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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. Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/historysaqartvelogeorgia/subscribe
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E24 - The Sassanid Conversion

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Bonus 5 - The Passion of Saint Shushanik
This is the story of the Passion of Saint Shushanik. Content Warning: Domestic Abuse, Body Horror. St. Shushanik was an Armenian princess married to Varsken, the Pitiaksh (viceroy) of Georgia along with Vakhtang Gorgasali. This is a reading of the story, since it is the first piece of extant Georgian literature written in Georgian. Check out: The Alexander Standard | Andrew Schneider
36:06
October 04, 2022
Intelligent Speech 2022 - The Georgian Influence on the Holy Land
There were Georgians in the holy land? Come and find out about the major influence that the second Christian nation in the world had on Jerusalem and the areas around it. Support Intelligent Speech, fund the kickstarter! Find us on: Website | Patreon | Ko-fi | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
38:07
October 01, 2022
Podcast Magazine Interview
I got interviewed for the July Edition of the Podcast Magazine. Thank you all for being so supportive and amazing, and I hope you enjoy. I also want to thank you once more for waiting so patiently for the next narrative episode. I'm working very hard on researching and more importantly, getting my life together, and I'm reaching a point where I will be able to actually get an the episodes on Vakhtang out soon. Warning: I was using my phone since this was last minute, and had to  use the Clubhouse App to talk.
37:44
September 15, 2022
Myth 7 - Gulambara and Sulambara
Gamarjoba! This myth involves a prince who saves a fish, and goes to a town filled with some very bad people. I'm joined by Dustin of Sandman Stories Presents. Find them on: Twitter | Anchor | Linktree Find us on: Website | Patreon | Ko-fi | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
45:58
September 01, 2022
E24 - The Sassanid Conversion
Gamarjoba! In this episode we talk about two kings of Kartli, Archil and Mihrdat V, and their issues with Rani and Movakan, aka the former Caucasian Albania. Make sure to listen to: Tsar Power Find us on: Website | Patreon | Ko-fi | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
13:24
August 19, 2022
Bonus 4 - The Nine Martyred Children of Kola
This month we bring you the story of the Nine Martyred Children of Kola!  And no, Coca-Cola didn't kill them. This is a bit shorter since some  bonus episode plans had to be pushed back, but I hope you enjoy it just  the same.
10:27
August 14, 2022
E23 - The Chosroid Shuffle
Gamarjoba! In this episode we finally continue our narrative, and just see the Chosroid dynasty shuffle around quite a few kings in a small time frame. This is not good. Make sure to listen to: A Flatpack History of Sweden Find us on: Website | Patreon | Ko-fi | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
19:05
August 06, 2022
E22 - The Conversion of Kartli
Gamarjoba! This is a small catch-up episode going over all the religions we know about in Kartli, and their influence in the region. After this, we'll be continuing our narrative. Enjoy! Make sure to listen to: THE SPANISH ARPODA Find us on: Website | Patreon | Ko-fi | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
17:20
July 23, 2022
(Patreon Trailer) Bonus 3 - Peter the Iberian
This month, we're covering Peter the Iberian who was the first Georgian in the Holy Land. His life is interesting, and involves quite a bit of monks being tackled. The main question he likes to ask is, did Jesus Christ really have two wills? https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-3-peter-68914407
10:50
July 10, 2022
Bonus 3 - Peter the Iberian
This month, we're covering Peter the Iberian who was the first Georgian  in the Holy Land. His life is interesting, and involves quite a bit of  monks being tackled, and the main question he likes to ask is, did Jesus  Christ have one will, or two?
