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Fresh update on "alexander" discussed on VB in the Middle
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But remember, I only have less than three years of community college credits, so you need to lower your expectation on my capabilities, but it's best I can. When I talk about history every single day is I try to add some perspective on things. Don't generally like how history is presented by most people of good guys and bad guys and certain situations. That's obviously It's clear who's good and bad. Whole part in the killing fields. Pull pot was the bad guy. There sits quick that let's just clear that up right now, but in general Look, even pull pop. What he was doing the right thing. He's an evil monster, but thought he was doing the right thing. So I don't like to present things. That's why I talk about things the way I do. I don't present the thing saintly victim the way our history does that. I don't present the conqueror the way our history does. I just everywhere all good and bad. But I do think The way we all talk about Alexander the great It's funny because you can't really hear anybody say a negative word about Alexander the great And look. Everybody loved their everyone admired him. Everyone admires him. Never lost the battle. Incredible, incredibly brave. I would never put the guy down. Alexander the great was a beast. But Alexander the great Invaded the biggest empire on Earth and slaughtered hundreds of thousands of people, and he did it basically unprovoked. Well, here's the thing. I'm not putting him down. I'm not. But we look at him like a hero. Pressure was not aggressively going after Greece at this time. They certainly weren't going after Macedonia. Version was Kind of a tolerant empire and extremely tolerant empire for their time. Practice your religion, however you want You do your thing. Remember, the Persians sent the juice back to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. That person's did that. Hey, go back home, And here's somebody rebuild your temple. Oh, by the way, Here's some guards while you're rebuilding the temple. That's how tolerant the Persians were. But because world Western Society and Macedonian know the Greeks were viewed as the kind of the foundations of Western society and the Persians They weren't and that part of the country that part of the world is still one. You know, I ran that we still have so many huge problems with, so there's a religious difference of location difference. There. We look at it and I'm just as guilty. This is anyone else We look at Alexander the great as just this awesome general died too young. Alexander, the great invaded a relatively peaceful nation unprovoked and slaughtered people. I mean, he's never mentioned like a love like we talked about Ganga's con Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan didn't do a whole bunch of things unprovoked. You can argue his China stuff was unprovoked. Remember that whole wiping out Islam in the Middle East like setting it back? 1000 years thing. He was trying to trade with those people, and they kept killing his emissaries and find that he throws up his hands and says All right, I'm like, yes, we're going to war. He was said he was sending trade goods. And then look, you don't necessarily wanna poke Genghis Khan and the ribs too many times that doesn't generally work out well. Nazi Alexander the great, alright Dr Jesse Although the United States has the most powerful military on the planet in totality are their individual branches of the military's and other countries that are as good as ours On a per capita or man to man basis. For example, I read that certain elements of the Israeli military or a sophisticated is ours. In addition, do you think the Chinese military will be able to compete with ours in the near future? Let's start with your last question. First. China has more ships in the water than BTO as we speak right now. China is advancing rapidly, technologically, and they're advancing quickly in space technology. It is a big deal. It's more than just Star Wars Space Force stuff. You get this Russia They have things they can send into space. Things that can I'm not making this. I'm not making this up. You can sneak up behind our satellites. Satellites. We used to see what's happening around the world. They can sneak up behind them. And pushed them off course and ruin them for us. Russia has that ability. China's gaining that ability. It's one of those things people don't talk about, because it's so it sounds it sounds like you're messing with people. Space is the next frontier of military technology, and China is gaining and that rapidly Are they there yet? No, but there's something else to the China thing. Talk about that. And the other military units hang on a second. You missed out. Catch up. Jesse Kelly show dot com One and three adults has pre diabetes one in three. That means it could be you.
How to move forward with China
"To fourteen point list of grievances via the australian media. Second wine joined beef. Bali timber lobster call among our exports that the chinese communist party has imposed tariffs on. And then that tweet. This is the tweet of the posting of a digitally altered of an australian soldier about to slit the throat of an afghan child. The chinese embassy issuing a bellicose statement the rage in roar of some ustralian politicians and media was misreading and reaction. It said to deflect public attention from the horrible atrocities by sickness soldiers and to blame china for the worsening of bilateral ties. So what's going on. He and asha camera respond. Jeff rabi is a former australian ambassador to the people's republic of china and he's author of china's grand strategy and australia's feature in the new global order. That's just been published and it's available in all good bookstores jeff. Welcome back to the show so some great to be back now. I your thoughts about beijing's response to australia in recent weeks so we have that list of the foreign complaints the wind terrace and of course that tweet while a say i up disappointing to see the slights that have been made After the two quite constructive comments at the triumph prime minister a last week quite clearly. The prime minister was Diplomatically signaling That there was a strong wish to start a process of getting back to some sort of more normal relationship between the two countries the product make though it sounds dramatic when you run those three things together the way you have done that certainly not the same thing. And i'm not sure that they're all necessarily coordinated. I mean the fourteen points clearly seems to be freelancing by the embassy on matters that well known and in the public record in any case at a very odd way of putting something out if you leak it to a channel nine television crew that seems to be pretty casual behavior by the embassy then the tariff spo there has been a processing trained for months on the wind tariffs and i do understand that that was the normal process and the strain companies were busily making written submissions as part of that process. And then the tweet The present time it sounds like it's been contrived by the chinese foreign ministry as individual action. it was a tweet that was particularly widely on social media by a now nationalist artist and twitter and the foreign ministry spokesperson on his private twitter account. Pinder to name and so it's philippine. Middle level action doesn't really look to millions of any of these really coordinated broad cross section of the australian people just looking at the y. People who've responded this week is there is outrage and surely win china. does things like. This doesn't make it harder for people like you because you've been an eminent company on this issue for several years now. Hugh watt a bobcar. Pass gas on this program. Of course the former prime minister paul keating. Doesn't it make it hot. A all of you to make the case that al leaders should try to rebuild trust with such a regime yet. I can understand the public outrage especially the media is going into overdrive steer and just as you have said running all these things together as a coordinated action from the state It does make it harder to get sensible constructive discussion going a story about how we deal with these things. I like to find myself in such august company as you outlined. And you might add gareth evans. Many others that to the group as well but it certainly history doesn't help and it's difficult context in which to conduct foreign policy. What we're seeing is what is like to live in the situation with china relationships In a very poor state now. Other people in camera that i see welcome this their peopling camera who have the view that bad relations with china are inevitable. This is the new normal. We should get used to it and lupus it while the questioning myself. And the august company you've being linking me with. Is this the best interest of australia. And it also basic question. Your what has australia down to bring on china's in this way why you think china is picking on again. Picking on is quite pejorative. They're not doing this to other states. Our other key point. And i would phrase that differently tom i would say how is it that astray amongst like minded friends and allies other liberal democracies in the world in the region why's at the trial has become an outlaw and i think that really needs to be part of the public discussion. Isn't the reason. The australia is so over exposed to chinese pressure in beijing. Nosy so the chinese leaders going to inflict pain on australia whenever they can't australia. And not the other like minded way boy more. In other countries we ought to forty percent of our exports to china. No other country has that kind of exposure. I prefer countries in the region. China is by far the largest trading power. I mean that exposure would be the same for korea south korea which is liberal democracy in the region. it would be near that level. For nearly all the countries in the east asian region china is the dominant economic patna of all of the countries in the region and that is just a fact at its reflects. The extent to which china has grown as the dominant economic power in east asia. Alexander downer. The former. Foreign minister says that now's the time to reduce our exposure to china. But what everyone is saying. There's nothing new novel in that. And obviously when people start to realize that we are going to have for a long time a difficult and challenging relationship with china's manage. That's a fairly obvious. Point to make interesting from In addition to being former minister former director of the board of while clay. And very active Proponent in boosting. Australia china trade relations phrase time as soon as minister and i work very closely with him in that and i think we achieved a lot. So why wouldn't you wanna diversify every sensible business. Every sensible company diversifies the port made over and over again on this aspect is that it's going to be very hard. Because of the absolute scale and growth and prosperity of china. You are a foreign policy realist. All gripe house ruthless and that includes chana hardball at every turn and the stronger. China gets the more likely to throw its wide around now to the extent. These realist analysis is correct. How on earth do we solve. this problem. absolutely correct agree with all those points. Another point that needs to be made. And you don't make it much tom. And your pride yourself as being a realist and that is the relationship is asymmetrical that is effect. We need china. More than china needs us. This is not a comfortable place for us to be but it's a place we are. It's a place where we're stack and will remain and so We need to work out how to manage that relationship and we haven't done a particularly good job of a judging by the state rewritten today. So although you express yourself in a different way you essentially gray with the foreign policy realists professor join me shauna regular guest on this program and he argues that his china's power increases its definition of its national interests will grow and then beijing will seek a survey influence in areas on which its future security and prosperity dependent in response. The us will go to great lengths to stop china's rises. It essentially. your argument is well up a poet. I'm a great Admire of joint mish as well. I differ with him on a couple of points but his analysis and arguments have been hugely influential in helping me shape my thinking about these But i put on sphere of influence is. I think that's already happened. I think china is the dominant paranagua this at length in my book in eurasia from the east china sea to also china is the dominant parent. That's happened largely because sanctions against russia poor economic performance by russia Pushback from from europe against russia has meant that brushes had to cede to china's ascendancy in eurasia and so very part of the world. And i think we now live in a world of michigan talks about a world of two great powers with boundary orders and in the question then becomes is some equilibrium at stable between the two. And i believe there is.
Boston - Rhode Island Enters 2-Week Coronavirus Shutdown
"Rhode Island is on pause. The ocean State today began a two week pause, all in an attempt to slow the spread of Cove it in the ocean state. W P R I's Alexander Leslie is more details on what is now open what is closed and what is restricted in Rhode Island. Students in free school through eighth grade can continue with full in person and hybrid plans. Colleges and offices will be remote and high schools will have limited in person learning. You could also keep medical appointments and personal services appointments like hair and nails, though some businesses will be forced to close down bar areas, recreational areas like casinos and bowling alleys. And indoor sports facilities, gyms and group fitness won't be open until at least December, 14th. Pause comes on the same day that hospitals in Rhode Island reached capacity for covert 19 patients.
Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?
"Socialist prime minister tells citizens to please leave a chair empty this year's family Christmas dinner as a precaution all face the possibility of having that chat empty forever the stock message reflects worries of a small a festive family gatherings as Europeans battle with containing the surging coded nineteen pandemic over the holiday season Alexander the crow argues the country's long running closely efforts should not be thrown away for the sake of a few warm and fuzzy house exchanging gifts on the a Christmas tree he says I would not want the progress of the possible weeks to be wasted because of four days Europe's nations are struggling to reconcile cold medical advice with a tradition the calls the big gatherings in often poorly ventilated rooms I'm Charles there this month
Vandals Try to Pull Down Chicago Park's McKinley Statue
"Now to the mystery after a nationwide spree of destruction aimed at statues of historical figures like george washington and abraham lincoln tonight. Who might have done it. And why lane alexander reports in spokane washington. It was a statue of president. Lincoln splashed with red paint in portland. A cemetery dedicated to veterans of america's nineteenth century wars tagged with graffiti toppled george washington statue in minneapolis and chicago. This statue at mckinley park historic monuments and during the thanksgiving weekend all targeted by vandals on many a similar message anti-colonialism graffiti no more genocide and the words land back an apparent reference to a campaign focused on returning american land to indigenous peoples so far in portland three arrests for facing grocery store all of it reminiscent of similar backlash against confederate statues. In recent years message that people are trying to deliver that they want to see a change. A change in the system of white supremacy that is characterized by these public events and memorials that speed to a very painful pass across the country. Police are still searching for those responsible.
New York PD detective's desire to help family turns into platform now helping first responders nationwide
"Detectives desire to help a former colleague through unimaginable tragedy. It's turned into a platform to support first responders across the country. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver has that story Stalker was born August 31st 2017. Just eight months later, she was diagnosed with Alexander's disease. Jennifer Caesar at 11 months old. The rare nervous system disorder has on Lee affected 300 people in the last 80 years. Breath and Jason are her parents. She never talked, but He communicated with her eyes with her gestures with her smile. Callie was hospitalized 40 times last year. Will you ever be able to get out of medical debt? I don't think so. E mean it was just stifling the amount of their medical bills multiplied. We want him to know that we're here. We can't Jason is a New York City sergeant. His former NYPD partner, Detective Robert Garland, suggested a crowdfunding campaign but the stock her family was worried about potential online. Scammers. Lester, Listen, I'm gonna put pen to paper on. We're gonna make something just for you guys. So you get the help that you guys deserve what started as a way to help a friend in need became a three year project to develop the fun, the first website. Harlan's Research discovered that out of more than an estimated 50,000 campaigns online that focused on the military and first responders, at least 3% have duplicates. So he partnered with the system called I d dot Me, which helps securely verify someone's identity, including their job as a first responder. It's the on Lee Crowdfunding website dedicated to those on the front lines. So when I don't it comes to a campaign. They know that the money is actually going to a trusted source. So far, they have more than 66 active campaigns. Have raised more than $350,000, including one to help the Lake Charles Police Department recover from working. Laura 22 employees lost everything they were legitimately sleeping on the floor in the squad room. That night because they had nowhere nowhere else together. They're trying to raise $100,000 to help their officers buy furniture and rebuild, really re energizes you and definitely restores your faith and folks out there. Does it mean to you that Callie's legacy is going to live on through this site of helping others? It's huge. Thanks Thanks so so much much that that was was CBS CBS Is Is Mega Mega Oliver Oliver reporting. reporting. It's It's
"Most without equal for this recipe you will need one each skylark thrush quayle ortolan lapping. Golden plover partridge woodcock. -til guinea hen guinea fowl. Wild duck red pheasant. Wild goose boostered and fake pecker pluck and got the birds then stuff the smallest bird into the next smallest birds cavity and so on until you have one neutron star of bird meet paraphrased from seventeenth century cookbook and you thought her duck in was a new thing. My name's moxy. And this is your brain on facts. Two days after this episode drops. It is thanksgiving in the united states and the supporters at patriot. Dot com slash. Your brain on facts voted to go. Turkey talk today. So let's go through the myths and misconceptions by working our way through a painting an odd choice as this is an audio only medium. Certainly luckily we don't have to pick just one painting. Most paintings depicting the first thanksgiving in giant air quotes of sixteen twenty. One contain the same things about of puritan settlers dressed in austere black clothing. With bright metal buckles gathered around a table laden with food. Maybe the family patriarch is offering a prayer and a small group of native americans can be seen in the background. Maybe one or two in the foreground. If i were to show you jennie. Augusta browns combs. The first thanksgiving or the first thanksgiving by louise jerome farris painted within a year of each other in the early twentieth century. Incidentally you'd say oh. Yeah that was in my history book which year all of them probably. That's how we've been taught to think of historical thanksgiving's but we're not school kids anymore. So it's time to update that image paintings of the first thanksgiving referred to that feast in sixteen twenty one in plymouth massachusetts. What we actually know about the feast. Concretely is very limited. It mostly comes from a single letter. Written by a communist named edward winslow two hundred and twenty years later in eighteen forty one. His letter was published in chronicles. Of the pilgrim fathers by boston writer and publisher alexander young and it was young. Who called the gathering. The first thanksgiving even though the word thanksgiving doesn't appear anywhere in winslow's letter that feast wouldn't have been thanksgiving to the pilgrims. Puritans did observe thanksgiving days after fortunate events like a good harvest. The were religious observances. People spent the day in church often in silent prayer and they fasted rather than feasted. It's almost the polar opposite of the way we celebrate thanksgiving today. So that day wasn't thanksgiving and it wasn't even the first for a few reasons for starters. It didn't happen a second time. Let alone annually. So it can hardly be said to be the first of anything it would take more than two hundred years for an autumn. Feast referred to as thanksgiving too widely proliferate second. It wasn't the first meal shared by europeans and native americans in the new world. A reasonable drive from my home here in. Virginia is the berkeley plantation where a thanksgiving feast was held this one by the europeans alone. Three dozen settlers arrived in the chesapeake bay in sixteen nineteen on a ship. Captain by a man who had survived the winter of sixteen o nine in the jamestown colony a winter referred to as the starving time after a rough two and a half months at sea and another week on inland waterways. They finally arrived at berkeley hundred later called berkeley plantation on december fourth. They disembarked assembled a meal. From what shifts rations. They still had ham and wasters probably and said prayers of thanksgiving. It was declared that their arrival must be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to almighty god end so it was for two whole years in march of sixteen twenty two. The poyton having noticed that the settlers weren't leaving and in fact were expanding their territory and kept trying to convert and civilize them attacked berkeley and other settlements killing over three hundred fair playboys if you ask historians in maine they'll tell you the first. Such meal happened not in sixteen twenty one in massachusetts but in sixteen. O seven in papa main. The popham colony barely lasted a year. Thanks to a fire in their storehouse during the particularly harsh winter and miscalculations like staying in a four right on the shore rather than moving inland where the forest could provide a windbreak. They arrived in the
Janet Yellen Set to Lead Treasury Department Under Biden
"The Associated Press reporting. President elect Joe Biden has chosen former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to service Treasury secretary. It's a pivotal role in which he would help shape and direct his economic policies. Her nomination confirmed by the AP by a person familiar with Mr Biden's plans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss them. Yellen, widely admired in the financial word world, would be the first woman to lead the Treasury apartment in a line stretching back to Alexander Hamilton and 17 89. Cheese. 74 years old by just celebrated his 78th birthday of few years ago, yelling by the way, was also the first woman to serve as Fed chair. She later became an adviser to Biden's presidential
Biden Picks Janet Yellen To Be Treasury Secretary In Historic Appointment
"President-elect biden's early cabinet pick suggest an emphasis on experience and also on diversity. He says he will nominate a latino had the department of homeland security. He chose the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence. The office of treasury secretary is existed since alexander. Hamilton's time and there's never been a woman in that job. Until now biden says janet yellen will be his nominee sent to the senate. Npr's scott horsely joins us now to talk about yellen nomination either. Scott good morning steve. So a fairly mainstream pick even if it breaks breaks a barrier. That's right yellen is a trailblazer. But it's a familiar trail by now so people seem reassured by this news yesterday. The stock market took news of of yelling nomination in stride progressive certainly welcomed it and some conservatives applauded as well yellen is a familiar face in washington cheap. She led the federal reserve for four years. She was also a top economist. In the clinton white house she's described as extremely competent and experienced She's familiar central bankers around the world. And she somebody who can build consensus which should be another valuable skill at the top of the treasury department.
