The Ancient World in Streaming Media 1.4 ~ February 12, 2017

Presented in order of appearance in my mailbox; descriptions, where given, come from the media producers



The History of Ancient Greece Podcast

032 – Cambyses

In this episode, we discuss the political happenings during the reign of the Persian king, Cambyses, with a particular focus on Polykrates of Samos; the Persian conquest of Egypt; the failed campaigns in Africa against the Nubians, Cyreneans, and Carthaginians; and the “madness” of Cambyses


Quomodo Dicitur? Podcast

QDP Ep 34: De Senecae Epistula Quarta (pars secunda)

QDP Ep 34: De Senecae Epistula Quarta (pars secunda)

Hoc in colloquio, Augustus et Iustus et Iason de epistula quarta a Seneca scripta et de Legonio colloquuntur.


Emperors of Rome

Episode LXIV – Q and A III

Listeners provide questions and Rhiannon and Matt answer! In this episode: – What did the Romans know about China and India?

– What did the Romans know about China and India? – At what point does someone who is conquered become a slave?

– At what point does someone who is conquered become a slave?

– Where did the colours come from for Roman garments?

– What did Romans celebrate?

– What did Romans eat?

– Do we know where Julius Caesar was stabbed?

– Who is our favourite Emperor?

– How did the ancient texts get to us today?

– How do we prepare and do our research for the podcast?


Sermones Raedarii

Fabula Raedaria V

Musici Bremenses, sive de commodis male canendi.


Literature and History

Episode 35: The Great Thundercrap (Aristophanes’ The Clouds)

Aristophanes’ The Clouds is a dazzling satire on Athenian philosophy, showing a very different Socrates than Plato’s.


Life Of Caesar

Life of Augustus #51 – Dark Shadow

It’s late 23 BCE. Agrippa leaves Rome and makes his home in Lesbos. Rumours fly. Meanwhile there are still plagues, famine and natural disasters in Rome. The dark shadow of death lies over at least one member of Augustus’ inner circle.


The Classicist

Is Trumpism Sustainable?

Victor Davis Hanson examines the early initiatives coming out of the Trump Administration and reflects on whether the new president’s momentum is …


Roman Emperors: Totalus Rankium

50 Diocletian

“Crisis? What Crisis?” these words may have brought down a labour govenment in the 1970s*, but when Diocletian uttered them in in the 280s everyone saw it as a challenge chaos that had prevaled for the last 50 years. Let’s face it, it’s time someone rolled up their sleves and sorted this mess out…
*apologies for the semi-obscure 70s UK politics reference.



SCS Annual Meeting (2017): Session 24 – Bruce Robertson

SCS Annual Meeting (2017): Session 24 – Marie-Claire Beaulieu

SCS Annual Meeting (2017): Session 24 – Christopher Blackwell

SCS Annual Meeting (2017): Session 24 – Response and Q&A

25/01/2017- Cycle céramique. M. Giannopoulou

The Ancient World in Streaming Media ~ January 29, 2017

We had to do some tweaking of spiders and the like, but this seems doable now (n.b. there might be some duplicates from the previous installment as well)

Descriptions, where given, come from the media producers



Ancient Greece Declassified

06 What Is Greek Tragedy? w/ Rush Rehm (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides)
Jan 29th 2017, 19:28

When in Rome

Episode XVIII – Diocletian’s Palace
Jan 3rd 2017, 03:54

The History of Exploration Podcast

Episode 7 – Eudoxus of Cyzicus Doesn’t Always Drink Beer, But When He Does…
Episode 7 – Eudoxus of Cyzicus Doesn’t Always Drink Beer, But When He Does…
Jan 7th 2017, 23:56


Episode 18: Homeric Hymn to Dionysus
Jan 8th 2017, 22:58

The History of Ancient Greece Podcast

030 – Herodotus and the Rise of Persia
Jan 23rd 2017, 05:04

Sermones Raedarii

Sermo Raedarius XXV
Jan 24th 2017, 17:40

Sermo XXIV
Jan 18th 2017, 17:47

Quomodo Dicitur? Podcast

QDP Ep 32: De Synonymis

QDP Ep 32: De Synonymis

Jan 23rd 2017, 07:00

Literature and History

Episode 34: The Traditions of Our Forefathers (Euripides’ The Bacchae)
Jan 24th 2017, 22:22

