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47 – Alexander the Great

“Seek another kingdom, my son, that may be worthy of your abilities – for Macedonia is too small for you!” -Philip II to Alexander, upon watching the boy tame the wild horse Bucephalus The first of our two-parter on Alexander the Great! Mark it well, because we’re almost at the end of our long study of the ancient Greeks! Featuring…

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46 – Philip II

“Personally I am surprised that none of you, Athenians, is distressed and angry to find that at the beginning of the war our aim was to punish Philip, but at the end it is to escape injury at his hands. But surely it is obvious that he will not stop, unless someone stops him. And is that what we are…

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44 – The Death of Socrates

“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways – I to die, and you to live. Which is better, God only knows.” Socrates – The Apology Special guest introduction from Benjamin Ashwell of the Talking History: Italian Unification podcast! Head on over and check out a fascinating study of a not so often discussed topic! Music Credits:…

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37 – Athens

“Such power I gave the people as might do, abridged not what they had now lavished new, Those that were great in wealth and high in place My counsel likewise kept from all disgrace Before them both I held my shield of might, and let not either touch the other’s right.” The Life of Solon – Plutarch     Music…