The Maritime History Podcast
About This Show
The Maritime History Podcast is a chronological look at maritime history and its numerous facets. Beginning with ancient history, the podcast looks at trade, exploration, boat and ship-building, economics, and the relationship between the ocean and the development of society and culture throughout history. Learn more about the podcast at http://maritimehistorypodcast.com.
Most Recent Episode
026 - Sailing Advice from Hesiod, the Farmer-Poet
At long last we make first contact with the Greeks! Today we try to cover the earliest periods of Greek colonization and expansion into the central Mediterranean. Hesiod's writings can give us some insight into the socio-economic conditions in Greece proper, the conditions that spurred the colonization of the 9th and 8th centuries BCE. Early Greek colonies in the Levant connected them with the goods and ideas of the east, flowing west as far is Pithecusae, the oldest Greek settlement west of Greece. From there the colonization really picked up, with settlements being established along the sea-road back toward Greece. We finish our episode by looking at multiple ship depictions on Attic pottery found around the Mediterranean. We try to suss out whether some of these depict galleys or biremes, but the bottom line is the transition to biremes and triremes happened during the colonization phase. By the end today we will have set the stage for the conflicts between trade powers in the central Med, conflicts that will be our focus in coming episodes. Show Notes - http://maritimehistorypodcast.com/ep-026-sailing-advice-from-hesiod-the-farmer-poet
Rated 5 out of
Maritime history is the key to all history!
70% of the earth's surface is covered with water. 99% of history podcasts focus mainly on events that take place on land. Brandon Huebner, with The Maritime History Podcast, is doing his part to solve this problem. Brandon has all the key skills of a great educational podcaster - careful research, good organization, a nice voice, and a strong instinct for pacing. But he's also a great teacher. He knows when to slow it way down while explaining something tricky. Anyone who likes history should give this show a try.
Date published: 2016-08-30