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What Was The Relationship Like Between Rome & Ancient Greece? & Exploring the Hopewell Tradition | 101AD-110AD Feat. Ryan Stitt

Paul & Patrick are joined by Ryan Stitt to explore the relationship between Rome and Ancient Greece; and also delve into the Hopewell Tradition.



For the first episode of the A.D. History Podcast’s second season, hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote sit down with the host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast (THOAG) Ryan Stitt; to discuss the relationship between Ancient Greece and Rome during the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire periods. Yet kicking off this episode, Patrick delves into the little known Hopewell Tradition of ancient North America. Additionally, the A.D. History Podcast is launching its new crowd funding campaign on Patreon!

Ryan Stitt Interview: What was the Relationship like Between the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece?

In this episode Paul is joined by Ryan Stitt, host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast (THOAG). During an extended interview, Paul discusses with Ryan the many complexities in the relationship between the great civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world, and how they co-existed.

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Hopewell Tradition: Exploring Ancient North America

Patrick during the first segment explores the so-called Hopewell Tradition, the collection of numerous North American tribes, many of their shared culture, and how they co-existed.

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This is the first time the A.D. History Podcast ventures into North America, and examinees the numerous inhabitants, who likely migrated there ending roughly c. 11,000 years ago.

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A.D. History Podcast’s Patreon Crowd Funding Campaign

With the start of season 2 of AD History, Paul and Patrick are excited to announce some big changes. Perhaps best of all is that instead of one episode a month, it will now be an episode every two weeks! Every other weekend you will have a new episode of AD History to enjoy. A.D. History is able to do this with the help of an editor who is just as much a part of the AD History family as Patrick, Paul, Anna, and even the infamous… Odo. However this exciting new change will only be possible with listeners like yourself supporting the show financially on Patreon.

If you don’t know what Patreon is, Patreon is a crowd funding platform in which listeners like yourself can support creators like Paul and Patrick financially on a monthly basis, and in return receive exclusive benefits and rewards for your loyal support.

Patreon is vital for A.D. History to continue going forward, and if you are in the situation where you are able to support the show, then even just $3 a month will be hugely appreciated. The money A.D. History receives from Patreon will go into improving the podcast, for example the first major goal is to hit $200 a month, which will cover the show’s editing costs.

For just $3 a month, not only do you help the podcast immeasurably, but you will also be able to listen to episodes 48 hours early, before they release to the general public! You will also be able to listen to our Patreon exclusive episode: AD History’s Best of BC! It is a very unique and special series episodes by A.D. History where Paul and Patrick run down the major events from the BC era, that they feel are of huge importance. It’s an exclusive to Patreon and you can listen to it for just $3 per month. The more you donate on a monthly basis, the more rewards you get. Please check out thee show’s Patreon and see for yourself. There is a link provided below.

Once again thank you all so much for listening and supporting the first season of A.D. History. The show still has a long way to go, and for the rest of this journey your help will be needed. Paul and Patrick really hope you continue to join them on this journey and of course, support A.D. History on Patreon, becoming a loyal member of Field Marhsal Odo’s ADophyte Army!

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The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.