Notes for Episode 2

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“Large Splashes” sample courtesy of CGEffex, taken from

“Splash” sample courtesy of Kayyy, taken from

“Water Splashes” sample courtesy of, taken from

“Battle of Elements” sample courtesy of homejrande, taken from

“Sea Waves” sample courtesy of dkustic, taken from

“Distant Horns” sample courtesy of Danmitch3ll, taken from

“Ambient Battle Noise” sample courtesy of pfranzen, taken from

Fair use is claimed for all other sound clips.

Some of the works referenced in this podcast include

  • Lionel Casson. The Ancient Mariners. 2d ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.
  • Lionel Casson. Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
  • David Fabre. Seafaring in Ancient Egypt. London: Periplus, 2004/05.
  • Robert Gardiner, ed. The Earliest Ships. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1996.
  • Paul Johnstone. The Sea-Craft of Prehistory. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980.
  • Lincoln Paine. The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World. New York: Knopf, 2013.
  • John Holland Rose. The Mediterranean in the Ancient World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1934.
  • Ellen Churchill Semple. The Geography of the Mediterranean Region: Its Relation to Ancient History. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1931.
  • Adrian K Wood, Warships of the Ancient World: 3000-500 BC. New York: Osprey Publishing, 2013.

The Fertile Crescent.

Indus Valley Civilization.

The Khufu Ship.

Mycenaean Greece and Minoan Civilization.

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4 Responses to Notes for Episode 2

  1. EastwoodDC says:

    I like what I hear so far, and I’m looking forward to more.

  2. EastwoodDC says:

    Suggestion: If you make some postcard (landscape) images to go along with the episode notes, this will be more attractive when shared online. Tall (portrait) style images don’t fit so nicely on a screen:

  3. Namehere says:

    First of all, wanted to say that I am loving the podcast so far. You have a really slick style of presentation and your episodes are obviously really well researched.
    One thing that’s sticking out to me, why no mention of China? Off the top of my head, Zheng He comes to mind as a particularly notable naval figure from Chinese history. In addition to him you have the treasure fleet as well as widespread piracy through the medieval period. I’m guessing your focus is going to be much more on Western maritime history (which, to be clear, is totally fine with me), but I think it would be prudent to at least acknowledge the existence of Chinese naval power.
    All that being said, thanks for the really good content you’re making.

  4. Caligula says:

    Great Episode. When can we expect the next one?

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