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A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

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History of Persia Trevor Culley

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    • 4.8 • 353 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

All credits available on the website (https://historyofpersiapodcast.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

    121: The Conquests to Come

    121: The Conquests to Come

    In 323 BCE, Alexander the Great was preparing for future campaigns. Some sources say that Alexander wanted to defeat Carthage. Others say Alexander planned to attack Rome, but the most likely candidate was actually Alexander's planned Arabian campaign.

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    • 27 min
    120: King the Conqueror

    120: King the Conqueror

    In 324 BCE, Alexander the Great took his first real break from war since he became king. At Susa, he orchestrated the mass marriage of his highest officers with Iranian noblewomen and honored the war heroes of his recent campaigns. Alexander faced another mutiny at Opis before heading to Ecbatana, where his closest companion, Hephaestion, died suddenly of an unknown illness, throwing the king into a deep depression.

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    • 35 min
    119: Pirates of the Arabian

    119: Pirates of the Arabian

    While Alexander the Great crossed Gedrosia, Nearchus sailed from the Indus to explore the Arabian Sea and chart the coast of the Macedonian Empire. They faced obstacles, became pirates, and fought seas monsters before even reaching the Persian Gulf.

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    • 33 min
    118: Dead Men's Rest

    118: Dead Men's Rest

    After the Battle of the Hydaspes, Alexander the Great began moving south through the Indus River Valley, battling the Mallians before nearly dying during the siege of their capital city. When he recovered, the Macedonians began to move west for their homeward journey, leaving only Nearchus' fleet and a few small garrisons behind.

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    • 43 min
    117: At World's End

    117: At World's End

    After subduing Bactria, Alexander the Great invaded India. The crossing through the Hindu Kush was heavily contested by various mountain peoples. The Macedonians conquered each opponent before facing of with King Porus in the Battle of the Hydaspes River.

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    • 40 min
    116: In Stranger Lands

    116: In Stranger Lands

    We return to Alexander the Great in Bactria and Sogdiana, fresh off his final defeat of the Achaemenids but suddenly faced with rebellion, treason, and... love?
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
353 Ratings

353 Ratings

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Keep Going!

This podcast is really really good. Keep going!

TravisS97 ,

A good podcast with serious housekeeping issues

Normally this would be a 5 star review, but the ads have made it nearly unlistenable, between the horrible changes in volume and the sudden cut in the middle of a sentence. I understand that ads are necessary for the podcast to grow, but there has to be a better way than to flood the entire podcast with ads, at this point it seems like I’m listening to primarily ads with a brief history podcast in between. As it stands I find it hard to continue listening, which is truly a shame because it is a captivating podcast and host.

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Funny and erudite

Great combination of funny dorkitude and high-quality historical narration.

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