Episode 3.11: Greece: History, Myth, and Music in the Land of the Gods

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Let’s discover Greece firsthand together this summer on an education vacation that will take us from Athens to Actium via magical Epirus.

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Episode 3.10: Actium

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Episode 3.10: Actium
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Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian fought for control of the Roman Empire at Actium. We tell the story.

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Episode 3.9: Pharsalus

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Episode 3.9: Pharsalus
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Was it war, crime or a self-inflicted wound? It was, in any case, the greatest battle between Caesar and Pompey, and it took place here, at Pharsalus, Greece, in 48 BC.

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Episode 3.8: Zama

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Episode 3.8: Zama
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It’s hardly a household word today, but Zama decided the fate of Rome. Join us for the epic battle of two titans, Hannibal and Scipio.

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Episode 3.7: Cannae

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Episode 3.7: Cannae
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Hannibal’s victory at Cannae was one of the most dramatic in history yet ultimately one of the least fruitful. Here’s how it happened.

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Episode 3.6: Issus

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Follow one of history’s most dramatic clashes of kings, when Alexander and Darius fought, for the first time, at Issus,

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Episode 3.5: Granicus River

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Episode 3.5: Granicus River
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Learn how Alexander won his first clash with the Persian army, in a cavalry battle on the banks of a river in what is now northwestern Turkey.

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Episode 3.4: Battle of Salamis

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Salamis, the great clash at sea between Greece and Persia.

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Episode 3.3: Thermopylae and Us, A Conversation with Brett McKay

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Episode 3.3: Thermopylae and Us, A Conversation with Brett McKay

 
 
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We talk to Brett McKay, of The Art of Manliness, about Thermopylae, 300 Spartans, and their meaning for us today.

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Episode 3.2: Thermopylae

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“Go Tell the Spartans” – and what that famous phrase means.

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