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The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Classicist James Romm tells the story of Alexander the Great, who united his empire and his army by the force of his will. His death at age 32 spelled the end of that unity, and Romm focuses on the dramatic saga of the empire’s collapse in his book Ghosts on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire.

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James Romm

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Comments [6]

Herb from nyc

There is one civilization that exists today that had considerable dealings with Alexander the Great & with the Greeks after his death. The Jews have record of these dealing.

Nov. 03 2011 02:46 PM
lulu from greenwich library

the Greeks brought adult retention of juvenile characteristics to the Persian.. introduced soft living and paederasty. Today, are the Greeks distroying the Euro or is the Euro destroying the Greeks?

Nov. 02 2011 06:55 PM

oh so typical of boys... keeping his options open.

Nov. 02 2011 01:25 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Alexander were truly one of the earliest "one worlders" and this did not go down well with many of his followers. He was definitely could be a very rough guy, but insanely brave nonetheless.

Nov. 02 2011 01:14 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

I look forward to this segment. It is very important history.

Nov. 02 2011 01:07 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

I would love to hear a bit about the Ptolemies and the Seleucids

Nov. 02 2011 01:07 PM

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