This episode features Professor Alastair Blanshard in a conversation about the representation of classical myths in Disney’s Hercules (1997).
Category: Special Episodes
We sit down with Yentl Love to take a deep dive in the layered symbolism of the classical allusions in Lil Nas X’s music video for ‘Call Me By Your Name’.
We sit down to chat with Genn and Jenny, the fabulous cohosts of the Ancient History Fan Girl podcast about their book Women of Myth!
Part two of our deep dive into the classic sword and sandal epic, Quo Vadis (1951). How was the film shaped by its context? Let’s find out!
Quo Vadis (1951) is a roaring sword and sandals film from Hollywood. Herein we cover some of the context and the major arc of the plot.
With its mix of ancient Rome and early Christianity, The Robe (1953) is a fascinating film. We come to grips with its classical reception.
When enslaved people rose up against their masters in ancient Rome, what role did the women play? We’re about to find out!
The power of vegetal symbolism in the age of Augustus is revealed by looking closely at the Ara Pacis and the Garden Room of Livia’s Villa
Medea is powerful, semi-divine, and has an axe to grind with Jason!
What was life like for women in ancient Athens? In this episode we explore the lives of women with Associate Professor Rebecca Futo Kennedy!
We discuss Roman coins with Professor Liv Yarrow. The Roman republic is fascinating and coins provide an amazing window into that world!
We sit down to chat all about early Rome with Tim Cornell. His scholarship is a landmark for thinking about the period between 1000-264 BCE
Dr G and Dr Rad discuss the influence of Julius Caesar’s assassination on the Ides of March on Game of Thrones.
How did the transition to coinage change the ancient world? What are the connections between economies and gender? Women and money explored!
Disruption is at the heart of great changes in human society. How might we understand it? We explore the topic with Professor David Potter.
We sit down to talk to the fabulous Professor Ray Laurence from Macquarie University about urban space in Pompeii and the lives of children.
In this very special episode we’re joined by archaeologist Darius Arya. We wanted to learn more about the archaeological record for the early period of Rome’s history. In this episode we chat about the archaeology of early Rome and how it can help us understand the history.
We sit down to chat with Dr Emma Southon all about murder in ancient Rome and her new book ‘A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’
We chat with Dr Debby Sneed about her work on impairment in antiquity. Tune in for human remains, sanctuaries, and textual evidence!
Cleopatra VII is infamous as the lover of Caesar and Antony, but did you know that she’s also famous for her scholarship and leadership?
The Twelve Tables are a landmark moment of early Republican Roman history. In this episode we explore some of the highlights of this law code!
We explore the Year of the Four Emperors – 69 CE with our special guest Dr Rob Cromarty! Join us for all the political machinations and hijinks of this transition from the Julio-Claudians to the Flavians.
Medusa fills the imagination with fascination. Between her beauty and dread, we’re exploring representations of the snake-haired Gorgon! We’re joined by Liv, host of Let’s Talk About Myths Baby to explore the representation of Medusa through time.
We sit down with Dr Emma Southon to talk all things Agrippina the Younger. Join us for the thrilling and engaging story of Agrippina’s life at the centre of Julio-Claudian power.
We had the very great pleasure to sit down with Emeritus Professor Edwin Judge to discuss his latest publication The Failure of Augustus: Essays on the Interpretation of a Paradox (2019).
!!MILESTONE EPISODE!! We’re celebrating our 100th episode! Join us for this very special exploration of the Roman consulship.
Dr Amy Place from the University of Leicester sits down with Dr Rad to discuss the humble Roman toga, fashion and social identity, and everyday life in late imperial Roman North Africa!
In this special episode, we’re joined by Liz Smith, who has recently completed her doctoral research of the representation of women’s dress in statuary at Macquarie University. Together we’ll trace the threads of evidence for women’s attire in the Roman world. Liz’s research includes the fashion of women’s dress in ancient representations in order to investigate what we can learn about the representation of women. This means considering how representations of women in statuary were…
The Romans define themselves against this barbarians. In this special episode, Dr Rad is joined by Dr Rhiannon Evans to talk all things barbarian!
We return to the fray with the most excellent Rob and Jaime to tackle Dr Radness’ favourite emperor. How will Tiberius fare against the criteria of Totalus Rankium? We’re about to find out! How are we judging Tiberius? Oooo better not to ask me, Dr G, author of this post, because I’m too much of an Augustan fan-girl to answer this question. Okay, okay, here’s how it will work. We’ll discuss Tiberius’ life and career…
We sat down recently with Stephen Guerra, the host of the History of the Papacy Podcast to talk all about the classic 1951 sword-and-sandals film Quo Vadis.
We’re very excited to bring you a special episode where we sit down with Cam from The Life of Caesar podcast! We’re talking about Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti filius Augustus or ‘Tibbo’ as he’s affectionately known.
In this special episode we get together with Rob and Jamie from Totalus Rankium to discuss Augustus – hear all the highs and lows here!
The Colosseum is the most famous example of a Roman amphitheatre and also the largest! The connection between competition, sport, and power is all up for grabs in this special collaboration between the Wonders of the World Podcast and Dr G from our very own Partial Historians. You can hear it all here. Enter Vespasian Stage Right Vespasian comes from a middling political family, who made his name as a commander of troops. So how…
Dr Radness makes a guest star appearance in an episode of the Wonders of the World Podcast hosted by Caroline Vahrenkamp. Herein they discuss Pompeii and Herculaneum! In this special collaboration, Caroline and Dr Radness explore just what happens when Mount Vesuvius erupts in 79 CE. You can listen to the whole episode here 🙂 The combination of the sultry tones of Caroline and the razor sharp intelligence of Dr R is sure not only…