14 episodes

A podcast covering 1000 years of Persian history, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, to the Islamic Conquest of Persia in the 7th Century AD.

King of Kings Christian Heiens

    • History
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

A podcast covering 1000 years of Persian history, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, to the Islamic Conquest of Persia in the 7th Century AD.

    Episode 13 - Loose Ends

    Episode 13 - Loose Ends

    Perdiccas prepares for his invasion of Egypt by dispatching an expedition to seize the island of Cyprus. Meanwhile, the Aetolians resume their war with Macedon as the Royalists invade Babylon.

    • 27 min
    Episode 12 - The Hellespont

    Episode 12 - The Hellespont

    We break down the composition, logistics, strategy, and tactics employed by a Hellenistic army in the age of Alexander. Meanwhile, Eumenes and Craterus clash in the first great battle of the Wars of the Diadochi.

    • 48 min
    Episode 11 - First Blood

    Episode 11 - First Blood

    Neoptolemus betrays Eumenes in Cappadocia, while the Coalition prepares to crush Royalist resistance in Asia Minor.

    • 26 min
    Episode 10 - Eumenes Alone

    Episode 10 - Eumenes Alone

    The Royalist cause in Anatolia collapses as Eumenes' allies desert him on land and sea. Meanwhile, Antipater, Craterus, and Antigonus the One-Eyed cross the Hellespont into Asia, determined to topple Perdiccas' government and crush anyone who stands in their way.

    • 24 min
    Episode 9 - The First War of the Diadochi

    Episode 9 - The First War of the Diadochi

    The Wars of the Diadochi begin, as Perdiccas prepares to attack Ptolemy in Egypt to recover Alexander's body and secure his southern flank. Meanwhile, Eumenes is tasked with defending Anatolia from Antipater, Craterus, and Antigonus the One-Eyed, as the coalition assembled against him prepares to cross into Asia.

    • 22 min
    Episode 8 - The Successors Awaken

    Episode 8 - The Successors Awaken

    Alexander's half-sister Cynane becomes the first member of the Argead Dynasty to perish following the death of her brother in Babylon two years earlier. To prevent a mutiny within the Macedonian Army, Perdiccas marries Cynane's daughter Adea to her half-uncle, King Philip III.
    In the aftermath of Cynane's death, the regency collapses as Antigonus the One-Eyed informs Antipater of Perdiccas’ plans to set aside his daughter Nicaea to marry Alexander's sister Cleopatra. Outraged by this insult, and believing the Regent is setting up a play to crown himself as King, Antipater and his son-in-law Craterus vow to throw Perdiccas out of power. 
    Meanwhile, Alexander's body makes its way from Babylon to Asia Minor, in preparation for Perdiccas' plans to bury the King in Macedon and possibly lay claim to the throne. In Syria however, troops under Ptolemy's command hijack the funeral procession and divert the body to Egypt.
    The First War of the Diadochi has begun.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

ianjames93 ,

Excellent

Great podcast, I enjoy it a lot. Keep it up man

Tallwalker15368 ,

A favorite history podcast

Christian does a great job explaining this confusing period of ancient history. He has an easy-to-listen-to narrative style. I didn’t think I would be interested in this confusing period, however it’s among my first “go to“ downloads to listen to when it appears on my feed.

Ian spettell ,

This was a great podcast but ...

... unfortunately it looks like it is defunct. That is too bad. I hope it returns

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