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So engrossing

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It’s engaging, it’s informative and so detailed. I love this podcast.

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Great little podcast. More fun than a raw hootenanny!

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80 Ratings
Average Ratings
75
1
1
1
2

So engrossing

By Krista121212 - Dec 30 2019
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It’s engaging, it’s informative and so detailed. I love this podcast.

Neat!

By Me741 - Dec 30 2019
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Great little podcast. More fun than a raw hootenanny!
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The Hellenistic Age Podcast

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Rank #1: 033: Ptolemaic Egypt - Ptolemy I: Son of Lagus, Son of Ra

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Ptolemy I Soter, a former commander of Alexander the Great turned King and Pharaoh of Egypt, was perhaps the craftiest out of all of Alexander’s Successors. A talented commander and even more brilliant politician, Ptolemy would wield diplomacy and intrigue with a deft hand, founding what would become the longest lasting Hellenistic Kingdom in his nearly 40-year reign.

Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

Show Links
Website/Episode Notes:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/10/27/033-ptolemaic-egypt-ptolemy-i-son-of-lagus-son-of-ra/)

Social Media:
Twitter (https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod)
Facebook (www.facebook.com/hellenisticagepodcast/)
Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hellenistic_age_podcast/)
Discord (https://discord.gg/VJcyUcN)
Ko-Fi (https://ko-fi.com/hellenisticagepodcast)

Oct 28 2019

57mins

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Rank #2: 032: The Mauryan Empire of India

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Led by rulers such as Chandragupta and Ashoka the Great, the Mauryan Empire would be the largest empire ancient India had yet seen. Stretching across almost all of the Indian subcontinent into modern Afghanistan and Iran, the Maurya would develop close contacts with the Hellenistic world. We will look at the history and the inner workings of the empire, as recorded by the likes of Megasthenes and Chanakya, and see how this highly developed state managed to sustain itself from 320 to 185 B.C.
Episode Notes:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/032-the-mauryan-empire-of-india/)

Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

Social Media:
Twitter (https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod)
Facebook (www.facebook.com/hellenisticagepodcast/)
Discord (https://discord.gg/VJcyUcN)
Ko-Fi (https://ko-fi.com/hellenisticagepodcast)

Oct 07 2019

56mins

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Rank #3: 005: The Age of Alexander - The King is Dead, Long Live the King!

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Omens of greatness, some jilted lovers, and easy access to weaponry: what could go wrong? In this episode, we cover Alexander's early life, and take a look at the historiography surrounding it.
*NOTE*: This is a remastered version of an original episode, which includes higher quality audio and cleanup
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2

SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037/episode-5-the-age-of-alexander-the-king-is-dead-long-live-the-king

Stitcher:
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast

Website:
https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/

Sources used:
Justin - Epitome
Plutarch – Life of Alexander
Quintus Curtius Rufus – The History of Alexander
Diodorous Siculus – Library of History
Blackwell Companion to Ancient Macedonia
Hutan Ashrafian (2004) The Death of Alexander the Great – A Spinal Twist of Fate, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 13:2, 138-142, DOI: 10.1080/0964704049052157

May 15 2018

21mins

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Rank #4: 002: Prelude - Achaemenid Persia

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Wonderfully weird Herodotus, advanced imperial administration and the question of decadence are all spoken about in this episode on the Achaemenid Persian Empire.

iTunes:
(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-2-prelude-achaemenid-persia/id1377920930?i=1000410295785)
SoundCloud
(https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037/episode-2-the-age-of-alexander-achaemenid-persia)
Stitcher:
(https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast)
Website:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/08/28/002-prelude-achaemenid-persia/)
Twitter:
(https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod)
Facebook:
(https://www.facebook.com/hellenisticagepodcast/)

Sources Used:
Aristotle: The Politics
Herodotus: The Histories
Plutarch: The Life of Artaxerxes
Plutarch: Life of Agesilaus
Marc Van De Mieroop: A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000-323 BC
Xenophon: Anabasis

