Life Of Alexander The Great #77 – JAMES ROMM

James Romm is an author, reviewer, and the James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College in Annandale, NY.

After getting his B.A. in Classics from Yale, he went on to earn a Ph.D. from Princeton in 1988. He has taught Greek language, literature and history at Bard College since 1990.

He is also the author of GHOST ON THE THRONE, one of the best books on the Wars of the Successors.

Ghost On The Throne

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Life Of Alexander The Great #76 – Perdiccas V Ptolemy

Perdiccas launches his invasion of Egypt to punish Ptolemy for the theft of Alexander’s corpse.

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Life Of Alexander The Great #75 – The Battle With No Name

So the first battle between the successors occurred late in May 320 in Cappadocia. It kicked off 40 years of bloodshed between Macedonians. It has no name.

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Life Of Alexander The Great #74 – The Quest For The Tomb

Our guest today is Andrew Chugg, who has dedicated much of his life to Sherlocking the final location of Alexander’s corpse and tomb. He’s written several books and been on documentaries. Check out his website.

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Life Of Alexander The Great #73 – I’m An Individual

Social historians agree that the Hellenistic period is when art, literature and philosophy started to examine the individual far more than before.- It’s hard to us to imagine, but in Classical greece, people didn’t think of themselves as individuals as we do today. They were the city-state. This change in attitude paved the way for the ultimate form of individualism – Christianity, the religion of individual salvation.

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