Jul 4, 2016

RhoDeo 1627 Alexander 3

Hello,  a great F1 race, probably the best of the season, two battles for position in the final lap specially the one between Mercedes drivers Hamilton and Rosberg had Verstappen fans hoping he could win another Grand Prix if the two in front took each other out, it almost happened, in the end Rodberg lost his wing and the deserved lead (considering a slightly damaged car) it was his own fault. Raikonen and Verstappen went passed him and he ended up fourth just before Ricciardo. Man of the race Verstappen, the way he went from 8th to third whilst keeping Vettel behind him was phenomenal. He clearly showed his teammate Ricciardo his heels, a most deserved 2nd place and the first podium for Red Bull on it's own grounds. And thanks to Perez crashing out in the final lap the last point went to the ' Little' people of Manor who are probably having their over the moon party into the night.

The Tour has started and after the somewhat surprise win of Cavendish landing him his first Yellow jersey today's stage was only Sagan's to loose surprisingly he thought it was so after sprinting the opposition and winning he didn't raise his hand because he though he was third, a case of overconcentration. Tomorrow's stage looks like a prime candidate for another win for him, settling into the yellow jersey.. I predict a great battle for the white jersey too this year as there are 4 strong contenders for that one.

France ran over Iceland tonight after 2 goals in the first 20 minutes Iceland started to settle, but then through a forest of legs the 3-0 was scored and the Icelanders lost the belief and concentration and got another one in by Griezman 4-0 half time, the Icelanders fought back bravely in the 2nd half but 5-2 was a clear defeat. Could be an interesting semi-final now Germany has some issues.

Today the 3rd part of an historical six-part radio dramatization  about one of history's greatest and beloved conquerors. ..N'Joy

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The Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) was incontestably one of the greatest military generals of all time. From the time he sacked Thebes and crossed the Hellespont to his death 11 years later, he conquered the entire Persian empire, including Tyre, Egypt and Babylon, and moved on to the present-day northern India and Afghanistan. Though Alexander made use of the well-oiled army created by his father, he pushed the limits of Macedonian and Greek power to levels even his father, King Philip II of Macedon, could not have dreamed of.

Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. Music composed and played by Wilfredo Acosta Directed by Glyn Dearman

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A six-part radio dramatisation of the life of Alexander the Great

With today;

With Michael Maloney - Alexander
Alex Jennings - Hephaestion
Barry Foster - The Spirit of Achilles
Simon Ward - The Spirit of Patroclus
Brian Cox - King Philip II of Macedon
Geraldine James - Queen Olympias
David March - Antipatros
Malcolm Sinclair - Demosthenes / Calas
John Rye - Parmenian
Julian Rhind-Tutt - Ptolemy
Michael Onslow - Philotas
James Telfer - Pausanias
Barry J. Gordon - Aristander / Antaeus
John Evitts - Simias / Demades
John Baddeley - Atinas
Geraldine Fitzgerald - Lapithia

Alexander 03 Preparation of the Sacrifice (mp3  51mb)

03 Preparation of the Sacrifice 56:40

During Philip's expedition against Byzantium in 340 B.C., Alexander the Prince Regent, then sixteen years old, was left in Macedonia in the charge of the royal seal; at that time, he was anything but idle: he managed to subjugate the rebellious Maedi, a Thracian tribe. He took their capital town by storm, drove out the barbarous inhabitants, and created a colony of several nations in their region, calling the new town Alexandropolis.

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Alexander 01 The King's Son (mp3  51mb)
Alexander 02 I am also Alexander (mp3  51mb)

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1 comment:

earlsgate said...

alexander the great:not written down but apparently said " on my tombstone put came into the world empty handed left empty handed"

actually its written here