Jul 25, 2016

RhoDeo 1630 Alexander 6


Today the final 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 06 Great Son of Ammon (mp3  52mb)

06 Great Son of Ammon  57:14

With the Panhellenic war of revenge now over, the Thessalians and Greek allies were sent home; since then Alexander was conducting a purely personal war. Alexander's political and ideological views on the empire were changing: He had come to new political idea of two jointly ruling people: Macedonians and Persians. That new politics created opposition and misunderstanding between Alexander and Macedonians.

It is the summer of the year 330 B.C. Alexander, with his fastest troops, chased Darius for 12 days and nights and travelled over 800 km. Meanwhile, Darius troop strength was reduced to 6,000 foot and 3,000 horse. Darius had moved to Bactria, to Bessus - the satrap of Bactria. It was an thrilling chase of king by king, in which each covered the ground by barely credible exertions, past Rhagae (Rai) and the Caspian gates, till early one morning Alexander came in sight of the broken train which still clung to the fallen king.

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

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great! Now I can binge-listen to the whole series... thanks!