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.