Myths and History of Greece and Rome

Myths and History of Greece and Rome

United Kingdom

A journey through the myths and history of Ancient Greece and Rome for all the family.


Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Three: The Unusual Usurper  

Having taken the place of his own son-in-law as senior emperor Romanus Lecapenus begins ro rule. He does a surprisingly good job. Shame about his sons!

Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Two: Born to the Purple  

Leo the Wise finally solves his marriage problem and has the legitimate heir he’s always wanted. Then he dies too early!

Schedule Update  

There will be a week’s delay in the schedule. Many apologies!

Chapter One Hundred and Twenty One: Too Many Wives for Leo the Wise  

Trying to produce a son can be a challenging activity.  Just ask Leo!

Chapter One Hundred and Twenty: The Rise of the Macedonians  

Michael III is known to history as Michael the Drunkard. While this may have some truth, it is mostly slander - perpetrated by a certain Basil the Macedonian.

Chapter One Hundred and Nineteen: Empire of Gold  

Christmas Day dawns and Leo V is a troubled man. By the end of it he would be a dead one. The Empire, though, is soon rolling in cash.

Chapter One Hundred and Eighteen: Crumbs, It’s Krum  

The Khagan of the Bulgars proves to be more than a match for Nicephorus. Meanwhile the hermit’s prophecy begins to come true!

Chapter One Hundred and Seventeen: Irene and Charlemagne  

Leo IV could have been a good emperor but didn’t get the chance. Unfortunately his wife did!

Chapter One Hundred and Sixteen: Back in the West Part One  

What’s been happening in the west in the 300 years since Rome fell? Time to find out!

Announcing a new ebook  

My new ebook: Legends of King Arthur and His Knights is now available on all Amazon stores.  The ASIN code is B01I8IB7J8. for the UK in the US


I am going on holiday to Croatia to explore Split and see Diocletian’s Palace! There will be a brief break in the schedule.

Chapter One Hundred and Fifteen: That is a Statue, not God!  

After decades of turmoil a strong emperor finally assumes the purple. His reign may have been good news for the people but it was bad news for icons! And as for his son….

Chapter One Hundred and Fourteen: The Return of Slit Nose  

The Empire realises, far too late, that exile is not enough for a deposed hated emperor….. he just might come back!

Chapter One Hundred and Thirteen: Greek Fire  

Is there finally some light? Maybe. Bring on a vigorous young emperor and a brand new weapon!

Chapter One Hundred and Twelve: The Last Great Augustus  

Heraclius completes his mission against the Persians. Has he done enough?

Next Episode on 29th May  

The Myths and History of Greece and Rome will return on Sunday 29th May.

A Short Delay  

Real life has got in the way of podcasting, so many apologies but there will be a delay before the next chapter. The podcast will return before the end of May.

Chapter One Hundred and Eleven: the Rise of Islam  

A huge welcome to Elias Belhaddad who will take us through the rise of a new force.  The world will never be the same again!

Chapter One Hundred and Ten: A Greco Roman Hero  

Phocas’s reign comes to an end in a brutal manner. His successor proves to be just what the Empire needs.

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