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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.

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Jun 22, 2024

Continuing my miniseries on ancient Sicily I pick up on the two separate incidents where Athens got directly involved in Sicilian affairs towards the end of the 5th century BC.

Was it a good idea and what went wrong? Also, an attempt to describe Syracuse using just your hand. Oh, and a highly consequential eclipse. 


Jun 9, 2024

Every wonder what a tyrant was, how a tyrant became a tyrant and if there were any benefits in having a tyrant run your city? In this episode I answer these questions as I examine some tyrants from the Archaic period to the mid-5th century BC. 

A main source for this episode which I mention is James F McGlew: 'Tyranny...