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The History of Saqartvelo Georgia

The History of Saqartvelo Georgia

By Roberto Toro
This is a history of the country of Georgia from the ancient Colchis/Iberian culture to modern day, and delving into the folk lore, national stories, and other cultural items.
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E10 - The Second Coming of Pharnavaz, Mirvan, and Arshak

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E11 - The Empire of Kartli
Gamarjoba! In today's episode we discuss the birth of Jesus Christ and how it relates to Georgia, and go over the reign of Parsman I, who managed to hold 3 different kingdoms under his control, and even forced the Romans to stop him. Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
35:54
November 14, 2021
Announcement! Galaktioni Episode Available on the Eastern Border Podcast
We did a collaboration with the Eastern Border about Galaktion Tabidze! Listen to it here!
01:23
November 9, 2021
Myth 4 - The Sun's Daughter
Gamarjoba, this is a weird one. I'm more than sure that there's some sort of message or meaning in this story, but it's probably a message you'll be able to figure out on your own. Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
24:30
October 30, 2021
E10 - The Second Coming of Pharnavaz, Mirvan, and Arshak
Gamarjoba! This episode takes us from 63 BC to 1 AD in our timeline, so we're finally in the Common Era! We cover 3.5 Kings, since the 4th one actually rules next episode. We take a look at how Kartli interacts with the Romans with what scant sources we have, and then we go ahead and have a small Colchis interlude to top the episode. Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
25:01
October 16, 2021
E9 - The Mithridatic Wars: Iberia
Gamarjoba! In this episode, we'll be covering the Iberian side of the Mithridatic Wars, and getting way into Pompey. To be fair, he's the main guy in this thing. And yeah, we don't have any clue what our kings still look like. Coin on the episode picture depicts Aristarchos of Colchis. Casting Through Ancient Greece Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
20:60
September 30, 2021
E8 - The Mithridatic Wars: Colchis
Gamarjoba! In this episode, we'll be covering the Colchian side of the Mithridatic Wars, up until the winter of 66 BC. I don't want to spoil you all with Pompey Magnus just yet. Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
18:32
September 17, 2021
E7 - Saurmag, Mirvan, Parnajom, and Arshak
Gamarjoba! Today we will be covering 4 Iberian kings and a Colchian King, because although I would love to focus in on just one person at a time for better narrative purposes, we frankly don't have much information on these guys to go on. However, we do end right before the Mithridatic wars, so we've got that going for us, which is nice. As mentioned in the episode, I have added the link to the Amazon Wishlist for those who wish to help with acquiring resources. Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
19:16
September 3, 2021
Episode 6 - Pharnavaz I, King of Iberia
Gamarjoba everyone! We are back to the narrative, and I present to you Pharnavaz I, the first Georgian king of Iberia. It's so nice having accumulated a ton of sources during our literary break so I can bring this out to you. The episode will be in 2 parts, the first covering the historical portion of what we do know, and the second covering our new source, the Kartlis Tskhovreba, or the Life of Kartli, which is a medieval chronicle that compiles these events. It's also where we get the most information from, so I do warn several times that it's not the most accurate. Please enjoy the episode, and I can't wait to continue on! The Russian Empire History Podcast Anchor | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | RSS Find us on: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
29:39
August 20, 2021
Myth 3 - Amiran the Georgian Prometheus
Gamarjoba everyone! Pleasure to have you back here. This is part of our myth series, where we will take a look at different myths of Georgian origin, that involve Georgians, or are just plain old awesome Georgian tales. This time we'll be taking a look at the legendary Warrior hero, akin to the likes of Achilles, and chained just like Prometheus, Amiran! We'll be reading the story of Amiran, translated by Shorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani, followed by a discussion with Brendan. Enjoy! Find us on: Brendan (Twitter) | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
01:26:10
August 6, 2021
Myth 2 - Medea
Gamarjoba everyone! Pleasure to have you back here. This is part of our myth series, where we will take a look at different myths of Georgian origin,  that involve Georgians, or are just plain old awesome Georgian tales.  This time, we'll be talking about Euripides's tragedy, Medea. I'll do a quick retelling, and then we'll have Brendan on to discuss with us! History of Persia Podcast Apple | Spotify | Anchor | RSS Find us on: Brendan (Twitter) | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube 
