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69 – Rome

“A foreign son-in-law shall come from far (Such is our doom), a chief renown’d in war, Whose race shall bear aloft the Latian name, And thro’ the conquer’d world diffuse our fame. Himself to be the man the fates require, I firmly judge, and, what I judge, desire.” -King Latinus to Aeneas, The Aeneid of Virgil Ave Podcastorians! This is…

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65 – Carthage vs. Syracuse

The confrontation between the Hellenic and the Punic world was inevitable, but the battleground would be Sicily, a land quite near and dear to me! It’s here that the balance of power would sway back and forth in a seemingly futile struggle. Of course it’d be a shame if someone else were to burst in swinging…but that’s for the next…

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64 – Carthage

Carthage always seems to take a backseat in history to another big player in the Mediterranean. It could be because it’s really tough to find solid writing on them…but hey, when has fact and evidence ever stopped this podcast! So we stretch things a bit and talk about events that may or may not have ever existed…whatever! Onwards to Carthage,…

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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:…