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I have lectured at dozens of universities, institutes, war colleges, foundations, museums, and clubs in North America, Europe and Israel as well as at the Smithsonian Institution, the American Shakespeare Theatre, the Atlanta History Center, the Kansas City Public Library, the Onassis Cultural Center, and the London Stock Exchange. I have lectured on educational tours in Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Tunisia, and Turkey.

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Neal Conan, “Talk of the Nation,” NPR, February 2, 2010

Interview on Spartacus on the Jim Engster show on WRKF, an NPR affiliate in Lousiana.
You’ll find me at 38:30, about 3/4 of the way through the recording.

WILL Radio’s Focus 580 with host David Inge on Wednesday March 18, 2010, from 12:06-12:57 PM EDT.

Interview on The Spartacus War in the June 2009 issue of Historically Speaking.

Interview on the movie 300 for the Denver Post.

Television Appearances

2010 When Rome Ruled:  ‘Secrets of the Gladiators’ and ‘Killing Caesar,’ National Geographic Channel.
2009 Clash of the Gods, History Channel.
2008, The Secret Life of Gladiators, Discovery Channel.
2007, Athens: The Dawn of Democracy, PBS.
2006, Where Did It Come From? Ancient Ships, History Channel.
2006, Engineering an Empire: the Greeks and Engineering an Empire: Alexander, History Channel.
2006, The Real Spartacus, National Geographic Channel.
2005, Hannibal, National Geographic Channel.
2004, Alexander and the Battle of Gaugamela (Great Battles); Real Gladiators and Who Killed Alexander? all on Discovery Channel.
2003, Assassination of Julius Caesar and Spear of Jesus, both on Discovery Channel.
2002, Unconventional Warfare and The Rise and Fall of Sparta, both on History Channel.
2002, Debates, Debates PBS.
2000, The Greeks, PBS.

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