Janet Yellen Set to Lead Treasury Department Under Biden
"We see the Dow right now. 356 points the NASDAQ now up 38, the S and P. 524 the markets. Getting a boost here in the final hour trading on report that President Joe Biden has chosen former Fed chair Janet Yellen to service Treasury secretary of The Wall Street Journal reporting this and now other sources to Yellen's widely admired in the financial world would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in line stretching back to Alexander Hamilton and 17
Live not by Lies and the Danger of Soft Totalitarianism
"Four describes. How after throwing. Peter jon jail for teaching and proclaiming. Jesus the resurrection of the dead. The san hadrian demanded they not speak or teach at all in the name. Of jesus peter bluntly replied we cannot help but speak about what we have seen in hurt throughout history. Of course. Christians have faced demands to be silent throughout history. They've refused the word martyr. In fact is derived from the greek word that means witness and live not by lies a manual for christian dissident blogger and author. Rod dreher thinks that christians in the west are now entering a season. Not only have to decide whether or not we'll be silent. We have to decide whether or not we will allow ourselves to be forced to go along. With what is not true with lies like those who endured the hardest days of communist eastern europe western christians face a totalitarian future though he admits the totalitarianism talibanism of today is different. In a number of ways dreyer thinks it is still the correct word to describe the all encompassing ideologies of our day that seek to control not just our actions but our thoughts. Of course we don't face sort of state sponsored violence persecution or physical coercion. That many many others have throughout history. One doesn't end up in a gulag for criticizing the new sexual orthodoxy or for refusing to use the demanded pronouns but some have lost jobs. Some have lost future. Some have lost their degree programs. Others like cake artist jack phillips or floors bear. No stutzman have all but lost their livelihood in our current context. What dreyer calls soft atallah. -tarian ism is mostly administered. Not by the state but by corporations and other institutions that are run by managerial elites are social media profiles our smartphones and our smart speakers provide these managerial elites in corporations with an unprecedented ability to monitor what we say in what we do. China which is also an expert of course in hard to tolerate. -tarian ism is an example of how soft -tarian could proceed especially their social credit system which determines who's allowed to buy to sell to travel based on their social behavior here even as more instruments of technological surveillance or put into place an additional layer of enforcement comes from corporate america and our recent conversation for the breakpoint podcast rod dreher pointed to the corporate reaction to indiana's religious freedom restoration. Act that dates back to two thousand and fifteen. He sees it as a key moment of cultural transition. I do too though. Indiana's legislation was essentially identical to its federal counterpart corporations responded by threatening economic sanctions. Some corporations closed down offices in the state. The ncaa which is based in indianapolis threatened to move the final four basketball tournament and then when the christian owners memories pizza expressed support for the measure they were bombarded with negative online reviews and even had to close down temporarily because of all the threats of violence during the controversy a man whose mother had grown up under the hard to teheran ism of communism wrote to roger and told him that his mom saw parallels to what had happened in eastern europe since then many others from across europe told their own observations. Many of these moving stories are included in the book. In fact the interviews with christians who remain faithful under communist tyranny. That rod includes in. This book are worth reading. Even if you aren't convinced by his comparisons between their day hours above all these dissidents such as father thomas loft colaco vic a jesuit priest. Who was responsible for an underground church network and czechoslovakia. Have a great deal to teach us about what it means to live. Not by lies. We have much to learn from the bender family from prague about how to categorize our own children when everything it seems as pointing them away from the truth and we have much to learn from people like russian christian dissident alexander. Oh garage knockoff. And of course sultanate's in an hovel and so many others will go down in the annals of church history many as
Michael J. Fox retiring again because of health
"The nineteen eighties were good to michael. J. fox the actor shot to fame with roles in the sitcom family ties and the back to the future foods at backup. Don't have enough road to get eighty eight rows row but in nineteen ninety-one age of twenty. Nine fox was diagnosed with early onset. Parkinson's disease in two thousand. He founded the michael j. fox foundation for parkinson's research organization has raised a billion dollars to find a cure through it. All fox found a way to maintain his signature optimism until twenty eighteen when his sunny disposition took a significant hit fox underwent spinal surgery. Then a serious fall that forced him to confront his mortality. He writes about that year in his new book. No time like the future which is out this week and michael. J. fox joins me now. Welcome here tell me about that fall. Well i when dealing with my thirty thirty. Th year outlook parkinson's so that that kind of had handle on been ahead. Spinal tumor had surgery on that and it took me a while to learn how to walk again. I'd barely learn what getting when i of course declared independence until they could walk on my own. And i belong in so i got up. Walk into the kitchen swift flooring shattered my arm and all the dean indignities that was for some reason cutting blow so you as you say you were dealing not only with parkinson's for many years you've just gone through this incredibly dangerous surgery to remove a tumor from your spine. Just spend a moment there for a minute. How serious was that spinal diagnosis in was pretty seriously lifting for a while for a few years. But he's been in a benign and static wasn't doing anything from the dodgers. Just watch that check on every now and then so when the last time that checked on it had grown quite considerably was actually on spinal cord itself which then made Something that Attach because they can't in any way touch her to remove some spinal for when you touch it. But johns hopkins adopted feodor. When's your with me. Discuss the risk. The risk of not doing it where i would be paralyzed by now by as we speak from when win puts me that way i realized yeah and then there you are lying on the floor in your apartment in new york city. Your arm shattered. You'd gone through all of these challenges and gotten through them for the most part right. So where do you think the darkness came from. Why did you so desperately lose that optimism that to become known for some reason it was almost instantaneous last lemon unknown lemonade Unbelie it was angry myself for taking for granted Detention in the in the care they put into my health in my in my life and you know what family Asked me to be careful. When i said don't be careful. Careful careful Carelessly walking too fast and it was two kind of full of pride of of at my might chievements to understand the risks of taking an inadequate To at risk in all the time engine Physical therapists who put me at risk and anti alexander myself I agree as said about how they push china's within a bum. Catchy raised the land myself. They get passes the nothing it was like. I started thinking with the parkinson's community i Optimism tennessee. And i kind of said it'll be okay and and really there are people that had a misery index lot higher needle. Lend me with a broken arm. Bagging car is these are people who've lost lives homes country family children woodward by bam. Who am i to tell them to be have to miss it online on the slowly a rag or i can see why you would be angry but what about scared was scared to well. Isn't that what happened. Was that came out of that. Here that come off the floor and heavily armed fiction which function in a. I would let examined all these things. Fear aging gratitude. Just all of these things came through my mind. And as i made notes on them out for no reason Lebron you're going through something with take contemporaries in alabama a. He's not that. I said let's deceased together into the story of what happened and how i lost and regained my commitment. How might new. Optimism is kind of a little more informed with a little more realistic eating. Be realistic at the same time. You reminded us for those who need to be reminded how precious thing it is to walk. And i found the way that you described your relationship with wheelchairs to be very powerful at one point in the book said that. Unless you know the person who's pushing you can be a very isolating experience in fact you compared yourself to a piece of luggage and then you went on to say that if we could ever just look at each other in the eye we would recognize our shared humanity. And i just want to thank you for that. Because actually i had never thought of that before and those are probably things. I imagine that you for granted at some stage in your life as as being and i talked about that will move momentum me my life and and how i was always moving in in my job is an actor. Energy do stunts or having physical representations of what was happening or as an athlete another good one persona in so. When i look at things i will shares do thing one to have been nail biting person. My whole life into be can't walk in the other thing about being in the chair. Is that for me personally. I'm i'm i'm someone who is easily recognizable. Everybody knows intense speed familiar with and even if they don't know me as a privilege of what i do but when you're unsure you just a piece of luggage and pushing Order hotel something. He's escaped me from point being open to get five bucks in so you just stay in you push Facing the wall can't get into the verbally again. Like you will not have Beings open as they are. They might as well. Apple's own smoke last bubbles. Is that people to be going on with him. Well let's talk about your acting career. The thing that made it so that people recognize you on the street. You've gotten roles in recent years. The didn't hide the fact that you had parkinson's symptoms but actually incorporated that into the role such as louis canning of courses. The lawyer on the tv drama. The good wife with listen to a scene there. I suffer from a condition turtle disconnect asia which is released a funny word for neurological disorder. And it makes me do this. And this i if you just look at me all of us to it so and i won't mind in the book you say that you're ready to accept the your acting career is over to an extent i i laugh in fact it's something surprisingly something to change but yeah the last couple times. I acted i actually. I haven't played warners again anyway. Resume lines difficulty for some reason. Always been some interesting. Even with. I look at her family. Ties scripted from five minutes Show and i just said they photographic memories Position where i didn't know struggling with the lines Lear capital in time in hollywood going off assessing what. What is the deal. But unlike him in that movie. Who's parading himself really angry when i found myself in that position. I said i'll gable. This isn't working so maybe we'll find some other way to do it or not. Do you also say you may be done with gulf another thing that you've loved. How is it letting these things go or acknowledging that it might be time soon to let them go. Insights about acceptance and gratitude and acceptance. Part of it is what is accepted into circuit. That is what liz i can deal with that. An investing came endeavor to change it. But if you don't accept the and be more blog that be cranny of your life Adjusted so. I accepted the fact that i assume golf club too hard. I fall down in a like boohoo. I'm falling nanosecond. Only now therefore i don't put myself in that position again fall down on but maybe one day i'll be treated in a way or find some way to get so. I don't fall down in the gulf again. I'll be grateful for it. It's just a matter. Is that come compartmentalizing really. It's taking inventory seeing where that fits in your life and the losses that have had are more than compensated for by my family my friends by the role habit in the parsis communities it change to relationships with people on the street to how much i enjoy reading how much film much writing is less to joe you live. I'm speaking with michael j. fox whose new book is called no time like the future and optimists considers mortality and michael. Similar listening to this may have just been diagnosed with parkinson's and that could be very frightening for them as you. Well know in fact you become an ambassador of sorts. For for folks with parkinson's what's your message to people who've just recently been diagnosed as i was talking to manually. Today's few was just diagnosed in like me was diagnosed. Daytona nine Items that was twenty nine years ago. So i did. I said for you. Being diagnosed a twenty nine means for sure no doubt bank on it. Better write it down. It will be here in your lifetime. And how much credit can the fox foundation take for that. I will take not moods. It'd be happy happened. We we are the largest funded research in private sector but never a mission. Our mission is we have a thing. When we first started we about how to structure foundation dissimilar brought up endowments down like e bala money said on this again and said we won't be doing that. Come to go out so we operated on then in the set aside purely motive. Where would you do it. It's your model that each is trying to get this work done as quickly as we can for people in. It's been so yeah. Optimism is is a driver knows every night. You because because there's no sense doing something again at least argue for michael j. fox thank you so much. Be well you to
What Biden's America could look like
"In much of the world and nowhere more. So than among america's allies joe biden's victory has come as a great relief under his presidency. There will be no more bullying and threats to leave. Nato america will stop treating the european union as a photo on trade or its own forces stationed in south korea as a protection racket in place of donald. Trump's wrecking bowl. Mr biden will offer an outstretched hand working over simply on global crises. From kuroda to climate change under mr trump america's favorability ratings in many allied countries sank to new lows. Mr biden promises to make america a beacon again a champion of lofty values and the defender of human rights leading as he puts it in his acceptance speech not only by the example of our pa but by the power of our example allies are central to mr biden's vision he rightly sees them as a multiplier of american influence tuning a country with a quarter of global. Gdp into a force with more than double that he is also a multilateral by instinct on his first day in office he will rejoin the paris agreement on climate change which america formerly left on november the fourth unlike mr trump. He believes it is better to lead the world health organization than to leave it. He will reinvigorate arms control a priority being to ensure order new. Start the last remaining. Nuclear pact with russia is extended beyond february the fifth he would like to rejoin the nuclear deal with iran that mr trump dumped if he can persuade the iranians to go back into compliance inevitably. America's friends have a long list of things they hope it will do as it reimburses global leadership the demand stretch from places and organizations. Mr trump has abused such as the un and allies like germany. Two parts of the world. He has ignored such as much of africa. And it will not be smooth traveling not all countries in our style jake for a return to obama era politics when america lead from behind and blood. It's red lines. Several countries on nato's front line with russia like the way defenses. Have been beefed up under mr trump and asian allies like how mr trump has confronted. China talked a free and open indo pacific and worked on the cloud with australia india and japan. Mr biden needs to prove that he will not turn soft. His priorities will be to quell virus and improve the economy on both counts. He can count on little support and much pushback. If the senate is under republican control as is likely such troubles at home have probably also exacerbated. The country's reluctance to take on more foreign burdens. Who can be sure that world-weary jacksonians will come galloping. Back in twenty twenty four. Perhaps even with mr trump in the saddle so rather than pile demand upon needed demand. America's allies should go out of their way to show that they have learned to pull their weight. Nato partners for example should not relax defense spending just because mr trump is no longer bullying them. Germany should pay heed to french. Average to build european defense capacity. there is scope to do so without undermining nato europeans could lend a big hand to france in these suheil in asia. The quad could keep deepening naval and other cooperation. Japan and south korea should restrain their feuding taiwan or to make a more serious contribution to its own defense. I should also work with america to repair the international order. They can support efforts to resist chinese or russian rule. Bending many countries will want to join mr biden's efforts at concerted carbon cutting mr biden will face a world full of problems but he will also start with strengths. Thanks to mr trump. He has sanctions on adversaries including iran and venezuela that he can use as chips and among friends he can seek to convert relief at renewed american engagement into stronger. Burden-sharing is allies would be wise to answer that call with enthusiasm. Finally how princess diana shaped british politics netflix's flagship series. The crown has done a fine job of telling the story of postwar britain through the prism of the monarchy. The previous series nephew is in the mid nineteen seventies mired in the miners strike and the three day week new one which began streaming on november fifteenth. Introduces us to two women. Who were destined to change the country in profound ways margaret thatcher and lady diana spencer lady thatcher made it clear from the first but she was in the business of changing the nation. They design a spencer was a bird of a very different feather. Shy girl who had failed all her o levels twice and had no interest in politics she was brought onto the national stage for the soaker of producing mail as to the throne yet. The country is still living with her political legacy as surely as it is with lady. Thatcher's princess diana's genius was to mix two of the most profound forces of modern politics emotion and anti elitism into a powerful populist cocktail. She was one of the modern masters of the politics of emotion. Feeling the people's pain just as they felt hers. She repeatedly outmaneuvered prince. Charles during long war of the wales's because she was willing to bare her soul in public interview with martin bashir of the bbc in november. Nineteen ninety-five is now the focus of controversy as her brother earl. Spencer claims that it was obtained under false pretenses using forged documents. Whatever the reason for it. The interview was a masterclass in emotional manipulation at one pivotal moment. Princess diana acknowledged that she would never be queen but hope that she would be queen of people's hearts. The princess used her mastery of the politics of feeling to turn himself into a champion of the people against the powerful. The people's princess in tony blair's raise she patronized charities that helped marginalized folks such as hiv patients and kept company with pop stars and celebrities rather than with the usual royal wax. Books the most memorable music at her funeral was not an historic him. But a song by elton john adapted for herbert originally written about another icon. Turn victim marilyn monroe. Anti elitism was directed. Not at the monarchy's wells. She happily lived in kensington palace and received a seventeen million pound. That's twenty three million dollar divorce. Settlement plus four hundred thousand pounds a year but added stunted emotional state the traditional deal to which royal side allow them to behave as they liked in crowded kings have almost always had mistresses because they marry her reasons of dynasty not compatibility so long as they behaved with decorum in public princess. Diana regarded this humbug. She succeeded in reconciling the most. Jarring of opposites despite being a top tier aristocrat. Her family the spencers. Look down on the windsors this german carpetbaggers. She was universally known as die. Her death in a car crash won her a spectacular posthumous victory against the royal court. It produced the greatest burst public lack remission. Britain has ever seen and led to widespread demands that the royal should display more emotion. As if the damn cheek could replace the stiff upper lip as the definition of britishness. What would really do the monarchy. Good show that they had grasped the lesson of diana's popularity and editorial in the independent thundered would be for the queen and the prince of wales to breakdown cry and hug one another on the steps of the abbey this saturday. Cincinnati death emotional. Populism has threaded through politics. Tony blair presented himself as the people's prime minister. He championed cool. Britannia surrounded himself with popstars and urged his staff to call me. Tony the next conservative prime minister call me. Dave cameron a distant relation of princess. Diana's adopted this combination of compassion signaling. Hugging hoodies is instead of cracking down on juvenile delinquents and studied informality relaxing and kitchen suppers replacing previous. Tory premier stiffness. Both men were responsible to that emotional. Populism interfere with the affairs of state domestic and foreign policy choices continued to be conducted according to the dictates of reason evidence brexit tears. By contrast follow the diana's script they appeal to the heart rather than the had to win their arguments. They used feelings of patriotism and resentment rather than facts about trade flows. They denounced the elites for trying to straight the wisdom of the people in much the same way as diana files denounce the palace for ignoring the people's emotions lay turned on the nation's core institutions. Parliament the civil service the supreme court when they suspected attempts to frustrate their wishes they succeeded in defeating the establishment in much the same way as princess diana had by claiming to stand for emotion rather than reason and the people rather than the elite alexander. Boris federal johnson has reconciled the opposites. He embodies justice. She did a card carrying member of the metropolitan elite. He has managed to sell himself as a man of the people as she was die. So he is. Boris the first series of the crown shows a young queen. Elizabeth studying water badgett's english constitution under the guidance of henry. Martin the vice provost of eton who kept a pet raven in a cage and address the on crisis gentlemen budgets. Great work distinguishes between the dignified branch of the constitution. The monarchy and the efficient branch elected politicians implicit in that distinction is badges perception. That emotions pose a dangerous threat to the proper conduct of politics. The monarchy provides a controlled lead for them thus enabling responsible people to get on with the difficult task of running the country by using people's feelings as the fuel for her astonishing career princess. Diana broke that safety valve britain will be living with the consequences of the emotional populism that she helped to release for years to come.
