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Seattle's King County Confirms Record-Breaking Turnout at Over 86%
"Rate record breaking election Jew, Y says The numbers are impressive more than 86% of registered voters in King County return their ballots for the general election, breaking the old record set eight years ago. Statewide more ballots forecast than ever before, with more than 4.1 million. But at 84%, Washington's turnout fell just shy of the state's record from 2008. But ultimately you know, getting getting the voters to participate comes down to the campaigns and all of the ancillary groups that are focused on voter turnout. Statistics from the past 20 years show voter turnout barely reaches the low seventies and midterm elections. And the numbers drop significantly further in off year election cycles. We look ahead. 2021, then 2022. It's really all about voter contact and voter engagement, getting volunteers that are passionate about what's happening in Olympia and what's happening at their local levels. Everything it'll get to a point where we'll see 70 plus for a midterm or an off off year, potentially, but we're gonna have to do some structural things rundown. Sour says a few things might help declaring Election Day a state or national holiday, reducing barriers to voting in other states and expanding the use of mail in voting. Moving election day altogether to a different part of the week. That's a sacrifice
A conversation with Joaqun Niemann
"Let's get back to joaquin neiman. Did was there. Anyone who would have been the person that you would have been the most nervous to be around either to have played with or walk by on the range. Or if they're watching you hit balls on the range you'd have been nervous to be around. Who someone that that at that age would have major nervous riley. Yeah probably playing around here. I think i think the first time i saw was the moriarty was late north third or four tournament which Experience i remember. I was playing great. I was almost the last ruben sunday. I mean i could hear that. There was not only ten groups front but i could hear everything that's note and the people following him by think. Sergio helped me a lot to like. Get that pressure off. You know like lie. Know him. Before i turn pro. I will to play with him before on unknown how good they are also know that i can like i can be here. You know. I was actually at that memorial that year and i remember watching. Ut off on the tenth hole once. i'd never seen you hit a ball in person and it just stuck out to me immediately and do on tv. And i'm sure you hear a lot about how low you hit the ball and i'm just curious. Has that always been the case. And is that something that you know you. You were aware of growing up or any special reason. Why would hit the ball. Low and chile. Or do you think about that at all non. It was is fine because at the beginning that league union a lot of confidence. When i'm like a little bit nebulous son. I need to hit the way. I'll heed that show on a new. I remember when i start being professional a using. That showed that now during the time. Yeah i've been using it less. I'd i'd be using more hydro. I'm just trying to hit farther on. May i have that show that. I feel really confident when a heated unease yummies late may go to That's what i was. I was curious. And i was looking back at the highlights from when you won at greenbrier every now and then that forty one foot apex driver shot comes out and i was. I was just interesting because of how different the game appear the direction. The game appears to be heading seems to be you know track man. Everyone's telling you hit it high. Hit hi hi. I'm wondering if you know as you were transitioning from amador into pareo if anybody came along and said hey you could hit it this much further if you hit it higher or but i think what you just said though it's interesting how you've you've prioritized accuracy. But i'm wondering if if that has evolved at all over the years. I remember when i played. Infirm courses The bogus along. Way i Relate to two seventy and he runs it. Depends on the fairway ferry. Sometimes when their firm for example greenbrier they allowed so sometimes is not that short by yemi normally. I've been preferring. yes More with hydro. Sometimes i got bunkers around when he died. I'm like are now monday. Just gonna he'd been the hydro and the beginning. I was really. I don't know if i was a little bit more secure or no but early. I prefer yesterday that low one being more coffee when the on knowing that i'm gonna hit the airway but now he's more like a feel like i feel better on the course right now and i just. I just thought that showed that like more. And he's been pretty good lately. So i like it do you feel. Where do you feel most comfortable. Like firm and fast conditions or when when it softer yeah. I like away. When when he's firm. I know that. I don't hear really really high with the also with the iron. So it is hard to me to stub on own the green when i when i'm lega 5-iron their firm 'cause i don't get it like really high but yeah i mean like bain with firm conditions. I think is is more fun on unb lehner green or heating widgets from the hundred twenty yards is is is good to see that like bouncing around the great in those more fun. Yeah i mean. I find it interesting you know. Obviously when it's firm your drivers going to run out a lot more but like you said it's hard to hold greens. If you hit it low and i i wanna talk a little about royal melbourne in the president's cup. You know you have it's interesting. You didn't have the most success at royal melbourne yet at the same time at olympia fields this year which was very firm and fast you finish third. And i'm i wanna talk a lot about role melvin. But first off. I would say. Did you learn anything in particular from that week. That helped you in later situations when it is going to be firm and fast. Yeah more than of course it was more like the atmosphere. Unlike the like getting that amount of pressure it was one of those way i mean the whole way was really intense. On the course roy ever was unbelievable. I mean i think he's one of my favorite right now. Unease eighty s a lot of strategy. I remember ernie was standing us. They don't in many drivers. You gotta The ball on the right side than it was more. Legacy smart play yet was different course. i remember in chicago Driver everywhere every bunker was laid three or three. Oh five three. Thank ari so i was trying to cater scarlet side. Ken he was going straight. You which is which was really good that we