30:46
July 10, 2022
E21 - On Zoroastrianism w/ Trevor Culley
Gamarjoba! In today's episode we go over Zoroastrianism and some of its history with Trevor Culley from the History of Persia podcast! History of Persia Music: Rikki Tikki by LXNDR (Used with direct permission of the owner. Perks of having a great musician as a friend!) Trevor's Recommendations: Zoroastrianism: An Introduction by Jenny Rose Literature and History Podcast: Zoroastrianism | Manichaeism | Website Avesta.org IranicaOnline.org Find us on: Website | Patreon | Ko-fi | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
46:19
July 09, 2022
Myth 6 - The Tale of Helen the Beautiful
Gamarjoba! This myth follows the Young Lad who is on the quest to find Helen the Beautiful. I'm joined with Elspeth, a friend, Archivist, and amateur folklorist to discuss the tale. Find them on: Twitter | Instagram | Etsy Find us on: Website | Patreon | Ko-fi | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
01:14:37
June 25, 2022
(Patreon Trailer) Bonus 2 - Bakur the Iberian
(PATREON) Join Marco from Storia d'Italia and I as we discuss Bakur the Iberian, the  Battle of Adrianople, the Battle of Frigidus, the Roman military, and  how Georgia killed the Roman Empire. Find Marco at: Storia d'Italia | Book | Twitter | Facebook
10:59
June 14, 2022
Bonus 2 - Bakur the Iberian w/ Storia d'Italia
Join Marco from Storia d'Italia and I as we discuss Bakur the Iberian, the Battle of Adrianople, the Battle of Frigidus, the Roman military, and how Georgia killed the Roman Empire. Find Marco at: Storia d'Italia | Book | Twitter | Facebook
01:20:49
June 14, 2022
E20 - On Orthodoxy with Father Kristos
Gamarjoba!  In today's episode, we discuss the Christian Orthodox faith with Father Kristos, from my local parish. He's a fantastic person to know, and very knowledgeable about Orthodoxy. If you have any questions you'd like to ask him, feel free to email me, and I'll ask him right away. The song is the Doxastikon of Pascha by Presbytera Katina Legendary Africa Podcast Purchase tickets for the Intelligent Speech Conference before May  15th to get 10 dollars off! But wait,  there's more discounts! Use my     code SAK for an additional 10% TICKETS! This will bring your total up to $18 USD for being an early bird! Purchase at: Intelligent Speech Conference Tickets (Just click the words) Find us on: Website | Patreon | Ko-fi | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
01:09:04
June 11, 2022
E19 - Equal to the Apostles
Gamarjoba! In today's episode we finish out the story of King Mirian III, Queen Nana, and St. Nino, and see how exactly the Christianization of Kartli occurred. Also, there are quite a few miracles happening around Kartli, so who knows what's causing them. The History of Africa Purchase tickets for the Intelligent Speech Conference before May 15th to get 10 dollars off! But wait,  there's more discounts! Use my    code SAK for an additional 10% TICKETS! This will bring your total up to $18 USD for being an early bird! Purchase at: Intelligent Speech Conference Tickets (Just click the words) Find us on: Website | Patreon | Ko-fi | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube 
25:58
May 28, 2022
E18 - Brought to the Light
Gamarjoba! In today's episode, we'll be taking a look at the legend of Mirian's Christianization, and bring in St. Nino. We also finally have a Patreon! Purchase tickets for the Intelligent Speech Conference before May 15th to get 10 dollars off! But wait,  there's more discounts! Use my   code SAK for an additional 10% TICKETS! This will bring your total up to $18 USD for being an early bird! Purchase at: Intelligent Speech Conference Tickets (Just click the words) Long May She Reign Rejects and Revolutionaries Support us on Ko-fi! Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
22:30
May 14, 2022
(Patreon Trailer) Bonus 1 - The Illuminators of the Caucasus
We have a Patreon now! I would love to have your support in this endeavor, especially in bringing out many new episodes and stories that showcase Georgian history and culture. This episode covers St. Gregory the Illuminator and St. Nino of Georgia. Bry from Pontifacts is joining me! Patreon: Sign up here! Pontifacts
12:51
May 11, 2022
Bonus 1 - The Illuminators of the Caucasus
Join Bry from Pontifacts and I as we discuss the lives of St. Gregory the Illuminator and St. Nino the Enlightener of Georgia! Pontifacts: https://pontifacts.podbean.com/
01:07:47
May 10, 2022
E17 - The Road to Derbent
Gamarjoba! In today's episode we'll take a look at the rest of Mirian III's reign until right before a special lady comes into his life, and no, it's not his new wife. This will take us through the Roman-Sassanid Wars of Diocletian and Galerius, and bring in Trdat III (Pictured in the Episode). This will bring us ever closer to Georgia's Christianization, and show us how Mirian may have been led there. Purchase tickets for the Intelligent Speech Conference before May  15th to get 10 dollars off! But wait,  there's more discounts! Use my  code SAK for an additional 10% TICKETS! This will bring your total up to $18 USD for being an early bird! Purchase at: Intelligent Speech Conference Tickets (Just click the words) Support us on Ko-fi! Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
19:19
April 30, 2022
One Year Anniversary!