This Green Bay Quarterback Idolized Alex Trebek
"Last weekend the world lost an icon we have learned that longtime jeopardy host. Alex trebek's has died after. Waging a brave very public battle with stage. Four pancreatic cancer so remembering the man with all the answers. Now extra bet you showed up in our households more consistently than any relative. Alex trebek's was not a game show host. He was like a friend today. The athletics match schneiderman on the connection between jeopardy host. Alex trebek's and packers quarterback aaron rodgers as a kid you grew up watching him in idolizing him and spending every weeknight with him so then to see him in person here that iconic voice in person is really special for rodgers star combination having a connection to somebody s the meaningful stall. But when you meet that person they have the president and the charisma that you have hoping they and definitely athletic. I'm davidson and i'm under sculptor. It's friday november thirteenth. And this is the lead so matt you recently talked to aaron rodgers about role that jeopardy has played in his life. What was his experience with the show. Growing up yeah. He told me about how when he was a little kid. He'd be staying at his grandparents house finished dinner early. And you retire to living room for jeopardy and grandpa's in his grandma's hurt sure i'm on the ground and that's just kind of a we. Did he was so devoted to this show from a young age and then he kinda grew to appreciate it more and he's a really intellectual savant. I guess you could say big trivia buff so that kind of drew him to it and alex trebek's became one of the iconic voices of his childhood a connection with certain people for my show and i've been fortunate enough to meet a few of them but it's kinda voices on my gv. I'm talking about john. Men summerall about how frank. And then on. Monday nights before bob barker on prices riot as he got into the league he said even if there would be obligations tend to in green bay on weeknights. He would record it. I mean literally friends of mine and visit dated. Six o'clock at my house is by had any friends over. If i was dating someone. If i had any family in town they knew that six. Pm in green bay was jeopardy time. So they'd better not make any other obligations so he was a real deal jeopardy diehard what stood out to him about alex trebek's as a game show host. He said really his cadence and his sense of humor and his ability to not make fun of but have a great back and forth with. The contestants are really enjoyed the often awkward coming into the first commercial. It'd be the contestants is reaction to so many of them is what made this show so great. Now just the thank you often have some nerds out. There were really nervous about what they do. It's called mary. Core hip hop it murdered. Core hip hop. It's people who identify as nerdy rapping about the things. They love video games science fiction having a hard time meeting romantic partners. It's really catchy. And fun losers. In other words. I know teasing you. And roger said that nature of trebek's the one that was playful with the contestants and related to them a little bit rather than just being a robot reading off of a sheet because it was his job for thirty minutes every night was what drew him to him so much before he became a professional. Football player did aaron rodgers do trivia. Was he the guy at the bar at trivia night. I'm sure he was. You know he's been on a couple of game shows. You probably know it then on multiple shows jeopardy hundred dollar ear man. Eight small felt things on a billiard table lopez jennifer lawrence i. I'm sure when he went to cal berkeley and he was the big man on campus there as the quarterback he was still going to trivia night at bars. I mean he challenges himself intellectually in a lot of different ways. I did a story with him last year seeing if he could name all thirty seven players. He's turned touchdowns to in his career. Rodgers could remember the exact route. Some no name tight end ran in two thousand and eleven. Because that was the tight ends only touchdown pass from rodgers so it was really impressive. Seeing how much he's able to remember and his abilities as a quarterback. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say his ability to process information and remember kind of the tendencies of certain defensive. Players definitely transfers over to a game show. Aaron got the chance to meet. Alex trebek's five years ago when he was a contestant on celebrity jeopardy. What was it like for him to meet the game show host. He grew up watching yet. It was big for him. Because you think aaron rodgers you know. You wouldn't be florida starstruck by anyone. This was in two thousand fifteen when he met. Alex trebek's super bowl. He'd already one to mvp's but aaron said he was the one of the few people that left me starstruck. And i think to be star star can have stayed combination of having a connection to somebody. That's that's deep. Meaning for a stall jack but when you meet that person they have the presence in the charisma then you kind of hope they would and you definitely did i so excited trying to keep it together as a kid. He grew up watching him in idolizing him and spending every weeknight with him so then to see him in person here that iconic voice in person it was really special for rodgers and he just loved more so than anything. How down to earth travek was how conversational he was. It wasn't something like okay. You're here on my show getting your position and i'll do my job. He was the guy you think he is on tv. All the things that make you feel like you care about the conversation. I'm talking about old school stuff. I'm talking about striking yet. Shaking your hand looking. I contact in the conversation. I felt like present in the moment. So aaron rodgers this trivia. Buff jeopardy fanatic. It's finally on the show. How did he prepare for it. Was he like in a room going over tape. His preparation for this show was unbelievable. He was watching. Not just the ken jennings and brad rudders of the world. But he was watching random contestants just to see how they approached the game. He watched tape of other contestants just to see where they place their hands to buzzing quick enough did they stay in the same category. Did they go. Two hundred four hundred six hundred or did they bounce around to try and throw off the other contestants so he came in with a very set strategy especially to go up against mr wonderful kevin o'leary from shark tank. That was his main competition. And i'm not gonna say he wanted to win it more than he wants to win a regular week ten. Nfl game against the jaguars like they have coming up this weekend but he took this very seriously show was a dream. But you don't think we're there any highlights or any surprises any categories where aaron rodgers did surprisingly well. Yeah leader of the pack. He obviously did very well in that in three thirty four bc. This great guy. Lead thirty five thousand greeks into persia. Aaron was alexander the great correct twelve hundred. The one question he did get wrong. Which was the final jeopardy question was it showed a black and white picture of two men riding old school motorcycles and the writing question i believe was what company made these. Aaron is looking pretty happy now. Did he come up with the correct response when he wrote down who are earned standing young and the answer was hardly and davidson and he got it wrong and then there's that brief moment where alex trebek's says well let's see how much wagered and rogers had a wry smile on his face and kind of smart looking at alex. Trebek's like i already know i won. This caused him too much. No he is the winner today. Charity the tape and he said he still has the little trophy. They gave him after winning celebrity jeopardy and that big fifty thousand dollar check the money that went to charity after he won. He still has those in his house. Check now with me. Checked and little choking and i asked him. Where does that day on. Celebrity jeopardy rank among non football ventures. Because he's been on game shows he's been courtside huge sporting events. He's the face of state farm billion dollar insurance agencies. He's done a lot of fun. Commercials there he said. The liberty jeopardy is right up there. The opportunity to compete against astronaut turned senator and super successful businessman. Plus really special. You know getting those nerves friend. He walks out turn just for.
Discussing The Music Of Michael Kiwanuka
"Hello everyone welcome to another episode of sound rise. Podcast hello alexander. How're you doing today. I m doing pretty well. And i'm really happy to announce some good news for the product is something that i will listen to us. We'll probably notice right away. I've got some new equipments your microphone so i had to announce new broadcasting air great to hear and thank you so much for your support dear listeners that allows us to improve the quality of our podcast and we want to thrive to be even better in the future. So we're open to any and also any suggestions that you may have for us so check us out on patriots but also check out our social media pages as well so without further ado. Let's get down to business today. We decided to cover a more modern artists for a change. Because the last couple of times we covered a lot of classics. But now we want to talk about a very exciting young artist so alexander. Who are we talking about today. Yes as you said. It's a more modern artists. That's what he wanted to do. Because we've been talking a lot about those Let's say older acts so today. We're talking about michael key. When i was the one that chose that artist and the reason why i wanted to cover michael. Today is one because she is friend. Also collaborated with danger. Mouse a guided. We mentioned before on the podcast. One of the founding members of broken bells house barkley and also a well known producer. Mike akebono quickest his kind of been circulating around the internet as a young promising talent using his been mashing might social media a lot so wanted to kind of explore Was kind of a mystery because a couple of years ago just once signed from him. I think it was on a radio station so I didn't quite know what to expect him. The let's i share couple of info about so microchip Thirty three years of age. A young man from london born and raised another bugs. He is off ugandan descent before he started his Solar career he had been i a session guitarist and the later on when he started soloing. It was known as a Support for adults concert. Sukey supported her at some of her concerts at into in two thousand and eleven signed a deal with the door records which is also record Still releases album sander. His first opera came to the scene of two thousand twelve called home again and it's might way receiving a lot of praises in a lot of good ratings so far. He has released three hours. We're gonna discuss all of them today. Michael kiwanuka is very known for stating his identity. And trying to kind of explain how it is to be proud of yourself to find your place in society to accept yourself for who you are and his lyricism is pretty much about those issues about those feelings which we will say a minute. Some of his major influences our oddest reading. Ray charles bob dylan the band funkadactyls really really good and famous names. They're vowed unsure. You love some of them or all all all right.
