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The Ancients
A podcast for all ancient history fans! The Ancients is dedicated to discussing our distant past. Featuring interviews with historians and archaeologists, each episode covers a specific theme from antiquity. From Neolithic Britain to the Fall of Rome. Hosted by Tristan Hughes. 
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 1,096 ratings
Host is excellent!
Tristan is fantastic and a great host who keeps his guests focused. However, there are times a guest will be so unfocused it is difficult to follow, such an example being the recent Seleucid empire episode. What a lost opportunity to learn something less mainstream. With a less mature guest who...Read full review »
CMayBerg via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/14/22
The guest said she was nervous of explaining in detail. Please feel free to never err in that direction. Give me details and the wonderful translation into the layman’s terms you all do.
feelingglagish via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/22
Brilliant
Really enjoyed the spinning episode and would like more on this subject. This episode shouldn’t have been classed as clean by the usage of the p word by the host
jammermaisy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/10/22
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Published 01/20/22
In January 330 BC, Alexander the Great faced one of his most difficult challenges to date. A small Persian force, entrenched in a formidable defensive position that blockaded Alexander’s route to the Persian heartlands. A narrow pass through the Zagros Mountains that has gone down in history as...
Published 01/20/22
16 January 27 BC is a date sometimes associated with the beginning of the Roman Empire. It was on that day that Octavian received the name Augustus, effectively becoming the first emperor of Rome. Augustus ordered the gates of Janus to be closed, marking an end to the period of Civil War that had...
Published 01/16/22
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