Dr. Shane Wallace (Trinity College Dublin) joins Oscar to discuss Alexander The Great, the Macedonian, who in the 4th C. B.C. conquered half the known world.
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In which you are introduced to the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great, his empire, his horse Bucephalus, the empires that came after him, and the idea of Greatness. Is greatness a question of accomplishment, of impact, or are people great because the rest of us decide they're great?
Also discussed are Kim Kardashian and the Situation, gender bias in history, Catherine the Great's death (not via horse love), the ardent love other generals--from Pompey the Great to Napoleon--had for Alexander, a bit of Persian history.
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The story of this extraordinary man that created the largest empire in the world and through the ages still fascinates us. His youth, his appearance, his military genius and heroism were the inspiration for many men who fought alongside him until the end of his days. He plundered cities, destroyed armies, overthrew dynasties and achieved great wealth. When he died at the age of 32, he was worshiped as a god. Through this documentary we will know more about this great conqueror.
Chronology of his life
3D animations of their greatest battles
The end of empire