Research sheds light on Alexander Hamilton as slave owner
"Claims a U. S founding father wanted to abolish slavery while being a slave owner himself or new research released by the Skylar Mansion Historic site near Albany, New York, insists Alexander Hamilton was both an abolitionist and Annan slaver. A thesis by a historical interpreter backs up previous claims about the founding father, including one in a 1910 biography by his grandson. The 2004 book by Ron Sure, now used as the basis for the hit Broadway show, calls Hamilton and uncompromising abolitionist is in law's members of the powerful Skylar family were among the largest slave holders in their area. Debra Rodriguez CBS News
Zverev, Paris and uncomfortable silence
"Hello and welcome to the tennis booker sporty from a slightly happy place than are lost. Tennis podcast the world is a slightly happier place because dogs are to return to the white house champ and major two german shepherds at one of them arrest key. The white house's i ever rescue dog momentus occasion. They will be. They will be moving in january. Happy days are in more than that. A reason. i mean that's enough on. Its own aside from everything else. What sort of history is there of dogs in the white house. Deny all up until two sixteen a beautiful illustrious history of of dogs in the white house the obamas had a couple of remember. Bill clinton had a think a black lab. Dogs in the white house is very much a thing or have been until until twenty. Sixteen that Bruce springsteen of course pointed out in one of his Bits of campaign materials but yet and major to two german shepherds. They look lovely and they are. They are very Welcome addition to well democracy. Yes that is the big news of the weekend. So yeah that's what's been happening in the world. How are you feeling. E still glued to see an matt you have. You filled the void in your life. Are you still following the as yet incomplete arizona. Count by the minute. no. I'm not actually i have. I have detach myself from cnn. Since saturday or sunday. I finally let go. I feel like. I've made of made some friends there though. I'll probably be checking in on them every now and again. Over the next four years. I think i really did admire their coverage and forecasting and it really did make me feel a lot more informed about the election than i've ever been had been before so yes i feel like i owe them some sort of commitment in the future but just it's been quite nice for the last twenty four hours to have let go because literally it on the entire time and it was fortunate because it meant i did see the moment that they called it. I think they were the first ones. And i know a lot of people that had it on for four straight days and then kind of miss the actual moment. My sister was complaining about that. But i i did have it on in the background. I fell asleep with cnn. On phychi consecutive nights and i dreamt about john king on both of those nights so that is the twilight zone vortex that while i was just sort of in the room with him while he was doing while he was doing his touchscreen analysis just sort of there and and part of it which was great great. I hope john king that you. You're having a lovely long sleep if you're listening which i'm sure you're very alicia. We've listened enough to him. Yes exactly it would only be polite now. Well let what's happening. There was also tennis unfolding in paris tournament. Won by in three sets yesterday in the final over alexander zverev. We are going to be talking about that and other significant results from paris. this week. We're going to be looking ahead to lince the final remaining tobita tournament of the year which is just getting underway as we record on monday and also the tournament in severe this week on the tool breaking news. Rough on adult did not enter. Qualifying in severe novak djokovic is the confirmed year end number one for six time but unfortunately we we have to start off with something that is sort of a bigger more significant story than than all of that and a very very unpleasant one we. We've covered it Briefly appear until now in our previous podcasts and as we said i think on thursday we were expecting this big interview done by ben rothenberg as it turns out in bracket magazine one of the publications that he contributes to not the new york times as we were expected but in in rocket magazine. A a big interview and account from olea sharapova. The former girlfriend of parents finalist alexander zverev who has made allegations of physical and emotional abuse against alexander zverev. The this was a very very indepth account that she gave ben rothenberg in racket magazine. They spent two hours together at a family. Friend's house in new jersey family friend of Of sharp over. I would urge you to read the piece so that you can hear her story feel self and make up your minds about how you feel about it but it certainly incredibly harrowing and saddening account. It's very very difficult to read. She details Allegations of abuse taking place at the twenty nineteen. Us open at the labor cup in one thousand nine hundred and live in a number of incidents she alleges at serves home in monaco. Over the course of that year. She doesn't go into detail about the end of their relationship. She said that's something she may or may not tell a delay date but she talks about having her head hit against the wall about being smothered with a pillow. She talks about taking making an attempt on her own life during this period. It's an incredibly distressing account. And it's one that has been put to alexander zverev over the course of the week in paris. He obviously released that instagram statement. A week ago at the time. That sharapova initially made the allegations on her instagram we. We read out verbs statements at the time but since this more detailed account from sharapova came out of his been been given the opportunity to to comment further on off his first round win over michigan. Catch mana vich in paris. He was. I think this was on wednesday. He was asked. I wanted to find out. How do you manage to stay focused with your tennis court with everything that you've been having to deal with off the court. He said very well. I'm here to play tennis. See now i've been doing well the last few weeks since the comeback of the season. I want to continue doing that as you said. There is oversee a little bit of things going on. There is some very good news. I think yeah. I'm happy to be here and playing tennis
How to set up a successful mobile pet photography studio
"Today's guest has been a long time. For the lisa member i receive her email newsletter updates and have been following along as she built out a mobile pit photography studio and then recently i received his personal email from her which says the last month has been crazy with wasn't things and getting the trailer ready inside an ad for the end of the august launch. Before covid hit. I started working with alex cans which is being right. She so knowledgeable. It's been fantastic. We ran a facebook primeau to celebrate the launch of the trial. I ended up choosing eighty people to photograph a book thirty so far. And i have ten more to talk to this. Which means i'll probably book forty sessions. I'm pretty done happy with these numbers last week. I had four sessions in the trial and book seven for this week so far. The trailer workflow has been going actually arrive setup. Text them that. I'm waiting for them outside. The house do a session. They take a break out of the trial. While i eh one image they come back to view the images and place the order. Everything takes about two hours right now. That's all i have for you right now. I just wanted to say hi and share. The great news have a great day beth. Now i'm talking about beth alexander of photography in canada and i immediately replied to that email asking if she'd be happy to come on and share more about who pit photography business and on rat that she agreed. And she's here with us now beth. Welcome hi andrew. It sounds like it's been a crazy months. How how has it all been going. It's been crazy. It's been nonstop since the launch. Like i mentioned before. I think i've had one or two days off whereas like wow okay. Got nothing booked. How's life around. You know kind of like what's going around me right now. I've been in a little vortex but it's been really good. I'm starting to get into a flow and a little bit of a routine so unreal and is the trial la the mobile studio working as you imagined it would. Yeah it's great. It's been so like we set it up and it's been working as we had imagined. I mean. there's always things that i wanted to do. And i just wanted to work in it before i upgraded lighting setup and certain stuff like that where i just wanted to work in this space before i spend the money of course to really just figure out what i really need in there to make it work but right now the way it is it works perfect. Say if i didn't you know mike just leave it like this and work in it forever. Really now i'm just being like okay. How do i make this streamlined. And you know. I want to walk into the trailer and not have any set up time. How do i do that so but other than that. It's great so good. They you said we a couple of times is it. Just you working the business. Oh do you have your husband or were you referring to alex as in me alone in the business might cheerleaders my husband and my kids of course but yet no. It's just me in business are tied grind. So take me in the listen back to you. Know i. i d the gem of an idea for the trial because we shooting in a hung by studio. We shooting dole pet. Portrait's why the idea the trial. Yeah so for six years. I shot outdoors part time as a pet photographer. And i mean i love it. I love the challenge. I love everything about it. 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"alexander" Discussed on 5 Minutes in Church History
"Welcome to five minutes in churches hosted by Dr Stephen. Nicholson. Where we take a little break from the presence to go exploring the past travel back in time as we look the people events and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity this is our story family history. Let's get started. On this episode of five minutes in Church history, we are talking about Alexander of Hales a medieval theologian. The first question is, where is hails will hails is in the West Midlands of England. The word itself means a Nook or a remote valley in this was a place that was a remote valley at the time of Alexander. The population of this sleepy little Berg was south of five hundred people. So now that we know where hails is who is Alexander. Well, he was born in eleven eighty five actually we're not quite exactly sure when he was born dates range from eleven eighty to eleven eighty six but we seem to settle on the date eleven eighty five. There is very little else known about his childhood we assume that his family was wealthy because he was sent off to the University of Paris to study in that was not something that everyone did. So we assume that his family had some means an off he went to Paris. His time at Paris. He held a number of church positions and titles but largely, he was a teacher at the University of Paris. He did become Franciscan monk in twelve thirty six and he would die in Paris in twelve, forty five. So. What did he do? Well, he was significant and bringing aristotle into the discussion of theology. Now, when we talk about this, we talk about all of the as that are involved and that is the first letter of the names of all of these people seems to begin with an a or there's no himself. Of course. Then there's arrows he was the Muslim scholar who translated aristotle from the Greek into Latin for all these medieval lists to be able to read study. There's Alberta's Magnus Albert the great another Great Faculty member at the University of Paris and he was the teacher of the final a a coyness. Thomas. Aquinas. Well, into that bunch of as we must throw Alexander he actually preceded Albertus magnus and he was the first to. The lectures and the theological lectures in particular around to aristotle and to use aristotle and his method, and even some of Aristotle's Tom's. As an aide and as a help to teach algae was Alexander of Hales that we see as the founder of the father of scholasticism and one of his published works was his own Suma Taylor. Of course, we talk about Thomas Acquaintances Suma but Alexander had one to his sumo was not finished at the time of his death and many others added to it in fact about seven years after he died. His book was still being added to one person said of Alexander's Suma that it was as heavy as a horse. Now, I'm sure there are some hyperbole there, but it was a massive tome. So we have his big book in his use of Aristotle but the other thing that makes him interesting is that he participated in these public university wide debates and he participated in famous one that spanned over three days. Now. Presumably, let's hope that they would take breaks from time to time. But this was a debate that spanned three days and anyone students. Faculty citizens of Paris could ask any question of the master and the master would have to feel it. And Alexander of Hales withstood three long days of this debate. That's how you earned the Latin title Doctor, Irre- FRAG analysis which we translate as the air refutable teacher. So he was unable to be refuted during those three days of debates. He also earned the title Doctor Doc two-room, which translated means the teacher of teachers. So this is Alexander of Hales that small village and mid western England and he made it all the way to the University of Paris as the Medieval, theologian? Alexander of Hales. Well, I'm Stephen Nicholson, thanks for listening to five minutes in Church history. For more.
"alexander" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"And parts of India, and it would be the last remaining of the Diana key after the incessant forty years of war between them and their heirs he came to be known as Saluces nicotine for the unconquered. None of his generals possessed Alexander's intelligence understanding or military genius. But they did found dynasties, which with exceptions ruled their respective regions until the coming of Rome the wars of the of the Diana key also known as the wars of Alexander's successors would last from three, twenty, two BC two to seventy five. BC as the successors and their heirs quarrelled over pieces of what was once Alexander's vast empire. An Empire that really only lasted a few years at its height, their influence over the region they controlled created what historians referred to as the Hellenistic period characterized by the way. Greek thought and culture would spread to the east and West and Meld with indigenous cultures according to historian Diodoros Alexander wanted to create a unified empire between former enemies, which was why he encouraged people of the Near East. To marry with Europeans, I love that team sack mix it all up. He wanted a new culture that will be embraced by all and though he wouldn't treat himself through the Hellenization of their empires. The Diana would contribute to Alexander's Dream of cultural unity even such a can never be fully realized after the death of Alexander the great when the tide of Athenian popular opinion turned against Macedonia. Aristotle was charged with piety owing to his earlier association with Alexander and the Macedonian Court with the unjust execution of socrates in mind aristotle flew F- lead to Athens you tried to avoid the fate of his mentors mentor. Did he die of natural causes a year later in three twenty, two BC and this seems like as good a place as any to bounce out of today's time suck timely..
"alexander" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"In king porous and his military savvy will be challenged as. Never before by giving climate in new the elephant, he'd seen elephants, but they didn't fight him actually maybe not even somebody that one but they never fought him. Can you imagine by the way seen one of those creatures of the first time in battle? You're not used to seeing a creature larger than a horse it would come across like some type of Lord of the Rings. Monster. Alexander's initial march went relatively unchallenged. She'd gathered a number of additional allies along the way. So nice and I sizable army. When he met King Poorest, he didn't expect to fight expected this guy to surrender. But the proud king refused to pay tribute told Alexander if you wanted to kingdom isn't have to take it from him. Police was confident. He believed his greatest defense lay in the Jalen river over a mile wide deep and fast the monsoon season would make even bigger and porous hoped that Alexander would have to wait for the end of the monsoon season or simply abandoned his quest and just go home. Clearly didn't know Alexander was a dude wants built a land bridge to an island kingdom just so he could destroy it for offending him. Poor station has arm along river waited to defend his kingdom if necessary while exact numbers vary estimates plays porous having twenty thousand to fifty thousand infantry over two thousand cavalry upwards of two hundred elephants and more than three hundred series while the elephants were new Alexandra had faced again armies that numbered him before and one wasn't too worried about the elephants apparently. He was confident. He could kick these guys asses. His Macedonian Army crosses the river in a futile attempt to delay. Alexander Poor sends his son to meet him in the water with three thousand. Cavalry. Hundred Twenty chariots least meeting with the water's edge. The attempt is a disaster. Alexander kills his son destroys the cavalry and chariots only a few survivors flee back to porous. Battle officially begins with ports King Pours himself rides out into battle riding atop a war elephant. That's pretty bad ass. Despite suffering several serious wounds despite his army fleeing from the battle king porous fights on still sitting on an elephant refusing to admit defeat and surrender. Alexander soldiers earn all of this guy is pretty cool that he just won't give up. So I was into rides out into the battle approaches. The proud defeated King asked him how he wants to be treated porous response. He still wants to be treated as king and apparently Alexander respected his wish he told porous he would remain king if he was allegiant Alexander, he let him live in rule basically as governor this dude really impress him how cool is that? He had so much respect for how hard porous bodies like, fuck fucking. Run things here I mean you work for me but you can. You tell your people you're renting buddy. Cool Elephant. Roughly twelve thousand Indian soldiers eighty elephants died in the battle compared to only thousand Macedonians. After espy's Alexander continues on towards the Indian Ocean. Sadly, this final march would be with out his trusty steed cephas at thirty years old passes away after the battle of hide espy's. River they're in mourning Alexander founds a city in his beloved horses memory and names it Yourselfer. Loved his animals right. He would also found another city after his favorite dog Paradis, praise bojangles are good boy bojangles. At this news. Dinners to the ocean not a happy one. His army really really wants to go home and they finally prevail over his wishes at first Alexander is so annoyed by his army's reluctance, he shuts himself open his tent and pouts but finally after the appeals of his generals and seeing that his men are extremely upset, he changes his mind and he has Macedonia army head back towards Babylon on their way back home degrees. And then Alexander's good. Fortune seems to fall apart. the year looked like it was starting off well, three twenty, four BC when he married the daughter and the niece of varieties in a political dual marriage and susa noise to brides one day a derisive daughter actually nightmare derives daughter statistic would later be killed by his previous bride Roxana after his death not long afterwards Alexander and his troops spend the summer and fall three, twenty four at a Batna or after night of heavy drinking half iced in develops a high fever. Alexander would remain by his good friend side and show signs of recovery. He starts to look like he's going to get better than unfortunately quickly takes a turn for the worst relapses and dice and the king spent the next two days Sabi in tears grieving for the death of his friend grieving for the death of his lover besides cutting off his own hair, he orders the main entails of all. Of his arms horses to be cut off his well, a state of mourning is declared. Sacrifices are made sacred fires are lit Alexander even executed feisty and Dr. impaling dude on a steak for saving his lover that poor bastard fica body would eventually be sent to Babylon where giant funeral pyre would be built. Alexander. Also send an envoy ahead to see what to request if I shouldn't be declared a God. Love this student upon his recovery from a fisons death Alexander returns to plans for expanding his empire. But he would never realize these plans roughly eight months after his best friend's death on either June tenth or eleventh three twenty. Three. Alexander of Macedonia son of Philip Son of Zeus, dies in Babylon at the age of thirty two for ten days of high fever. There have been lots of theories throughout the years the regarding exactly. What killed him possibilities range from poisoning malaria to Jarvis bacterial infection to drinking contaminated water to other theories. Two weeks before Alexander, entertained his fleet admiral near Kaz and his friend Media Larisa with long bout of drinking. Afterwards she got this fever and you just never recovered. According to plutarch Alexander was asked who should succeed him. He said the strongest. Is Empire was divided between four of his generals, Casandra. Ptolemy, antagonists and Salukis. These men would go down in history as the Diana key. Or successors plutarch canarian would claim that Alexander though pass his rangers to one to protect US production also Alexander's Friend his bodyguard fellow cavalryman would make sense considering. Alexander Habit a rewarding knows he was closest to with favors it make sense he would choose productiveness. Productive would not be able to extend. To take the throne he would die two years later and three twenty one BC? Alexander's successors would turn out not to be so loyal to Alexander's memory and just as brutal as Alexander himself at times his longtime comrade CASSANDRA would order the execution of Alexander's wife, Roxana and Anders Son and Alexander's Mother Olympias to consolidate his power as the new king of Macedonia a title. He would later lose to antagonise just like Olympia killed declare the path for her son to be the king. One of her sons generals has her killed to clear his own passed the throne, some real life game of thrones shit. Ptolemy steals Alexander's Corpse. As. It's in route to mass takes it away to Egypt and hope of securing the prophecy, the land in which he was laid to rest. We properous a prosperous and unconquerable there he would find as I said earlier the or found. The Ptolemaic. Dynasty. Egypt that would last until thirty BC ending with the death of his descendant Cleopatra the seventh. So Lucas went on to found the solution empire comprising Mesopotamia and toilet.
"alexander" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"The horses returned along with the plea for mercy. Now Alexander could move into North Africa, adding Moorlands to his. Sizeable Macedonian Empire in three thirty, one, BC he conquered Egypt. What areas weren't already conquered without much resistance following year and three thirty Alexander conquers one of the oldest cities in the World Susa located in. Present Day Iran surrenders without contest and then Alexander. He decided to sack anyway I guess you've just getting tired of no one putting up a fight WanNa do a let men indulge in some more wanton bloodlust I dunno maybe somebody looks him funny. Seventy made fun of height voice or just because it was symbolic city, he just wanted to fuck and punch in the gut after defeating the Persian emperor second a few major cities declared himself. King. Of Persia. Alexander. PERSEPOLIS PERSEPOLIS was known to the Persians as Parsa expense of the Persians the Greek name Persepolis meant the same thing. Persepolis house the greatest treasures literature and works of art from across. The are Arkham oh man. Are Key ma men are ause I doing so well in his words and then this one, my brain is like, nope. Accommodated I think it's a a committed, a committed empire a. c. h. a. e. m. e. n. p. a key did Emperor Alexander would burn it to the ground the reason why is a bit complicated? Goes back a century or so in Greek history before Alexander defeated the Persian empire once and for all Greek city states had fought the Persian empire off and on for. Centuries zirk cease the first son of I had invaded Greece, and four ABC burning villages, cities, and temples including the Parthenon of Athens. The floor ABCD invasion of the Persian wars was long remembered by the Greek someone Alexander arrived in Persepolis. He wanted to pay back some old time payback's, and also he was drunk historian seriously historians not Alexander's men were drunk decided to store the city. And played likely a substantial role in how far they took things. One of the greatest cities in the ancient world was destroyed mostly because dudes got drunk and worked up, fuck these guys broke come on dude to listen. Hey. Listen the fucking runar shit man you guys ruin our shit and fuck them you know come on Pro Burnham no burn some you know you fucking Ho care to deliver Burnham. When Alexander the great arrived in Persepolis it was among the most impressive cities in the world he left it was a ruin who spot will be known for generations to come as the place of the forty columns referencing the only remaining palace columns left standing in the sand amongst the ruins persepolis sacked plundered Alexander's men plundered home slaughtered families took an abundance of silver and gold initially Alexander spared the Royal Palace Now because he wanted to save it now because he wanted it raised completely to the ground instead of being plundered the master and spent an entire day plundering, killing the men killing many of the children dragging many of the women out of their houses, making them sexual slaves. The now sobered up supposedly regretted his actions the next morning and continued to regret them for the rest of his life as an epic hangover. My.
