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History of Persia

Author: Trevor Culley and HoPful Media

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A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

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126! A Brave New World

126! A Brave New World

2024-07-2146:08

History of Persia is back as we enter the Hellenistic Age. From a veterans' revolt in Bactria to the Lamian War in Greece, Perdiccas became the new regent of Alexander the Great's Empire in a chaotic time of shifting allegiances. Download The Hellenistic Age Podcast https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/ Visit https://HoPfulMedia.com.co to support this show! Support | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
I sat down for a chat with Derek from the Hellenistic Age Podcast (@HellenisticPod) so he could explain the basics of Hellenism and this new era that emerged in the aftermath of Alexander the Great's conquests. The Hellenistic Age Podcast https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/ Visit https://HoPfulMedia.com.co to support this show! Support | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Before launching into the actual warfare between the Persian Empire and Greek city states, it's worth examining how the Greeks prepared for war. Athens prepared by building a navy, everyone prepared by planning to deploy their armies, and we'll explore the whole history of the famous "300" Spartans. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
This time I have something a little different. In place of a regular narrative episode this week, I have my recent interview with Dr. Michael Bonner, author of the new book: The Last Empire of Iran. This jumps far ahead of our current point in the narrative story, all the way to the Sassanid Persian Empire of the 4th-8th centuries CE. Dr. Bonner and I discussed the origins, sources, conflicts, and fall of Iran's last pre-Islamic dynasty. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
To celebrate the Persian New Year's festival of Nowruz, check out the 2nd Sort-of Annual Holiday Special, exploring the New Year's celebrations of the Achaemenid Empire. Called Navasarda at that time, many of the traditions associated with the modern holiday were still developing during the Achaemenid period. The origins and original purpose of the holiday season are hazy and changed and developed as Iranian society evolved over centuries. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Holiday Special 2019

Holiday Special 2019

2019-12-2527:29

Happy Holidays Everyone! In place of a regular episode this week, we have the first annual History of Persia Holiday Special. Regardless of what holidays you're celebrating, or not, I have a surprise topic to cover by audience request this week. Please enjoy! Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
It's time to introduce religion into the mix, starting with the origins and background of ancient Iranian traditions in general, and then narrowing in on the most famous and significant: Zoroastrianism. This episode explores the traditions and gods of the Indo-European steppe peoples as they migrated and became the Iranians, Persians and Medes included. I'll also discuss the reforms and doctrines of the ancient prophet Zoroaster who established a religion centered around a single supreme god, Ahura Mazda. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09: Who Are You Again?

09: Who Are You Again?

2019-04-3034:381

This time we're taking a break from the narrative for a bit. Now that this show has all of Cyrus's major conquests under its belt, its probably worth getting a sense of what these Persians were actually like. This episode covers art, architecture, clothing, and the major cultural influences of the early Persian period, under the Teispid kings. Let's see what the world around Cyrus the Great might have looked like. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08: Fill in the Titles

08: Fill in the Titles

2019-04-1648:16

Cyrus the Great has finally completed his conquests in our narrative. I break down the Cyrus Cylinder, the official record of what he did next, one section at a time. In this episode, I shamelessly take advantage of current events and link Persian history to both Easter and Game of Thrones. Listen and explorer official Persian propaganda, an expanding royal family, the historic and religious legacy of Cyrus, and all the titles of the Persian King. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In Babylon, October of 539 BCE began in the 17th year of the reign of Nabonidus, but it ended in the 1st year of Cyrus. In this episode Cyrus the Great carries out his final campaign against Babylon. Our sources tell us that after a few short battles, the greatest city of the ancient world through open its gates and the Persians won the day. Of course, ancient history is never quite that clean. This time, we explore Cyrus's greatest conquest, and the troubled, but fascinating, reign of Babylon's last king. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06: Introducing Ionia

06: Introducing Ionia

2019-03-2643:42

Cyrus's generals take the reins for a bit and the Persian conquerors face their most grueling task yet: subduing the Ionian Greek city states. Persia's first interaction with the Greek speaking world was a drawn out, and possibly brutal conquest of the western coasts of Anatolia, but when they were done the empire was larger, more secure, and ready to keep pushing its boundaries south into the wealthy territory of Babylon. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05: Crossing the Halys

