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The History of Ancient Greece

Oct 30, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the mysterious, shadowy figure of Hades (king of the Underworld), necromancy (the summoning of the dead), and Homer's description of the abode of Hades in Book Eleven of the Odyssey and then comparing and contrasting that with the description found in Virgil's Aeneid Book Six, all...


Oct 23, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the mighty patriarch who ruled over Mount Olympus 

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/10/059-olympian-zeus.html

 

Intro by Lee Accomando of the Viking Age Podcast

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***Bonus Episode of Samuel Hume's The History of Witchcraft : Poisoners, Soul-Drawers, and Mathematicians***

Oct 18, 2017

The founders of Western Civilisation, the Classical Greeks were strong believers in the existence and capabilities of the supernatural. Their epic poems and plays featured Gods, Goddesses, and spirits aplenty, and mythical heroes were often attributed fantastic knowledge and power. As time went on, Greek writers...


Oct 16, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the innovation during the 5th century BC in the realm of temple building (outside of Attica); included are the temple of Aphaia at Aegina, the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Hera II at Poseidonia (Paestum), the Temple of Victory at Himera, the Temple of Apollo at Syracuse,...


Oct 9, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the innovation during the 5th century BC in the realm of vase, wooden panel, and wall paintings

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2017/10/057-classical-paintings.html

 

Intro by Ray Belli of the Words for Granted Podcast

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