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Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire

Go beyond the myth to learn about Alexander the Great, his empire, and why he is known as an innovative military genius who forged a new world order, led by a professor who is an expert on the classical world.

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36 Lectures

1
Image of Alexander the Great—Conqueror or Tyrant?
Alexander the Great—Conqueror or Tyrant?
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2
Image of Greece in the Age of Hegemonies
Greece in the Age of Hegemonies
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3
Image of Achaemenid Persia
Achaemenid Persia
0 of 29 min
4
Image of The World of Early Macedon
The World of Early Macedon
0 of 29 min
5
Image of Philip II and the Macedonian Way of War
Philip II and the Macedonian Way of War
0 of 30 min
6
Image of The Third Sacred War
The Third Sacred War
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7
Image of The Macedonian Conquest of Greece
The Macedonian Conquest of Greece
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8
Image of The League of Corinth
The League of Corinth
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9
Image of Alexander, Heir Apparent
Alexander, Heir Apparent
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10
Image of Securing the Inheritance, 336–335 B.C.
Securing the Inheritance, 336–335 B.C.
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11
Image of The Invasion of Asia
The Invasion of Asia
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12
Image of The Battle of the Granicus
The Battle of the Granicus
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13
Image of The Turning Point—Issus and Tyre
The Turning Point—Issus and Tyre
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14
Image of Alexander, Pharaoh of Egypt
Alexander, Pharaoh of Egypt
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15
Image of Heroes, Oracles, and the Gods
Heroes, Oracles, and the Gods
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16
Image of The Campaign of Gaugamela
The Campaign of Gaugamela
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17
Image of The Conquest of Iran
The Conquest of Iran
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18
Image of Alexander on the Rim of the World
Alexander on the Rim of the World
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19
Image of Governing and Taxing the Empire
Governing and Taxing the Empire
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20
Image of Alexander and the Macedonian Opposition
Alexander and the Macedonian Opposition
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21
Image of The Invasion of India
The Invasion of India
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22
Image of The Battle of the Hydaspes
The Battle of the Hydaspes
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23
Image of Mutiny and Withdrawal
Mutiny and Withdrawal
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24
Image of The Gedrosian Desert and Voyage of Nearchus
The Gedrosian Desert and Voyage of Nearchus
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25
Image of Deification and Succession
Deification and Succession
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26
Image of Alexander and the Macedonians—Opis
Alexander and the Macedonians—Opis
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27
Image of Alexander and the Greeks—The Lamian War
Alexander and the Greeks—The Lamian War
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28
Image of The Diadochoi, 323–316 B.C.
The Diadochoi, 323–316 B.C.
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Image of The Partition of the Empire, 316–301 B.C.
The Partition of the Empire, 316–301 B.C.
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30
Image of The Hellenistic Concert of Powers
The Hellenistic Concert of Powers
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31
Image of Macedonian Courts in the Near East
Macedonian Courts in the Near East
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32
Image of The Hellenization of the Near East
The Hellenization of the Near East
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33
Image of The Monetization of the Near East
The Monetization of the Near East
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34
Image of Hellenization and the Gods
Hellenization and the Gods
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35
Image of The Limits of Hellenization
The Limits of Hellenization
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36
Image of Alexander the Great and the Shadow of Rome
Alexander the Great and the Shadow of Rome
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c********m
March 4, 2019

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a********u
February 18, 2019
Outstanding course that was worthy of its fascinating subject. We appreciated the time in the lectures devoted to the often slighted Phillip.

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k********m
January 22, 2019
An excellent in depth course. I really enjoyed the content and presentation.

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