Episode 3.1: Marathon

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Episode 3.1: Marathon

 
 
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What’s the history of the great battle behind the famous race? Join us and find out.

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Episode 2.4: Caesar’s Funeral

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Episode 2.4: Caesar’s Funeral
The Death of Caesar

 
 
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Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears for the real story of Caesar’s Funeral.

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Episode 2:3: The Ides of March

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Episode 2:3: The Ides of March
The Death of Caesar

 
 
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What really happened in the Roman Senate meeting where Julius Caesar was assassinated? Join me and Dr. Francesco Galassi MD, the distinguished paleopathologist, for a fascinating look at the famous events of March 15, 44 BC.

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Episode 2.2: The Assassins

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Episode 2.2: The Assassins
The Death of Caesar

 
 
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Who were the men who plotted to kill Caesar and what were their motivations? Join me and classicist Michael Fontaine to find out.

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Episode 2.1: Caesar and Cleopatra

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Episode 2.1: Caesar and Cleopatra
The Death of Caesar

 
 
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Caesar’s relationship with Egypt’s Queen Cleopatra marked a turning point on the road to the Ides of March. Join me and historian Durba Ghosh for a lively conversation.

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Episode 8: Caesar

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Episode 8: Caesar
The Gods of War

 
 
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Would you die for dignity? Julius Caesar unleashed a civil war for it, and tens of thousands of Romans followed him into blood and destruction.

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Episode 7: Spartacus

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Episode 7: Spartacus
The Gods of War

 
 
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Would you die for freedom? Learn how Spartacus and 70+ gladiators set Italy ablaze in their quest for liberty…and for revenge.

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Episode 6: Hannibal

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Episode 6: Hannibal
The Gods of War

 
 
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Would you die for a leader who seemed to be Mars himself: the god of war come down to earth? That was the question for the followers of Hannibal.

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Episode 5: Alexander

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Episode 5: Alexander
The Gods of War

 
 
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Would you die for a dream? If the dreamer were Alexander the Great, you might.

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Episode 4: Pericles

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Episode 4: Pericles
The Gods of War

 
 
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Would you die for democracy? That’s what Pericles of Athens asked his countrymen to do in 430 BC in the most famous Funeral Speech until Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. He and Aspasia were the first power couple in the history of democracy.

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