Apr 30 2018

12mins

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Rank #5: 003: Prelude - The Kingdom of Macedon

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From backwater kingdom to supreme overlord of Greece, I take at look at the history of Macedonia and talk about the nature of its identity on whether it can truly be called "Greek".

iTunes:
(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/003-prelude-the-kingdom-of-macedon/id1377920930?i=1000410516992)
Soundcloud:
(https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037/episode-3-the-age-of-alexander-the-kingdom-of-macedonia)
Stitcher:
(https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast)
Website:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/08/28/003-prelude-the-kingdom-of-macedon/)

Sources used:
Arrian - Anabasis of Alexander
Herodotus - The Histories
Diodorous Siculus - The Library of History
Isocrates - Panegyricus
Plutarch - Life of Demosthenes
Thucydides - The Peloponnesian War
Xenophon - Hellenica
Blackwell Companion to Ancient Macedonia

May 03 2018

13mins

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Rank #6: 024: Pyrrhus - The World of Epirus, & the Early Years (319-286 BC)

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In the first  in a multi-part series on the life of Pyrrhus, the Molossian King of Epirus, we chronicle the transformation of the fragmented and backwater region of Epirus into a major power in the Balkans and Greek Peninsula. We then follow the initial years of Pyrrhus' career amidst the Wars of the Diadochi, being shuffled from court to court, before finally recovering his kingdom.

Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

The Silk Road History Podcast:
Website (http://www.thesilkroadhistorypodcast.com/)
iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-silk-road-history-podcast/id1381117186?mt=2)
Podbean (https://silkroadhistory.podbean.com)

Show Links
Website/Episode Notes:(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/024-pyrrhus-the-world-of-epirus-the-early-years-319-296-bc/)
iTunes:
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2)
SoundCloud:
(https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037/024-pyrrhus-the-world-of-epirus-the-early-years-319-286-bc)
Stitcher:
(https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-hell%E2%80%A6stic-age-podcast)
Facebook:
(https://www.facebook.com/hellenisticagepodcast/)
Twitter:
(https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod)

Apr 03 2019

36mins

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Rank #7: 031: The Age of Giants - Elephants in the Hellenistic Age

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The elephant, introduced to the Greco-Macedonians by way of Alexander's conquests, would prove to be one of the most iconic elements of the Hellenistic period. From the use of war elephants in battles like Ipsus and Zama,  the scientific insights of authors like Aristotle and Megasthenes, and symbols of power for the Hellenistic rulers, we will explore the rise and fall of one of the ancient world's most interesting subjects.

Episode Notes:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/031-age-of-giants-elephants-in-the-hellenistic-age/)

Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)
Social Media:
Twitter (https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod)
Facebook (www.facebook.com/hellenisticagepodcast/)
Discord (https://discord.gg/VJcyUcN)
Ko-Fi (https://ko-fi.com/hellenisticagepodcast)

Sep 16 2019

33mins

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Rank #8: 004: Prelude - The Macedonian Military Machine

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We take a look at the bread and butter of the Macedonian Army: the Macedonian Phalanx and Companion Cavalry. We also talk about whether or not Alexander deserves as much credit as he does, and I keep tossing about words that are hard to remember.

iTunes:
(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/004-prelude-the-macedonian-military-machine/id1377920930?i=1000411003053)
SoundCloud:
(https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037/episode-4-the-age-of-alexander-the-macedonian-military-machine)
Stitcher:
(https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast)
Website:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/08/28/004-prelude-the-macedonian-military-machine/)
Twitter:
(https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod)
Facebook:
(https://www.facebook.com/hellenisticagepodcast/)

Sources used:
Arrian - Anabasis of Alexander
JE Lendon - "Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity"
Blackwell Companion to Ancient Macedonia
Donald W. Engels – "Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army"

May 09 2018

12mins

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Rank #9: 014: To the Strongest - The King is Dead, Long Live the...Kings?

