Episode 3.5: Granicus River

October 31, 2019

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.

Episode 3.4: Battle of Salamis

October 24, 2019

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

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

October 17, 2019

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

Episode 3.2: Thermopylae

October 11, 2019

"Go Tell the Spartans" - and what that famous phrase means.

Episode 3.1: Marathon

October 3, 2019

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

Episode 2.4: Caesar's Funeral

March 4, 2019

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

Episode 2:3: The Ides of March

February 25, 2019

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.

Episode 2.2: The Assassins

February 18, 2019

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

Episode 2.1: Caesar and Cleopatra

February 11, 2019

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.

Episode 8: Caesar

January 7, 2019

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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