Summary: ANTIQUITAS: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World, tells the stories of the deeds, crimes, miseries, and glories of the great men and women of Greece and Rome (and beyond). Your host is bestselling historian Barry Strauss.
“Give me back my legions!” cried the Roman Emperor, but it was too late. Rome’s crushing defeat at the Teutoburg Forest kept most of Germany permanently free from Roman rule. Here is how it happened.
Let’s discover Greece firsthand together this summer on an education vacation that will take us from Athens to Actium via magical Epirus.
Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian fought for control of the Roman Empire at Actium. We tell the story.
Was it war, crime or a self-inflicted wound? It was, in any case, the greatest battle between Caesar and Pompey, and it took place here, at Pharsalus, Greece, in 48 BC.
It’s hardly a household word today, but Zama decided the fate of Rome. Join us for the epic battle of two titans, Hannibal and Scipio.
Hannibal’s victory at Cannae was one of the most dramatic in history yet ultimately one of the least fruitful. Here’s how it happened.
Follow one of history’s most dramatic clashes of kings, when Alexander and Darius fought, for the first time, at Issus,
Learn how Alexander won his first clash with the Persian army, in a cavalry battle on the banks of a river in what is now northwestern Turkey.
Salamis, the great clash at sea between Greece and Persia.
We talk to Brett McKay, of The Art of Manliness, about Thermopylae, 300 Spartans, and their meaning for us today.
“Go Tell the Spartans” – and what that famous phrase means.
What’s the history of the great battle behind the famous race? Join us and find out.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears for the real story of Caesar’s Funeral.
What really happened in the Roman Senate meeting where Julius Caesar was assassinated? Join me and Dr. Francesco Galassi MD, the distinguished paleopathologist, for a fascinating look at the famous events of March 15, 44 BC.
Who were the men who plotted to kill Caesar and what were their motivations? Join me and classicist Michael Fontaine to find out.