Tag: trireme

Ep. 035 – The Eve of War

In today’s episode we take a look at the final moves that both Greece and Persia made on the eve of their war. Themistocles and Aristides take center stage as they maneuver through the political scene of Athens, but with the success of the Themistoclean naval policy, we discuss how the Greeks may have rapidly built up their navy. We… Read more →

Ep. 032 – The Letdown at Lade

If Episode 031 covered the heady, opening stages of the Ionian Revolt, then today’s episode covers the¬†denouement and rather anticlimactic conclusion of the revolt. At the start of the episode we follow Aristagoras as he goes on a recruiting trip to Sparta and Athens, using a world map to try and sway the Spartan king into joining the revolt. Athenian… Read more →