How Ancient Greece’s Wars Helped Preserve Democracy with Stephen Kershaw

The Sons of History Podcast
December 12, 2022
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The great battles of Ancient Greece and Persia are interesting no matter what century you live in. Stephen Kershaw is a leading scholar on the subject of Ancient Greece and is a classics professor at Oxford University. We discuss the three battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis and how those outcomes altered the course of history.Steve Kershaw is editor of The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology. He earned his PhD at Bristol University under the supervision of Professor Richard Buxton, one of the world’s leading scholars on Greek mythology. Professor Kershaw currently teaches at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. He is the author of Greek Myths and Legends: Tales of Heroes, Gods & Monsters; Mythologica; Barbarians: Rebellion and Resistance to the Roman Empire; A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato’s Ideal State; A Brief History of the Roman Empire; A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization; A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths; and the recent The Harvest of War: Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis: The Epic Battles that Saved Democracy.If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe.

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