01:10:40
July 23, 2021
Myth 1 - Jason and the Argonauts; Part 2 of 2
Gamarjoba everyone! Welcome to Part 2! Here we'll be having a discussion with our Editor: Brendan Foster, about, well many things. The Argonautica for sure, and us going into how it applies to the Georgian identity with a series of tangents as well. You can find Brendan's article at: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/06/10/pa_illustrates_the_extent_of_americas_opioid_crisis__145903.html And his Twitter at: @Foster_Writing Find us on: Website: HistoryOfSaqartvelo.com Facebook: facebook.com/TheHistoryofSaqartveloGeorgia Instagram: @TheHistoryOfSaqartveloGeorgia Twitter: @History_Georgia Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmdK0d7XlcKe_gX2ZcjmF3Q
01:33:39
July 9, 2021
Myth 1 - Jason and the Argonauts; Part 1 of 2
Gamarjoba everyone! Pleasure to have you back here. This is part of our myth series, where we will take a look at different myths of Georgian origin, that involve Georgians, or are just plain old awesome Georgian tales. We begin with Jason and the Argonauts, because it takes place in Colchis. I took the time out and wrote it out in my own style, in a more fast-paced, info filled version. My version of the Argonautica was 140 pages, so I couldn't justify reading all of that to you. Georgian tales will be translated and read out though, since I don't want to lose any info on those. Find us on: Website: HistoryOfSaqartvelo.com Facebook: facebook.com/TheHistoryofSaqartveloGeorgia Instagram: @TheHistoryOfSaqartveloGeorgia Twitter: @History_Georgia Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmdK0d7XlcKe_gX2ZcjmF3Q
33:52
July 9, 2021
Episode 5 - Achaemenid Georgia
Hi everyone. Today we'll be discussing Achaemenid rule in the Georgian region. We'll go over what we do know from the sources, which isn't much, and talk about what Xenophon saw as he marched through the region after being hired by Cyrus the Younger. We'll also talk about why Georgia ended up being the border of the Persian empire, and touch base at what architectural influence from the Persians we have in the region. Find us on: Website: HistoryOfSaqartvelo.com Facebook: facebook.com/TheHistoryofSaqartveloGeorgia Instagram: @TheHistoryOfSaqartveloGeorgia Twitter: @History_Georgia Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmdK0d7XlcKe_gX2ZcjmF3Q
26:57
June 25, 2021
Episode 4 - Origins of Colchis and Iberia
Hi everyone, thank you for being so patient with this episode. Today, we'll be talking about the origins of Colchis and Iberia, and how the kingdoms got started up, as well as little tidbits of information that wouldn't fit anywhere else really. We'll be talking about a man with a Golden Touch in Asia Minor, pre-Achaemenid rule in the region (they're the next episode), the Greek trading towns along the Black Sea coast, and their relations with the Colchians and other proto-Georgian tribes. Find us on: Website: HistoryOfSaqartvelo.com Facebook: facebook.com/TheHistoryofSaqartveloGeorgia Instagram: @TheHistoryOfSaqartveloGeorgia Twitter: @History_Georgia
19:32
June 13, 2021
Episode 3 - The Mushki and the Diauehi
In today's episode, you'll hear me stumble over saying "The Diauehi" multiple times. In all seriousness, we cover the tribal confederations that lead up to the formation of the Kingdoms of Colchis and Iberia, and look at some of the power houses that influenced or interacted with the Mushki and the Diauehi. There's also a little story about God partying with Georgians. Find us on: Website: HistoryOfSaqartvelo.com Facebook: facebook.com/TheHistoryofSaqartveloGeorgia Instagram: @TheHistoryOfSaqartveloGeorgia Twitter: @History_Georgia
18:07
May 29, 2021
Episode 2 - Before Colchis: From the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age
In this episode, we start talking about Prehistorical Georgia, and going into some burial practices, pottery types, and how they used the land. Trust me, we'll start Colchis soon. Find us on: Website: HistoryOfSaqartvelo.com Facebook: facebook.com/TheHistoryofSaqartveloGeorgia Instagram: @TheHistoryOfSaqartveloGeorgia Twitter: @History_Georgia
17:59
May 14, 2021
Episode 1 - Saqartvelo: Land of the Kartveli
In this episode, we go over the geography of Georgia, where the inner regions are, and how Georgia got its name, and how it is used around the world. Also, happy first episode, and happy birthday to me (almost)! Find us on: Website: HistoryOfSaqartvelo.com Facebook: facebook.com/TheHistoryofSaqartveloGeorgia Instagram: @TheHistoryOfSaqartveloGeorgia Twitter: @History_Georgia
14:56
May 1, 2021
Episode 0 - Introductions
Gamarjoba, and welcome to the History of Saqartvelo Georgia! It's a pleasure having you here on this journey. This episode, well, serves as an introductory episode, and lets you know my reasons for creating this podcast. Can't wait to get content out to you soon!  Find us on: Website: HistoryOfSaqartvelo.com Facebook: facebook.com/TheHistoryofSaqartveloGeorgia Instagram: @TheHistoryOfSaqartveloGeorgia Twitter: @History_Georgia
05:07
April 17, 2021