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The History of Ancient Greece

Jun 21, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the various myths of Herakles, his iconography and the various ways in which he was worshipped, and his role as a pan-European hero

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Jun 13, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the lives of various mythic heroes, including Cadmus, Perseus, Sisyphus and Bellerophon, Tantalus and Pelops, Atreus and Thyestes, Tyndareus and the Dioscuri, Ixion and Pirithous, and Meleager

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Jun 5, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the various types of ancient Greek musical instruments during the Classical Period and their uses and the lives and works of the three great 5th century BC lyric poets who pioneered the epinikion (victory ode)--Simonides, Bacchylides, and Pindar


May 15, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the democratic machinations of Classical Athens

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/05/044-democracy-under-pericles.html


May 8, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the years spanning 454-446 BC, covering Athens' increasingly imperialistic behavior and the final years of the First Peloponnesian War

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/05/043-imperial-athens.html