Jeff Murray is a pen and ink artist that creates intricate works on canvas inspired by exploration and travel. His latest works have been inspired by the Greek and ancient worlds where he brings the past back to life.
Myke Cole sits down and talks about his latest book, The Bronze Lie, Shattering the myth of Spartan Warrior supremacy, where he peals back the myth and gives the Spartans and their society a human face and story.
Professor Eric Cline author of 1177 BC The year civilisation collapsed, explains to us this period and some of the evidence now being uncovered to help us try and piece together what was taking place during the collapse of the Bronze Age.
The Greek city of Miletos in western Anatolia would be described by Herodotus as being the ornament of Ionia. This referring to the affluence of the city during the Archaic period and its position amongst the many other Greek cities in Ionia. In this episode I am joined by Prof. Vanessa Gorman who takes us through the history of this wealthy and influential city.
Prof. James Romm joins us on the series to help give us an introduction to Thucydides and the period he wrote about. This will then give us a good foundation as we more into the Classical Age with the pivotal event of the Peloponnesian War taking place
With the Help of Dr Greenfield and Dr Radford from the Partial Historians podcast we look at the foundations and the early history of Rome before it would launch onto the world stage, and where we can draw some parallels with developments in the Greek world.
Bernie Taylor is a naturalist and archeostrominar who in his research has found these same eternal elements found in Greek myth and other cultures stories stretching back at least some 40,000 years ago. His research would take him to a cave site in Spain called the El Castillo, here these stories of myth would all become even more ancient as the hero’s journey carved on the limestone wall would unfold before all those who viewed it.
Histories of the Classical Greek world are filled with the accounts of Athens at war through the campaigns and battles they fought in. Though, there were other aspects that made up the experience of war. In this upcoming episode I talk with Dr Owen Rees who explains to us these often-overlooked aspects of how the Athenians through the various elements of society dealt with warfare.