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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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Episode 3.2: Thermopylae

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

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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.

Episode 2.4: Caesar’s Funeral

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

Episode 2:3: The Ides of March

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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.

Episode 2.2: The Assassins

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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.

Episode 2.1: Caesar and Cleopatra

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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.

Episode 8: Caesar

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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.