Ithaca Bound
Final Series Episode (Ep. 188): Greek Pantheon w. Professor Ivana Petrovic

Final Series Episode (Ep. 188): Greek Pantheon w. Professor Ivana Petrovic

January 21, 2022

In the final series episode of the Ithaca Bound Podcast, Professor Ivana Petrovic, Department of Classics and Department Chair, University of Virginia, joins the show to explore what scholars know about the Greek pantheon.

Pottery in Archaic & Classical Sparta w. Dr Adrien Delahaye

Pottery in Archaic & Classical Sparta w. Dr Adrien Delahaye

November 12, 2021

Pottery in ancient Sparta was used for storage, shipping, communicating moral lessons, and more. Dr Adrien Delahaye, French School at Athens, joins the show to explore what scholars know about Spartan pottery in the Archaic and Classical periods.

Marseille Becoming French w. Professor Junko Takeda

Marseille Becoming French w. Professor Junko Takeda

November 5, 2021

Marseille is the oldest city in France but not the oldest French city. Professor Junko Takeda, Syracuse University, joins the show to speak about the period of time when Marseille became part of France.

Ottoman Syria in the 16th Century w. Prof. Stefan Winter

Ottoman Syria in the 16th Century w. Prof. Stefan Winter

October 29, 2021

In 1516, the Ottoman Empire took over the region of Syria from the Mamluk Empire. Professor Stefan Winter, Koç University & University of Quebec at Montreal, joins the show to discuss Ottoman Syria during the century.

Umayyad‘s Hegemony in the Mediterranean in the 7th Century w. Dr. Antoine Borrut

Umayyad‘s Hegemony in the Mediterranean in the 7th Century w. Dr. Antoine Borrut

October 22, 2021

Much happened in the 7th century during Umayyad’s prominence including two fitnas (commonly referred to as civil wars), printing coins, and the assembly of a navy. Dr. Antoine Borrut, University of Maryland, joins the show to discuss the caliphate's hegemony in the Mediterranean Basin in the 7th century.

Court Trials in Classical Athens w. Emeritus Professor Edward Harris

Court Trials in Classical Athens w. Emeritus Professor Edward Harris

October 14, 2021

Classical Athens had a principles-based legal system that echoes in many legal systems today. Emeritus Professor Edward Harris, University of Durham, makes a return appearance on the show to discuss what court trials were like in the Classical Athenian period.

Government in Classical Sparta w. Dr Philip Davies

Government in Classical Sparta w. Dr Philip Davies

October 7, 2021

Classical Sparta functioned for years with a body of citizens who passed laws while co-existing with two contemporaneously sitting kings (a diarchy). Dr Philip Davies, University of Nottingham, joins the show to explain how government functioned in the Classical Spartan period.

#181 Bronze Age Palaikastro Crete w. Professor Carl Knappett

#181 Bronze Age Palaikastro Crete w. Professor Carl Knappett

October 4, 2021

Bronze Age Palaikastro on the Island of Crete remarkably persisted for over two millennia, and peculiarly, may never have had a palatial building. Carl Knappett, a professor and department chair at the University of Toronto, joins the show to share what's known about this ancient Minoan urban centre. 

Pompeii in the 5th & 4th Centuries BCE w. Dr. Ivo van der Graaff

Pompeii in the 5th & 4th Centuries BCE w. Dr. Ivo van der Graaff

October 1, 2021

Pompeii became largely uninhabited in the fifth century and began a repopulation process in the fourth. Ivo van der Graaff, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham, returns to the show to discuss what was occurring in Pompeii during the fifth and fourth centuries BCE.

Abbasid Caliphate‘s Hegemony in the Mediterranean w. Dr Harry Munt

Abbasid Caliphate‘s Hegemony in the Mediterranean w. Dr Harry Munt

September 28, 2021

The Abbasid Caliphate existed for hundreds of years longer than its Islamic predecessors. Dr Harry Munt, University of York, returns to the show to explain their reign and longevity.

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