Early History of The Black Sea, Perspectives on Ukrainian and Russian History.
Intro is the Russian Presidential Address of 2014. Then an outline of different perspectives on Russian History, and next a description of the geography and early history of the Black Sea region from the time of the Ancient Greeks
Part 2 of 2 on the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BC. In 334 BC Alexander’s Greek/Macedonian army of conquest marched into Asia. Here I tell the story of the campaign, and Alexander’s plans to forge a new Greco-Persian culture
One morning in late summer 490 BC, an army of about 9,000 Athenians with 1,000 allies from Plataea woke early to the news that the mighty Persian foe were heading their way. The navy of the mightiest Empire in the world had landed some twenty-six miles from Athens. After days of stand-off, the fight was on. For the Greeks this was a fight for survival. Subscribe or leave a review in iTunes