Greece

Greece

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  • Debunking Myths of Spartan Warriors

    Episode 1

    Characterised as super soldiers, formidable fighters who would rather perish than surrender - their reputation truly did proceed them.

    But how accurate is this image - and does it correlate with what the ancient sources actually tell us?

    In this filmed episode of The Ancients podcast Sparta m...

  • Medusa with Natalie Haynes: Episode One

    Episode 2

    History Hit goes on a remarkable journey with classicist Natalie Haynes to the beautiful Greek island of Corfu to discover the truth behind the myth of Medusa: a woman who both beguiles and terrifies us.

    In this first episode, Natalie explores the roots of the extraordinary myth and follows it ...

  • Medusa with Natalie Haynes: Episode Two

    Episode 3

    History Hit goes on a remarkable journey with classicist Natalie Haynes to the beautiful Greek island of Corfu, to discover the truth behind the myth of Medusa: a woman who both beguiles and terrifies us.

    In the second and final episode, we explore Medusa’s tragic death at the hands of Perseus;...

  • Ancient Greece

    Episode 4

    Did the Ancient Greeks really invent the olympics? What did they wear? How did they party? What did Ancient Greek music sound like?

    Host of 'The Ancients' podcast, Tristan Hughes, answers the most searched Google questions about Ancient Greece.

  • Charting History: Who Was Alexander the Great?

    Episode 5

    In this video, we chart the rise and fall of Alexander the Great's extraordinary empire, which stretched from Macedonia in modern day Greece to the borders of the Indian subcontinent. Alexander's empire would not outlive him, but his achievements would make him one of the most famous generals in ...

  • Thebes

    Episode 6

    Athens, Sparta and Corinth are arguably three of the most famous, and most significant, Greek city-states of antiquity. But there is one 'polis' that is often forgotten. A city that rose to prominence during the 4th century BC. That city was Thebes. From fighting with the Persians during the Pers...

  • Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece

    Episode 7

    Born in Paris in 1840, François-Auguste-René Rodin is quite possibly the most famous sculptor in recent history. Considered by many to be the first ‘modern’ sculptor, his works such as ‘The Kiss’ and ‘The Thinker’ have become iconic throughout the world. He possessed a unique ability to model a c...