"alexander" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"One of his trusted Greek mercenary generals who told the to divide his forces and allow tournaments to fight alone against Alexander who headed up the right flank. Himself derives ignored the suggestion primarily because he didn't really believe this young upstart Soglo Hooligan Alexander could actually beat him. After, being ignored try to mess made the mistake of toss nephew ill-chosen comments about his Persian leader rice turns out spoke Greek and perfectly understood the comments was offended and immediately had his general executed. It ended up being a mistake as dries would then lose one of his most capable generals so bad moment for Daryl and worse for his now Greek dead Greek, general. Despite the advantage of numbers derives and his men were soon on the defensive unable to maneuver, they would have liked to Rice's left frank was left flank was hampered by the river valley mountains on his left see on his right Alexander on the other hand had plenty of room to maneuver. Failings formations is right. Flank extended to the mountains left to the sea. He had three battalions and the right Ford to the left with heavy infantry in the middle after viewing Alexander's formation derives moved his cavalry to attack Alexander's right with hopes of breaking through his right flank although hampered by the riverbank and stockade directed by Dr Alexander and his cavalry moved quickly through dry says left flank attempt to drive Alexander back failed. Alexander and his forces turned toward the Persian center where they spotted to rise although drives his brother attempt to block Alexander's charge. He failed Dr, fled the battle at first in his chariot. Then on horseback despite a serious thigh wound Alexander chased him until nightfall on his horse and then returned empty-handed. That's pretty sweet. One ancient leader chasing another on horseback like out of a movie, give them nothing but take from them everything. Little more three hundred Gerard Butler right there. Meanwhile Alexander's left flank under the leadership of. was having problems with says, rights when the Persian forces saw their bitch asking daryl flee norse fled to. Many were trampled to death in a mass panic exit. In all according to ancient sources, the Persians lost one hundred, thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand cavalry while Alexander Lost Only. Twelve hundred dudes total as probably a little bit of exaggeration moderns estimated dries lost around twenty thousand. Now xander around seven thousand seems more realistic but crushing defeat for the Persians either way. The bridges left. So quickly that most of their possessions were left behind for the Macedonian Army to plunder drives, his tent was full of splendid furniture gold and silver reserved for Alexander and there was more than that derives his mother wife and two daughters were found in derisive tent and Alexander Promise them that they would come to no harm. They would be provided with everything they were used to receiving from riots a man too bad phone didn't work back then. Alex could call it up a old driest now told him by taking his family. Hey, Darryl I got your fucking mom broke loss. What what? No Bro. Now I've your mom your wife to and your daughter's Norse do saying net. Noise is fucked up to be pissed Norse Daryl hanging up. Sorry. Like a little more absurd than I expected to. Being captured by her sons enemy enemy drives his mother. Says the Gamba's feared for her and her daughter-in-law's and her granddaughter safety as Alexander and Feisty and entered the ten she threw herself before the taller more handsome. Begging for her life. She mistakenly assume that feisty in was the Macedonian King. Not Alexander analysis past he stomped a tiny feet he ranted and raved with his little hypes lady voice. I do this on me I want them, respect. Actually mind. When you realized your mistakes? Sister campus was incredibly embarrassed. Alexander remarked it's not a big deal because if ice chin was also in Alexander. Pretty Sweet. Those dudes loved each other although derives tried to ransom for the return of his family promising Alexander half of his kingdom. Alexander? was like note. Instead, it's challenged to fight again and they would fight again a second time at Gog Amelia two years later. After. It's justified. Stan would be placed in charge of Alexander's Naval. Reinforcements? Three thirty two BC Alexander Conquers the Levant the Land Along Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Modern Day, Turkey Syria Lebanon in a wider sense is commute to encompass the entire coastline from Greece to Egypt other Lamont part of a the lent Levent. Words and I can never feels right. It's part of a Fertile Crescent home to some of ancient Mediterranean trade centers. Such is greet. Tyre Sidon making his way into the Lamont Alexandra to the city of Tyre and demanded their surrender and they did immediately hey, buddy so that you love you guys big fans. Following signs lead the tyrants acknowledged Alexander's greatness presented him with gifts. Pleased with their submission Alexander. said he resent sacrifice in honor of their God in their temple then then things got pretty tense. the tyranny tyrians untiring whatever I said earlier, the tyrians explained how it'd be. It'd be sacrilegious for foreigner to present a sacrifice in their temple and Alexander was like. I mean excuse me. Asmal King of Tyre promised to compromise what if. Tire becomes Alexander's ally. They respect him as king and all that. But he does his sacrifices just like a little louis over there stood over there in the mainland at the temple just not here. Now. It was like fuck that. Excuse me fuck that as angry Alexander sent on voice to say this was unacceptable not acceptable that the tyrians had to surrender and then as Mallika. Bad Choice you had Alexander's envoys murdered and Alexander Not Happy and he ordered his soldiers to seize the city how he did it pretty bad ass. He dismantled much of the nearby mainland city. Of issue he used the debris rock felled trees necessary to create a land bridge between tire on the mainland. Years this would actually lead to heavy sedimentation that would permanently link the island to the mainland, which is why though tire was island Alexander's time just off the coast it is no longer in Ireland today he literally changed some local geography substantially to suit his military ambitious needs after seed seven months Alexander used his man made causeway where much of the city of Tyre now stands to batter down the walls of ancient tire and take the city tires. Thirty thousand inhabitants were then either massacred or sold into slavery and the city was destroyed by Alexander in his rage at their having defied him for. So long another example of just fucking sending a message other cities don't don't fuck with me take my. Demand, seriously. The. Fall of tire would lead to the rise of the city state of Carthage, as many survivors of the siege were able to escape. Alexander's Wrath by either bribery. Yourself would settle in Carthage, which had been a small colony of tire previously. Carthage with grow to then become the center of the carpet Carthaginians Empire a major commercial maritime power that dominated the western Mediterranean until the mid third century. BC. The Romans would take the ruined tire as a colony and sixty four BC when pompey antics to whole of Venetia to the Roman Empire Tire was rebuilt under the Romans who ironically then destroyed the city of Carthage. The surviving taverns had built up leading to triumph over Carthage the biggest power in the Mediterranean world. Okay. Back to Alexander by three, thirty, two BC, Alexander had made it to Africa in February. He visited the oasis. Silla. In the Libyan desert where consulted the Oracle of Amman nobody knows exactly what Alexander as to what to God replied. But afterwards, Alexander started to think of himself as the son of a mom and the master of the universe he-man Master of the universe. I'm guessing another Oracle told this guy exactly what.
"alexander" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"He limits his own generals power and lear ends atonomy one move. He's wise conquer in many ways. Alexander announces the Libyans would no longer be bound by the judicial system and laws of the Persians nor would they be to be forced to accept those of Massillon instead the old laws of the Lydian kings to be reintroduced presumably under native judges system of administration. So also smart a gay ability who had been conquered previously by the Persians give them back their traditions give them more freedom than they had while the Persians ruled them and that will make them more loyal to him. Three days after leaving Saturdays Alexander Arrives in Ephesus or he also does not have to fight is received with open arms. He immediately expels the Pro Persian oligarchy and installs a democratic government. The people who had been under the rule of the arche used their new freedom to pay the allographs back by dragging them from their homes and temples and stoning them to death in the streets I can stoned. Thank God doesn't happen very often anymore mankin stoned to death that seems like a terrible terrible way to go most of the time I what do you hope for when you get stoned to death us hope for like a real heavy stone to you quick. So they either die you know right away or you end up two days to feel stones follow. What a terrible thing to hope for right would suffer to take forever I ton of painful blows that don't lead quickly to death. To just annoyed and you're just come on you guys suck. Can anyone throw a decent fucking stone you? It's come on the head I will hold still hit me in the head. remind me to never get stoned to death. Being viewed as much less ruthless ruler than the Persians Health Alexander Atanas. He marched across Asia Minor. Lot of cities were more than happy to surrender to get out from under the thumb of who they viewed as Persian oppressors Alexander stayed in this episode excuse me for a little while and offered sacrifices to Artemis. Greek. Goddess of the Hunt Wilderness Wild Animals, moon and chastity. GotTa Pay Some God some tribute, right even if you don't believe in them to convince the soldiers fighting for you that you are fighting for the glory of Greece, which include their gods. It's likely that he frequently visited the studio of police in emphasis who became the only painter allowed to paint. Alexander we know of at least one painting made especially for the Temple of Artemis which Alexander was represented holding a thunderbolt socio associated himself Zeus Again Papa snake. A Greece's most powerful arguably horny got. Next Dylan three, thousand, four BC Alexander moves his forces to the city of Baalbek. Conquers it renames it Heliopolis meaning city of the Sun definitely better name than Baalbek. Sounds Toco BALZAC or me welcome to back I'm sorry. What would you say? Boesak, it's Baalbek the. BALZAC. How does Heliopolis it? Baalbek was ancient Phoenician city located in modern day Lebanon North Beirut inhabited as early as nine thousand BC. One of the world's oldest cities bobby grew into an important pilgrimage site in ancient world for the worship of the Sky God, a bail and his consort, a Asari, the Phoenician Queen of Heaven Center of the city was enormous temple to bail and Sardi. Alexander check other. Persian city off his to conquer list. Also how cool for him and his men to see strange new lands while they're doing this stuff right? How different traveling like that must have been when you didn't have the Internet. have travel brochures, documentaries or commercials, or any kind of images of all the places in the world. Now. And for many places, you didn't have books just whispers in rumors of what may lay down the road. The only equivalent human race might ever possibly have for something like this again, space expiration far in the future. Didn't take long for the Persians to take notice of the young Alexander's aggression after dinner took the town of Balzac, the Persian King, the risis are no, I'm sorry. Derives. I wrote this. So carefully I still. Drives the third not too happy about some pretty Greek pushing deep into his territory and taking shit. He began planning a little showdown. When I first read. It Spelled D.. A. R.. Darius and? Which reminded me of? Darryl, which made me think of a king who is not regal? Imagine King Daryl. Speaker some with mullet not a retro. Cool mullet. Like old mullet drinking bud light out of a I love Teddy Bear cousy or some or in a poison tour tank top zebra-striped Hammer Pants scuffed up white converse high tops not not retro cool. Again, you know a guy who says like fuck? Yeah. Bro Norse says Moore is a lot. I just feel compared to share that. just kept picturing. The whole time I was reading about derives just noise three, thirty, three, BC the twenty, two or twenty, three year old Alexander moved onto Sidon a nation Phoenician port city of Sedonia in present day Lebanon along with the city of Tyre Sidon was the most powerful city state of ancient Phoenicia First place to randomly manufacturer Purple Dye you might think who gets it. Well Purple Purple Dye made tire famous was so rare and expensive that the color color purple would become a symbol of royalty for centuries and centuries to come fun fact. That's how the color purple became a symbol of royalty from being manufactured a tire and being super expensive rare. The city itself was immensely prosperous full skilled navigators and shipbuilders who grew wealthy on maritime trade having heard of Alexander's exploits and his campaign to topple Darius the Sonian surrendered to him without a fight, the show of their loyalty the even dispose their king straightened seconds because strap was derived his friend, but to rise would not take this laying down. On November fifth three, three, three, thirty, three, BC. Alexander and King Dorion. King darrow would go to battle suck. Yeah. Pro norse. The Battle of Issus was Alexander the Great Second Battle Against the Persian army and the first direct engagement with King Rice near the village of. In, what is now southern Turkey when Alexander learned of drives, his presence in the agricultural rich surrounding assists he quickly moved southward from Gordon through the soliciting gates to the port town this although the battle itself would be further south at a an aeroplane between the Mediterranean Sea and amounts the port services base camp for Alexander's forces, and he left his sick and wounded their recover later is derived marched his troops to meet Alexander at the river Pinera's the printer brother the Persian king stopped at the Greek base camp where he tortured and executed the recuperating Macedonian soldiers cutting off the right hand of those who were allowed to live fucking Daryl Classic shadiest Daryl move. NORSE A, how fucked up is it make me if my very first thought when I read that was I wonder how many of those guys who got to live had to relearn how jerk off with their weekends? Like I didn't think like, oh no, be so much harder for them to fight after that or oh my God. What kind of work would it be able to find? How can they provide for their families? I just thought sucks for someone not left handed got to. Take a while for work new kind of smooth stroke. After, learning of this, the Macedonian Army especially wanted to the Persians historians estimated that derives had an army of between three, hundred, thousand and six, hundred thousand. Soldiers as well as thirty thousand additional Greek mercenaries though other more recent historians say probably had more I twenty, five, thousand, two, hundred, thousand. Soldiers with with ten thousand Greek mercenaries little bit of a number discrepancy there those big numbers that's what you get when the initial stories are trying to make your victories is big and bold as as possible to further your legend Alexander had roughly forty thousand soldiers five, thousand, eight, hundred, fifty of which were cavalry derives decided to move on Alexander's army hoping to separate them. From the base at Issus Alexander had marched south from his his towards Syria. When he heard about derives being an instance, he turned around to rise moved further south into the narrow strip of land west of the mountains unintentionally putting his forces at a disadvantage by reducing their mobility. The two armies met at the river Panetta's Panera bread. Got Some fucking Sammy's they had some chicken soup. They didn't do that. The weather was rainy and cold unfortunately derives he'd ignore the advice of tournaments..