It's been one year since we've started the podcast. Hear us read reviews, talk about the Yogurt-gate of Georgia/Armenia, give thanks out to people for support, discuss Georgia's modern day politics, and us talking about our year in podcasting. Slightly in that order with lots of topic bouncing. We're off script y'all. Thomas Wier: Academia.edu | Twitter Purchase tickets for the Intelligent Speech Conference before May 15th to get 10 dollars off! But wait,  there's more discounts! Use my code SAK for an additional 10% TICKETS! This will bring your total up to $18 USD for being an early bird! Purchase at: Intelligent Speech Conference Tickets (Just click the words) Support us on Ko-fi! Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
51:27
April 16, 2022
Intelligent Speech Conference 2022
Intelligent Speech Conference is back for it's 4th year! Please join me and fellow Podcasters as we present on a variety of topics. My Presentation? The Georgian Influence on the Holy Land Purchase tickets before May 15th to get 10 dollars off! But wait, there's more discounts! Use my code SAK for an additional 10% TICKETS! This will bring your total up to $18 USD for being an early bird! Purchase at: Intelligent Speech Conference Tickets (Just click the words)
01:41
April 13, 2022
E16 - Meet the Chosroids
Gamarjoba! Today's episode will contain murder, invasion, and the rise of a child king. We take a look at characters such as Anak the Parthian, King Bahram II (Pictured on the episode art), and how Mirian III became King of Kartli. This will begin our three part series on Mirian! Support us on Ko-fi! Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
22:24
April 02, 2022
Season 2 - Christianization to Conquest
In this season, we will cover the rise and fall of the Chosroid dynasty, the Christianization of Georgia, and the end of the Kingdom of Kartli. This will leave us in a time period of about 284 AD to 580 AD. We will see figures such as Mirian III, Saint Nino, and of course, the long awaited Vakhtang Gorgasali.
01:60
March 30, 2022
Myth 5 - Warkhag and his Sons
In today's episode, we tackle the Nart Sagas and read Warkhag and his Sons in its entirety. This covers the story of the old Nart Warkhag, and his two sons, Akshar (Brave), and Akshartag (The Bravest). Through many trials and tribulations, they'll be shooting first, asking questions later, and overall having fun in this story. Join us through to the end with a discussion about the story with Brendan, and a look into the Ossetian Culture. All art is by Sylvan. Follow them on: Website | Twitter | Email: Sylvan@webcomics.org | All Nart Comics | Akshar and Akshartag | The Apple of the Narts Support us on Ko-fi! Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
01:21:10
March 19, 2022
E15 - Goodbye Colchis, Hello Lazica
Gamarjoba! Today we leave the lands of Kartli and go to Egrisi, or as the Romans like to call it, Lazica. Yes my friend, Colchis is gone at this point, although you'll find I still struggle between the name changes. I'm also a bit sick this episode, so pardon any voice gruffness or weird noises. Support us on Ko-fi! Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
19:49
March 05, 2022
E14 - Last of the Parnavazids
Gamarjoba! Today we close out the Parnavazid dynasty and their cadet branch of the Arshakuni dynasty. We go through a number of kings, because quite frankly, we don't have enough information on them. Support us on Ko-fi! Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
21:41
February 19, 2022
E13 - The Valiant
Gamarjoba!  Today we will be discussing the reign of Parsman (II) the Valiant (reigned 117-132). In this episode, we'll go over how he became known as the Valiant, how he managed to make Hadrian very passive aggressive, and basically how Parsman might have been a zombie for a few years. Support us on Ko-fi! The History of Byzantium Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
20:37
February 05, 2022
E12 - Mihrdat and Amazasp
Gamarjoba! Today we will be discussing the reigns of Mihrdat I (58 - 106 AD) and Amazasp I (106 - 116 AD). Mihrdat will face off against Armenian forces in an effort to expand his borders deeper into the borderlands of Armenia, and Amazasp will travel with Emperor Trajan himself! Looking at the Georgian Chronicles, we meet the (sadly fictional) Sumbat Bivritian who faces off against our (also fictional, and taking the place of Mihrdat in the Chronicles) Ruling Duo of Azork and Armazel. Support us on Ko-fi! Battle Royale: French Monarchs Royalty Free Music from Bensound Find us on: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube
29:39
January 22, 2022
A Holiday Special - A Georgian Christmas
Gamarjoba! In this special episode, we are joined by our first guests, and my Georgian teachers, Beqa and Gvantsa from HodaGeorgia, where we discuss Christmas traditions in Georgia and just fun Christmas facts! Find HodaGeorgia at: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram Find us at: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Music is Alilo by Trio Mandili
28:06
December 11, 2021
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 09, 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 03, 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 06, 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 09, 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 09, 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 01, 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
Season 1 - Origins of Georgia
In this time period we cover Pre-History all the way to 284 AD, ending with the rule of Aspagur I, right before the reign of King Mirian III, and the conversion of Kartli by St. Nino.
01:40
April 15, 2021