Life Of Alexander The Great #34 – The Orient Express

In this shortish episode, we talk about Alexander’s increasing “orientalism” – the potential reasons for it and the ways it caused him trouble.

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Life Of Alexander The Great #33 – The Death of Darius

Darius gives a long speech to his inner circle about how much he values their loyalty – and as a show of thanks, they clap him in chains, run him through with a spear and leave him to die on the side of the road.

Okay – so Alexander has conquered the “left nut” of Persia and the Great King is dead – this means his men can go home now, right? RIGHT??!

Not so fast….

Check out this great map of the Persian Satrapies that Ray found:

Map of Persian Satrapies

And here’s a Google map of the locations in this episode:

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And here’s a link to the Spotify playlist! 

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Life Of Alexander The Great #32- Persepolis

Alexander enters Persepolis – and then has it destroyed. The greatest city in the world (probably) at the time and he not only allows it to be torn to shreds, he allows the inhabitants to be massacred, raped and finally he personally sets fire to the Royal Palace.

Meanwhile, back in Greece, the Spartan king Agis III is trying his luck with a revolution against Macedonian rule and he tries to get our old friend Demosthenes to support him.

Check out this great map of the Persian Satrapies that Ray found:

Map of Persian Satrapies

And here’s a Google map of the locations in this episode:

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And here’s a link to the Spotify playlist! 

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Life Of Alexander The Great #31 – The Persian Gates

Believe it or not, Alexander nearly blows it in this episode! He falls for a trap and gets a bunch of his men killed. But, as usual, he manages to pull another victory out of his hairy white Macedonian ass.

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Life Of Alexander The Great #30 – Babylon

In Episode #30, Alexander marches on Babylon, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, while Darius runs for the mountains and tries to convince his troops to continue fighting a guerrilla war.

 

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