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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 […]
October 25, 2015

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 […]
October 17, 2015

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 […]
October 11, 2015

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 […]
October 2, 2015

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 […]
September 25, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #29 – The Battle Of Gaugamela, Part II

In this episode we finish the story of how young King Alexander III of Macedon, in a strange and hot land, out-numbered 5-to-1, wiped the floor […]
September 18, 2015

#28 – The Battle Of Gaugamela, Part I

In this episode Alexander III of Macedon marches all the way from Alexandria in Egypt to Gaugamela (near Mosul in modern day Iraq) where Darius of […]
September 12, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #27 – The Founding Of Alexandria

Alexander visits the Oracle of Siwah to ask your usual questions: “Who is my father” and “Am I fated to rule the world” – you know, […]
September 4, 2015

Life Of Alexander The Great #26 – The Siege of Gaza

Alexander heads towards Egypt, stopping first at Gaza where the satrap Batis refuses to submit, forcing the Macedonians to spend several months laying siege. Even an […]