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The History of Ancient Greece

Sep 17, 2018

In this special guest episode, Fiona and I discuss slavery in the ancient Roman Republic and Empire and compare/contrast it with ancient Greece (plus lots on gladiators and Spartacus!)

Fiona Radford

Co-Host of the Partial Historians Podcast



Sep 3, 2018

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Hekate, the goddess associated with magic, sorcery, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, crossroads, entrance-ways, ghosts, and necromancy; including her connections and/or syncretizations with Iphigenia, Artemis, Selene, the...

***Bonus Episode of Nitin Sil's Flash Point History: War of the Worlds - Part 8 - Almohads & Las Navas De Tolosa (History of Moorish Spain)***

Sep 2, 2018

The Story of Al Andalus & Moorish Spain continues as the Almoravids are replaced by an even more fundamental Almohad. However, the Christian Kingdoms in the north are also becoming more organized in the era of religious crusades.

Guest: Ryan Stitt of "The History of Ancient Greece' podcast to discuss Aristotle, whose...

Aug 20, 2018

In this episode, we discuss what life was like for the elderly in ancient Greece, the liminal stage between life and death, the rituals and importance of the funeral and burial, the archaeology of the Kerameikos in Athens and its significance in our understanding of Greek funerary practices, the importance of...

***Bonus Episode of Pontifacts: Hyginus***

Aug 6, 2018

Pope Hyginus, or Inigo (insert Princess Bride reference here), is said to have held the papacy in a time of relative peace. But is that true? How recent, or short was this peace? In this episode, we will discuss Hyginus's life, heretics, and church hierarchy, which he may or may not have had anything to do with.