The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a weekly deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental peoples in Western Civilization. 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, but their society, how the Greeks lived day-to-day, as well as their culture—their art, architecture, philosophy, literature, religion, science, and all the other incredible aspects of the Greek achievement.
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In this special guest episode, Marc DeSantis and I discuss his most recent book, “A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War: Ships, Men and Money in the War at Sea, 431-404 BC”. In particular, we talk about the ship designs, naval combat, the financial burden of navies, and the overall war strategies of both sides. Show
This episode features the Ancient History Panel at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. Participants included Ryan Stitt (The History of Ancient Greece podcast), Jamie Redfern (The History Of: Alexander and The History Of: Hannibal podcasts), Dominic Perry (The History of Egypt podcast), and Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy (Ancient
This episode features a presentation that Ben Jacobs (trained urban planner and host of the Wittenberg of Westphalia podcast) and Ryan Stitt (trained Ancient Greek and host of The History of Ancient Greece podcast) gave at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. We discuss the form and function of cities in
In this episode, we discuss the third and final treaty between the Spartans and Tissaphernes; the comedic plays “Lysistrata” and “Thesmophorizusai” by Aristophanes; how the Athenians succumbed to civil war for the first time in nearly a century and saw an overthrow of their democracy by what is known as the 400; the vicissitudes
Ryan Stitt – The History of Ancient Greece Podcast talks about his love of Greece and podcasting with Roifield Brown of Agora Podcast Network on the run-up to Intelligent Speech 2020. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlyM6ZLncWM&t=30s Intelligent Speech 2020 will take place online on June 27th 10 am to 6 pm Eastern time. The theme of this
In this episode, we discuss the years 413-412 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian response to the Sicilian Disaster, the Spartan and Theban devastation of Attic agriculture and commerce from Decelea, the dissolution of the “friendship” between Athens and Persia, the Spartans’ building up of a navy and encouraging of revolts of Athenian
In today’s special guest episode, I am joined by director and screenwriter Esme von Hoffman (Festival of Cinema NYC 2019 Winner for Best Director) for her film, Ovid and the Art of Love. Esme and I discuss her background with Classics and Roman history, what drew her to make a film about the life of Ovid,
I’m thrilled to announce that The History of Ancient Greece podcast will be participating once again in the Intelligent Speech Conference, hosted by Roifield Brown and the folks at Agora Podcast Network. It’ll be online this year and not in NYC (for obvious reasons), but y’all should register and attend virtually! Details on how to
“Join in the conversation with TODAY’S guest Ryan Stitt, host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast! – Today we will be discussing Ryan’s entrance into podcasting, a small segment of our military careers and how that has impacted podcasting, and how podcasting has fundamentally changed both of our lives.”
In this special guest episode, Dr. Owen Rees and I discuss Ancient Greek land warfare in general with lengthy discussions on the definition of a hoplite, its socio-political importance, and the problems surrounding its chronology and historiographic tradition; the problems with the traditional reconstructive models of ancient Greek battles; the important role of cavalry and light
I’m thrilled to announce that The History of Ancient Greece podcast is now a member of Lyceum, a new app that makes it easy to discover great educational podcasts and chat with other passionate listeners. To download it to your phone, go to lyceum.fm or search for “Lyceum” in your preferred “app store”. Then, check
In this episode, we discuss the year 413 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the rise of Archelaus to the Macedonian throne, the Athenian attack on the Laconian coastline which technically broke the peace treaty, the defeats by the Athenian army and navy at Syracuse, and the retreat and ultimate surrender of the Athenians, which
Meta Versions! So many versions. The best version of the film: The Ultimate Cut. Setting the scene Ancient Greece after 300. The Peloponnesian War (which Ryan is in the middle ofon his show!). The rise of Philip. Olympias. Philip Putting Macedon at center stage in ancient Greece. Technical and logistical innovations. Planning the invasion of
In this episode, we discuss the years 415-414 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian attempt at blockading Syracuse, the death of Lamachos, the tactical blunders of Nikias, the arrival of Gylippus, and the “Birds” of Aristophanes Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/02/100-sicilian-stalemate.html Intro by Neil Eckart of the War and Conquest Podcast Website: https://www.warandconquest.com