Ryan Stitt

is creating The History of Ancient Greece Podcast

66

patrons

$218

per month
Tiers
Hoplite
$1 per month
Reward
Hoplites ( ὁπλίτης) were the citizen-soldiers who formed the backbone of Ancient Greek infantries. They were armed with shields, spears, and other offensive weapons & defensive armor, and fought in a phalanx, a defensive block formation, where each member had to rely on their neighbor for protection. The youngest, least experienced men (20-25 years old) were sandwiched in middle, so they wouldn't be immediate fodder and were less able to flee in the heat of the battle, as the psychological fear would have been immense, with each person being tightly-packed with noise and dust kicked up all around them. By pledging $1 you join the phalanx of THoAG's podcast, as a raw recruit ready to defend your city-state!

* Be listed on the webpage as a Philhellene and receive a shout out at the beginning of an episode
Lochagos
$3 per month
Reward
Lochagos (λοχαγός) was a leader of a lochos (λόχος), a tactical sub unit or file of anywhere between 8-16 hoplites. Roughly equivalent to a Roman Centaurion or a Captain, he was also known as promachos protostates (πρόμαχος πρωτοστάτης), or the man who fights in the front line. They were battle-hardened men in their prime (25-35 years old), and it was seen as a great honor to be a lochagos. By pledging $3 you earn five years of experience in the phalanx of THoAG's podcast and lead your own lochos from the front ranks!

* Have access to exclusive content (i.e. bonus episodes w/ other podcasters, or special guest episodes w/scholars)

Plus rewards from lower tiers:
* Be listed on the webpage as a Philhellene and receive a shout out at the beginning of an episode
Ouragos
$5 per month
Reward
Ouragos (ουραγός) was the officer who kept order in rear and kept pushing his lochos to keep it moving forward. He was an older, battle hardened man (35-45 years old) who could be count on to not become afraid and run in the fog of war. By pledging $5 you earn fifteen years of experience in the phalanx of THoAG's podcast and ensure your lochos keeps pushing to victory!

* Have access to video/chat session on Discord to discuss and answer questions about each episode

Plus rewards from lower tiers:
* Be listed on the webpage as a Philhellene and receive a shout out at the beginning of an episode
* Have access to exclusive content (i.e. bonus episodes w/ other podcasters, or special guest episodes w/scholars)
Taxiarchos
$10 per month
Reward
Taxiarchos (ταξίαρχος) was similar to a brigadier general. In Athens, there were ten taxiarchoi, one for each of the ten Attic tribes. A taxiarchos lead a taxis (his tribe's military formation made up of multiple lochoi) and was subordinate only to his tribe's strategos (general). By pledging $10 you will be elected as your tribe's taxiarchos in the phalanx of THoAG's podcast and will be in charge of keeping good order and discipline in your taxis!

* Do you have any burning questions about Greek history, my research and podcasting, or any personal questions for me? You will have the ability to send them to me and they will be answered and submitted to you via a members-only video post

Plus rewards from lower tiers:
* Be listed on the webpage as a Philhellene and receive a shout out at the beginning of an episode
* Have access to exclusive content (i.e. bonus episodes w/ other podcasters, or special guest episodes w/scholars) 
* Have access to video/chat session on Discord to discuss and answer questions about each episode
Strategos
$20 per month
Reward
Strategos (στρατηγός) was a general. In Athens, there were ten strategoi, one for each of the ten Attic tribes. This office was elected each year and several strategoi were able to leverage their military office with their personal charisma to assume a political role. By pledging $20 you will be elected as your tribe's strategos in the phalanx of THoAG's podcast and it will be up to you to win the battle!

* Get access to the transcripts!

