October 28, 2016

#80 – Horse Whipping

Eumenes is now all alone. His enemies are trying to bribe his commanders to desert him, so he gives them permission to plunder Antigonus' satrapy and […]
October 21, 2016

#79 – The Greek

We talk about lost sources of the events after Alexander, the garbage dumps of Oxyrhynchus, the Villa of the Papyri, Vatican palimpsests and multi-spectral imaging. Eumenes, […]
October 14, 2016

#78 – Triple Paradise

In the late summer of 320, the anti-Perdiccan camp held a conference at a place called Triparadeisus in Syria or Lebanon. Triparadeisus means ‘triple paradise'. Which […]
September 28, 2016


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 […]
September 23, 2016

#76 – Perdiccas V Ptolemy

Perdiccas launches his invasion of Egypt to punish Ptolemy for the theft of Alexander's corpse. HOW TO LISTEN If you're already a subscriber, you can listen […]
September 16, 2016

#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 […]
September 9, 2016

#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 […]
September 2, 2016

#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 […]
August 26, 2016

#72 – A Taste Of Honey

It had taken nearly TWO YEARS to prepare the casket and the catafalque for Alexander's corpse. It's one of the wonders of the world. And now it […]