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The first episode in a series covering the Wars of the Diadochi, we follow the immediate aftermath of Alexander the Great's death with the Partition of Babylon, the Lamian War and more marriages than a Hapsburg family gathering during the  years 323 - 321 B.C.

Title theme by Lina Palera (@user-994392473)
Distributed by suRRism-phonoethics (surrism-phonoethics.bandcamp.com/)

Website:
https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037
Stitcher:
www.stitcher.com/s?fid=225541&refid=stpr
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod

Sep 29 2018

30mins

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Rank #10: 013: The Age of Alexander - To the Strongest

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The crossing of the Gedrosian Desert, management of the empire, a case study on the king's cause of death and more are covered in the thrilling conclusion to the saga of Alexander the Great.
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037
Stitcher:
https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=225541&refid=stpr

Title theme by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)
Distributed by suRRism-phonoethics (https://surrism-phonoethics.bandcamp.com/)

Sources Used:
The Anabasis of Alexander – Arrian
Life of Alexander – Plutarch
Library of History – Diodorus Siculus
The History of Alexander – Quintus Curtius Rufus
Borza, E.-N. Alexander’s Death: A Medical Analysis. In “The Landmark Arrian”
Bosworth, A.B. Alexander and the Iranians. The Journal of Hellenic Studies. 100, 1-21.
Bosworth, A.B. Alexander’s Death: The Poisoning Rumors. In “The Landmark Arrian”
Carney, E.W. Alexander and Persian Women. 1996. The American Journal of Philology. 117(4), 563-588
Engels, D. Alexander’s Intelligence System. 1980. The Classical Quarterly, 30(2), 327- 340
Engels, D. Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army.
Higgins, E.W. Aspects of Alexander’s imperial administration: some modern methods and views reviewed. 1980,
Holt, F.L. The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World. 2016.
Nagle, D.B. The Cultural Context of Alexander's Speech at Opis. 1996. Transactions of the American Philological Association. 126, 151-172
Oldach, D.W., Richard, R.E., Borzam E., Benitez, R.M. A Mysterious Death. 1998. N Engl J Med. 338 (1764-1769)
Romm, J. Alexander’s Policy of Perso-Macedonian Fusion. In Landmark Arrian.
Schmidt, G.D. and Roberts, L.S. Foundations of Parasitology 9th Edition. McGraw-Hill.

Sep 17 2018

31mins

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Rank #11: 015: To the Strongest - The 1st and 2nd Wars of the Diadochi

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Hold onto your piloi as we cover the first and second wars of the Diadochi, with war elephants, vengeful mothers and betrayal marking the years 320 - 316 B.C.
Title theme by Lina Palera (@user-994392473)
Distributed by suRRism-phonoethics (surrism-phonoethics.bandcamp.com/)

Website:
https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2
SoundCloud:
@user-103425037
Stitcher:
www.stitcher.com/s?fid=225541&refid=stpr
Twitter:
twitter.com/HellenisticPod

Oct 20 2018

35mins

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Rank #12: 025: Pyrrhus - Wars with the Diadochi, & Westward Ho! (296-280 BC)

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With the throne of Epirus secure, Pyrrhus would throw himself into the wars of the Diadochi, fighting for control of Macedon against the likes of Demetrius I Poliorcetes and Lysimachus I. It would not be long though before he would turn his eyes to the west, thanks to the meddling of Italian barbarians: the Roman Republic.

Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

War and Conquest Podcast:
iTunes:
(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/war-and-conquest/id1408974222)
Website:
(https://www.warandconquest.com/)
Spreaker:
(https://www.spreaker.com/show/war-and-conquest)

Links:
Website/Show Notes:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/04/27/025-pyrrhus-pt-2-wars-with-the-diadochi-westward-ho-296-280-bc/)
iTunes:
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2)
SoundCloud:
(https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037)
Stitcher:
(https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-hell%E2%80%A6stic-age-podcast)
Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/hellenisticagepodcast/)
Twitter
(https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod)

Apr 27 2019

31mins

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Rank #13: 017: To the Strongest - The 4th War of the Diadochi

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The 4th War of the Diadochi is probably the most action packed yet, with Demetrius earning his title "besieger of cities", the Diadochi assuming the royal diadem, and the final confrontation between Antigonus and the other Successors at Ipsus in 301 B.C.

