In this episode, we discuss the life and death of Sokrates (ca. 470-399 BC), who is widely considered to be the father of western philosophy, with in-depth overviews of Aristophanes' Clouds and Plato's dialogue Euphyro, Apologia, Krito, and Phaido.  Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2022/03/109-sokrates.html
Published 03/21/22
Published 03/21/22
In this episode, we discuss the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War at Athens, including the reign of the Thirty Tyrants, the Athenian civil war, and the restoration of the democracy    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2021/10/108-thirty-tyrants.html
Published 10/11/21
In this episode, we discuss the final two years of the Peloponnesian War (405-404 BC), including the comedic play "The Frogs" by Aristophanes; Lysander's elevation to Persian satrap, his rebuilding of the Peloponnesian fleet, his tactical moves in the Hellespont, and his crushing victory over the Athenians at Aegospotami; the besiegement and blockade of Athens; and the Athenians surrender and the terms of the peace treaty.   Show Notes: ...
Published 04/12/21
In this episode, we discuss the years 409-406 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenians’ achieving control in the Hellespont and Bosporus, Alcibiades’ triumphant return to Athens, the ascension of Lysander and his bromance with Cyrus, the Athenian defeat at Notium and the disgrace of Alcibiades, Kallikratidas victory over Konon at Mytilene, and the subsequent Battle of Arginusae with its disastrous consequences for the Athenians. Show Notes: ...
Published 10/26/20
10 American Presidents Podcast Ep: 25 - Reagan part 1 - Iwan Morgan https://play.acast.com/s/10americanpresidents/reaganpart1-iwanmorgan-  
Published 10/15/20
From the folks over at Classical Wisdom!   Classical Wisdom’s World-Wide Inaugural: SYMPOSIUM 2020 POWER & POLITICS WITH SPECIAL GUEST AUTHORS AND ACADEMICS   Streaming Live | October 24-25, 2020 (starting 10am Saturday / starting 11am Sunday)   This is your opportunity to join an exclusive online Symposium with some of the greatest thinkers on the ancient worlds. Immerse yourself in the Classical World for a weekend of wit and wisdom (and wine!) that will return you to...
Published 10/13/20
For the first episode of the A.D. History Podcast's second season, hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote sit down with the host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast (THOAG) Ryan Stitt; to discuss the relationship between Ancient Greece and Rome during the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire Period. Yet kicking off this episode, Patrick delves into the little known Hopewell Tradition of ancient North America.
Published 10/11/20
In today's special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Curtis Dozier, Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College. He is the producer and host of The Mirror of Antiquity, a podcast featuring classical scholars discussing the intersections of their research, the contemporary world, and their own lives. More importantly to our discussion, He is also the director of Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics, a website devoted to documenting and responding to appropriations of...
Published 10/05/20
Special Episode with Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast: The story continues in the 2nd and final part of this two part series on the relationship between Greece and the Near East prior to 500 BCE    Fan of History Podcast Website: https://play.acast.com/s/history/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuIXoVRYAX2KyMBtqq7JGxQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fanofhistory/
Published 09/29/20
"In this episode of Amped Up Radio, I sit down to talk with Ryan Stitt, the creator and host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast.  Ryan talks about the thorny issue of historiography in ancient Greece, relating to the lack of reliable sources; what life would have been like if you were a male, female, or slave living in Athens, and Sparta's eugenics program, whether or not it is myth or reality.  In the second half of the show, we talk about how Ryan got into podcasting, some...
Published 09/22/20
In today's special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Denise Eileen McCoskey, Professor of Classics and affiliate of Black World Studies at Miami (OH) University. She has written extensively on the politics of race and gender in antiquity and is currently at work on a project examining the role of eugenics in early twentieth-century classical scholarship. In 2012, she published her book Race: Antiquity & Its Legacy, which will be the topic of today’s conversation. It accounts for...
Published 09/21/20
Special Episode with Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast: Relationship between the Greeks and the Near East prior to the Persian Invasions. There is not one record in all the tablets found in Nineveh regarding Greece… but surely there’s more to the story. Bernie and Ryan tell it in part 1 of 2 in this special series.   Fan of History Podcast Website: https://play.acast.com/s/history/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuIXoVRYAX2KyMBtqq7JGxQ Facebook:...
