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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 3.5: 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.

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.

Episode 6: Hannibal

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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.

Episode 5: Alexander

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

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“absolutely first rate” — G. Gordon Liddy For the podcast of my interview, see http://www.blubrry.com/ggliddy/1382289/masters-of-command/   “In all, Strauss weaves a glorious tapestry with many vignettes featuring each of the three commanders….he compares the three in ways that are not all immediately obvious, drawing on a fully stocked supply of anecdotes and details.” — about.com http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/warfareconflictarmor/a/501123-Review-Strauss-Masters-of-Command.htm?r=et