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Interviews and Inspiration From The World of Sculpture. Join, Lucy Branch, sculptural conservator and author, as she talks to sculptors whose work can be found in public spaces. They discuss their creative journeys, their artistic practice and their shared love for all things bronze. Find the show notes at www.sculpturevulture.co.uk and download your free novel.
 
The world's greatest (and only) Antiques Roadshow fancast! Each week, two friends watch the latest episode of Antiques Roadshow US and then break it down for you. Spicy appraisers, elderly guests, haunted antiques: we're here for all of it. This podcasts contains bad words and great jokes. New episodes released on Wednesdays. Tweet @AntiquesSidesho
 
The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental civilization in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period, from Classical Greece to the Hellenistic kingdoms, and finally to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and scholarly interpretations of ...
 
Two Friends Talk History is a podcast where public historian, Zofia, chats with scholars, archaeologists, researchers and more to explore fascinating histories, look behind the scenes and ask the big question that's missing in much academic discourse: so what? Why is this relevant today? Carrying on from season 1 in which Zofia and Liam explored the ancient world through stories and interviews, season 2 invites new friends to Two Friends. Find me on Instagram at Two Friends Talk History and ...
 
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'To the Greeks and Romans, the Trojan War was the beginning of all warfare and set the standards for the expected behaviour of all men. How does the epic fit actual history?' The Ancient Warfare podcast team discuss the latest issue of the magazine X.3 Warfare in the Age of Homer. Patreon: patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast…
 
Today on the podcast, Lucy Branch, talks to Charlie Langton who is one of the most sought-after equine artists of our time. His sculptures revels in the difference in attitude, character and physicality that sets champion racehorses apart. He has undertaken major commissions of famous racehorses including his over-life-size bronze tribute to four-t…
 
Drawing the year to a close, this week, Zofia is joined by historian Dr Rory Nutter. Together we discuss the linguistic changes that took place in the Italian peninsula over the 4th- 3rd centuries BCE as Latin speakers interacted with the mosaic of languages spoken in the region, and the importance of looking at the materiality of objects when read…
 
In today's episode, a VERY special guest and I, discuss themes in sculpture that have arisen for us in 2021. We have our say on the 'retain and explain' policy for historic monuments and discuss the need for standards around commissioning public sculpture. We talk about the do's and don'ts of signing away your copyright and when to be ballsy about …
 
Merry Christmas to All The Sculpture Vultures Out There In The World! Today, Lucy Branch, talks to, David Williams-Ellis, contemporary sculptor whose works are inspired by Romanticism. His work is in private collections all over the world and can be seen dominating public spaces and flagship buildings from Scone Palace in Perthshire to the IFC Buil…
 
In AD 132 began the bloody struggle between two strong-willed leaders over who would rule a nation. Ancient Warfare Magazine regular Lindsay Powell has a new book out Bar Kokhba: The Jew Who Defied Hadrian and Challenged the Might of Rome. Lindsay is joined by Jasper and Marc to discuss his new book. Patreon: Patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast…
 
In this weeks' episode, Zofia is joined by classical scholar and vampire fang-atic, doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh, Ambra Ghiringhelli. Getting to the heart of the vampires in antiquity and in the archaeological record, we shine light in the darkest of spooky places where these immortal bloodsuckers have haunted our imaginations …
 
Today on the podcast, Lucy Branch talks to, James Butler, the legendary sculptor, who has created a dizzying list of magnificent monumental commemorative sculptures in bronze. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1972, a Member of the Royal West of England Academy in 1980 and Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1981. His portfolio …
 
Josh sent this question in for Murray to ponder over. During the Roman period, we have evidence of reasonably specific units based on (original) area of recruitment, e.g. *Legio IX Hispana*, *Cohors Germanorum*, and so on. I was wondering if we have anything similar for the Hellenistic/Successor period. Outside of names that were originally geograp…
 
