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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

037 - Molon Labe

In this episode, we discuss the ascension of Xerxes to the Persian throne; Xerxes' preparations for his invasion of Greece; the Hellenic league and their preparations to defend Greece; and the simultaneous land and sea battles of Thermopylae and Artemisium




Video/Greco Persian Wars - Battle of Thermopylae

Video/History of Battle - The Battle of Thermopylae (August 480 BCE)




Video/The Last Stand of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae: A Collective Suicide?

Video/Battle of Thermopylae 480 BC & Herodotus’ Histories – Leonidas Last Stand

Monday, March 13, 2017

036 - The Marathonomachoi

In this episode, we discuss the events leading up to, the battle of Marathon itself, and its aftermath; the folklore that grew up after Marathon; and the internal political happenings of Athens during the 480s BC



Video/The Greco-Persian Wars Explained




Video/The Battle of Marathon Debunked - Facts and Myths

Sunday, March 5, 2017

035 - The Ionian Revolt

In this episode, we discuss the events of the Ionian Revolt, beginning with Miletus' rebellion from the Persian Empire and ending with the sack of Miletus; the internal political happenings of Athens during the 490s BC; the Spartan destruction of Argos at Sepeia; and the early life of one of Athens' key political figures for the next four decades, Themistocles




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