Title Theme by Lina Palera:
https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037?
Stitcher:
www.stitcher.com/s?fid=225541&refid=stpr
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod
Website:
https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2018/12/18/017-to-the-strongest-the-4th-war-of-the-diadochi/
Audible
http://www.audibletrial.com/HellenisticAgePodcast

Dec 18 2018

34mins

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Rank #14: 007: The Age of Alexander – "It Is Undone"

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The Battle of the Granicus River, several near-death experiences and the undoing of the world’s most epic knot are covered in the first year of the Asian campaign.

Twitter
https://twitter.com//HellenisticPod

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2

Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037

Website:
https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/

Sources Used:
Arrian – Anabasis of Alexander
Diodorus Siculus – Library of History
Plutarch – Life of Alexander
Quintus Curtius Rufus - The History of Alexander
Green, Peter (1974). Alexander of Macedon: A Historical Biography.

Jul 06 2018

19mins

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Rank #15: 019: The Celtic Invasion of Greece - Celtic Civilization & History (1300-300 B.C.)

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In the first of a two-part look at the Celtic invasion of Greece, I cover the history and civilization of the ancient Celts. We will look at what it means to be a “Celt”, how the Celts were seen by the Greeks and Romans alike, and delve into topics like human sacrifice, warfare and art.

Thanks to John Kerry, an Edinburgh based composer, trombonist and music archaeologist  professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London who works with Carnyx & Co to recreate the sounds of Iron Age music and instruments. His website is here at www.carnyx.org.uk  so please, check it out if you want to hear more about his work.

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037/019-the-celtic-invasion-of-greece-celtic-civilization-history-1300-300-bc
Stitcher:
www.stitcher.com/s?fid=225541&refid=stpr

Show Notes:
https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/018-the-celtic-invasion-of-greece-celtic-civilization-and-history-1300-300-b-c/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod

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Sources;
Primary
Commentaries on the Gallic War – Julius Caesar
Pharsalia - Lucan
Library of History - Diodorus Siculus
The Histories – Polybius
The Histories – Herodotus
Agricola - Tacitus
History of Rome - Livy
Secondary
“The Ancient Celts, 2nd Edition” – Barry Cunliffe
“The Celtic World” – Miranda Green
“Celts and the Classical World” - David Rankin

Jan 16 2019

34mins

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Rank #16: 026: Pyrrhus - The Wars in Italy & a Pyrrhic Victory (280-272 BC)

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The conclusion of our series on Pyrrhus of Epirus, we focus upon his invasion of Italy and his conflict with the Roman Republic in the first great clashes of Legion against Phalanx. While suffering under his "Pyrrhic victories", the King takes a shot at ruling Sicily before ultimately retreating back to Epirus and ending his reign in one of the most absurd moments of the entire Hellenistic period.

Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

Ancient Greece Declassified:
Website
(http://greecepodcast.com/)

Links
Website/Show Notes:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/026-pyrrhus-the-wars-in-italy-a-pyrrhic-victory-280-272-bc/)
Twitter:
(https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod)
Facebook:
(https://www.facebook.com/hellenisticagepodcast/)

May 10 2019

39mins

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Rank #17: 020: The Celtic Invasion of Greece - The Gallic Tsunami

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In this episode, we cover the Celtic invasions proper. The Greeks and Macedonians try to defend themselves from the onslaught of the warchief Brennus and his invasion force from 280-278 BC, culminating in the 2nd Battle of Thermopylae and the siege of Delphi that echoes Herodotus' coverage of Xerxes' invasion, while Antiochus I and the cities of Asia Minor struggle to stop the raiding Celts thanks to Nicomedes I's invitations.

