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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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Amazon names Ten Caesars one of best books of 2019

The grandeur and the decadence, the cunning and the brutality, the surprising prominence of imperial women in a man’s world, and the practical wisdom that allowed Rome to maintain its rule over millions for centuries before finally losing its grip in the West: it’s all there in one book. Ten Caesars – now one of Amazon’s choices for best books …

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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.

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Episode 3.2: Thermopylae

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