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Saturday, June 27, 2020

***Ancient and Renaissance Cities with Ryan Stitt and Ben Jacobs***

This video features a presentation that Ben Jacobs (trained urban planner and host of the Wittenberg of Westphalia Podcast) and Ryan Stitt (trained Ancient Greek and host of The History of Ancient Greece podcast) gave at Intelligent Speech 2020, a virtual conference for podcast producers and consumers. We discuss the form and function of cities in the ancient and early modern worlds.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

103 - An Oligarchic Coup



In this episode, we discuss the years 411-410 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the third and final treaty between the Spartans and Tissaphernes; the comedic plays "Lysistrata" and "Thesmophorizusai" by Aristophanes; how the Athenians succumbed to civil war for the first time in nearly a century and saw an overthrow of their democracy by what is known as the 400; the vicissitudes of this new oligarchic government; and how factionalism between extremists and moderates led to its downfall


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

*** Ryan Stitt - The History of Ancient Greece Podcast***

Ryan Stitt - The History of Ancient Greece Podcast talks about his love of Greece and podcasting. Intelligent Speech 2020 will take place online on June 27th 10 am to 6 pm Eastern time. The theme of this year‘s conference is, ‘Hidden Voices’.