Title theme by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

Website:
https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/020-the-celtic-invasion-of-greece-the-gallic-tsunami/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037
Stitcher:
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast

Jan 28 2019

34mins

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Rank #18: 010: The Age of Alexander - 12 Angry Macedonians

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Hot off his victory at Gaugamela, Alexander tries to kick back and enjoy the fruits of conquest. Instead, the destruction of Persepolis, the battle of the Persian Gates, and the trial of Philotas mark the difficult year of 330 BC.
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2

Sources Used:
The Anabasis of Alexander – Arrian
Life of Alexander – Plutarch
Life of Eumenes – Plutarch
Library of History – Diodorus Siculus
The History of Alexander – Quintus Curtius Rufus
Mieroop, M.V.D., “A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000 – 323 BC”.
Lendon, J.E., “Soldiers & Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity”
Heckel, W. The Conspiracy Against Philotas. Phoenix, Vol 31, No. 1., pp. 9-21

Aug 08 2018

24mins

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Rank #19: 009: The Age of Alexander - Son of a God, King of the World

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This action packed episode covers Alexander’s travels and tribulations in Egypt, the nature of godhood, and closes with the final confrontation with Darius at Gaugamela.
Episode Notes;
hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/009-the-age-of-alexander-son-of-a-god-king-of-the-world/
Twitter:
twitter.com//HellenisticPod
iTunes:
itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-h…d1377920930?mt=2

Sources Used :
“The Anabasis of Alexander” - Arrian
“Life of Alexander” - Plutarch
“Library of History” – Diodorus Siculus
“The History of Alexander” – Quintus Curtius Rufus
Collins, A. Alexander’s Visit to Siwah: A New Analysis. Phoenix, vol. 68, no.1, pp. 62-77
Devine, A. M. “Grand Tactics at Gaugamela.” Phoenix, vol. 29, no. 4, 1975, pp. 374–385.
Shaw, Ian. “The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt”. New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. Print
Stoneman, Richard. ‘Alexander the Man (and God?)’. The Landmark Arrian. Ed. James Romm. New York: Anchor Books. 2010.
Strauss, Barry. “Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership”. New York: Simon & Schuster 2012. Print

Jul 24 2018

24mins

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Rank #20: 022: Children of Mars - The Roman Kingdom and Early Republic (753- 390BC)

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With the 1st of a 2-part series, we will cover the misty origins of Rome from King Romulus to the sack of Rome by Brennus. We also tackle  the political framework of the Republic, the legitimacy of our sources, and the role of the Patron-Client system in Roman social hierarchy.

Title theme by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

Links:
Website (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/022-children-of-mars-the-roman-kingdom-early-republic-753-390-bc/)
iTunes:
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2)
SoundCloud:
(https://soundcloud.com/user-103425037)
Stitcher:
(https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast)
Twitter:
(https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod)

Mar 08 2019

45mins

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037: Antigonid Macedon - Gonatas & the Macedonian Anarchy

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Antigonus II Gonatas, son and grandson of Demetrius I Poliorcetes and Antigonus I Monopthalmus, was not of the same military mold as his forebears, traditionally preferring the company of philosophers over the camp. However, it would be left to him to achieve the family dream of taking the throne of Macedon, all the while dealing with the likes of Celtic barbarians, cannibalistic tyrants, and the warrior-king Pyrrhus of Epirus, as he sought to restore order to Macedon after nearly 25 years of anarchy and chaos.

Show Links
Website/Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/037-antigonid-macedon-gonatas-the-macedonian-anarchy/)
Family Tree of Antigonus Gonatas Part 1:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/reign-of-antigonus-ii-gonatas-part-1.pdf)

The Ancient World Podcast:
Website:
(http://ancientworldpodcast.blogspot.com/)
iTunes:
(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ancient-world/id517589332)
Social Media:
Twitter (https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod)
Facebook (www.facebook.com/hellenisticagepodcast/)
Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hellenistic_age_podcast/)
Discord (https://discord.gg/VJcyUcN)
Ko-Fi (https://ko-fi.com/hellenisticagepodcast)

Jan 15 2020

30mins

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Interview: On the Seleucid Empire w/ Dr. Kyle Erickson

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We are joined by Dr. Kyle Erickson in order to discuss his work on the Hellenistic period and the Seleucid Empire in particular. We discuss the strategies of the Seleucid rulers in coming to terms with a large and diverse collection of people, the variety (and scarcity) of our sources including coinage, and looking at the ways Seleucid kings and queens broadcast themselves compared to their contemporaries.

