Epilogue with Dr. John Hale

Today we welcome Dr. John Hale to the show, author of the book Lords of the Sea. It is a compelling look at the history of Athens, largely from the seat of a rower’s bench behind an oar. The New York Times has called Dr. Hale “an intellectually serious historian who knows how to tell war stories”, and I couldn’t agree more. Of course, we spend a good bit of time inside the wooden walls of a trireme and we also spend some time with the various leaders of Athens. He also provides some salient comparison to the United States and how our democracy runs before giving us a preview of the new book he is working on!

You can pick up a copy of Lords of the Sea here and read the review by the New York Times here

Robert Sims