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!)
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...
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...
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.