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Website/Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/interview-on-the-seleucid-empire-w-dr-kyle-erickson/)

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Dec 30 2019

31mins

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(Bonus) Philip II & the Rise of Macedon

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Often neglected in favor of his more glamorous son Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon (r. 359 - 336 B.C.) was one of the most important figures of the ancient world. His accession to the throne of a crumbling backwater kingdom would prompt him to not only save Macedon from destruction, but through a series of military and economic reforms, brilliant diplomatic maneuvers, and talented generalship, he would make it into the dominant power of the Greek Peninsula and lay the foundations for Alexander's conquests and the birth of the Hellenistic Age.

Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

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Website/Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/12/24/bonus-philip-ii-the-rise-of-macedon/)

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Dec 24 2019

44mins

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036: Hellenistic Cities - Colonization, Urbanization, & Hellenization

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From Alexandria to Ai-Khanoum, the Hellenistic period would give rise to some of the most impressive cities in the world as the royal dynasties sought to make their mark on the landscape with ambitious building projects and military settlements. We'll trace the path of a Hellenistic city from foundation to megalopolis, what exactly makes them "Hellenistic",  and look at a variety of topics including their impacts on disease and human health and their overall legacy in the lands they were built upon.

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The Partial Historians
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Website/Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/12/10/036-hellenistic-cities-colonization-urbanization-hellenization/)

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Dec 10 2019

39mins

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035: Ptolemaic Egypt - War & Peace in the 'Birdcage of the Muses'

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The reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (282-246 B.C.) would be the height of the Ptolemaic Kingdom, and his capital of Alexandria would become one of the most  prosperous economic and intellectual centers in the world. Its wealth, in conjunction with Ptolemy's meddling in foreign affairs would invite conflict both from the neighboring Seleucid Empire in the 1st and 2nd Syrian War, and from within via the likes of Magas of Cyrene, testing the mettle of what one scholar calls  "the Mediterranean superpower of the early-middle 3rd century B.C."

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The History of Egypt Podcast
Website (https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/)
iTunes (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-history-of-egypt-podcast/id626129639)

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Website/Episode Notes (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/11/25/035-ptolemaic-egypt-war-peace-in-the-birdcage-of-the-muses/)
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Nov 25 2019

34mins

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034: Ptolemaic Egypt - The (Incestuous) Lion's Brood

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With the death of Ptolemy I Soter, the Hellenistic World would be subject to a collection of his formidable children: Ptolemy II Philadelphos, Arsinoe II, Magas, and Ptolemy Ceraunus. We also spend considerable time discussing the incestuous royal sibling marriages that would become standard policy of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.

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Special thanks to Nicholas C. for editing work

The History of the British Isles Podcast
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Website (https://anchor.fm/historyofbritishisles)

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Website/Episode Notes:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/11/10/034-ptolemaic-egypt-the-incestuous-lions-brood/)

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Nov 10 2019

34mins

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033: Ptolemaic Egypt - Ptolemy I: Son of Lagus, Son of Ra

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Ptolemy I Soter, a former commander of Alexander the Great turned King and Pharaoh of Egypt, was perhaps the craftiest out of all of Alexander’s Successors. A talented commander and even more brilliant politician, Ptolemy would wield diplomacy and intrigue with a deft hand, founding what would become the longest lasting Hellenistic Kingdom in his nearly 40-year reign.

