Notes for Episode 3


A video on “Sea Trials of the Trireme Olympias”

Some of the works referenced in this podcast include

  • Lionel Casson. The Ancient Mariners. 2nd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.
  • Lionel Casson. Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
  • Philip de Souza, Seafaring and Civilization: Maritime Perspectives on World History. London: Profile Books, 2001.
  • Robert Gardiner, ed., The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels Since Pre-Classical Times. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1995.
  • Glenn E. Markoe, The Phoenicians. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
  • Fik Meijer, A History of Seafaring in the Classical World. London: Croom Helm, 1986.
  • J. S. Morrison, J. F. Coates, & N. B. Rankov, The Athenian Trireme: The History and Reconstruction of an Ancient Greek Warship. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Robert B. Strassler, ed., The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War. New York: Touchstone, 1998.
  • Robert B. Strassler, ed., The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories. New York: Anchor Books, 2007.
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    3 Responses to Notes for Episode 3

    1. thebigJ_A says:

      Oh, sweet. I was hoping this podcast hadn’t died. That’s a second relief, now that the History of Iran ‘cast is back.

      I suddenly feel spoiled with several very good nautical podcasts complementing each other very well where just recently there were none. There’s The History of Pirates which is both lighthearted and comprehensive (he starts way back with the Sea Peoples, for example). A new favorite of mine is The Maritime History podcast. Broader than just military, the most recent episode deals in great detail with how the ancient Egyptians transported their massive monumental stones by ship.
      Oh, and the Born Yesterday podcast (a general history past covering a wide range of topics) just had a lovely episode on the history of Sea Shanties complete with vocal performances. I might go so far as to call it beautiful.
      The return of this podcast rounds things out for me. I can’t wait to listen!

    2. Curonian says:

      Please, continue this podcast! I’m listening to a lot of them, and, I was quite surprised that yours has a quality, comparable to Dan Carlin or Mike Duncan. Seriously, most other podcasts are badly produced and their hosts sound like they’re not even interested in the subject and should take some public speaking classes, but yours shocked me with it’s awesomeness. My dad served in the soviet navy, during the late 70’s (I’m from Latvia), and I grew up, listening to his tales. So, good luck, and don’t let this die!

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