A podcast covering 1000 years of Persian history, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, to the Islamic Conquest of Persia in the 7th Century AD.
Perdiccas prepares for his invasion of Egypt by dispatching an expedition to seize the island of Cyprus. Meanwhile, the Aetolians resume their war with Macedon as the Royalists invade Babylon.
We break down the composition, logistics, strategy, and tactics employed by a Hellenistic army in the age of Alexander. Meanwhile, Eumenes and Craterus clash in the first great battle of the Wars of the Diadochi.
Neoptolemus betrays Eumenes in Cappadocia, while the Coalition prepares to crush Royalist resistance in Asia Minor.
The Royalist cause in Anatolia collapses as Eumenes' allies desert him on land and sea. Meanwhile, Antipater, Craterus, and Antigonus the One-Eyed cross the Hellespont into Asia, determined to topple Perdiccas' government and crush anyone who stands in their way.
The Wars of the Diadochi begin, as Perdiccas prepares to attack Ptolemy in Egypt to recover Alexander's body and secure his southern flank. Meanwhile, Eumenes is tasked with defending Anatolia from Antipater, Craterus, and Antigonus the One-Eyed, as the coalition assembled against him prepares to cross into Asia.…
Alexander's half-sister Cynane becomes the first member of the Argead Dynasty to perish following the death of her brother in Babylon two years earlier. To prevent a mutiny within the Macedonian Army, Perdiccas marries Cynane's daughter Adea to her half-uncle, King Philip III.In the aftermath of Cynane's death, the regency collapses as Antigonus th…
The Greco-Persian Wars come to an end with Eumenes' conquest of Cappadocia. Meanwhile, Ptolemy consolidates his rule over Egypt, while Perdiccas clears the way for Alexander's body to return to Macedon from Babylon.
Crippled by the death of Alexander, the Macedonian Empire strikes back against the Greek rebellions in Bactria and Athens. Meanwhile, Perdiccas prepares to invade Cappadocia, where the last bastion of Persian resistance clings on in the mountains of Anatolia.
The regency of Perdiccas begins in Babylon with yet more intrigue and bloodshed. Meanwhile, news of Alexander's death sparks two rebellions on opposite ends of the Macedonian Empire, as Greek soldiers in Bactria desert their posts, and the city-state of Athens launches the Lamian War in Greece.
We wrap up our first tour of the Macedonian Empire by traveling through the Upper Satrapies of the Iranian Plateau, and the far eastern satrapies of Central Asia and India. With the Partition of Babylon now complete, the regency of Perdiccas formally begins.
We begin our first tour of the Macedonian Empire a week after Alexander the Great's death. Having secured control of the regency in the name of the Kings Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, Perdiccas convenes a council to appoint satraps across the empire, in what would later become known as the "Partition of Babylon".…
Blood is spilled in Babylon, as the generals Perdiccas and Meleager resort to ruthless measures in the struggle over who should succeed Alexander the Great as King of Macedon.
The unexpected death of Alexander the Great in Babylon during the summer of 323 BC throws the Hellenic World into chaos, as his generals debate who will succeed him to rule the largest empire on Earth.
Hi there! In this introduction episode, I let you know what the focus of the show is and why I've decided to create it. Join me on a journey through a thousand years of history as we explore the rise and fall of some of the great forgotten empires of Antiquity: The Seleucids, Parthians, and Sassanids.…