September 22, 2017

#115 – Hellenistic Philosophy

Big things were happening in Athens circa 300 BCE in the world of philosophy, with the beginnings of the schools of Epicurus and Zeno – aka […]
September 15, 2017

#114 – A Bolt To The Mouth

Cassander dies, and his son inherits the kingdom of Macedon. Then HE dies, so Cassander's teenage sons jointly inherit the kingdom. Meanwhile Athens is in a […]
September 8, 2017

#113 – Don’t Give Up

Demetrius had fled Ipsus with several thousand men, mainly the cavalry he had been commanding. He holed up in Ephesus where he had a garrison. His […]
August 25, 2017

#112 – After Ipsus

After Ipsus, the surviving coalition kings divided up the Antigonid kingdom between themselves. But Demetrius isn't out of the picture yet. HOW TO LISTEN If you're […]
August 18, 2017

#111 – Ian Worthington

Professor Ian Worthington joins us again to talk about new book about Ptolemy!   HOW TO LISTEN If you're already a subscriber, you can listen to […]
August 11, 2017

#110 – The Battle of Ipsus

Old Gonad himself, now 80 years old, broke his retirement and moved north into Asia Minor. So the big battle happened at Ipsus in Phrygia in Turkey. […]
July 28, 2017

#109 – The Lead Up To Ipsus

Demetrius is in Athens, pissing people off, left right and center. But hey, he thinks he's a god, so whaddya going to do? Then, when he's […]
July 20, 2017

#108 – The Colossus Of Rhodes

To show how grateful they were to Ptolemy, the Rhodians created a new cult to worship him as a saviour god. Demetrius got a new title […]
July 7, 2017

#107 – Antigonus Attacks Egypt

Antigonus and Demetrius attack Ptolemy in Egypt with 80,000 infantry, 8,000 cavalry and 83 elephants marching by land from Syria, while 150 warships with another 40,000 […]