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(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/10/27/033-ptolemaic-egypt-ptolemy-i-son-of-lagus-son-of-ra/)

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Oct 28 2019

57mins

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032: The Mauryan Empire of India

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Led by rulers such as Chandragupta and Ashoka the Great, the Mauryan Empire would be the largest empire ancient India had yet seen. Stretching across almost all of the Indian subcontinent into modern Afghanistan and Iran, the Maurya would develop close contacts with the Hellenistic world. We will look at the history and the inner workings of the empire, as recorded by the likes of Megasthenes and Chanakya, and see how this highly developed state managed to sustain itself from 320 to 185 B.C.
Episode Notes:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/032-the-mauryan-empire-of-india/)

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Oct 07 2019

56mins

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031: The Age of Giants - Elephants in the Hellenistic Age

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The elephant, introduced to the Greco-Macedonians by way of Alexander's conquests, would prove to be one of the most iconic elements of the Hellenistic period. From the use of war elephants in battles like Ipsus and Zama,  the scientific insights of authors like Aristotle and Megasthenes, and symbols of power for the Hellenistic rulers, we will explore the rise and fall of one of the ancient world's most interesting subjects.

Episode Notes:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/031-age-of-giants-elephants-in-the-hellenistic-age/)

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Sep 16 2019

33mins

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030: The Seleucid Empire - Antiochus I, Last King of the Universe

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With the death of Seleucus I, Antiochus I Soter assumes control of the gargantuan empire. A Celtic invasion, the First Syrian War and a passionate forbidden romance? Just another day in the reign of the last "King of the Universe".

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(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/09/02/030-the-seleucid-empire-antiochus-i-the-last-king-of-the-universe/)

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Sep 02 2019

33mins

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029: The Seleucid Empire - Seleucus I & the Foundation of the Empire

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The founder of the Seleucid Empire, Seleucus I Nicator, had an extraordinary career. From a minor player in Alexander's campaigns to king of the largest realm in the Hellenistic world, we cover the origins of the empire in its entirety, taking us from administration in Babylon to the wars against Chandragupta Maurya and the Diadochi.

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Website/Show Notes (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/08/12/029-the-seleucid-empire-seleucus-i-the-foundation-of-the-empire/)

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Aug 12 2019

52mins

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028: Hellenistic Women - Queens & Royal Women

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From the background of the royal household to the forefront of the political life of the kingdom, queens like Cleopatra Philopator, Arsinoe II and Cleopatra Thea mark a transition in the way women achieved power. From royal motherhood to semi-divine patronage, we take a look at the roles and responsibilities that a queen had to her subjects and more.

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Website/Show Notes (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/07/23/028-hellenistic-women-pt-2-queens-royal-women/)

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Jul 23 2019

35mins

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Interview: On Hellenistic & Roman Rhodes w/ Dr. Thomas Coward

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Dr. Thomas Coward joins us to discuss the island city-state of Rhodes, which achieved a high level of power and prestige during the Hellenistic and Roman eras. We talk about its history, along with his current work which examines Rhodes’ role in the development of the intellectual and cultural traditions of the Greco-Roman tradition.

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Dr. Thomas Coward Links
Twitter (https://twitter.com/ThomasCoward3)

Show Links:
Show Notes/Website:(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/interview-on-hellenistic-roman-rhodes-w-dr-thomas-coward/)
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Jul 12 2019

52mins

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027: Hellenistic Women - Daily Life & Roles

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The first of a two-part topic regarding Women in the Hellenistic Age. Discussions on the perils of childbirth, female poets and scholars, and more raunchy elements like Herodas' mimes help us better understand the way these women lived and died in a new cosmopolitan world.

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(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/027-hellenistic-women-daily-life-and-roles/)
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Jun 19 2019

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026: Pyrrhus - The Wars in Italy & a Pyrrhic Victory (280-272 BC)

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The conclusion of our series on Pyrrhus of Epirus, we focus upon his invasion of Italy and his conflict with the Roman Republic in the first great clashes of Legion against Phalanx. While suffering under his "Pyrrhic victories", the King takes a shot at ruling Sicily before ultimately retreating back to Epirus and ending his reign in one of the most absurd moments of the entire Hellenistic period.