"alexander" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"So now after his dad's dead after Phillips debt, several towns and territories under, Macedonia, control tried to break free while Young Alexandra is busy whip in the northern Kingdom of Illyria back into line the Greek leaders of thieves here rumor that Alexander might have been killed in battle. They decide that it's their time to regain their independence for Macedonia, the Assembly of thieves appeals to a variety of other Greek city states for help. They could sympathy and understanding, but not much actual help. Athens does send some weapons to Thebes Maybe it's a little better luck kind of note, are always dad too. But that's it. When Alexandra who is not dead learns of this he marches into thieves from three with his army dinner has thirty thousand infantry three, thousand horsemen with him. Thieves only manages to about seven thousand hop lights and about a thousand horsemen so. Advantage Alexander the strength of Alexander's army approaches the number of the entire population of the residents of Thebes. Alexander suggests that the turnover, the two main instigators of their billion to him, and he'll leave everyone else alone. Now. He's to have calm and reasonable discussion with these two guys ask them not to do that again because their heads off maybe them limb from limb by horses or something thieves gives him these two men no no more harm to the city will come in the inhabitants of the Thebes. They really fucked things up they decide to resist and they attacked the Macedonians who beat them back easily then three days after the initial attack some soldiers from the failings of one of Alexander's generals. productive breaks into the PALISADE on the south side of thieves. Before another skirmish between the two armies is expected to start catching them off guard. The evens rushed to defend the walls and the gate, but there are too late they can't do so before the entire Macedonian army enters the city. When this happens most of the even detachments, most of their army, there are located outside the city not good schnauzers only defenseless civilians inside and Macedonian soldiers run to the streets thebes just causing fucking mayhem. Even hop lights now. Have no city to defend those who don't flee are going to be killed in the chaos city's capture Alexander sci he's going to. Send the rest of the cities of Greece, a message via thebes anyone who crosses Macedonia not only be defeated, but there people will be fucking obliterated very genghis. Khan of him or guest Ganga's came later will over a millennium later in fact, it will be very alexander of Genghis do the same to many of the city's he would sack in thieves Alexander's army kills six thousand citizens. Captures thirty thousand more before burning the city to the ground. That is a message. Anyone who crosses messing Macedonia will be obliterated according to the Greek historian Diodoros, of Sicily, all the city was pillaged elsewhere. Boys and girls were dragged into captivity as they wailed piteously, the names of their mothers in the end when night finally intervened, the houses had been plundered and children and women aged persons who had fled into the temples were torn from sanctuary and subjected to outrage without limit. What time traveling Karen think are you fucking serious Oh, my God. Does like what? No limit to the outrage this happening right now becky look at this look happening to the children. Look at his soldiers are doing to these women all my God know Becky I will not get in my car and go home and have a vodka soda I'm GonNa find out who thinks they're in fucking charter this show I'll have their job by hey, what do you get your hands off me put that Sorta I'll ruin your life. Only five hundred Macedonian soldiers will be killed and all this fighting dominant victory for Alexander and not the last time Alexander would use cruel tactics to send a message to those who opposed him. With his hold over Greece now temporarily secure. Gambling multicultural. Greek. Army for a new purpose to invade Asia to attack the Persians even raised to hate. Though the Greeks and Macedonians. And culture they could all get behind fucking up some persons. Before crossing the. Street in Turkey that marks the boundary between Europe and Asia Alexander decided to first visit the Oracle at Delfi. And when I first heard this I thought how weird to visit an Oracle right? It might be Delphi. It's one of the few words I didn't put up pronunciation guide for I thought I had it. But now a question Well, I thought how though right to have visiting Oracle to make an important decision that remembered how many palm readers are still today. And how many people visit you know minister, Rabbi Imam Priests etc get. Okay same. Shit. In some ways, we changed so much over the last few millennia in other ways much. Unfortunately the oracles closed and the day deliveries from the are forbidden even for Alexander. He calls for the Oracle Priestess pithy a- to appear. But she refuses she doesn't understand who the fuck she's talking to. Alexander drags her out the temple. Lets. Her choose to either answers questions or you know die so she chooses. He wants to know what did the gods say about his expedition to Asia realizing any bad news would probably get her killed imagine she of course, tells them the he will be invincible. What else is she's supposed to say that situation I wouldn't try to your too short your face a to pink and womanly. Voice too high for anyone really abroad to take you seriously just just go home. So little goose. Of Delfi Alex crosses the house bond as your minor beware before touching as well. He throws a spear into the ground claiming Asia as a reward to him from the Gods. Fuck. Ya. A some boss, ass shit. Throwing a spear into the ground to claim a continent. It's pretty sick. I've never done anything remotely that cool. In my life I wish I could pull off something like that. Now just clean my neighbors art. Of War, Speier in the long time to move Jim nothing personal dude. Conquest thing which Georgia's now mine Jim Hey. What are you doing? They don't go back garage and start working on your but again and ignore me Y-. Come on you see the spare. Alexander then chose to visit the tomb of his hero and supposed ancestor Achilles at troy small village at the time with the maturity. Of course, is if I stan who lay a wreath at the tomb of Achilles friend truck lists symbolically comparing Alexandra and if ics friendship to a relationship to Achilles and a patroclos. Apparently a lot. The other officer didn't care for this were jealous. Take it. Now. These guys are likely lovers friends hard for you know. Some. Other general to compete for Alexander's attention. When he's you know fucking on the other generals, it's going to be tough. Overcome a overly protective mother apparently also resented this relationship. Of course she did she killed for baby boy and if anyone's going to fuck her baby boy, it's going to be her. Way What. kind of jealous I. Don't think as we learned long ago in the cleopatras suck about the Greek ptolemies they did love this Um incest. So, who knows now Zenit took off on his nearly decade-long military campaign a man name anti antipathy was named region of mastodon would rule in his place He would rule with Alex's mom breathing down his neck and up his ass but he would rule and the owners place in three four Alexander sets his sights on conquering the important city of starters and Lydia which now lies in modern day western. Turkey. He leads his army up towards the gate to the citadel surveys the triple wall steep slopes that surround the city he. Then gives praised Zeus decides shrine for the Greek God before he can find a site for the shriners sudden summer thunderstorm appears overhead the storm lashes the city with rain a thunderbolt strikes the ground near the Palace of the LYDIAN kings. Now, Alexander believes this meant that Zeus himself a chosen this site for shrine and he orders trying to be built on that spot, and then he's able to take the city without bloodshed said surrenders seen the size of his army and he tributes assaulted Zeus voelpel snake gave him this victory Hail Papa Snake. Alexander then decides to stay in starters for a few days while he makes arrangements to take lydia into the rapidly growing. Macedonian Empire. He didn't want to take the existing Persian administrative system and incorporated into masset on. So instead of appointing A. SATRAP. Governor to have powers over the civil judicial and military administrations Alexandra point three different men for these tasks increasing Macedonia's presence in the daily lives of lear ends. says. The double effective, not only give giving one Macedonia general too much power So they'd be less likely to rebel against him as well..
"alexander" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Still be considered an outsider because they didn't go to school there. They weren't born there i. don't know the whole born and raised crowded. Badge of honor and might be time to revive what your life. Alexander had to deal with this shit and it helped motivate him to wage more war. They may have other otherwise waged. He felt he had to remove any doubt. He wasn't worthy of his father's crowning. You did that by becoming the best what his countryman valued the most war. When Alexander was only sixteen and three, forty, BC Philip appointed him his region of Kingdom while Philip embarked on a foreign campaign during his short time in charge while one eyed King Daddy was away gins new battle scars. Alexander. Successfully quelled a Thracian rebellion in one of Macedonia northern. Territories. And after his first military victory founded his first city calling it Alexandropolis. Go there. The location the city likely is small city unknown thought to Later, Thracian raid may have wiped from the map. I wouldn't Philip returned home and learn of his young son's achievement. He was impressed who's proud from this point on pop phil brought Alexander along on other important military expeditions. Alexander's First Great Military Success Fighting Alongside Dad came into battle of Karen Nia, an August three, three, eight, three, thirty, eight BC here in this ancient city in eastern Greece in A. Be Osha North West of Athens the Athenians themes in a small number of their allies position themselves to defend a Macedonian attack the Athenians with ten thousand infantry six hundred cavalry Yeah. Cavalry were on their left their allies were in the center and the themes with eight Hundred Cavalry and twelve thousand infantry including three hundred members of the sacred band waited on the far right who was a sacred band? You may wonder I wonder that the sacred band was a hundred and fifty pairs of male lovers chosen for being elite fighters. They were legendary warriors preferred a glorious death to dishonorable defeated life. And I guess, there was an advantage these guys had where they weren't worried about heading home to their loved ones because they were fighting with their loved ones there are fighting to save their loved one's life. The level has right beside him. Crossed from Athenians were the Macedonians with thirty thousand infantry three thousand cavalry over fifty five thousand dudes with pikes and swords and horses getting ready to slash each other apart the scale these ancient hand-to-hand battles always blows my mind face to face fighting. No mention of archers in this battle, the Greeks did employ archers and battles around this time you know Alexander would employ archers in some battles but they but they never favored them never leaned on them. Right the the most of the fighting was done by the infantry, the hop lights the failings what a rough way to fight staring your enemy in the eye with nothing but something sharp in your hand to kill them with. Facing the opposing Army Philip was off to the right facing. The evens was his eighteen year old son Alexander. These leaders fought alongside with their men. They didn't stand back and just like direct traffic from the hill they were fighting themselves. at around sunrise the two armies ready themselves for battle. Philip ordered Alexander to lead one wing while Philip himself led the other. The battle is fierce and bloody and victory was uncertain. Alexander was the first to break through the enemy's frontlines. Alexander's men followed leaving dozens of slave men in their wake. Until the opposing side had to give ground retreat it only eighteen Alexander help turn the tide of battle in the decisive Macedonian victory. After this fateful battle, the rest of the Greeks were no longer a military or political threat to the Macedonians. Greeks Philip could now turn his military ambitions away from Greece and eastward to Persia where his son would soon make his name. And three thirty seven BC analysts a close commander of the Macedonian Army Convinced Alexander's Father Philip Second to marry his niece Cleopatra You really you really you eurydice see. A woman Macedonia to provide a more suitable heir to the Macedonian, throne? At this wedding Alexander watched the festivities with you know a fair amount of anger. Wasn't pumped about someone trying to openly replace him. Alexandra Starr especially after he's kicking Tomasson's and battles, Alexander started to complain loudly at the wedding to the point that his dad Philip actually stood up and went to attack him drawing his sword luckily for both of them, his Dad Phil was too drunk to fight and to made it to the wedding unscathed. Right and you thought you'd seen some fucking dramatic weddings. He's GonNa fucking sword fight. after the wedding Alexander took his mom Olympias back to her home of pirates, and then he went and stayed among the Illyrian himself after Philip Arrange, reconsiliation through an envoy. Demarcates of current. Alexandria. Were allowed to return to Pella because of this father son Blowout Philip ended up exiling many of Alexander's friends thinking they were bad influences. They convinced Alexander to speak out against his daddy wasn't having it. As. Best friend a feisty in one of the few who spared and let's hear a little more about advice the end this fella he's a big role in today's episode if I spend son of INTAS was raised in the Macedonian capital of Pella and according to most sources was born in three, fifty, six easy bce same years Alexander. He was from an aristocratic family like Alexander took lessons from Aristotle. If ice jeans friendship with Alexander would eventually enable him to be appointed second in command wasn't a fighter himself but did demonstrate a talent for battlefield organization. Alexander would leave much of the campaigns logistics to fight in the supply, the transportation of equipment bridge-building establishment and planning new settlements. Another of Alexander's officers Chris resented sufficed in was to Alexander and the two had to be separated a more than one occasion at one point in India. They sort we're about to fight with Alexander intervened representing them both later plutarch said the king brought together made them friends but gave each a warning that he would kill them at were found to be calling again. A. Stern warning. It's not like a car come on guys not enough you don't get. Second portion of dinner tonight. Now is more like not gonNA. If you guys I'll kill you for real for real one more time I'll fucking kill you. In the craters would return to Macedonia eventually died in three twenty, one BC during the successor wars after Alexander's death, some historians believe that the relationship between Alexander and if I was more romantic than platonic while it's impossible to put modern terms for sexuality like gay or homosexual on the historical figures who lived at a time with much more different conceptions of gender and gender and sexuality. It's interesting to note that early and Alexander's life Philip. Olympia worried about their son's apparent lack of heterosexual. The Greek scholar theophrastos says that he they feared that Alexander might be turning into a Guinness or a womanish man Olympia even when it's so far as to procure a the salient courtesan named collect Sina to help develop Alexander's Manley nature. This effort was apparently unsuccessful plutarch wrote. Alexander did not know any woman before he married other than bar scene Persian noblewoman with whom Alexander is rumored to have had an affair with three thirty, three BC when he was twenty three so it wasn't big ladies man. Possibly, not interested in ladies at all other than for political reasons. We don't know for sure if two were lovers but throughout his life if if I stand remained close to Alexander serving both is a valuable advisor into friend and his talent for logistics would be one of the factors that would enable Alexander to conquer the Persian empire just another piece of the puzzle that had to go right for him to accomplish what he accomplished back now. To three, thirty,.
"alexander" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Trying to say, I think the story of Olympia sleep was snakes as part of the legend buildings surrounding Alexandra being the sun is deuce. Highly doubt it happened Olympia gave birth to her snake God future King Baby Alexander on July twentieth or twenty first three, fifty, six BC. It's proper name was Alexander third of Mastodon why the third because he had two uncles named exile Sandra, his mom's bro Alexander the first and his dad's bro Alexander the Second. Stand went real heavy on the name Alexander. Custom for someone who go down as a hero in the ancient world, his birth was heralded by a bunch of heavenly signs. At the time of Alexander's Birth Philip was away in battle at Padilla just after he took the city, he received three messages. The first that permits you is general had defeated the alliance in a great battle to his racehorse had wanted the Olympic Games and three his wife had given birth to Alexander. And Philip interpreted all this happening at the same time as an obvious Owen Mantis son would clearly become an invincible conqueror I get. My son Chieter is also destined for greatness Lada Omens. January nine two, thousand, six date of his birth skateboard legend Tony Hawk got married in Fiji. And not done Bald Eagle flew high that day in the air and screeched and still not done. There was some wolves somewhere Holland stuff. So pretty fucking cool. When my daughter Monroe was born on January twelfth two thousand eight Johnny Grant Former Honorary Mayor Mayor of Hollywood showbiz he died. Be Coincidence and pretty sure about legal screech again in the wolves were around somewhere you get it. Yeah coincidence Earth or symbols of destiny's of great import There were other great signs and wonders associated with Alexander's birth including a bright star gleaming over Macedonia the night. That night and miraculous destruction of the temple of. At Ephesus according to plutarch eastern soothsayers who happened to be at emphasis looked at the ruins of the temple ran around town beating their faces literally beating them crying that the day had brought four something that would be fatal and destructive to all of Asia. I'M GONNA. Say Bullshit but okay, that was written prequel. I also noticed that Darden's anything about eagles or wolves. So yeah, maybe myself cool. L. After Alexander's rival his mother's primary objective in life was to make him king. That's not miss making. That's that's true there Olympias doted on young Alexander telling him constantly had a noble lineage that he was descended from Achilles. He was made to think Achilles was ancestors and maybe sometimes you took him aside and whispered in his ear stuff like real suits doesn't take friends. He's fuck me. He's. He's take fuck me not. Just keep quiet about. This probably years after his death most of it he did towards the end of his life think he was from His Dad did claim descent from Achilles was likely told that also tall tale the stories these stories had a powerful effect on young young. Alexander started to believe that he was descended from heroes from God's. I wonder if it's too late to tell my kids that Batman is the real debt Alexander believe these stories so much. He carried homer's Iliad around wherever he went inspired by tales of mythic bravery and on a serious note in addition to his father setting the stage for future conquering by being a great talker himself his mother also played a huge role and who he would become by constantly telling him he was incredible. The blood of heroes flowed through his veins the blood of God's he was destined for greatness not a terrible parenting model here you know this may be an exaggerated version of this, but gives gives us some confidence right if you want your kids to accomplish great things, make them believe they are destined or at least worthy of greatness. As far as Alexander Childhood, we don't know a lot of specific details and important dates, not a lot of recorded information about his youth side from several tales of precociousness He allegedly interviewed visiting dignitaries one time about the boundaries and strengths of Persia when he was just seven years old. during his childhood, he did become friends with Cassandra who grew up to marry Alexander's half sister and eventually ruled the Kingdom Alexander created. He was also friends with Ptolemy ancestor of Cleopatra. Founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty last Great Dynasty of Egypt so much incest if you recall that suck and that dynasty. He's friends with have have feisty described by historians as by far the dearest of all of the Kings friends he had been brought up with Alexander, and shared all of his secrets and these men were become generals in Alexander's Army a pretty cool kicking ass and conquer in the world with childhood buddies. Kalisz Callisto knees and other friend was aristotle's great nephew and came to the Macedonian Court with A. With the philosopher and he would become Alexander's official historian as he set about conquering Asia he wrote an account of Alexander's expedition up the time of his own Russian sally that work and all of his other works have perished. His account of Alexander's expedition was preserved long enough to be mined as direct or indirect source for some of the other ancient historical writers I mentioned earlier. And he will be executed for plotting to have his old buddy exile Alexander assassinated. So maybe not as good of a friend as the other guys, maybe more of a frenemy. Alexander like these other young Greek dude was taught to fight and ride even got some experience during hardships like forced Marsha marches his childhood toughened him up his dad his dad hired lie simancas. One of his generals a man who had become a. King to teach Alexander reading writing in. The lear. Even, the most of his life was spent on military endeavors yet also grew to have a deep love of writing a music had variety of amazing tutors. Alexander was raised from birth as the heir to his father's throne but another possible heir younger half brother named. Philip did show up Philip. Juniors mom was a commoner and doubtful he would ever become king, but he did have a claim. To the throne or did until Alexander's Mommy took care of him, some evidence exists that Olympia has poisoned this kid with drug that eventually quote adult his wits. So he would never be a threat to Alexander becoming king according to plutarch Philip Juniors mind became ruined when he was poisoned by Olympias. Thanks mom Thanksgiving my half brother brain damage. So don't have to worry about him challenging my throne. Crazy world back then. Even with Philip. Junior Gone Olympias didn't still feel one hundred percent secure in her son's claim for the crown because she was from neighbouring a Paris, the king was pressured to marry a true Macedonian provide the country with a more pure blooded air is what caused a big stir in Greek, politics down the line some in three forty, six, BC the age of nine or ten Alexander Horse. That like him would become famous. Yussef ass- one of the most famous horses in history not a lot of famous horses other than old beautifullest seabiscuit Mr Ed. You lists would go down in history because the story of their first encounter would become legendary. Initially Cephas was brought to Macedonia presented to King. Philip. The horse was expensive and stood taller than a normal Macedonian horse and looks like a prize stallion, but it appeared to be too wild to ride. beautifullest reared up against anyone who tried to ride him. So Philip ordered that the horse be sent away. According to either plea plutarco or maybe just according to Me Phillips said no thank you. I'm a King Not fucking Rodeo clown you ass hat. Go, turn that bucket and stop and asshole some glue. then as the attendance tried to lead us away Alexander rose from a seat shouting at the attendance were just spineless that he could tame this horse according to plutarch not according to me. This is real Alexander. Exclaimed what an excellent horse do they lose for want of address and boldness to manage him? And his father Philip replied do you reproach those who are older than yourself as if you were better able to manage him.
