Romans in Scotland: The Campaigns with Dr Andrew Tibbs.
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by Ancient Blogger
5d ago
In the second of two episodes on Roman Scotland the chat turns to the three main campaigns which Rome undertook there. What was Rome trying to achieve? What do we really know about them? How did they differ and what can they tell us in a wider context? We discuss this and much more (including answering some questions sent in). Episode notes on www.ancientblogger.com  Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental ..read more
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Romans in Scotland: Fortifications with Dr Andrew Tibbs.
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by Ancient Blogger
3w ago
In the first of two episodes on Roman Scotland Dr Andrew Tibbs unwraps the different types of fortifications the Romans built. From the large forts through to the small watchtowers we can learn a lot about how the Roman army functioned in Scotland and in general. We also get to answer some questions you sent in which range from logistics to something much more chilling.  In the next episode we cover the three Roman campaigns in Scotland - so subscribe to avoid missing out! Episode notes on www.ancientblogger.com  Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental ..read more
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Minisode. The Haloa
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by Ancient Blogger
1M ago
In the depths of winter a festival took place which celebrated the goddess Demeter, the Haloa. It was an all woman affair with drinking, fire and an all night feast. Oh, and rude language was a must. Episode notes on ancientblogger.com with images, a transcipt, sources and further reading. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental ..read more
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Rise of the Gladiator
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by Ancient Blogger
2M ago
How did gladiators take hold in Rome? Where did they come from and how was their use moulded by the big political events of the 1st century BC? In this episode I get into this and other aspects such as a few myths and their fighting stats.  Thanks to Gladiator Doodles for the fab artwork!  Full episode notes including a transcript, sources and images on ancientblogger.com Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental ..read more
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Sappho's Ode to Aphrodite
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by Ancient Blogger
7M ago
In this mini episode I pick out some themes from Sappho's famous poem. But that's not all - I also include a performance of it in ancient Greek courtesy of Seikilo. For more info, a reading list, more about Seikilo and transcription of the episode head over to www.ancientblogger.com  - as you'll hear it's had a bit of an overhaul. If you can review or send feedback my way I'd be grateful. More importantly, keep safe and thanks for listening. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental ..read more
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The Second Punic War. Trebia.
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by Ancient Blogger
1y ago
The opening battle of the Second Punic War was to set the trend in many ways and anticipate much of what was to come. But how did it come about? Who were the figures involved, how did the conditions come into play and what exactly happened? In this episode I try to unpick the basics and some more detailed aspects. Full transcript and episode notes at ancientblogger.com. If you can rate or review please do - it really helps. Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental ..read more
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Sex and Sexuality in ancient Rome with LJ Trafford
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by AncientBlogger
1y ago
It's time to welcome LJ Trafford back onto the podcast and talk about her new book, Sex and Sexuality in Ancient Rome. We discuss a number of topics, from homosexuality through to what the sexual expectations were of the time. What did the Romans view as acceptable and what was considered shameful? Obviously the content here is adult so please bear that it mind. If the platform you are listening on allows a review then why not? It really helps! Find me on twitter (@ancientblogger) as well as the podcast (@HoundAncient). There's also my website - ancientblogger.com Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai In ..read more
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Fantasy Dinner Guests with Helen McVeigh
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by Ancient Blogger
1y ago
Ever play the "who would you invite to a dinner party" game? Well, here is the ancient history and myth version.  Joining me for the first episode is Helen McVeigh and we run through her 6 picks.  You can find episode notes at ancientblogger.com which will include anything we have mentioned in the show (including Helen's book recommendations). Please rate and review if you can. FYI we do mention sexual violence (as per Greek myth). Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental ..read more
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Witches and demons in ancient Mesopotamia.
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by AncientBlogger
1y ago
In this episode I'm continuing the #NightofTheLivyDead Halloween tradition with a look at witches and demons in ancient Mesopotamia. How were they viewed? What made a witch? How did you counter a demon? And how does a magical river battle figure in all this? Listen and find out! Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental).   ..read more
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Jason of Pherae with guest Dr Michael Furman.
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by Ancient Blogger
1y ago
In the 4th century BCE the region of Thessaly underwent a transformation. It went from being fractured to becoming a unified state under the leadership of Jason. In a short time Jason became a prominent player in Greece, earning the admiration of Xenophon and calling the shots after Leuctra. But then it all ended abruptly. How did he achieve this? What were his intentions and why is he overlooked? Join us and find out. Music by Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental ..read more
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