Plutarch is our main source for our podcast research, however we also rely on many other sources to provide alternative perspectives, cross check and bring some additional context where Plutarch’s observations may be lacking or not as fully described.

The image to the left is the Library at Alexandria. Imagine the wealth of ancient knowledge that was stored there!

Our List of Brilliant Authors and other resources used in our podcast. We make every attempt to properly reference all works where applicable.

  • Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch (edited by Arthur Hugh Clough)
  • The Histories by Herodotus (translated by Tom Holland)
  • The Spartans by Paul Cartledge
  • 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric Cline
  • Delphi by Michael Scott
  • Democracy by Paul Cartledge
  • Bulfinch’s Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
  • The Iliad by Homer (translated by Robert Fagles)
  • The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World’s Greatest Empire by Anthony Everitt
  • The Complete Greek Tragedies (edited by Richmond Lattimore and David Grene)
  • Thermopylae by Paul Cartledge
  • – primarily used for our maps and post images.
  • – primarily used as supplementary knowledge for us when writing our episodes.

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