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Love ancient history? Check out the Ancient History Hound podcast for a variety of topics. I reckon there's something for you.

Find my articles and vlogs at my website or come say hi on twitter (@HoundAncient).

I'm now also on TikTok @ancientblogger  - all ancient history, no dancing.

Apr 14, 2024

In the second episode on ancient Sicily I turn to the rise of the tyrants and the changing political situation on the island. Covering the period between 600BC and the mid 5th century BC there is a lot to talk about, it's an episode packed with treachery, conquest and even some poetry.

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Feb 17, 2024

The first of a mini series on ancient Sicily. I begin with a brief sojurn around the island and an overview of the original inhabitants. Then it's onto the Greeks and Phoenicians who founded colonies on the island. I unwrap what form these initially took and what can be inferred from them.

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Jan 14, 2024

Ever wonder who the worst Roman Emperors were? Well, LJ Trafford has written a book on this question and we sit down to chat about three candidates I selected from it.

This is LJ's third appearance on the podcast and as ever she was fab to chat to. Have a listen and see if you agree!

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Dec 17, 2023

It's that time of the year for a look at the Roman Saturnalia. This was a Roman midwinter festival in which people gave presents, partied and even slaves got time off. In this episode I look into the important themes behind it, what was added, what was changed and how it all fitted together. Plus I take a look at what...

Dec 5, 2023

My first go at an episode swap and it's with The Delicious Legacy Podcast which explores food throughout history. 

In this episode Thomas travels back to ancient Rome to consider what the average Roman ate. He unwraps the workings of a Roman kitchen and how the Romans cooked their food.

Food and ancient history - what's...