Published 09/15/20
An off season, behind the scenes peek episode, featuring insights from the Working Over Time team, as well as two peers within the podcast/live stream heritage content community (Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece podcast and Natasha Billson of Behind the Trowel youtube channel).   Working Over Time by Dr. Karen Bellinger Website: https://working-over-time.simplecast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/workingotseries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorkingOverTime  
Published 09/14/20
"In preparation for Persia’s increased involvement with the Greek mainland, I think it’s a good idea to get some expert input on the “Yauna” on the western frontiers of the great empire. Please enjoy my conversation with the excellent Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast."   The History of Persia Podcast Website: https://historyofpersiapodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoryofPersia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HistoryofPersiaPodcast  
Published 09/05/20
In this episode, we discuss the Second Greco-Punic War (410-406 BC), as hostilities in Sicily draw in Carthage and the Syracusan fleet away from the eastern Aegean and the Hellespont, including Hannibal Mago's first invasion of Sicily and the destruction of Selinus and Himera, the rebellion of Hermocrates, the rise of Dionysius as tyrant of Syracuse, Hannibal Mago's second invasion of Sicily and his destruction of Akragas, and the ceasefire which would see Carthage and Syracuse as the two...
Published 08/24/20
In this episode, we discuss the years 411-410 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the theshifting of the naval war to the Hellespont, the vigor that the Athenian democracy showed in carrying on the war effort against Sparta and Pharnabazos with victories at Cynossema and Cyzicus, the re-establishment of the radical democracy at Athens, and the transition from the historical account of Thucydides into that of Xenophon's Hellenica. Show Notes: ...
Published 08/03/20
In this special guest episode, Marc DeSantis and I discuss his most recent book, "A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War: Ships, Men and Money in the War at Sea, 431-404 BC". In particular, we talk about the ship designs, naval combat, the financial burden of navies, and the overall war strategies of both sides.   Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/07/special-guest-episode-on-greek-naval.html    
Published 07/13/20
This episode features a presentation that Ben Jacobs (trained urban planner and host of the Wittenberg of Westphalia podcast) and Ryan Stitt (trained Ancient Greek and host of The History of Ancient Greece podcast) gave at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. We discuss the form and function of cities in the ancient and early modern worlds. For the video of our conversion, follow this link: ...
Published 06/29/20
This episode features the Ancient History Panel at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. Participants included Ryan Stitt (The History of Ancient Greece podcast), Jamie Redfern (The History Of: Alexander and The History Of: Hannibal podcasts), Dominic Perry (The History of Egypt podcast), and Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy (Ancient History Fangirl). For the video of our conversion, follow this link: ...
Published 06/27/20
In this episode, we discuss the third and final treaty between the Spartans and Tissaphernes; the comedic plays "Lysistrata" and "Thesmophorizusai" by Aristophanes; how the Athenians succumbed to civil war for the first time in nearly a century and saw an overthrow of their democracy by what is known as the 400;   the vicissitudes of this new oligarchic government; and how factionalism between extremists and moderates led to its downfall Show Notes: ...
Published 06/22/20
Ryan Stitt - The History of Ancient Greece Podcast talks about his love of Greece and podcasting with Roifield Brown of Agora Podcast Network on the run-up to Intelligent Speech 2020. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlyM6ZLncWM&t=30s Intelligent Speech 2020 will take place online on June 27th 10 am to 6 pm Eastern time. The theme of this year‘s conference is, ‘Hidden Voices’. Book your ticket here: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com
Published 06/02/20
In this episode, we discuss the years 413-412 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian response at home to the Sicilian Disaster, the Spartan and Theban devastation of Attic agriculture and commerce from Decelea, the dissolution of the "friendship" between Athens and Persia, the Spartans' building up of a navy and encouraging of revolts of Athenian subject-allies, the shifting of the war to the eastern Aegean, and a series of treaties are made between Sparta and the Persian satrap...
Published 06/01/20
In today's special guest episode, I am joined by director and screenwriter Esme von Hoffman (Festival of Cinema NYC 2019 Winner for Best Director) for her film, Ovid and the Art of Love. Esme and I discuss her background with Classics and Roman history, what drew her to make a film about the life of Ovid, her artistic vision in adapting the film to a modern audience, and some of the decisions that she made in writing its script.  Show Notes: ...
Published 05/18/20
I’m thrilled to announce that The History of Ancient Greece podcast will be participating once again in the Intelligent Speech Conference, hosted by Roifield Brown and the folks at Agora Podcast Network. It'll be online this year and not in NYC (for obvious reasons), but y'all should register and attend virtually! Details on how to do so are below.  Intelligent Speech 2020 is an online conference that brings together the best educational podcasters and their listeners Intelligent Speech...
Published 05/15/20