Episode 3.12: Teutoburg Forest

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“Give me back my legions!” cried the Roman Emperor, but it was too late. Rome’s crushing defeat at the Teutoburg Forest kept most of Germany permanently free from Roman rule. Here is how it happened.

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

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