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
028 - Unlocking the Pontus Euxinus
In today's installment, we'll tell a tale of two cities in one sense. The age of colonization in Greece had an early leader in the island of Euboea, but as the Euboeans were stretched thin, Corinth and Miletus rose to become the leaders of Greek colonization. We'll look at the wealth that Corinth controlled thanks partially to her location, but also to the diolkos and other maritime innovations that she instituted. Our second city of focus is Miletus, the 'jewel of Ionia'. She was at the forefront of the Greek push into the Euxine Sea, or, the Black Sea. So after laying out the geography of the 'Pontus Euxinus' and her approaches, we'll look at the colonies, resources, and importance of the Greek effort to unlock the Black Sea. We also consider the aeinautae, a group of magistrates who ruled Miletus by sailing out to sea and weighing anchor until they'd made whatever decision was at hand. An interesting method of governing, to be sure.
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