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Thursday, June 2, 2016

010 - Panhellenism

In this episode, we discuss early Greek religion as formalized by Homer and Hesiod; the development of Panhellenism; and the four predominant Panhellenic sanctuaries of the 8th century BC (Olympia, Delos, Delphi, and Dodona)

ca. 800-700 BC - an increase in religious sanctuaries and shrines led to the building of the earliest temples in all parts of the Greek world
776 BC - traditional date for the first Olympic Games

Recommended Sources for Further Reading:
Article/A Do-it-Yourself Tour of Delos (Detailed Map Included)


  1. Seeing these videos takes me back to visiting these sites in the 1990's. How I would love to go back! Thanks for your great podcasts, really enjoying them so far.

    1. You have to go back ASAP! I was a student in Athens and Rome for a semester each in 2010-2011 and it was a once in a lifetime experience. I haven't been back since (because life got in the way I suppose), but I am planning on it in 2018! I've always been a huge fan of Rick Steves as well. I live vicariously through him sometimes :-)