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    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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    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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    • 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.

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

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    • 44 min
    036: Hellenistic Cities - Colonization, Urbanization, & Hellenization

    036: Hellenistic Cities - Colonization, Urbanization, & Hellenization

    From Alexandria to Ai-Khanoum, the Hellenistic period would give rise to some of the most impressive cities in the world as the royal dynasties sought to make their mark on the landscape with ambitious building projects and military settlements. We'll trace the path of a Hellenistic city from foundation to megalopolis, what exactly makes them "Hellenistic",  and look at a variety of topics including their impacts on disease and human health and their overall legacy in the lands they were built upon.

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

    The Partial Historians
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    • 39 min
    035: Ptolemaic Egypt - War & Peace in the 'Birdcage of the Muses'

    035: Ptolemaic Egypt - War & Peace in the 'Birdcage of the Muses'

    The reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (282-246 B.C.) would be the height of the Ptolemaic Kingdom, and his capital of Alexandria would become one of the most  prosperous economic and intellectual centers in the world. Its wealth, in conjunction with Ptolemy's meddling in foreign affairs would invite conflict both from the neighboring Seleucid Empire in the 1st and 2nd Syrian War, and from within via the likes of Magas of Cyrene, testing the mettle of what one scholar calls  "the Mediterranean superpower of the early-middle 3rd century B.C."

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

    The History of Egypt Podcast
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    Ptolemaic Family Tree
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    • 34 min
    034: Ptolemaic Egypt - The (Incestuous) Lion's Brood

    034: Ptolemaic Egypt - The (Incestuous) Lion's Brood

    With the death of Ptolemy I Soter, the Hellenistic World would be subject to a collection of his formidable children: Ptolemy II Philadelphos, Arsinoe II, Magas, and Ptolemy Ceraunus. We also spend considerable time discussing the incestuous royal sibling marriages that would become standard policy of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.

    Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)
    Special thanks to Nicholas C. for editing work

    The History of the British Isles Podcast
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

GunnarLondon ,

Very good

Anyone who enjoys The History of Ancient Greece, The History of Rome and similar podcasts will also like this one

BShn431 ,

Recommended

Really enjoyable podcast for a period that is often overlooked

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