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Ancient Greece Declassified:
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(http://greecepodcast.com/)

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Website/Show Notes:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/026-pyrrhus-the-wars-in-italy-a-pyrrhic-victory-280-272-bc/)
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May 10 2019

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025: Pyrrhus - Wars with the Diadochi, & Westward Ho! (296-280 BC)

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With the throne of Epirus secure, Pyrrhus would throw himself into the wars of the Diadochi, fighting for control of Macedon against the likes of Demetrius I Poliorcetes and Lysimachus I. It would not be long though before he would turn his eyes to the west, thanks to the meddling of Italian barbarians: the Roman Republic.

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War and Conquest Podcast:
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(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/war-and-conquest/id1408974222)
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(https://www.warandconquest.com/)
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(https://www.spreaker.com/show/war-and-conquest)

Links:
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(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/04/27/025-pyrrhus-pt-2-wars-with-the-diadochi-westward-ho-296-280-bc/)
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Apr 27 2019

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024: Pyrrhus - The World of Epirus, & the Early Years (319-286 BC)

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In the first  in a multi-part series on the life of Pyrrhus, the Molossian King of Epirus, we chronicle the transformation of the fragmented and backwater region of Epirus into a major power in the Balkans and Greek Peninsula. We then follow the initial years of Pyrrhus' career amidst the Wars of the Diadochi, being shuffled from court to court, before finally recovering his kingdom.

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The Silk Road History Podcast:
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Website/Episode Notes:(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/024-pyrrhus-the-world-of-epirus-the-early-years-319-296-bc/)
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(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hellenistic-age-podcast/id1377920930?mt=2)
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Apr 03 2019

36mins

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023: Children of Mars Pt 2 - The Roman Unification of Central Italy & the Polybian Legion 390-282 BC

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The 4th century would be a time of great change in the Roman Republic, as she would go from smoking ruin to master of most of Italy in roughly 100 years. Wars with the Samnites, the political turmoil at home, and the creation of the so-called “Polybian Legion” would set the stage for the invasion of Pyrrhus of Epirus.

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The History of Persia Podcast
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(https://historyofpersiapodcast.wordpress.com/)
Apple
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-of-persia/id1452677220)
Spotify
(https://open.spotify.com/show/5XGXCGD43r99xfGir03Dif)
Overcast
(https://overcast.fm/itunes1452677220/history-of-persia)

Show Links:
Website and Show Notes:
(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/03/23/023-children-of-mars-pt-2-the-roman-unification-of-central-italy-the-polybian-legion-390-282-b-c/)

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Mar 23 2019

39mins

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022: Children of Mars - The Roman Kingdom and Early Republic (753- 390BC)

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With the 1st of a 2-part series, we will cover the misty origins of Rome from King Romulus to the sack of Rome by Brennus. We also tackle  the political framework of the Republic, the legitimacy of our sources, and the role of the Patron-Client system in Roman social hierarchy.

Title theme by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

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Mar 08 2019

45mins

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021: Assuming the Diadem - Kingship in the Hellenistic Age

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Hail to the king baby! We are covering the  ultimate authority of power in the Hellenistic world: the king. The creation  of the kingship, what the job of a Hellenistic monarch actually was, and the fascinating divine ruler cult  are just some of the topics discussed in this episode.

Title music by Lina Palera(https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

Antiquity in Question Podcast:
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-Anchor.fm (https://anchor.fm/alexandergoodman)
-YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzSV1rKDHurxkrvILaJGBLQ?view_as=subscriber)
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(https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/021-assuming-the-diadem-kingship-in-the-hellenistic-age/)
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Feb 11 2019

43mins

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So engrossing

By Krista121212 - Dec 30 2019
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It’s engaging, it’s informative and so detailed. I love this podcast.

Neat!

By Me741 - Dec 30 2019
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Great little podcast. More fun than a raw hootenanny!