"alexander" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Timeline. Trap on those boots. soldier were marching down time suck time line. Three fifty seven BC Alexander's father king. Philip. The second of Macedonia and his mother Olympias or married. Olympus will be one seven Phillips wives by the time Alexander Alexandra's born in Olympia was not born in Macedonia she was born in the Kingdom of pirates a gross. and. This would cause some problems for. Alexander when it came to royal succession, he'd worry several times thrown will be taken away from him before he had the chance to sit on it. Said Gross. Because she was not a Macedonian and that meant something to Macedonia people. I couldn't tell a Macedonian from a Malaysian the try based in pirates if my life depended on it but people living in Tony, could they didn't like it Olympia was daughter of Neopolitan, lists the first King of Malawians and pirates lay to the west of mastodon and slightly south the Malaysian ruling dynasty claim to be descended from the mythological molasses. One of the three sons of. NEPAD. Knee up Thomas Son of Achilles. Premium at the fall of Troy. Knee Up Thomas I. Think is what I said they're classic ancient Greek Shit right trace your lineage to a hero or God, or both. Alexander would take his name from his Milosevic uncle King of pirates during the first few years of his reign in several years before it Alexandra the first. DUDES MOM may not have been Macedonian but he did have the blood of kings in his veins on both sides of the family tree and when he was born, the Kingdom of pirates was nearly as powerful as the Kingdom of Macedonia, wasn't some of those shit hope. So that's his mom daughter of the King of the neighboring state and his father king of the state he was born into. The history would remember fill the second of mass now or history members. Now Philip is primarily Alexander's father. He was no slacker himself with a legend in his own time. He was an accomplished king and military commander who would share his leadership skills the sun. Though was Alexander who would eventually triple the size of Macedonia Macedonians. Transformation. And expansion began with Philip. Philip molded an ineffective undisciplined army into a formidable efficient military force eventually doing the territories around Macedonia as well as subjugating most of Greece Macedonia occupied an interesting position in the ancient world unlike many Greek states, Macedonia like pirates was a monarchy this made Macedonia backwards. And primitive too many of these southern democracy. Loving Greeks like the people of Athens the Royal Family. The barbaric land was the Argh ads they trace their roots to both the aisle of Argos inherently son of Zeus himself powerful God of the Sky Lightning and thunder ruler of all the Gods at Mount Olympus Son of the King and Queen of the Titans. Born around three, eighty, three BC Philip was the youngest of three sons of a Memphis, the third, his older brother per production the third was killed while fighting. A name always throws me I want to say predicts because I junior high brain and now people keep saying products he was killed while fighting the Illyrian along the northern Macedonian borders. Since the oldest brother Alexander, the second was also dead Philip was made regent for his nephew amid is the fourth who is the son of productive third and then Philip. Succeeded in taking kingdom for. Himself in three, fifty, nine BC don't worry about those names not that important but I wanNA throw out there. Philip, was at one point during his youth held hostage for three years in the Greek city state of thebes where he was exposed to Greek culture military tactics, formations, and philosophy had this not happened neither he nor his son would likely ever etched their names, the history books. there. He both learned a great deal and also came to resent the arrogance of Greek city states like thieves Athens pushing on everyone else around. So as I move when he ascended to the throne at twenty three and three, fifty, nine, BC was to transform the formerly Rag Tag Macedonian Army Into a Well oiled fighting machine. so He'd fuck up though sellers. His major enemies were the Iranians. Whom he would eventually defeat and fifty, three, fifty, nine BC and the Athenians who had access to gold and silver mines, and who also briefly claimed the Macedonian throne. After his ascension to the throne while much of Greece to the south was embroiled in a series of civil wars. Philip had time to develop his initial comparatively weak army into a proper fighting force. He more than doubled in size from ten thousand troops to twenty four thousand grew graduates cavalry from six, hundred, thirty, five, hundred, he created the corps of Engineers to develop siege weaponry nearly towers catapults. He provided uniforms the required and required an oath of allegiance to the king away. There was new and Macedonia. Previously, each soldier might affect himself allied to his hometown or province but Philip made sure that everyone he recruited into his army felt allegiance only to him. Next, he restructured the traditional Greek Phalanx, the traditional ancient Greek fighting unit, right group, heavily armed infantry formed and ranks and files close in deep with shields joined long spears overlapping formation to the time that were eight men deep moving as a unit, and again I think of the three hundred tonight we dine in Hell. Jar Butler fucking kill that Shit's King Leonidas battling the Persians like none of battle they before the real united died about one hundred, twenty, five years before Alexander was born. So He surely knew of him and his mic fight is the leader of the three hundred spartans who die during the second. Persian. War defending a pass from the hated Persian army. anyways, Philip restructured the traditional Greek failings deciding to provide each individual unit with its own commander which allowed for better communication. He also changed he principal failings weaponry from hop lights spears to this Orissa in eighteen to twenty foot long pike weapon that could easily reach over the much shorter spears of the opposition's hop lights and military lingo. This allowed his men to give extra pokey. Hurts to enemy soldiers before taking too many knows and crying and dying or something like that. In addition to being provided with services Aka Teresa. Pike's.
"alexander" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Alexander the Great Alexander the Third King of the Ancient State of Mastodon Aka Macedonia often heralded as one of history's greatest military commanders. But he wasn't only that he was also a scholar, a lover of literature and the arts a deeply religious man and someone who thousands and thousands of people killed undefeated battle. He unleashed his army on countries great small to an empire that stretched over three continents from Greece to India as far south as Egypt. He did all this little more than a decade after taking power at the age of twenty until his untimely death at the age of just thirty two. Alexander the Great was so great destroying his opponents, his military tactics and strategies are still being studied in military academies today but his conquest are all that make Alexandra, a fascinating person, his parents Philip in Olympia had their own fascinating lives Alexander's close friends from childhood including his best friend. If Feisty become Alexander's generals entrusted advisers and together, they would battle a variety, a formidable and fascinating opponents on battlefields and exotic lands. They only heard whispers about before actually seen them for themselves. In a culture that valued war over all else Alexander prevailed by being the best at conquering he did whatever was necessary to win and sometimes did things that maybe weren't. So necessary cities were sometimes completely destroyed. Priceless artifacts obliterated all according to Alexander sometime mercurial will. So what made Alexander? So great what we're Alexander's early influences the people who formed them into fearless leader who'd become how did Alexander father turn Macedonia from a tiny tribal kingdom into the world's most powerful empire all this and more in today's ancient bloody. This actually isn't spotter. It's Macedonia. Hollywood spa addition of.
"alexander" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Can find his show over at the history of Ancient Greece dot com before we chat with Ryan though. Let's set up our game to truth and ally you knew the show. Here's how this little game works. I'm about to say three things. Two of them are true. And that means one of them is ally. Are you ready? Okay here. They are number one best on died of an illness in Babylon number. Two some of Alexander's soldiers mutinied against him number. Three Alexander did not kill the riots at the battle of Gog. Mela got him. Okay now as you're listening to our story today your challenges defined the two facts scattered somewhere throughout the episode and then by a simple process of limitation. You'll know which one is the light and of course we'll do a recap at the end of the episode to see how well you did all right now. It's time to connect with Ryan to chat about the historical of the two thousand four film. Alexander. The.
"alexander" Discussed on The Wild
"Back in the late seventeen hundreds when the forest still held a bit of black magic. A young Alexander von Humboldt was growing up and he loved the woods. Here's the National Museum of Natural History's resident Humboldt historian Hans Suzanne. Young Alexander Humboldt would go out in the forest to look at things so that that was always a magical realm away from civilization yet accessible in most places Humboldt grew up in Prussia an eighteenth and nineteenth century kingdom that included chunks of Modern Day Germany Denmark Poland and Russia. His family was minor nobility. They had lots of money. Fancy houses and the best tutors young Alexander's favourite things to learn about where the plants and animals around him but with that type of upper crust life came certain expectations. Prince Harry knows what I mean. His mother had high hopes that he would become a Prussian government official. Because that's what you did in those days but clearly it wasn't a thing that sort of made him get up in the morning. Young Alexander was a tinkerer his mind. Always working one of his first jobs was as a mining official and even in a job he didn't love. He was driven by curiosity he will. I want to develop a safety lamp for the minds. He tried to think about respiratory equipment because in those days they were absolutely no regulations regarding mining safety. You know you were lucky. If you got your mind at the end of the day and it didn't happen. People just would truck the show. This was part of the job. When humble wasn't saving the lives of miners he indulged his real passion studying plants and animals. He took to London to speak with botanist who had sailed around the world and seen plants places. He fretted. He'd never see. This was the stuff that got him out of bed in the morning and someday he hoped on a ship to see them firsthand and these talks gave humbled and idea one. He wanted to test as he studied plants at home and read reports from afar. He gained this sense that plants animals and climate all around. The world were interconnected. When Alexander was twenty-seven his mom died. He inherited piles of cash and more importantly freedom from her expectations. He would not be a bureaucrat. Forever humbled could finally chase his dreams. He thought like I'm done with all this government officials stuff I just want to see. The world liberated from expectations and flush with cash. Humboldt was free but finding a place he could visit was surprisingly hard wanted to go to India. That didn't work out because of all the colonial wars there. He tried to go to Egypt. But this was around the time that Napoleon was fighting in Egypt. Eventually Humboldt set his sights on Spain's colonies in South America. I think a lot of people thought he was playing. Be Insane to even attempt to do this in seventeen ninety nine. People didn't just casually visit the Amazon. It wasn't like Humboldt. Could just book a ticket. He needed special permission from none other than that. King of Spain but somehow Humboldt could really sweet talk people and put it nicely. Bamboozled swayed to the Spanish Royal House and got permission to travel those countries since humbled excellent adventure was a self funded scientific journey to prove his radical notions. He needed to collect a lot of data while he was in South America and to do that he needed a team. He couldn't survive Venezuela's jungles alone. Here's Eleanor Harvey. I think of her as a historian but she insists. She's an art curator. I am absolutely art curator. I happen to be a historian. Because in order to be an art curator. You have to know the history. The language the music the religion the politics the political cartoons. Otherwise the art doesn't make much sense. Harvey is senior curator at Smithsonian American Art Museum and his created a new exhibition on Humboldt. Who in the summer of seventeen ninety nine was on a ship headed for South America and he made sure he didn't forget anything he brought. Forty two different instruments each one in a velvet lined. Mahogany box carried by assistance importers. He had sextants and thermometers. He had the ability to gauge temperature humidity. He had multiples yet favorite barometer. Which shows up in a number of his portrait after forty one days at sea humbled and his many many instruments disembark in Venezuela and the first thing humble does when his feet touch South American soil is take the temperature. St Ninety nine point eight degrees Fahrenheit and in this way starts exploring this continent largely unknown to European Science. And it's almost as if he doesn't even know where to start. He is measuring everything that he can. But from the atmosphere to the climate to the altitude is gathering plants. He is collecting samples. He is writing up everything. He's talking to all of the local indigenous people because he knows they know more about the landscape than the Spanish colonial overlords. Who are there? It's worth mentioning. Humbled is a European exploring ideas about nature that he developed with the best information he had in Europe the indigenous people who already lived in the Americas they had their own ways of seeing nature which humble was curious about. He's tasting river water trying to taste the difference between the Amazon and the Orinoco. He's actually licking the bark of trees because he hears that. The local Indians can actually distinguish tree types based on the sap and he's very disappointed that he is not able to differentiate their stories about how humble tested the power behind electric eels by grabbing them from the water. Nothing escaped his curiosity for the next few years. He travelled South America sailing walking reading licking writing drawing sailing reading looking writing walk licking humble was particularly interested in the relationships between plants and their surrounding environment and to prove his theory humble and his team went to extreme length. Or extreme heights. I guess because in pursuit of data he decided to climb what was then thought to be. The world's Tallest Mountain Mount Timber Otto Chamber also was believed to be the highest peak on the planet at the time close to twenty one thousand feet and humble decides in the name of science. I will conquer this mountain. It was June twenty second eighteen to almost three years to the day after he left Spain by this time humbled had climbed plenty of volcano. But he hadn't ever tried climbing anything like timber also and he wasn't just climbing humbled employed a number of guides who were willing to help carry his equipment up the mountain so that he could stop periodically to take measurements to collect samples. It first things went fine but fifteen thousand feet up the climb got sketchy you were talking about crevasses glaciers and wind-driven snow Their gums are bleeding. Their feet are bleeding. Eyeballs are bleeding. It's not very pleasant humbled guides quit but through the bloody feet and gums. Humboldt continues collecting data and taking notes. Just below timber. Kim BARATA's summit they get to impassable crevasse otherwise known as a huge crack and so they realize that nineteen thousand four hundred and thirteen feet. They can't get to the summit but it is a mountaineering record that stood for thirty years and Humboldt came out of this with more than just bragging rights. So through all of this climb up. Tim brought so he was collecting data. What did he do with that information? He pulled that information into the core of the Notre Gamal. The Natour Malda Oregon. Seuss would say not tool gifted a nature painting literally his picture of Nature Half Watercolor Half Didactic Information. Columns of information on either side. It was an info graphic that in essence summed up four years of travel in South America and Mexico correlated against ten years of travel and study in Europe. Okay we're GONNA take a moment to describe this nature painting that humbled made because it's really important to understanding his biggest idea. Imagine a page divided into three segments in the center network. Melda shows Mount Kimber. Also you see the mountain itself. Snow covered at the top and then sort of gradually grading down into green and Green Areas. Untruths down here in the rainforest on the mountains right half it's been sliced open and humbled has filled the space with the names of plants found at different altitudes. If all kinds of words and things listed on this single illustration offered humbles audience a brand new way to understand the planet and all life on it but realize that you can't see plants just in isolation if you want to understand the environment so he actually started looking what species corker. How is this occurrence influenced by climate. His goal was to show how mountain ecosystems around the world have similar plants at similar altitudes. The image also argued that altitude and latitude mirror each other. The extrapolated that if in going from sea level at the equator up nineteen thousand.
"alexander" Discussed on Brandi Glanville Unfiltered
"Tv is the real housewives of Beverly Hills and stuck around with our no-holds-barred look life and refusal to apologize for herself and she quickly became a fan favourite and a fan hated face at the same time. She has also appeared on nine hundred. The over games shark NATO of course NATO And also celebrity Apprentice Donald Trump's final season with fellow cast members Vivica Fox Geraldo Rivera. Kenya Moore and Kevin Jonas. Because he was going to go back into the Jonas brothers would have been a lot nicer to him. We are going to hear stories like that and more but brandy raised eighty thousand dollars for charity. Closer heart make a wish foundation. Of course I know. She joined the cast of celebrity big brother in the UK and the US Yeah and we got to see her cooking skills on my kitchen rules. Interest on everything like literally everything She also co hosted the Academy Awards for ABC's on the red carpet The New York Times bestseller list with both books drinking and tweeting and drinking and dating here. I wonder what it is drinking. Tweeting now available as an audio book and you can hear from her own voice. I listened this last week. Gets a little emotional? It's very very it's very there and you can get into bed with brandy. Ooh On her Youtube Channel Sexy Lingerie I tried to order it. They don't make my sites You can catch on her. Podcast Brandy Glanville unfiltered filtered unfinished. It's just like Alaska's the country we're not gonNA get into that. We're going to save you here on her podcast. She provides uncensored access to celebrities and dishes about pop culture fashion and celebrity gossip. We love her. The Lady of the Hour Brandy Glenn. Thank you just read me my whole life because we have seen interview after interview and talk about Brandi Glanville the person raising Sacramento Middle Child. Your Dad Sell Pot gotTa Gay Neighbor. You fought with bullies. It sounds like an HBO show. But I wanNA know what kind of kid were you. Who did you hang out with? Were you in any like gangs? I was drama club in your know so I grew up in a very poor neighborhood. People call it the ghetto the hood so my dad was a popular at the time. That's a drug part so now that it's legal. He's away okay. We're talking about is we had to stop talking for a year when I wrote it in my book But a middle child yes. My parents worked very hard. They're still together. We had a lot of gang activity actually so we had the bloods and the CRIPS. We sacraments yes okay. Well there's nothing else to do. Coast Westcoast okay. Girl don't even know that Alaska is part of the United. America did not know that which is just. It's shocking. I was trying to make you feel back at home on celebrity apprentice. How I love you. I think it's great. My geography is not that great. I do know that one. Little bit though I've never been so embarrassing my life. Who Cares Yeah. I you know middle child so I had to kind of fight my way for attention from my parents because my sister was the eldest and the best in the greatest and then my brother was the baby and the only boy and then I was the one that was causing all the problems. Apparently everything that happened. My family got blamed on me. Oh really checking. Brady's bed you're missing a tool guy. My Dad check into British. Still might outs tools but yeah. I was definitely in trouble quite bids. A stole some Oxytocin from Jumbo supermarket in seventh grade. And I got caught. Okay uh-huh and I put a police car and I- old seventh grade. What was through all right but so I stole change from my dad's money like thing that we're not. We're not allowed to have sugar. I went to jumbo to buy captain crunch with berries. Yeah of course does the best and even though I had the money for I wanted to steal oxy ten because I had it and so is that what it was back like. What was the pads? No this is like the scented cream which don't make anywhere and I loved it because I didn't know how to do it and we all looked like freaks right. You know free does that but did you have a sense of humor. You have a very unique sense of humor. It's not like you're telling jokes it's not like you're the one liner your sense of humor is is just there and it's very biting but it's Hilarious Were you ever like the class clown? Did you ever do like funny parts in school plays I did? I played Joseph in our. I go play because I just wanted to be in the play and there was no other parts available for girl because Mary was some boring one. She got knocked up by who I except for the K. Mary I WANNA play. Mary come on Mary very true. In Joseph's like I don't know think it was a stand up guy to like. Take some baby that he didn't know and then he just disappears from the Bible. What happened to Joseph? I want that movie. Yeah lifetime movie. I want luckily for you. My Ex husband did that movie. It was called Joseph King of kings and it was on NBC. So I will get that for you. He were Bob and island are one of the best time of my life. He's trying to reclaim something. I so but you remember that vividly. Everyone's like isn't that a chick I was just like I'm up here. I stand up here the whole damn time. I had to wear a beard but I just wanted the spotlight beard.
