Life Of Alexander The Great #04 – King Philip Goes To War

King Philip bought some time with his peace treaties and marriages and used that time to re-engineer the Macedonian army and cavalry. In this (shortish due to Xmas) episode, Philip turns on his enemies who threaten Macedon and shows them that there’s a new king in town!

 

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Life Of Alexander The Great #03 – The Rise Of Philip

Philip becomes king around age 23-24, and is immediately forced to deal with several invading armies and pretenders to the throne. As the Macedonian army was mostly just massacred by the Illyrians, what does he do? How big is Ray’s “spear”? Listen to Ep#3 to find out!

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Life Of Alexander The Great #02 – The Rise Of Greece

In today’s episode, we give a quick tour of Greek history, starting in 1900 BCE and racing all the way up until the rise of Philip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father in the 4th century BCE. We also read out our first iTunes reviews and give away some prizes!

We start by talking about the history of Greece – when it was settled, where the name of the country comes from, the concept of the polis or city-state, the Greek “dark ages”, the Greco-Persian wars, the Peloponnesian War, the rise of Athens, of Sparta, of Thebes – and then finally the rise of Macedon as a regional superpower and how Philip became king.

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Life Of Alexander The Great #01 – The Saga Begins.

The saga begins!

We kick off the new series talking about why Alexander The Great is worth discussing – cavalry commander at 16, king at 20, conqueror of Persia at 26, conquered two-thirds of the known world by the time of his death at 32, bore the shield of Achilles, never lost a battle, the Gordian Knot – and he had AWESOME HAIR. We also discuss his motivations – was he just a despotic conqueror or did he have a vision, inspired by Aristotle, to unite the world and stop the incessant warfare?

Then we talk about the sources for Alexander’s life – what do we know and how do we know it? What evidence is there for the stories about his life? We discuss the primary, secondary, tertiary, and oriental sources.

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