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Kings of Rome. Servius Tullius.

Ancient History Hound

Release Date: 04/25/2020

Thebes. Apex and Despair. show art Thebes. Apex and Despair.

Ancient History Hound

It's the final of my Theban trilogy. In this episode I discuss the highs and lows for Thebes in the 4th century BCE. Along with covering the whirlwind of alliances and reprisals I help answer questions about ridding yourself of a Spartan garrison and interpreting gloomy spiders. 

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Thebes: Revenge and Rivalry. show art Thebes: Revenge and Rivalry.

Ancient History Hound

In this episode I discuss Thebes in the 5th century BCE. How did it fare after Plataea and what position was it in by the end of the century? Revenge, a sporting controversy and even the big stage feature. Lots to listen to!

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The gardens of Pompeii with Jessica Venner. show art The gardens of Pompeii with Jessica Venner.

Ancient History Hound

In this episode I talk with guest expert Jessica Venner all about what the gardens in Pompeii can tell us. We chat about what the gardens looked like, the problems of keeping up with the neighbours, what was grown and how they are comparable to gardens today.

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Thebes. Walls, teeth and Persians. show art Thebes. Walls, teeth and Persians.

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As part of a look at Thebes I start with the mythical foundation of the city before moving through to the very real aftermath of the Persian invasion.

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Ancient History Hound

Here's yours truly giving a pep talk as to why you might want to subscribe to the show.

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Leptis Magna and Septimius Severus with Maria Lloyd. show art Leptis Magna and Septimius Severus with Maria Lloyd.

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Leptis Magna became a celebrated Roman city on the African shore and was the birthplace of the Emperor Septimius Severus. In this episode I chat with special guest Maria Lloyd all about how the city developed and grew. We then discuss Severus, how did he rise to power and what did he do?

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Classical Athens is famous for the introduction of theatre and Tragedy. But it didn't just appear out of nowhere.

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AD 69 and daily life in ancient Rome. LJ Trafford interview. show art AD 69 and daily life in ancient Rome. LJ Trafford interview.

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In this special episode I chat with LJ Trafford who has written books covering AD 69 and the four emperors. We talk about what Rome would have been like for the average person as well as how the turmoil of AD 69 came about and what happened.

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Night of the Livy Dead 3. Ghosts. show art Night of the Livy Dead 3. Ghosts.

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It's Halloween so time for the third NOTLD episode.

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The Ancient Olympics. show art The Ancient Olympics.

Ancient History Hound

In this Olympic length episode I discuss the origin of the games and how both they and the site developed over time. I'll also be picking up the wider aspects of it all from politics to nudity and even foul play.

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Reform, negligent chariot driving and mild pyrotechnics. It's the turn of Servius Tullis, Rome's 6th King to feature. Servius' rise, his fall, reforms and a few puns are all included so get listening.

Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)