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
51: Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
September 480 BCE marked the high point for the Persian army in Greece. Athens was the smoldering campfire at the heart of the Persian army's camp. The Greek army had retreated all the way to Corinth and their fleet was in limbo with the Athenian refugees on Salamis. After some deliberation, Xerxes sent his navy to clear out the Greek ships only for the land and sea themselves to turn against the Great King. Pilgrim's Digest Apple | Spotify | Podcast Addict | RSS 300 Review In The Words of Zarathustra Patreon | Support Page Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Apr 7
42 min
Interview: Uzume Wijnsma
I sat down with an interview with Uzume Wijnsma, a researcher and PhD candidate at the University of Leiden, whose research has proved invaluable to the podcast on a few occasions. Her research focuses on Egyptian and Babylonian resistance to Achaemenid rule, and she is part of the Persia & Babylonia project at Leiden. Persia and Babylonia Prosobab: Prosopography of Babylonia Arcadia – Support Renewable Energy Energy 300 Review In The Words of Zarathustra Patreon | Support Page Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Mar 20
47 min
50! Ask Me Anything
Thank you all so much! The AMA Episode was a great success and I look forward to the next 50 episodes of the History of Persia. This episode has everything: the ancient world in color, beard fashion, video games, book reviews, time travel, and of course me trying to piece together something to say about provinces we don't actually know much about. Links below in order of appearance: Audible Trial Great Courses: The Persian Empire Literature and History Podcast History of Iran Podcast Khodad Rezakhani @sasanianshah Top Podcasts: The History of Byzantium The Oldest Stories The Hellenistic Age Podcast The History of English The Timur Podcast History in the Bible The Vacation Bible School Podcast Behind the Bastards The Pirate History Podcast History of Aoteroa New Zealand Words For Granted The Heroic Legend of Arslan Creation by Gore Vidal Audio Book The Ancient World Podcast Audacity audio editor Holiday Special 2019 Apadana Treasury Relief Persepolis in Color The War of the Three Gods by Peter Crawford Sasanian Persia by Touraj Daryaee Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire by Nikolaus Overtoom ReOrienting the Sasanians by Khodad Rezakhani Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire by Parvaneh Pourshariati Interview with Michael Bonner Bonus 13: Why is Persia Under-Emphasized Original AskHistorians Question Patreon | Support Twitter | Facebook | Insta --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Mar 6
1 hr 47 min
Purim: Holiday Special 2021
It's that somewhat random time of year again, where I set aside a bit of time to celebrate a holiday that intersects with our narrative. This year that means Purim, the Jewish celebration of the Book of Esther. Esther tells the story of a Jewish woman turned Achaemenid queen in the court of Ahasuerus (maybe Xerxes, maybe an Artaxerxes, probably a bit of both). Esther and her cousin Mordecai have to foil the genocidal plans of the King's vizier Haman to save their people, and the result is today's festivities. AMA Contact Arcadia – Support Renewable Energy Energy 300 Review In The Words of Zarathustra Patreon | Support Page Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Feb 25
38 min
Episode 49: Breaking Through
Late in the summer of 480 BCE, the Persian invasion force under King Xerxes came to blows with the Greek Allies for the first time. The famous twin battles at Thermopylae and Artemisium played out surrounded by a series of smaller sacks and skirmishes. After three days of fighting, the Greek attempt to block the Persians in narrow passes failed and the Persian army pushed south, conquering Phocis, Boeotia, and ultimately: Attica and Athens. By the end of September 480, Xerxes nominally controlled all of Greece north of the Peloponnese.   AMA Contact Arcadia - Support Renewable Energy Energy 300 Review In The Words of Zarathustra Patreon | Support Page Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Casting Through Ancient Greece --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Feb 16
40 min
Episode 48: What is your profession?
Before launching into the actual warfare between the Persian Empire and Greek city states, it's worth examining how the Greeks prepared for war. Athens prepared by building a navy, everyone prepared by planning to deploy their armies, and we'll explore the whole history of the famous "300" Spartans. Patreon | Support Page Twitter | Facebook | Instagram History of Africa Podcast Apple | RSS Casting Through Ancient Greece Spartan History Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Feb 2
35 min
Announcement 2: Darics
Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Shab-e Yalda Mubarak, or a pleasant solstice festival of your choice. This is not a holiday episode, but a fundraising announcement to tell you about some new features that will appear on the podcast, HistoryOfPersiaPodcast.com, and Patreon going into 2021. Just like last time, I hate to just ask for money, so I've included a mini-episode about Persian coinage. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Dec 26, 2020
25 min
Episode 47: Preparing the Way
From 484-481 BCE, Xerxes directed his subjects to prepare for war in Greece. This didn't just mean assembling soldiers and ships, but also preparing the infrastructure of the western empire to receive one of the largest armies ever assembled. 200,000 soldiers from across the Persian empire converged on the Hellespont in the spring of 480 and began the march to Hellas. AMA Contact Patreon Casting Through Ancient Greece iTunes | Spotify | RSS | Website Catalog of Nations from Herodotus --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Dec 19, 2020
44 min
Episode 46: The Persian Emperor
In 486 BCE, Darius the Great died while Egypt was in revolt. Over the following years, Xerxes put his empire back in order. First in Egypt, then twice in Babylon, the new king defeated rebel kings. The traditional nobility of the two most ancient and prestigious satrapies in the empire were punished, and Xerxes asserted himself as the King of Kings. 50! Q&A Contact Patreon | Support Page | One-time Contribution Ad: Joyful.gifts --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Dec 6, 2020
37 min
Episode 45: Xerxes Porphyrogennetos
In 486 BCE, Darius the Great died and passed the Persian Empire on to his son, Xerxes. With plans to invade Greece in development, and Egypt in open revolt, the Achaemenid house had to pause and deal with the succession. Darius became the first king entombed at Naqsh e Rostam while Xerxes competed with his elder half-brother for power. 50! Q&A Contact Patreon | Lyceum | Support Page | One-time Contribution Arcadia - Support Renewable Energy --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
Nov 10, 2020
39 min
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