A podcast about the history of ancient Greece for people new to and familiar with Ancient Greek history.The Casting Through Ancient Greece podcast will focus on telling the story of Ancient Greece starting from the pre history through Archaic Greece, Classical Greece and up to the Hellenistic period. Featured throughout the podcast series will be Major events such as the Greek and Persian wars, The Peloponnesian war and Alexander the Greats war against Persia. www.castingthroughancientgreece.com for more resources and creditsSupport the series at www.patreon.com/castingthroughancientgreecefacebook: casting through ancient greeceTwitter: @casting_greece
Have you ever been curious about an unsolved mystery from the past? Well, I, Mark, invite you on a thrilling journey to uncover the secrets of the Battle of Marathon in this exclusive bonus feature on Patreon. We're shifting our focus to the Greeks' tactical approach on the battlefield and raising thought-provoking questions about the Persian cavalry, despite their presence in various historical accounts and works of art, they would failed to be mentioned during the unfolding battle at Marathon.
Join me as we shed light on one of the most intriguing puzzles that has been lingering for over 2,500 years. Let's investigate the evidence from the likes of Herodotus and other resources in our quest to locate the elusive Persian cavalry and comprehend their role in the battle. This episode is your ticket to understanding the intricacies of ancient warfare. With every revelation, we'll step back in time to unravel the mysteries of the Battle of Marathon. So, what are we waiting for? Let's embark on this exciting journey as history unfolds before us.
This is a teaser of the bonus episode, Tactics at Marathon found over on Patreon.
Are the Greeks merely reacting to circumstances, or are they consciously looking to influence the situation to their advantage in the Battle of Marathon? This episode tackles this provocative question head-on, as we revisit this ancient battlefield and scrutinize specific areas of the conflict. We navigate the complex terrain of ancient battlefield tactics, their gradual evolution in Greece, and how they adapted to shifting battlefield conditions. Engage in a stimulating debate among historians about the extent of Greek tactical thinking. Discover the Greeks’ decision-making process upon reaching Marathon, especially regarding the strategic placement of their camp.
Take a step back into time and witness the Greeks’ decision to thin their battle line, their advancement on the Persian line at a running pace, and their meticulous positioning of the camps. All these contribute to a greater understanding of their battlefield strategies and the thought processes that influenced them. This episode offers a unique window into ancient military tactics, inviting you to speculate on how these tactics translated into actions on the battlefield. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply curious about ancient warfare, this bonus episode will satisfy your appetite for knowledge, as it expands your understanding of the Battle of Marathon. Remember, the full episode is available on Patreon, where members get exclusive access to these bonus episodes as a token of appreciation for their invaluable support to the show. Stay tuned for more engaging discussions and eye-opening revelations on ancient Greece’s military manoeuvres and strategies.
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