05: Crossing the Halys

2019-03-1237:39

Just as Cyrus the Great, now officially the King of Persia, was consolidating his hold over the recently conquered Median Empire, a new war started. This time, the Persians were facing Lydia, the fabulously wealthy Anatolian kingdom ruled by King Croesus. This war really had it all. Deceptive strategies, surprising alliances, strange tactics, and wildly confused ancient sources to tell the story, but in the end it was just one achievement for Cyrus. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Around 550 BCE, King Cyrus II of Anshan went into revolt against the Median King Astyages. The young Cyrus was aided by a rebellious Median general called Harpagus and conquered the whole Median Empire in one war. Then, Cyrus declared himself King of Persia, and took his first step on the path to becoming "Great." Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
We're bringing the stories from the last two episodes together now. The Medes and the Babylonians joined forces, beat the Assyrians and the Egyptians, and then divided up the Near East between themselves as they built their own empires. After this, I promise there will be some actual Persians on this History of Persia Podcast. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02: Indo-Iranians

02: Indo-Iranians

2019-02-1230:271

Last time, we got up to speed on what was going on in the Near East in the centuries before the Persians showed up. What we didn't cover, was who exactly are these "Persians," and what were they doing while their future empire was being taken over by the Assyrians. This time, we figure that out as we follow some steppe nomads called the Proto-Indo-Europeans on their 3000-ish year journey to becoming the Persians. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Here we go, episode 1! Now, as much as I want to get to Persian history, we should probably know at least a little bit about the world before the Persians got there, so this is you lightspeed tour of the Near East, from about 1200 BCE to 616 BCE. Maps for everything are available on the website. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
000: Introduction

000: Introduction

2019-02-1220:096

Welcome Everyone! This is the introductory episode to the show, just so you can get an idea for the premise for the show, who I am as a host, and a couple of disclaimers before diving into the narrative of Persian history. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Episode 2 Remastered

Episode 2 Remastered

2024-06-1755:59

Last time, we got up to speed on what was going on in the Near East in the centuries before the Persians showed up. What we didn't cover, was who exactly are these "Persians," and what were they doing while their future empire was being taken over by the Assyrians. This time, we figure that out as we follow some steppe nomads called the Proto-Indo-Europeans on their 3000-ish year journey to becoming the Persians.Our Sponsors:* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Episode 1 Remastered!

Episode 1 Remastered!

2024-06-0753:451

Remastered - Here we go, episode 1! Now, as much as I want to get to Persian history, we should probably know at least a little bit about the world before the Persians got there, so this is you lightspeed tour of the Near East, from about 1200 BCE to 616 BCE. Maps for everything are available on the website.Our Sponsors:* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Comments (12)

Pasha Fathollahi

why are you speek to long without any relate materials about podcast for more than 3minutes? speaking about anything just the main meaning and advertised more than 4 minutes....

Jul 24th
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Ali

Shah had constitional power to dismiss prime minister so who did the coup

May 13th
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Elnaz Atefy

I’m so excited to have found this 🥳👏🏼

Mar 26th
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Ryan Shaffer

maybe I was just looking for an excuse to stop listening, but this one gave it to me, a bit childish with the mockery and getting stale overall.

Mar 2nd
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Mohsen Gowdiny

thank you. 😇

Apr 20th
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Mohsen Gowdiny

I just started. you are great 👍

Apr 20th
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Mahra Sl

can't wait to listen to the rest of the episodes♥️

Dec 1st
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hamed

Nice podcast. thanks

Jun 24th
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Ali

Linothorax is a modern madeup name Hoplite armor was probably made of leather rather than expensive linen

Nov 27th
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MohaMMaD I. Nassiri

wow, you said in the cylinder, Cyrus (kurosh in Persian) the great has asserted that all people are sent to where their habitant were and you have drawn that it implies Jewish people have been released to their homeland juda. Thus why don't you draw a same realization here about another sentence written in the cylinder; he says: I've restored all the gods. this action as you explained was unlike other conquerers at the time which stole all the gods and their statues. it means he allowed everyone worship whatever they desire. he allowed everyone wherever they desire to go.

Jul 6th
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MohaMMaD I. Nassiri

why would you pronounce "Iranian" such that "not-iranian"?

Jun 30th
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MohaMMaD I. Nassiri

I've just started to listen to your podcast. I'm so excited to continuing it.

Jun 29th
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