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    On Oliver Stone's "Alexander" w/ Trevor Culley (The History of Persia Podcast)

    On Oliver Stone's "Alexander" w/ Trevor Culley (The History of Persia Podcast)

    Though initially a critical failure upon release, subsequent re-cuts of the 2004 "Alexander" film by director Oliver Stone has been more positively received, and it has been praised as one of the most historically accurate films to depict the ancient world thanks to the historical consultant Robin Lane Fox. In this loosely-structured episode, we are joined by Trevor Culley of the "History of Persia Podcast" to give our thoughts on the movie and analyze it from both a technical and (more importantly) a historical perspective.

    Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

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    Website/Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/on-oliver-stones-alexander-w-trevor-culley-the-history-of-persia-podcast/)

    The History of Persia Podcast
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    039: Agathocles of Syracuse - Tyrant & King

    039: Agathocles of Syracuse - Tyrant & King

    In Greek Sicily, the rule of law was dominated by the tyrant, and no tyrant was more infamous than Agathocles (361 - 289 B.C.). For over three decades he ruled the city of Syracuse as both a tyrant and king, bringing it into a golden age. At the same time, Agathocles enacted political massacres and acts of brutality to ensure his control, and he waged war against the Phoenician city-state of Carthage, taking the battle to the shores of Africa in a bloody campaign that served as a precursor to the Punic Wars.

    Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)

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    Website/Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2020/02/13/039-agathocles-of-syracuse-tyrant-king/)

    Mare Nostrum Podcast
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    • 58 min
    038: Antigonid Macedon - A Glorious Servitude

    038: Antigonid Macedon - A Glorious Servitude

    By 272 B.C., the throne of Macedon now lay firmly in the hands of Antigonus II Gonatas. As a “philosoper-king”, the court of Pella would play host to a great amount of intellectual celebrities of the early Hellenistic period, and peace would return Macedon to a state of prosperity. The situation would be different in Greece, as stirrings of rebellion would break out, first during the Chremonidean War, and later due to the rise of Aratus of Sicyon and the Achaean League.

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    Website/Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/038-antigonid-macedon-a-glorious-servitude/)
    Family Tree of Antigonus Gonatas Part 2:
    (https://hellenisticagepodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/reign-of-antigonus-ii-gonatas-part-2.pdf)

    Ancient History Fangirl Podcast:
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    • 35 min
    037: Antigonid Macedon - Gonatas & the Macedonian Anarchy

    037: Antigonid Macedon - Gonatas & the Macedonian Anarchy

    Antigonus II Gonatas, son and grandson of Demetrius I Poliorcetes and Antigonus I Monopthalmus, was not of the same military mold as his forebears, traditionally preferring the company of philosophers over the camp. However, it would be left to him to achieve the family dream of taking the throne of Macedon, all the while dealing with the likes of Celtic barbarians, cannibalistic tyrants, and the warrior-king Pyrrhus of Epirus, as he sought to restore order to Macedon after nearly 25 years of anarchy and chaos.

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    Website/Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/037-antigonid-macedon-gonatas-the-macedonian-anarchy/)
    Family Tree of Antigonus Gonatas Part 1:
    (https://hellenisticagepodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/reign-of-antigonus-ii-gonatas-part-1.pdf)

    The Ancient World Podcast:
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    • 30 min
    Interview: On the Seleucid Empire w/ Dr. Kyle Erickson

    Interview: On the Seleucid Empire w/ Dr. Kyle Erickson

    We are joined by Dr. Kyle Erickson in order to discuss his work on the Hellenistic period and the Seleucid Empire in particular. We discuss the strategies of the Seleucid rulers in coming to terms with a large and diverse collection of people, the variety (and scarcity) of our sources including coinage, and looking at the ways Seleucid kings and queens broadcast themselves compared to their contemporaries.

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    Website/Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/interview-on-the-seleucid-empire-w-dr-kyle-erickson/)

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    • 31 min
    (Bonus) Philip II & the Rise of Macedon

    (Bonus) Philip II & the Rise of Macedon

    Often neglected in favor of his more glamorous son Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon (r. 359 - 336 B.C.) was one of the most important figures of the ancient world. His accession to the throne of a crumbling backwater kingdom would prompt him to not only save Macedon from destruction, but through a series of military and economic reforms, brilliant diplomatic maneuvers, and talented generalship, he would make it into the dominant power of the Greek Peninsula and lay the foundations for Alexander's conquests and the birth of the Hellenistic Age.

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    • 44 min

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