Tag: Aegean

Ep. 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… Read more →

Ep. 013 – Akrotiri, Atlantis, and the Thera Eruption

Today’s episode will focus on three main topics, all related to the Minoan Civilization in the Aegean. First, we’ll talk in detail about the exquisite Fleet Fresco found in the West House at Akrotiri. Then we’ll consider the volcanic eruption that buried Akrotiri, destroyed much of Thera, and effected large swaths of the Bronze Age Aegean. We’ll finish up by… Read more →