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May 20, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #61 – The Day After

The day after Alexander died, his inner circle of “bodyguards” (eg his leading commanders) had a conference to decide who would take the king's place. Would […]
May 13, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #60 – The War of the Successors

Well the King is dead. Who will take his place? As it turns out, this question results in a 40 year war between Alexander's top men. […]
May 6, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #59 – Patrick Garvey

Today we have a GUEST – Patrick Garvey from achillesgene.com. Patrick works in marketing and has a degree in political science from Centre College in Kentucky. […]
April 29, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #58 – Exit Alexander

In May 323, a week before his intended invasion of Arabia, Alexander throws a party to celebrate the announcement by the oracle of Zeus Ammon at […]
April 22, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #57 – MC Hammurabi

In 323, Alexander heads back to Babylon where he is met by a group of Chaldean philosophers who warn him not to enter the city. He […]
April 15, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #56 – War & Death

Most of this episode is us discussing what the ancient Greeks might have felt about war, violence and death. There's also a bit on Lycurgus, the […]
April 8, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #55 – Hephaestion And The Chicken

  Hephaestion parties hard, comes down with a fever, starts to recover and then decides to celebrate with a gallon of wine and a whole chicken. […]
April 1, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #54 – Alexandra Morris

Our guest today is Alexandra Morris. She has an undergraduate degree in archaeology, art history, and anthropology at SUNY Potsdam and an MA in Egyptology at […]
March 30, 2016

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 […]