Plus rewards from lower tiers:
* Be listed on the webpage as a Philhellene and receive a shout out at the beginning of an episode
* Have access to exclusive content (i.e. bonus episodes w/ other podcasters, or special guest episodes w/scholars)
* Have access to video/chat session on Discord to discuss and answer questions about each episode
* Do you have any burning questions about Greek history, my research and podcasting, or any personal questions for me? You will have the ability to send them to me and they will be answered and submitted to you via a members-only video post

Posts

Tiers
Hoplite
$1 per month
Reward
Hoplites ( ὁπλίτης) were the citizen-soldiers who formed the backbone of Ancient Greek infantries. They were armed with shields, spears, and other offensive weapons & defensive armor, and fought in a phalanx, a defensive block formation, where each member had to rely on their neighbor for protection. The youngest, least experienced men (20-25 years old) were sandwiched in middle, so they wouldn't be immediate fodder and were less able to flee in the heat of the battle, as the psychological fear would have been immense, with each person being tightly-packed with noise and dust kicked up all around them. By pledging $1 you join the phalanx of THoAG's podcast, as a raw recruit ready to defend your city-state!

* Be listed on the webpage as a Philhellene and receive a shout out at the beginning of an episode
Lochagos
$3 per month
Reward
Lochagos (λοχαγός) was a leader of a lochos (λόχος), a tactical sub unit or file of anywhere between 8-16 hoplites. Roughly equivalent to a Roman Centaurion or a Captain, he was also known as promachos protostates (πρόμαχος πρωτοστάτης), or the man who fights in the front line. They were battle-hardened men in their prime (25-35 years old), and it was seen as a great honor to be a lochagos. By pledging $3 you earn five years of experience in the phalanx of THoAG's podcast and lead your own lochos from the front ranks!

* Have access to exclusive content (i.e. bonus episodes w/ other podcasters, or special guest episodes w/scholars)

Plus rewards from lower tiers:
* Be listed on the webpage as a Philhellene and receive a shout out at the beginning of an episode
Ouragos
$5 per month
Reward
Ouragos (ουραγός) was the officer who kept order in rear and kept pushing his lochos to keep it moving forward. He was an older, battle hardened man (35-45 years old) who could be count on to not become afraid and run in the fog of war. By pledging $5 you earn fifteen years of experience in the phalanx of THoAG's podcast and ensure your lochos keeps pushing to victory!

* Have access to video/chat session on Discord to discuss and answer questions about each episode

Plus rewards from lower tiers:
* Be listed on the webpage as a Philhellene and receive a shout out at the beginning of an episode
* Have access to exclusive content (i.e. bonus episodes w/ other podcasters, or special guest episodes w/scholars)
Taxiarchos
$10 per month
Reward
Taxiarchos (ταξίαρχος) was similar to a brigadier general. In Athens, there were ten taxiarchoi, one for each of the ten Attic tribes. A taxiarchos lead a taxis (his tribe's military formation made up of multiple lochoi) and was subordinate only to his tribe's strategos (general). By pledging $10 you will be elected as your tribe's taxiarchos in the phalanx of THoAG's podcast and will be in charge of keeping good order and discipline in your taxis!

* Do you have any burning questions about Greek history, my research and podcasting, or any personal questions for me? You will have the ability to send them to me and they will be answered and submitted to you via a members-only video post

Plus rewards from lower tiers:
* Be listed on the webpage as a Philhellene and receive a shout out at the beginning of an episode
* Have access to exclusive content (i.e. bonus episodes w/ other podcasters, or special guest episodes w/scholars) 
* Have access to video/chat session on Discord to discuss and answer questions about each episode
Strategos
$20 per month
Reward
Strategos (στρατηγός) was a general. In Athens, there were ten strategoi, one for each of the ten Attic tribes. This office was elected each year and several strategoi were able to leverage their military office with their personal charisma to assume a political role. By pledging $20 you will be elected as your tribe's strategos in the phalanx of THoAG's podcast and it will be up to you to win the battle!

* Get access to the transcripts!

Plus rewards from lower tiers:
* Be listed on the webpage as a Philhellene and receive a shout out at the beginning of an episode
* Have access to exclusive content (i.e. bonus episodes w/ other podcasters, or special guest episodes w/scholars)
* Have access to video/chat session on Discord to discuss and answer questions about each episode
* Do you have any burning questions about Greek history, my research and podcasting, or any personal questions for me? You will have the ability to send them to me and they will be answered and submitted to you via a members-only video post