islands of Rhodes and Crete. It was the metropolis of Acragas. She was built on a long low hill, running parallel to the South Eastern coast of Sicily. She took her name from the river that ran||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.12 – Enter Dionysius – Part I – The Fall of Acragas||During the 415 - 413 BC Athenian invasion of Sicily, a Syracusan aristocrat named Hermocrates had become the hero of the day, by uniting all the Sicilian Greeks against the Athenians. He was then sent as a naval commander to the Peloponnese to help the||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.11 – Revenge of the Magonids||With ten episodes on Carthaginian history under our collective belts, we have come to a close on what we can call the “early history” of Carthage. From this episode, that is Episode 1.11, onwards, we will open up a new chapter. For the next little w||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.10 – The Punic Empire||Last time, we had taken a look at how after the Battle of Himera, Carthage went through what was probably a voluntary program of austerity which correlated directly with her acquisition of the Western Mediterranean metals trade. We had seen how Carthage||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.9 – Atlantic Adventures||In the last episode, we had looked a crucial battle in the history of Carthage, that of Himera. We examined the long chain of causes that lead to the conflict and studied its aftermath. Towards the end of the episode, I had pointed out that the effect o||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.8 – The Battle of Himera||In the last episode, we began looking at Carthage's interactions with other civilizations active in the Mediterranean during the sixth century BC. We looked at her interactions with the Greeks, the Etruscans and the, as of yet nascent, Romans. The last||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.7 – Carthage & the Mediterranean||In the last episode, we took a look at Carthage's early kings. We examined the stories of the first four kings of the city. We used the four kings as anchors with which to ground our discussion on Carthage’s early politics. Apart from the politics, th||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.6 – The Early Kings||In the last episode, we examined the three Carthaginian founding myths that the Greco-Roman literature describes. We looked at the legend of Elissa and examined her misfortunes and contrivances in detail. We saw how she escaped the clutches of her broth||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.5 – The Founding of Carthage||In the previous episodes, I've summarized as briefly as I could the history of Tyre's colonization of the Mediterranean, and the circumstances that led to that migration. We've seen how Tyre's lust for wealth made her plant small trading stations all ov||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.4 – Cooperation & Conflict||By the middle of the eighth century BC, the Tyrians were all over the Mediterranean. Under Hiram I, they had begun developing an extensive trading network that connected various Mediterranean regions. They traded in precious metals like gold, silver, ti||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.3 – The Colonies of Vassals||The Late Bronze Age collapse was the first domino to fall that allowed the Phoenician city of Tyre to rise to the top. The resulting circumstances permitted Hiram I to consolidate religious, political and economic power within himself and his dynasty. T||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.2 – A Phoenix Reborn||Legend has it that two large rocks, known as the Ambrosial Stones, drifted about aimlessly in the Mediterranean Sea. Atop one of them was an olive tree. The tree burned with a fire that never went out. Nor did it consume the tree. Perched on one of i||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1.1 – The Death of Carthage||Greetings Ladies & Gentlemen! In this episode, I introduce the series on Carthage. Initially, I had thought I would put the transcripts for the episode on a Patreon account. However, after thinking about it for some time, I have decided against it. Yo||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 – Historytelling||This is where I introduce the podcast. Please leave any comments, questions or concerns in the comments below or any of my Social Media channels (links in the sidebar on the right). To be notified when the next episode is available, please sign up at t||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Engaging & Highly Educational!
This podcast presents history in such an engaging way! The host clearly knows what he’s talking about, and his passion is contagious! I always learn something new after having listened!
Another great history podcast
Another excelletnly researched history podcast. Currently the history of Carthatge. anter subject I only know superfically and am thrilled to have an expert educate me on teh details. Well done
Authoritative and accessible ...
Authoritative and accessible, "Historyteller" is a well-presented podcast about the history of the ancient city of Carthage. An excellent complement to such classics as "A History of Rome" and "A History of Hannibal and the Punic Wars," Historyteller is a candidate for the prestigious "four hedgehogs" award, which is given by Radio PME History for excellence in single subject podcasting.