December 30, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #42 – The Rock Of Aornus

Alexander marches into India. He engages with several Indian tribes, including the Nyassans, who claimed to be the descendants of the people who traveled to Greece […]
December 18, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #41 – Conspiracy Of The Pages

  It was common practice for Macedonian nobles to send their eldest teenage sons to serve as royal pages to the king. They get a close-up experience of […]
December 11, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #40 – Bow Down Before The King!

  Alexander tries to get not only his Persian subjects, but also his Macedonians and Greeks, to bow down before him – proskynesis, as it was […]
December 4, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #39 – ROOOOOXXXXXAAAAANNNNE

Alexander proves that his soldiers can actually fly when he takes the Sogdian Rock.  Then he performs another incredible feat of engineering to terrify Sisimithres who lived in a […]
November 26, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #38 – Cleitus The Black

First, let us apologise for the noise outside of Cameron's window! This episode is mostly about one of the worst events in Alexander's story – his […]
November 20, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #37 – The Revolt of Bactria

Well Alexander finally catches up with Bessus and removes parts of his face that he won't be needing any longer. But just when everything seems to […]
November 13, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #36 – Hunting Bessus

In this episode, Alexander marches his army through the Hindu Kush – an 800-kilometre-long (500 mi) mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan – to […]
November 6, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #35 – The Philotas Affair

In this episode, Alexander has to deal with THE PHILOTAS AFFAIR. Philotas, the son of Philip's old general, Parmenion, and currently commander of Alexander's Companion Cavalry, is accused of […]
October 30, 2015

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. HOW TO LISTEN […]