Alexander the Great & Philip II with Ian Worthington artwork
Experts on History

Alexander the Great & Philip II with Ian Worthington

  • S1E3
  • 49:15
  • November 8th 2021

Did you know that Alexander's father laid the plans to invade Asia? Prof. Ian Worthington delves into the nitty gritty of Philip II of Macedon and tells us why he is more interesting than his son Alexander the Great, as well as discussing Solon, Greek democracy and the rise of the Roman Empire.

Professor Ian Worthington received his PhD from Monash University in Australia and specializes in Greek history and oratory. He is a prolific author having written eight books, as well as co-authoring and editing another ten and he has translated two volumes of the Greek orators (in the University of Texas Oratory of Classical Greece series), and written over 100 articles and essays on Greek history, oratory, epigraphy, and literature.

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The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:

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