Ancients: Ancient Greek Symposium

May 2022

In Ancient Greece, the symposium was no ordinary after-dinner drinking party, but one in which the Hellenic men of society got together to wine, recline and philosophise. They took various forms depending on the whim of the leader of the symposium – the symposiarch – but were exclusively male affairs (aside from the occasional courtesan or two).

In this episode Michael chats about the soirée of booze, babes and slaves that was the Ancient Greek symposium.

 

Against the Lore (Buildings)

February 6, 2022

In this episode, Michael discusses why the Parthenon is his favourite building from the ancient world.

Ithaca Bound (Delphi)

August 9, 2021

In the ancient period, Delphi offered highly sought-after oracular services, hosted quadrennial sporting games, and was a nexus for culture and information sharing. Professor Michael Scott, Warwick University, joins the show to discuss Delphi in the ancient period.

History Hack Podcast: Disney’s Hercules, Fact or Fiction?

June 1st 2021

Well they got his name wrong for a start. The fantastic Michael Scott rejoins us to talk all about the legend of Heracles and how it spread throughout the globe.

Podcast – A somewhat complete history of sitting down

The Battle of Salamis – You’re Dead To Me

31st July 2020

Host Greg Jenner is joined by historian Professor Michael Scott and comedian Shappi Khorsandi to head back to 480BCE for one of history’s most notorious naval battles – The Battle of Salamis. On a journey through the events leading up to the battle and beyond we will uncover one of the most unique methods ever used to cross a body of water, one of the most spectacular deaths ever recorded and why sometimes it pays to give water a jolly good telling off.

Delphi – History Hack

14th July 2020

Michael joins the History Hack team to tell a comprehensive tale of Delphi, while Alina tries desperately not to fangirl… And fails!

 

Delphi – History Hit Network

Renowned as the home of the Pythia, the sanctuary at Delphi was the religious heart of the Hellenic World. In this episode of Historic Questions Professor Michael Scott explains the site’s history and why it was so significant in antiquity. (Subscription required to access content)

 

Agamemnon from Agamemnon by Aeschylus

11th June 2020

One of four LIVE YouTube readings of chosen sections from Ancient Greek drama

 

The Messenger from Euripides’ The Bacchae

10th June 2020

One of four LIVE YouTube readings of chosen sections from Ancient Greek drama

 

Electra from Euripides’ Electra

9th June 2020

One of four LIVE YouTube readings of chosen sections from Ancient Greek drama

 

Haemon from Sophocles’ Antigone

8th June 2020

One of four LIVE YouTube readings of chosen sections from Ancient Greek drama

 

Poseidon from Euripides’ Trojan Women

29th April 2020

Enjoy my guest appearance as the Actor of Dionysus’ 39th daily dose of ancient poetry and drama during lock-down.

 

The Ancient Olympics

Radio 4: 6th March 2020

Michael joins host Greg Jenner and comedian Shappi Khorsandi for a trip to The Ancient Olympics.

 

The Spartans

Radio 4: 30th September 2019

Michael joins host Greg Jenner and comedian Joel Dommett to charge into the history of the mighty Spartans!

 

Introducing Classics 

In 2017 Honorary Graduate Professor Cartledge spoke to Dr Michael Scott of the University of Warwick and Sidney Stringer Academy students Kim Ann Nguyen, Yaqoub Imran and Hita Patel to pay tribute to discuss classics the school’s Head of Classics Nicola Felton, previously Nicola Neto who passed away in April of that year.