Today, Lucy Branch talks to sculptor, Peter Newman, on the podcast. Peter has exhibited in Trafalgar Square, the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery in London, the Turner Contemporary in Margate and at the Guggenheim Museum in Venice. His work was projected onto the exterior of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, in Kanazawa, Japan…
 
Daniel asks, 'I was curious about Roman marines. I see them depicted in video games the same as a classic 1st century legionary, but with their red clothing and shield swapped out with blue. Did Marines fight, and were they equipped the same as a regular legionary soldier? Did they participate in land battles and were they seen as inferior or super…
 
In this episode, Zofia is joined again by Latinist and researcher of ancient magic, Celeste De Blois, a Classics doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh. Celeste returns to the pod to discuss witches in Greek mythology, Homeric stories, and Roman elegies. Click here to read the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, discussed in the episode. Find us on…
 
Today, Lucy Branch talks to Laury Dizengremel, the international portrait sculptor, who is a finalist in the Emily Williamson campaign. Laury has had a full career and is the creator of many public sculptures including Capability Brown, Tony Byrne the Olympic Boxing medalist and Sir George Carteret in St Peters, Jersey. Laury discusses her creative…
 
Jasper tackles this question from one of our patrons. ‘Did Ancient Armies wargame in any fashion we would recognize? Either in the armchair sense, or practically in the fields or on the seas? Did the Romans have wargames exercises to counter barbarian armies or Persian fleets? On the armchair side watching ‘I Claudius’ episode 1 there Augustus is p…
 
In this episode, Zofia is joined by archaeologist and Late Antique period specialist Dr Javier Martínez Jiménez, currently a PDRA in the Cambridge Faculty of Classics "Impact of the Ancient City" ERC Project, to discuss his new article and foray into Classical Reception Studies, who looked at naughties tv Teen Wolf reboot and how it uses Classical …
 
Today, Lucy Branch talks to Clare Abbatt, a bronze sculptor who has undertaken commissions for Wicksteed Park, St Mary Magdalene Church, Northamptonshire and All Saints Church, Earls Barton. Currently, she has a bronze sculpture short-listed for the Emily Williamson Campaign. Clare discusses her creative journey, the inspiring story behind her entr…
 
Ancient Warfare regular Myke Cole has a new book available, The Bronze Lie. In this episode of the podcast Murray and Mark discuss the book with Myke. 'The Bronze Lie' explores the Spartans' arms and armour, tactics and strategy, the personalities of commanders and the common soldiery alike. It looks at the major battles, with a special focus on pr…
 
Today on, The Sculpture Vulture Podcast, Lucy Branch talks about what the monument to Oliver Tambo in Haringey can teach sculptors about bronze. This is one of the practical episodes in the series created to educate those in the field of sculpture about what to expect from bronzes located in the public realm. Join us and BE INSPIRED BY SCULPTURE. Y…
 
Patron of the podcast Anne asks, what do we know about how Hannibal supplied his troops during his campaigns, particularly through the Alps? With elephants!' Murray gives us his thoughts. Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast Find the magazine at: https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/ancient-warfare-magazine…
 
In this episode, Zofia is joined by archaeologist and University of Edinburgh PhD candidate, James R. Page! James shares his insights into how Romans dealt with the changing and often dangerous environment of river transportation, and how local resilience and adaptation changed landscapes in their pursuit of water management! I hope you enjoy the e…
 
This week, Lucy Branch, talks to Eve Shepherd, about her contemporary figurative sculpture. They discuss how Eve's journey began with a mouse and the ups and downs of a professional career in sculpture. Eve has carried out many public commissions including works for The National Maritime Museum and a Portrait of Stephen Hawkins for Cambridge Univer…
 
'If ancient soldiers were trained at all, it was generally for fighting in a formation in the battle line. But on rare occasions, generals would train and use troops for special operations.' The Ancient Warfare team consider Ancient Warfare Magazine XV.1 which focuses on Special Operations in antiquity. Find us a patreon: patreon.com/ancientwarfare…
 
