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 […]
March 18, 2016
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Life Of Alexander The Great #52 – The Marriage At Susa

  IN 324 BCE, Alexander volunteered 91 of his senior men – and himself – to marry Persian princesses at a huge mass wedding ceremony in […]
March 11, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #51 – The Exiles Decree

Nearchus shows up unexpectedly and Alexander barely recognises him. Alexander makes plans to invade Arabia. Then he heads back to Persepolis for the first time in six […]
March 4, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #50 – Ian Worthington

Our very special guest today is Ian Worthington, Curators' Professor, Adjunct Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Missouri and author of one of our […]
February 26, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #49 – MAN OR GOD

First there come the punishments. Alexander finds out some of his satraps and generals didn't think he was coming back from India, so their heads got […]
February 19, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #48 – The Gedrosian Desert

What a fucking mess. Alexander has the great idea of taking 50,000 people into the most hellish desert on the planet. Why? We discuss several theories. […]
February 12, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #47 – The Brahmans and The Desert

Alexander really admires the Indian Brahmans – but he has a bunch of them killed anyway for creating rebellions. As it turns out, that was a […]
February 5, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #46 – The Siege Of Malli

In this episode, Alexander has to deal with a revolt of some Indian tribes, including the Malli. While laying siege to their citadel, Alexander gets a […]
January 29, 2016

Life Of Alexander The Great #45 – The Mutiny At Hyphasis River

Well all good things must come to an end, and that includes wiping out barbarian armies. After eight years of endless campaigning in deserts and monsoons, […]