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Troy Fall of a City, Episode 8. We got there in the end.

Ancient History Hound

Release Date: 04/14/2018

Eclipses in Antiquity show art Eclipses in Antiquity

Ancient History Hound

It's time to turn my attention to the references made to eclipses in antiquity. They appear in palace records, poems and historical writings and across the Mediterranean (including Mesopotamia).

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Kings of Rome. Tarquin and his expulsion. show art Kings of Rome. Tarquin and his expulsion.

Ancient History Hound

It's time for the final King, Tarquinius Superbus. I chat about his reign, the expulsion and the emergence of the Republic. Tarquin was a King who did as much inside Rome as outside of it. Plenty to talk about.

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Kings of Rome. Servius Tullius. show art Kings of Rome. Servius Tullius.

Ancient History Hound

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.

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Kings of Rome. Lucius Tarquinius Priscus. show art Kings of Rome. Lucius Tarquinius Priscus.

Ancient History Hound

Rebranding, tyrants, clothes, racing, omens, hydraulic engineering, formal wear and possibly a very long held grudge. The story of Rome's 5th king is certainly entertaining and in this podcast I talk about some of the aspects of his reign.

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Kings of Rome. Ancus Marcius. show art Kings of Rome. Ancus Marcius.

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It's time for Rome's fourth King, Ancus Marcius to come into the spotlight. I discuss what he didn, and didn't build as well as play detective in a murder mystery. Spoiler alert, he probably did it.

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Kings of Rome. Tullus Hostilius. show art Kings of Rome. Tullus Hostilius.

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Continuing my examination of the Roman kings I talk about Tullus Hostilius, the third Roman king.

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The Saturnalia show art The Saturnalia

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In this podcast I run the rule over the Roman Saturnalia a festival which started around the 17th December. What did it involve exactly, how did these elements appear and why?

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Human Sacrifice in Antiquity. Part Two. show art Human Sacrifice in Antiquity. Part Two.

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In the second episode it's the turn of Greece and Rome to come under the spotlight. To what extent did both cultures engage in this and how did their myths and rituals reflect their attitudes? All with a few puns thrown in to lighten the mood.

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Human Sacrifice in Antiquity. Part One. show art Human Sacrifice in Antiquity. Part One.

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In the first of two episodes I chat about the instances of human sacrifice in ancient Mesopotamia and Carthage. Archaeology, forensics and the books of the Old Testament combine to throw some light on this chilling topic.

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Pompeii. Before, during and after. show art Pompeii. Before, during and after.

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In this podcast I discuss three aspects of Pompeii. I start with what Pompeii was, how it developed and grew. I then look at the mechanics of the eruption. This includes considering the evidence which supports the major cause of deaths there. Finally I'll deal with what the remains tell us and how they might mislead as much as inform.

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A weekly recap of some pointers from Troy, Fall of a City. In the final epsiode I go over what happened during the sack of Troy, why the wooden horse makes sense and how not to exit a wooden horse if you ever find yourself in one.

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Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)