History of Persia
History of Persia
Trevor Culley
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A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world. All credits available on the website (https://historyofpersiapodcast.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
83: Routine Maintenance
We follow the Spartan general, Clearchus, as he was taken into captivity in Babylon before following the royal court off to the building projects and border disputes of Artaxerxes II's empire. The Alexander Standard -Listen Now! Apple | Google | RSS | Website Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Sep 25
48 min
Solidarity with the Iranian People
In the last 8 days, at time of posting,  the country of Iran has been rocked by a nationwide uprising in response to the brutal murder of Zhina (Mahsa) Amini, a 22 year old Kurdish woman from the city of Saqqez who was living in Tehran. She was beaten into a coma by the Gasht-e Ershad, the Iranian morality police, and died in custody shortly after on September 16, 2022. Her crime? Being in public without a Hijab. This is my small contribution to that. As a platform innately connected to Iran and its history, I want to express the History of Persia Podcast’s unequivocal support for all those resisting oppression and theocracy in Iran. Beyond simply lending my voice to the international chorus cheering them on, I also hope that I can at least provide some exposure for the regime’s violence and the resistance against it by directing my listeners and social media followers toward sources of information. My ongoing Twitter thread The Federation of Anarchism Era Website | Twitter @asranarshism | Twitter @anarshist | Instagram | Facebook Outro music: "Bella Ciao" translated in Farsi by Daniela Sepehri Find her on Facebook | Bella Ciao Video The Revolutions Podcast anarchism episodes: Website | Apple | Spotify --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Sep 24
14 min
82: Debrief of the Brothers
After the battle of Cunaxa, both sides were left to deal with the fallout. In Babylon, Artaxerxes II and his supporters celebrated victory and punished treason. In the detritus of the battlefield, Cyrus the Younger's supporters were left to pick up the pieces and start their long walk home. Tsar Power Podcast - Listen Now! Apple | Spotify | RSS Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Sep 20
52 min
81: Cunaxa
After 6 months on the road, Cyrus the Younger and Artaxerxes II face off to decide who will be King of Kings, deciding the course of Achaemenid History forever after.  Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Sep 10
36 min
80: On the March
In 401 BCE, Cyrus the Younger set out with an army of supporters and mercenaries to defeat his brother, Artaxerxes II, and claim the Persian throne for himself. But first they had to get there. Grand Dukes of the West Apple | Spotify | RSS | Website Merch On Sale Now! Go to HistoryOfPersia.LaunchCart.store Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Sep 2
36 min
79: Cyrus III
Cyrus the Younger returned to Sardis as Karanos in 404 BCE, still nursing dreams of becoming king. Over the next three years he quietly built up an army of mercenaries and prepared his subjects for war, gathering them under false pretenses to march against his brother, King Artaxerxes II. So You Think You Can Rule Persia? - Listen Now! Apple | Spotify | RSS Merch On Sale Now! Go to HistoryOfPersia.LaunchCart.store Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Aug 26
35 min
78: Robe and Dagger
In 404 BCE, Darius II died. The king's death sparked fierce but quiet competition for the throne between the supporters of Cyrus the Younger and Darius's chosen heir, Arsakes. Arsakes did become King Artaxerxes II, but not without having to settle this conflict. Warlords of History Podcast Merch On Sale Now! Go to HistoryOfPersia.LaunchCart.store Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Aug 17
35 min
77: The Yashts
A collection of early Zoroastrian prayers to the various Yazatas, the Yashts are some of the only surviving sources that provide a detailed window into the more polytheistic aspects of ancient Iran. As a bonus, they partially stem from myths and legends as told in the Achaemenid period. Merch On Sale Now! Go to HistoryOfPersia.LaunchCart.store Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Aug 6
58 min
Summer 22 Update + History of Saqartvelo Georgia Episode
A bit of an update on why I said I was back on track and then immediately jumped off the track. History of Saqartvelo Georgia Episode: https://historyofsaqartvelo.com/alt-home/episodes/episodes-ep-21/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Jul 12
2 min
Review - King of the World by Matt Waters
King of the World: The Life of Cyrus the Great by Matt Waters is a new biography of the first Persian King of Kings from Oxford University Press. I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced PDF copy to review. In short, it's an excellent introduction to both the life of Cyrus and Achaemenid Studies as a field. Almost all shortcomings are more the product of the subject rather than the biographer. For more, give it a listen. Order King of the World from Amazon Listen on Audible Download for Kindle Intelligent Speech Conference 2022! Buy tickets with promo code Persia Merch On Sale Now! Go to HistoryOfPersia.LaunchCart.store Sign Up For The History Buffs at TheHistoryBuffs.com/HistoryOfPersia Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Jun 23
35 min
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