Jul 18, 2016

RhoDeo 1629 Alexander 5


Today the 5th 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;

Michael Maloney - Alexander
Alex Jennings - Hephaestion
Barry Foster - The Spirit of Achilles
Simon Ward - The Spirit of Patroclus
Geraldine James - Queen Olympias
Charles Kay - The Persian King, Darius III
John Rye - Parmenian
Sean Barrett - Philip, Alexander's physician
Keith Drinkel - Lysimachus / Mazaeus
Julian Rhind-Tutt - Ptolemy
Michael Onslow - Philotas
Mark Straker - Perdiccas
James Telfer - Eumenes
Philip Anthony - Artabazus
John Evitts - Simias
Teresa Gallagher - Barsine
Diana Payan - Sisygambis
Rachel Atkins - Phais
Richard Pearce - The Eunuch

Alexander 05 The Hunt of the God King (mp3  52mb)

05 The Hunt of the God King 57:14

From Gordium and his cutting of the Gordian knot, which could only be loosed by the man who was to rule Asia, Alexander continues on the road to Syria. It is early autumn of the year 333 B.C. when Alexander is marked by a violent fever that arrested him for a while in Tarsus. When he recovers, Alexander comes head to head with King Darius during the Battle of Issus on the north-east Mediterranean coast. He defeats Darius and send him and the relic of his army in feral flight back to the east. It was an incident which did not modify Alexander's plan. He did not press the pursuit far, although the great king's camp with his harem fell into his hands.

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Alexander 01 The King's Son (mp3  51mb)
Alexander 02 I am also Alexander (mp3  51mb)
Alexander 03 Preparation of the Sacrifice (mp3  51mb)
Alexander 04 The Road to Gordium (mp3  51mb)

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