Hello and welcome to the first episode of the Casting Through Ancient Greece podcast. This episode will be an introduction to the series, looking at my interest in Greek history and my motivation to start a podcast on ancient Greek history. I will present the periods in time that the series is going to focus on, as well as the geographical areas. I will then move on to how I have gathered my information and the sources that have been made use of during the series. I will also be updating my bibliography page with the books used along the way as the series develops. To finish up the episode, I go into a little detail on four ancient historians who, in my opinion, give a good grounding in the classical period as you read them in succession.

My aim is to present Greek history for newcomers and those already familiar with it, while also generating discussion, so we can all learn from each other. Each episode’s page in the series will have a comment section like the one below for everyone to engage in respectful, meaningful discussion.

I look forward to having you along for the journey into the history of this fascinating period.

9 thoughts on “00 Introduction”

  1. Sounds good so far. I’ve studied Greece for about 40 years now. My principal area of study is 6th c. BC Greek sculpture and vase painting. Looking forward to your podcasts.

    1. Thank you for the feedback. I’m guessing you would have a vast knowledge then. I won’t be going into to much detail on sculpture and vase painting, but will cover it in passing as I move through events.

  2. Thank you for this. I am very interested in the Minoan and Mycenaean developments in the full history of Greece. I am preparing a dance performance with
    the Archaeological Museum of Messinia in Kalamata, Greece. We will be celebrating Nestor and the new archaeological finds near the Palace of Nestor for 2021.

    All best regards,

    1. Your welcome, Ancient Greek history is an interest of mine that i have wanted to share with people for some time now. In future episodes I will be covering the Minoans and Mycenaeans, each with their own episode and another covering the Bronze Age collapse. The dance sounds interesting, will it be recorded and put up online?

    1. Glad to hear Paul, episode 1 is up and episode 2 will be published on the 21st. You can follow the series on facebook and twitter if you like, to keep up with whats happening.

  3. Your background in history and your motivations are fascinating and so impressive …

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge in this excellent way …


    1. Thanks Peter,
      Starting this podcast has also helped me gain so much more knowledge along the way. This being through the further research I have conducted along with subject matter experts I have had the pleasure of conversing with. I hope you gain much from the show and enjoy it as you explore the series.

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