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The History of Ancient Greece

Jul 25, 2016

In this episode, we discuss the innovation taking place during the 7th and 6th centuries BC in the realm of vase painting (Orientalizing, Protocorinthian, Protoattic, black-figure, and red-figure), statuary (kouros/kore and reliefs), and architecture (Doric/Ionic temples, treasuries, and stoas) by looking at some...


Jul 18, 2016

In this episode, we discuss the new political phenomena arising in various parts of the Greek world in the 7th and 6th centuries BC, called tyranny, by focusing on four poleis in the Peloponnese in particular as case studies for its cause: Pheidon of Argos (the military cause), Kypselos and Periander of Corinth (the...


Jul 11, 2016

In this episode, we discuss the Greek emigration northeastward into the Chalkidiki Peninsula, Thrace, the Hellespont, the Bosporus, the Black Sea, and southwards into northern Africa during the 7th and 6th centuries BC; the reigns of the Lydian and Egyptian kings of the 26th Saite Dynasty and their relations with the...


Jul 4, 2016

In this episode, we discuss the causes of colonization (shortage of land, trade, and civil strife); the Greek emigration westward into Magna Graecia (southern Italy and Sicily), the coasts of southern France and eastern Spain, and on the islands of Corsica and Sardinia during the 8th, 7th, and 6th centuries BC; the...