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Arrian Book 7 Conference Call Recording (Andre’s Group)

Here’s the audio recording for the Arrian Book 7 conference call (Andre’s group). Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Continue reading

08. November 2011 by astipanovic
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Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

It’s not much of a review, but I’ll pass on the link to my post on James Romm’s recent release Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire. If you have enjoyed The Landmark Arrian you will definitely enjo… Continue reading

20. October 2011 by dwightgreen
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Arrian – Book VII Discussion Questions

1. Life after the East [7.1-7.3 , pp. 273-278] What were Alexander’s long range goals after exploring the Persian gulf? What would have made the most sense at this point? Arrian’s assertion that Alexander “would have sought beyond the known for so… Continue reading

15. October 2011 by astipanovic
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Arrian Book 6 Conference Call Recording (Andre’s Group)

Here’s the audio recording for the Arrian Book 6 conference call (Andre’s group). Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Continue reading

04. October 2011 by astipanovic
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Arrian – Book VI Discussion Questions

1. The trip downriver begins [6.1-6.5, pp. 237-241] Alexander seems interested in exploring the Indus river valleys as his army travels southward toward the Indian Ocean. What is his interest in the geography of India at this point? Does his curio… Continue reading

25. September 2011 by astipanovic
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They “do not remain there entirely of their own will”

The conference call on Arrian Book 4 & 5 in Andre’s group had an interesting “side topic” discussion on people left to provide a garrison for Alexander’s empire. I thought a post to continue that topic would be worthwhile since it seemed the discu… Continue reading

14. September 2011 by dwightgreen
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Arrian Books 4 & 5 Conference Call Recording (Andre’s Group)

Here’s the audio recording for the Arrian Books 4 & 5 conference call (Andre’s group). Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Continue reading

13. September 2011 by astipanovic
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Alexander the Great: to boldly go

I have been meaning to post about this article regarding an intended TV series in 1964, starring William Shatner as Alexander and Adam West as Cleander. The link contains several YouTube clips from the series pilot, which was eventually released a… Continue reading

11. September 2011 by dwightgreen
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Arrian – Books IV & V Discussion Questions

Books IV & V include Alexander’s campaigns in Central Asia and the Indus river valleys in India spanning the years 329-326 B.C. Book IV begins at the Tanais/Iaxartes river on the western side of the Indian Caucasus mountains and ends with Alexande… Continue reading

15. July 2011 by astipanovic
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Arrian Book 3 Conference Call Recording (Andre’s Group)

Here’s the audio recording for the Arrian Book 3 conference call (Andre’s group). Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Continue reading

12. July 2011 by astipanovic
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