Episode 3: A Tale of Two Civilizations: Phoenicia, Greece, and the Rise of the Trireme

NHP Episode 3: A Tale of Two Civilizations: Phoenicia, Greece, and the Rise of the Trireme

Episode 3 in Production

Hi all,

It’s been both gratifying and a bit unnerving to have so many people clamoring for more! You’ll all be happy to know that Episode 3 is in production. I had a couple of big, and totally unexpected, projects pop up during the fall semester that really derailed my plans, and then I had to spend most of break clearing my desk of all the other things that I had to put on hold along with NHP. But now things are starting to settle down. I’ve got about half the research done for Episode 3, so with any luck It will be out some time this month. Again, thanks for your interest!

Fair winds and following seas,

Buckner F. Melton, Jr.

Notes for Episode 2

This episode is Copyright © 2014 by Historical Research and Consulting LLC. All Rights Reserved.

“Large Splashes” sample courtesy of CGEffex, taken from www.freesound.org

“Splash” sample courtesy of Kayyy, taken from www.freesound.org

“Water Splashes” sample courtesy of soundscalpel.com, taken from www.freesound.org

“Battle of Elements” sample courtesy of homejrande, taken from www.freesound.org

“Sea Waves” sample courtesy of dkustic, taken from www.freesound.org

“Distant Horns” sample courtesy of Danmitch3ll, taken from www.freesound.org

“Ambient Battle Noise” sample courtesy of pfranzen, taken from www.freesound.org

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.

Episode 2: Naval Prehistory and the Bronze Age

NHP Episode 2: Naval Prehistory and the Bronze Age