"alexander" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
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"alexander" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"Shy of year. Marty made it his business to break me every night and and five out of eight a week he would succeed and it was it was. It was such a joy he is he. He's another guy that's kind of inspiring to me in that Marty has had a lot of tragedy in his life and yet he always finds his way to happiness. He finds a way to make things better than they should be And to make events he told me a story one time about how whenever He scheduled for colonoscopy he makes sure that. Steve Martin and I think he said a couple of comedian friends They all they all schedule their colonoscopy for the same day so they're all doing the prep and he said what they do. Is they all go? I think they said to Steve Martin's house because he has the most bathrooms and they play poker all night long. They never go to bed. They play poker. They've fast they drink they crap. They bet they laughed. Then they all go at the same time get their colonoscopy done within two hours of each other and then they would all go to like nate. Now's Deli and break the colonoscopy a fucking party. You do that. How do we will you do will you? Tour with Gilbert and the odd couple or the Sunshine Boys Jason the Sunshine Boys. That's waiting to happen. Kill asked the same thing you'll give them a little your wolfing. Give them a little. Your Walter h Net anti-itch knickknack. Now back if I come in the essay enter. It is a magnetic say enter. I don't come in if you say knock knock knock. I come in each Balasko. T H WISH. Marash go theater crazy. Morass go theater. We could do it. We could go on tonight. I would love to see that last question. Patrick is oh says. I've heard a story that had a birthday surprise. Your Fr- Jason's friends took him out to celebrate and surprised him by having none other than William Shatner appear correct. They bought me. William Shatner from my thirty. Gilbert is GonNa be bought and now spent an afternoon with with with William Shatner. Yeah and I never want to brought up doing the podcast course notch would be the first thing. Of course I love Jason. Do it for us. I will tell you what you want to hear a nice story about Shatner and we love the man. I will truncated. I is really a great story. So they bought them for my thirty fifth birthday. I was a huge star. Trek not loved him. We had a great lunch and sort of towards the end of the launch. He said he got really serious and he said I just want to share something with the. I don't know you well but I want to share this with him. He goes when I did star Trek. I was a pretty young man and it wasn't a success. Initially it it it it had diminishing returns. We were off the air in three years. But I had been defined as Captain Kirk and it kept me from doing other things and even when I gotta the things that was always. Captain Kirk is now playing Captain Kirk this and he said I resented it and I resented the people who loved it people would come up fans would come up and they would want to approach me. WanNa share their experience with me and he said and I was terrible to them. I rejected them. I was mean to them. I was cruel to them and he said He. He admitted that he was wrong. And that he was a fool and asked to do it and what he was saying to me any any Senate specifically said I know you're young guy you're thirty five years old. Your whole career is ahead of you but this may be the biggest thing that ever happens in your life you are. You're out there. You're playing to an audience of millions if not hundreds of millions of people and you're having an effect on them that is more than just as an actor. It's more than anything you could hope to ever achieve just as an actor you know we touch as actors. We touch an audience for the time we spend together. And that's it we walk away. Maybe we live well in their memory. But you're doing more than that. You may never get another one. Most of US never get one when they come up to you and share their experience with you Love Them. Take it in be grateful. Never never make it something for them. The sorry that they did and it was. It was beautiful advice and it was great advice and much like Chita Rivera. It sort of set the bar from me about how you deal with with the the never ending. Seinfeld fans And it's because of that. Experience is like the Fifty Marines I never know who who I'm talking to. Or why they have been so moved by this thing but when they come up and share it and they all you probably hate talking about it. I go if you love talking about it. I'm here for you. How Nice Nice Man? How Nice Again Gilbert the opposite of your life professionalism people coming up to me and they say I love a Latin and I go fuck you wait I gotTa Tell. You my favorite new joke. We'RE GONNA go out on a joke. My favorite new joke guy goes for a job interview. It's going very well. Twenty minutes in the interviewer says you know I I. This is terrific. You're absolutely qualified for this job. And you've done a wonderful job of articulating all your attributes about why it'd be good in this job. Hey before I let you go. It's just do something talk to me about. Maybe something. That's kind of a negative attributes and one of the negatives about you and the guy thinks and goes. Well I'm too honest I just I'm relentlessly honest and I guess that would be it. And the interviewer says yeah. I don't I don't really think that's a negative attribute and the guy says I don't really give a fuck what you think. I like it right. It takes a second. Thanks a second. I like was coming up Jason. I usually get so many one man shows. I can't keep up. There's the white boy. There's the master the domain tour that you did you were just in a stray. I've got I'm on a speaking tour across the East Coast April and then I am directing the summer A show that is looks like it is well positioned to be going to Broadway next year great It is an adaptation of war of the roses the Michael Douglas. And Kathleen sure. We'll be doing that and gung quit main this summer adler pre Broadway Stop Worn Adler. Yeah look at you writers credit yes indeed. Yeah so you're super busy it's it's Life is good life is full. Yeah will you ever play Tevi because we know how important that most of your mom a I hope so. I hope police chases sing a little ave fair or a rich man. If I were rich men do all day long. He if I wasn't a wealthy man and the rest you have to pay for. Act this mega back to his life. Jason this was a kick. Thank you my friends. I love to spend time with you. Feel like you were on inside the actors studio. I feel like you did more research. Anything I've done merits that's my bottom. That's not at all true. We had plenty of things. We didn't get to. What do you think you'll sunshine boys you and Jason? Oh yes I let me tell you something if Sarah Jessica and Matthew Score and Plaza Suite. We do it next season. It's a shoo-in I think. Me and Jason should do driving miss days or the game or night mother. Something like this episode. Thanks Jason Saw Leisure Guy's face. Oh we we have to even after I say good night we have to keep you around for one more thing. Sure but they say it's been Gilbert Godfrey Amazing Colossal podcast with my co-host Frank. Santo Padre and terrific. Jason Alexander. A very entertaining man. Thank you Jason. This was fun thank.
"alexander" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"Greece under control the Peloponnesian Peninsula under control. Then he moves over to Persia and it seemed like initially. He was just focusing on Greek cities. Our under Persian control correct right the Greek cities on the western coast of. What's now Turkey? They had been Greek for a thousand years. The Greek settlers all on both sides of the gene and they ones on the What's now the Turkish coast? A had been a part of the Persian empire for a couple of hundred years if they were generally fairly happy sometimes. They weren't sometimes. They were but people thought that Alexander were was going to restrict his invasion of Persia to just trying to take the Greek cities of Asia. Minor emphasis in all of the rest along the coast and he did and when he finished. They thought that probably he would stop. But that's the thing about Alexander. He never stopped. He always kept going. Why did he keep going after? You got that under control. Why do you keep going after Persia? It's funny I think he. I don't think it was that. He wanted money that he wanted to sack cities or anything like that. I think he wanted power. Like a mini People through history a so. I think it was certainly about power. I think it was about reputation. His hero was Achilles from the Trojan war. An Achilles gloried in the fact that he was the greatest warrior ever in Alexander. I think aspired to be like that. He slept with homer's iliad underneath his pillow every night with the stories of Achilles and so I think it was a lot of it was that I think a lot of it was just wanting to prove that he could do it that this kid from Macedonia could actually do it and so he kept pushing farther and farther along the coast the Mediterranean coast and then eventually inland or as being of his admiration of Achilles. One of the first things he does when he gets to like. What's now Turkey? He goes to troy in visits the grave of Achilles right. You can still visit today. It's a beautiful sight that the Turkish government takes very good care of and he went there and he sacrificed to Achilles into the gods and he and his friend fest on stripped off their clothes and race three times around the city of Troy an imitation of Achilles and hector in homer's Iliad so he can take back control of the Greek city states in Persia starts turning inland. The King of Persia. This time was Darius so Darius like when did he realize that Alexander posed a threat and then he had to do something about this guy. Well Alexander fought a battle on the grandmas river near try the first few weeks that he invaded and they see the person's thought and that was just fighting a little local Persian army. The Persian stop that that would take care of things they would kill Alexander and that would be it and they almost did kill. Alexander was a very tough battle but I think after Alexander took the Greek cities of Asia Minor. That's when Darius knew that this was something different. And that's when he began to gather his army a he didn't invade Asia Minor. Doris didn't with the Persian army but he was waiting for him there. It took a long time to gather together the force of the Persian army and so areas let Alexander basically take the rest of Asia minor and go down the coast of what's now Syria and Israel Palestine into Egypt. But he was waiting for him after he came into the area of. What's now Iraq? So let's talk about his before so he. He met Dario twice the first time. There was a rally. He basically routed Arias. Dr Is had a flea. Yes the first time. He fought him at a place called the issus which is now just on the border of Turkey and Syria. It's a it was a a a great battle. Darras didn't even bring his entire army to this battle but it was it was huge and Alexander was certainly outnumbered an so Darius is is heading towards Alexander Alexander's heading toward darkness. They end up actually missing each other In the fog of war they get lost in different valleys and and so it turns out that ends up on the North Alexander Alexander's to the south. And so they're in a narrow valley and one thing I tell. My students is if you're ever in a situation where you're fighting a battle with an army outnumbers you especially. When that outnumbers you greatly tried to restrict them to a small area because it negates somewhat their power and this is what. Alexander did he fought the battle of Issus on a narrow coastal plain. So that Dr wasn't able to spread out his whole army an envelope. Alexander and so there is this river. Alexander struck against Darius very fast and use speed and used his flanking maneuvers and all of his different tricks and routed Darius he drove Darius away he was able to capture the tent of Darius where all of his wives were were his mother was and he. He treated them very very well. That was one thing about Alexander that he it was. I think an act of chivalry but was also very practical. Act that he treated them very well and sent them back to Persia unharmed and untouched and he was able to win the first great battle at Issus and then eventually go forward from there down into Syria and Egypt. Well it's kind of interesting thing you mentioned throughout the book about Alexander Related with women seemed to have like a soft spot for them like he wasn't interested in them romantically. It seemed like not to a great extent An not really and sexual orientation in the ancient world is always a a difficult thing to try because we look at it and I tried to look at because we look at it in modern categories but Alexander. He he did get married eventually. He did have a child. He married more than once. Actually but women were. I don't think women were his obsession. Certainly like they were with his father. Philip who would pretty much sleep with anything wearing a skirt but Alexander was more restrained certainly but yeah. He had like a respect from very respectful trick. Lead older women yes. He was very much so so he continues down. So you routes Darya Stories Fleas. And he's I'll take care of you later. I got other stuff to take care of. So he continues down the coast and he used to wear like modern Lebanon's at and there's this island tire which is one of the craziest campaigns probably ever like world military history. Tell us about what happened. Attire will tire was an island about a mile off the coast of what's now Lebanon. It had been a commercial centre of the the Venetians. The the Great Trading People Phoenicians. They were an important part of the Persian empire. They were the main naval base of the Persians in the Mediterranean. They had this walled island as I said about a mile off the coast and I it. It never been conquered you. You could not take something like this. It had never been done before so Alexander sins a embassy to them he standing on the shore. Basically says you know. I want to come over and worship in the temple of Hercules and by the way I want you to surrender and they say nope. Sorry not going to do that because they are pretty sure. That Darius is going to come back and crush Alexander with his entire army so they say no. We're not going to surrender and if Alexander. Maybe he should have just moved on and left them there but the problem is that they still controlled a very powerful navy and so he would be heading south into Egypt with a powerful Persian Navy. Still in force and he couldn't do that he had to take tire. He had to find some way to subdue this island city. And so what he did was something just astounding. He built a causeway between the mainland and higher and this is not some shallow sort of title bottomland between the mainland and the island. It was deep and so he spent months. His men spent much pouring rocks into this channel. In the tyrians. The people of tire would just stand up on their walls and laugh at him for this. But as the months went by the causeway got closer and closer they stopped laughing and eventually Alexander was able to complete the causeway and roll his machines of war right across it along with all his soldiers in ladders and they took the city of Tyre and because the tyrians had resisted he did the usual thing where he ended up killing or enslaving most of them. And it's no longer an island like you can still see the causeway. Alexandra Bill Right is that there's a picture you can look at it online and you can see. The tire is now connected to the mainland as it has been for the last twenty three hundred years because of Alexander. It's a physical feature in the geography of the Middle East. That alexander creative so talking about this spiritual aspect of Alexander. An important part of his campaign was when he went to Egypt now Egypt. Today's like you know we think of Egypt's this land of mystery. There was the same thing. In Alexander's time. Egypt was seen as land of mystery and magic and spirituality and he gets to Egypt and he decided to go like on this month lawn detour in the middle of the desert. So you can go talk to an oracle right. He conquered Egypt without any resistance. The Egyptians never particularly liked the Persian. So they were happy to proclaim Alexander's Farrow and to to show him around and like everybody. Alexander was very impressed with Egypt. He went to the Pyramids and we have to realize that the pyramids were older to Alexander than he is to us so there's an enormous antiquity to Egypt and mystery to it so he left the Nile Valley and he went far to the west of the oasis of see Wah which is now on the border of of Libya aware there was a great oracle of Amun raw which the Greeks called Zeus. And so he went there on this dangerous journey that. I think only a young man in his in his buddies would would do crossing the Sahara desert a and he went there though to consult the Oracle. And we don't know exactly what happened. When he went into the oracles temple. The story seems to be that Alexander wanted to know what Philip was his real father and when he came out people say that he seemed to changed and so the supposition is that the Oracle told him that you were actually the son of Zeus. And so he went forth at that point believing maybe that there was some actual truth to the story that he was the son of a god and so he went back to Egypt and then headed. Inland to invade. The heart of the Persian Empire Supposedly he asked. Also if you would conquer the Persian Empire yes yes in in in the Oracle said yes indeed you will and that seemed to change him like he went he left that Crowley affected. It gave him more to keep doing what he had started to do. Right because Alexander had gotten a message from Darius the King of Persia. Saying let's work out a deal. You can keep the Mediterranean hearts of my empire which were really quite small and not particularly wealthy. And just stay there and I will recognize. You is as King of the Mediterranean coast. And that's it I think Darius probably intended still conquer Alexander but he wanted to buy some time in Alexander. A lot of people said Alexander. This is incredible. This is more than any of US could ever hope for. You've conquered Asia Minor. Utah conquered Syria. You'VE CONQUERED EGYPT. Stop. This is enough and Alexander said no I am going forward. And so his army who were very loyal followed him inland to the heart. A Mesopotamia to the Tigers Frady's valley as I read about that experience Alexander made.