Supplementary Resources

With each of the podcasts, I am going to compile a list of supplementary resources. These are not meant either to duplicate those texts which can be found in the bibliography or to be an exhaustive list of related resources. Resources include links to other podcasts that touch on the topics of the episodes, parallels from Roman history, and other food for thought. These resources are organized by episode. A list of general resources for fans of classics, archaeology, and ancient history can be found here.

Episode 1: The Project

  • Professor Oliver Taplin defends the classics: Find it on iTunes U (“Oliver Taplin on Classics”: Faculty of Classics, Oxford University)
  • Actor Tom Hiddleston explains the importance of Classics on Stephen Colbert’s show here.
  • Herodotus. The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories. ed. Robert B. Strassler. Trans. Andrea L. Pruvis. New York: Pantheon Books, a division of Random House Inc., 2007. Print.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. “Epistemology.”
  • ThucydidesThe Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War. ed. Robert B. Strassler. Trans. Richard Crawley. 1996. New York: Touchstone, 1998. Print.

Episode 2:

  • Ancient Seafaring in Indonesia:
  • Some other interested resources on recent discoveries in anthropology
  • Radiocarbon Dating:
    • Hail, John. “Lecture Eight: Techniques for Successful Dating,” Classical Archaeology. The Great Courses Series. Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, 2006. MP3.
    • Renfrew, Colin and Paul Bahn. Section “Radioactive Clocks” in chapter 4: “When: Dating Methods and Chronology,” in Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice. 7th ed. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2016. Print. pp. 146-160.

Episode 3:

Episode 4:

  • Geological timescale:
    • McGowan, ChristopherThe Dragon Seekers: How an Extraordinary Circle of Fossilists Discovered the Dinosaurs and Paved the Way for Darwin.  Print.
      • I do not give a full citation for this book because there appear to be several different printings by different publishers. All should be the same, except for pagination. I highly recommend the audiobook (I listened to it on my commute). It is nicely narrated by Stuart Langton and I found it to be a very enjoyable listen. (Audibook version: Blackstone Books, 2008.)
      • The history of the geological time scale appears throughout, but especially in Chapter 8.

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