Roman Emperors: Totalus Rankium

47 Carus
Jan 28th 2017, 13:56

The Almost Forgotten

Episode 2.2 – The Diadochi Part 2 – Perdiccas and Eumenes
Jan 18th 2017, 02:14

The History of Greece

001 – Proem

Jan 22nd 2017, 00:00

Life Of Caesar

Life of Augustus #50 – Imperium
Jan 20th 2017, 07:04

Maeve In America

The Dan-el Episode – Odyssey of the Undocumented

Jan 17th 2017, 11:00

Greek and Roman Drama – Theatre History & Modern Performance (APGRD Public Lectures)

Bodies and Texts: Attitudes towards Ancient Tragedy

Jan 10th 2017, 16:51

Flash Point History

Punic Wars – Part VI – Delenda Est Carthago
Jan 20th 2017, 00:16

The Archaeology of the Mediterranean World

Adventures in Podcasting: David Pettegrew, the Isthmus, and Corinthian Awesomeness
Jan 18th 2017, 14:44

The Partial Historians

Episode 67 – Coriolanus – Exiled!

Episode 67 – Coriolanus – Exiled!

Jan 8th 2017, 09:24

Emperors of Rome

Episode LXIII – Women Poets

Jan 24th 2017, 04:06

From Youtube:

British School at Rome

Society for Classical Studies:

British School at Rome:


Ancient Blogger:

… that’s all for this week; we’ll try to make this a weekly thing

The Ancient World in Streaming Media ~ January 15, 2o17

Preface: years and years ago, my first foray into ‘ancient history newsletters’ was a thing called The Ancient World on Television (AWOTV). It was very popular, but unfortunately over time, the stations which purported to be presenting ‘history’ documentaries (e.g. the History Channel) became more interested in ‘reality’ shows and it became increasingly frustrating trying to find material. Over the past while I’ve been toying with the idea of sort of resurrecting the AWOTV, but this time focusing on things like podcasts (note the list of podcasts on the title bar above this) and a variety of things from Youtube (documentaries, lectures, etc.). The initial idea — I’ll see how long this works — is to present links to podcasts which were updated that week (if possible), some ‘blasts from the past’ which might be of interest, and some video content. It’s not meant to be exhaustive, but should give you enough material to occupy your downtime as needed. Ideally this will be posted on a weekly basis (probably on Sundays). So without further ado, my initial foray into this project:



From Youtube:

Time Commanders: The Battle of Zama (BBC):

The Colosseum before the scaffolding came down (Darius Arya):

Lecture: Cycle céramique. Γιώργος Κυριακόπουλος (Ecole Francaise d’Athenes … lecture in Greek):

Lecture: Arredi di lusso da Ercolano. Maria Paola Guidobaldi (British School at Rome … lecture in Italian; not really video)

Lecture: New Discoveries in Ancient Turkey. C. Brian Rose (Penn Museum):

Classics Confidential: Constanze Güthenke on German Classical Reception

I’ve got a pile of these interviews to catch up on (18 or so! I’ll be spacing them out over the next week or so). In this one Constanze Güthenke talks about German Classical scholarship and reception over the past couple centuries or so …   here’s the official blurb:

CC’s Anastasia Bakogianni caught up with Constanze Güthenke, Associate Professor of Classics and Hellenic Studies at Princeton University (…), during her visit to the UK. Constanze came to London to present a paper at the Encounters with Athens, Rome and Jerusalem: (Re)Visiting Sites of Textual Authority in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century conference organised by Professor Catherine Edwards at Birkbeck, University of London (1-2 July 2013).

Constanze talks about her new book project Greek Lives: German Classical Scholarship and the Language of Attachment, 1790-1920. She explains that German classical scholarship became the dominant model for academic and archaeological investigations of ancient Greece and Rome during this period. She tells us how her comparative approach arose out of her own educational background which combines a thorough training in Classics, with German and Modern Greek Studies. Constance also talks about her interest in how academic disciplines are formed which is the research question that drives her current project. Secondary literature has become her primary source in her investigation of the German model.

Her interest in the reception of the classical past in Modern Greece is reflected in her first monograph Placing Modern Greece. The Dynamics of Romantic Hellenism, 1770-1840 (Oxford University Press, 2008:…) that interrogated the formation of the modern state and its dialogue with classical literature.

At the conference Constanze examined the German encounter with Modern Greece in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. German travellers and scholars came to the modern state seeking a connection to the classical past. The immediacy they sought was, however, complicated by the process of modernisation that they encountered. Their ambivalent response towards this modern reality found expression in their scholarly writings.

Οὐ τὸ νικᾶν ἀλλὰ τὸ εὖ ἀγωνίζεσθαι: Playing to win or to show off? Itinerant artists performing in unconventional ἀγῶνες in some decrees from Delphi third to first century BC | CHS Research Bulletin

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