The Sculpture Vulture Podcast is back for Season 2 and in this first episode, we catch up with, Lucy Branch, and a sculpture at University College London by Bouke de Vries and what's been going on since Season 1 for some of the sculptors’ interviewed in the previous season including Rodney Munday's Work for Project Blackjack, Amy Goodman's Aborfiel…
 
This week, Zofia is joined by archaeologist and outdoor adventure entrepreneur, Dr Meg Currie-Moodie. Meg and I talk about the globalised Mediterranean in antiquity, and what it meant to have shared visual language - a visual koine. We discuss large-scale material culture which employs globalised artistic elements - the Royal Mausoleum of Mauretani…
 
Patron of the podcast Joshua asks 'I often read about certain battles, sieges, or encounters being influenced through psychological warfare. How effective was psychological warfare in the ancient world? What were the most effective methods?' Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast
 
With the summer holiday season in full swing for all the team (except Murray in Australia), we thought we'd discuss everyone's favourite fiction books, which feature ancient warfare. Subscribe to the magazine: https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/ancient-warfare-magazine Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast Books Mentione…
 
From my recent stay at the British School at Athens, I am joined by archaeologist and Byzantine pottery specialist, the talented Dr Rossana Valente! Dr Rossana Valente (Richard Bradford McConnell Studentship holder) is a postdoctoral researcher at the British School at Athens and Visiting Research Fellow at Newcastle University. Rossana is part of …
 
Andrew sent us this question, 'I was wondering how the intertwining of heroic figures into people’s lineage, was viewed by the common people.' Murray gives us his opinion. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast Ancient Warfare Magazine: https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/ancient-warfare-magazine…
 
Today, Lucy Branch, talks to Andrew Simcock, labour councillor for Didsbury East, who had a realisation that there was something wrong with public sculpture in Manchester: there was only one monument to a woman, Queen Victoria. He decided change needed to happen and threw his energy and entrepreneurial mind into getting a sculpture of, Emmeline Pan…
 
Alex, part of our patreon community asks 'how much do you feel that luck played a role in ancient combat? Theoretically luck would be more of a factor in the gunpowder age, but I can’t imagine worse luck than being a Roman at Cannae. Low chance of survival, no matter your martial skill. Thoughts?' Jasper is busy this week so Murray is flying solo. …
 
In this episode, Zofia is joined by archaeologist and Late Antique period specialist Dr Javier Martínez Jiménez, currently a PDRA in the Cambridge Faculty of Classics "Impact of the Ancient City" ERC Project, to discuss the social changes that characterised the transition to the Late Antique period. We discuss the knock-on effects of these changes …
 
Zoe on patreon asks, 'we know about the four horned saddles the Roman cavalry used but do we have any idea of what sorts of saddles might've been used elsewhere in the ancient world?' Murray answers this one. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast Ancient Warfare Magazine: https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/ancient-warfare-magazi…
 
In this episode, Zofia is joined by fellow French Canadian and doctoral candidate, Celeste Du Bois, to discuss Roman curses and love magic in literature and in the archaeological evidence of curse tablets. We explore the challenges to studying religion from the bottom up (so to speak) and some of the intriguing ritual practices of people in the Gre…
 
Listener Rick wonders if there are there any other examples of gaining entry to a city using something like a Trojan horse? Or are there any other examples of using ingenious methods to get into a city? Join us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast
 
Jasper tackles this question from patron of the podcast Ken. How "useful" are the accounts of warfare as described in the Old Testament? I'm interested in a discussion about sources as much as anything (i.e. why were they written, to whom and which biases might have been present). Are any of the Old Testament accounts helpful in triangulating sourc…
 
Patron of the podcast Louis asks, what were the impacts of the introduction and subsequent spread of Christianity on the Roman military's practices and that of its opponents? Were there any improvements in the treatment of the defeated, taking into account that most barbarians were also christians although of a different denomination? Or maybe chan…
 
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