#podcastitas ~ Death, Dying and Killing in the Ancient World — Ancient Warfare Podcast

In this episode we’re going to be discussing the concept of death, dying and killing, how is described and perceived, in the ancient world. It’s thanks to Wim Sonnemans, one of our patrons for suggestion the topic. Joining Angus are stalwarts of the podcast Jasper Oorthuys, Murray Dahm, Mark McCaffery and Marc DeSantis. If you…

#podcastitas ~ Mini Myth: Ixion, Cloud-lover Extraordinnaire — Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast

In this mini myth, I tell you the story of Ixion… A bad dude who wanted what he couldn’t have and was given something very different in it’s place. Plus, the origin of centaurs! Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere:…

#podcastitas ~ Automata — In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of real and imagined machines that appear to be living, and the questions they raise about life and creation. Even in myth they are made by humans, not born. The classical Greeks built some and designed others, but the knowledge of how to make automata and the principles…

#podcastitas ~ *Special Episode* Slavery in Greece and Rome – Ryan Stitt and Dr R — The Partial Historians

Dr R has teamed up with Ryan Stitt, host and creator of the hugely popular The History of Ancient Greece Podcast, to discuss slavery in the ancient world, gladiators, and slave revolts. There’s plenty of topics to enjoy in this compare and contrast episode as Dr R and Ryan duke it out over Greece and…

#podcastitas ~ Episode CIII – Old Age in the Roman World — Emperors of Rome

Classical authors such as Cicero and Plutarch would have us believe that the elderly were revered, active citizens of ancient Rome. But on closer inspection that may not be the case, and older people mightn’t have the power and respect in society that we first supposed. Guest: Professor Tim Parkin (Elizabeth and James Tatoulis Chair…