Life Of Alexander The Great #53 – The Opis Mutiny

 

STILL IN 324 BCE… Alexander reaches Opis (located about 50 miles (80 km) north of modern Baghdad) where he adds 30,000 Eastern troops to his army – and AGAIN his Macedonian and Greek troops mutiny… for the very last time.

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Life Of Alexander The Great #52 – The Marriage At Susa

 

IN 324 BCE, Alexander volunteered 91 of his senior men – and himself – to marry Persian princesses at a huge mass wedding ceremony in Susa. Was it his way of trying to unite humanity? Or just pragmatism? Listen and make up your own mind.

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Life Of Alexander The Great #51 – The Exiles Decree

Nearchus shows up unexpectedly and Alexander barely recognises him.

Alexander makes plans to invade Arabia.

Then he heads back to Persepolis for the first time in six years and has to crucify the satrap.

To celebrate, they have a drinking party where a bunch of people die from alcoholic poisoning.

And to deal with the problem of thousands of Greek exiles wandering throughout his empire, he orders them all to return home to Greece.

 

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Life Of Alexander The Great #50 – Ian Worthington

Our very special guest today is Ian Worthington, Curators’ Professor, Adjunct Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Missouri and author of one of our favourite books, BY THE SPEAR – Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire.

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