Friends, Romans, Fellow citizens of the internet, I hope you enjoyed listening to this colloquium on Classical Asia Minor as much I enjoyed putting it together. I wanted to give you some of my favorite links that helped me prepare, starting with this helpful map of Greek colonies in Ionia. You can find a brief overview of the start of the Greco-Persian Wars here and if you want to read Herodotus’ account you can read an online version here.
For those interested in learning more about the poison king, Mithradates I recommend starting here and here. I also found a nice timeline of the Roman Empire.
Extra Credits has several videos on the accomplishments of Byzantine rulers Justinian and Theodora. Thanks Rissa for telling us about this!
Finally, I would be remiss not to recommend the podcast that inspired this entire series on Turkey. If you want to learn more about the pre-Socratic philosophers, make sure you check out Peter Adamson’s History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps.
That’s all for now. Have a great week and keep learning! -Clio