"olympias" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"By the time six days passes you didn't hour of cardio which isn't like lot over the course of six days but it is an hour and then the day of thanksgiving or the day after thanksgiving if you get an extra walk or something. It's kind of more just a bonus I do think it's good like out here. In bega We see tons of families outside walking. And i realized that other parts of the country It'd be much more difficult but don't be afraid to get weird and throw on some layers of clothes and go for fucking walk in the snow but it tries to encourage other people to go with you like make like make it like a thing. Make it like fun. You don't have to be outside forever just You know just try to get a little bit in a little bit can go a long way For myself recently i just started implementing a little bit of cardio Birthday number forty four has coming up on december tenth and phil heath is actually somebody that inspired me got me fired up to start to work on getting in better shape again Not that i was in bad shape. But i was like i can kick it up a notch. And when he announced he was doing the mr olympia. I'll shit i'm gonna kind of work on some of that as well like. I'm not gonna pretend. I'm doing the olympia. Necessarily gonna take it that far But i'm going to push a little harder than normal and so i started getting better shape few weeks ago. I really took my time with it. We're still the diet wasn't a hundred percent. It was probably more like Eighty percent and then. I just been kind of tweaking. It added a little bit of cardio but the first day i did cardio i just said do minutes of cardio you lazy bastard and i didn't even want to do ten minutes because i haven't done it in so long i'm like i don't get on a stairmaster. Whatever like i don't feel like doing. I don't want to do ten minutes of cardio mike. I'm already lean earning good shape. I'm making all these excuses. I'm like you should just go. So i was like all right. How about like just go on there for like three minutes you know. And this is. From james clear. The author of atomic habits he said Make what you're about to do so simple that it's almost impossible to say no to so. If you like dude just to fucking push up you know it's like it's pretty hard to talk yourself out of you know doing one push-up or doing a one set of bodyweight squats for twenty wraps or something. Like that i mean it's just it's it's too easy. It kind of makes it feel like a pussy. You're like you're disappointed in yourself before you even try it if if you're saying no to Doing cardio for three minutes. So i'll say just do three minutes. I got on there and of course. I'm not gonna do three minutes. So i did six minutes and then i left. That was it. I was like that's good. That's a good start. Next day i came back and did seven minutes before the workout. The problem is the six minutes i did. I did after the workout. So that's really why didn't wanna do it. But the next time i came in i did seven minutes before the workout seven minutes after the workout. Then the next time i came in i did ten minutes before the workout ten minutes and so forth and then i did twenty minutes straight the other day and i did thirty minutes so here we are. You know Five six days later. I've now strung together doing five five or six days in a row of some cardio training so you can suck today and not be doing shit and within four five days you could have strung together a streak of nearly a whole entire week's worth of doing something consistently they could change that quickly. Can you guys talk about like maybe the the the mindset when it comes to You know so. Gyms are closing down if not already wherever everyone is but also even just in general like You know my wife is off this week. Jasmine my daughter's off this week I'll probably be working from home for majority of the week. Therefore you know getting access to jim. Although i you know have stuff here but i'm dislike. I'm around my family. Like i'm probably not going to really want to necessarily go all out and get a crazy. Jim session in but like i can still do. But i'll i know some people will see that a in their Situation and kind of fill. Like oh man. I didn't get in like a super hardcore workout You know what's the point or like i'm really fallen behind but really they're not so. Can you guys kind of shed some light on you know not necessarily being okay with a mediocre workout. But still just doing what you can right now. I mean what's the alternative. I think that that's kind of the way. I think about it. in these situations it's like well. You have a kettle. Bell have an aba roller I can either figure out a little workout to make me sweat and work my muscles with this and i have a slingshot so i can do some push stuff or i do nothing and i don't get any type of workout in and i feel even worse because a motte working on my body so like which ones better like. Do you have any other options. Really i mean if there are other options you can let me know. There might be something that i'm missing but it really does seem like you. Just gotta you gotta work with you got at. You absolutely can work with what you've got. You just have to make the decision to do it. Yeah there's a there's a book that i I think my dad or my brother got me a while back and they just got it for me because of the it has a weird title and it says like eat bacon. Don't jog the name of the book. And i kind of modeled the war on carbs after it. Because i thought like wow. What a great book. It's like a. It's like a pamphlet almost you know And in the book the guy talks about how people they just make too many boundaries. They make too many Barriers have too many barriers of entry when it comes to exercise and he said i think that it would be really helpful for people to stop thinking about working out and just start thinking about exercise just movement of the body and it's it's a lot easier to talk yourself into moving your body around Shit i got that kettle bell downstairs. i'm gonna. I'm gonna set a time on my phone for ten minutes and i remember three or four exercises that i can do it. That kettle bell. And i'm just gonna do them on back and forth between each exercise to a couple reps and keep alternating and when ten minutes is up That'll be my workout but a lot of times you see me. Workout like polo or like Like golf shorts or whatever not really like in like workout stuff. And i got that from that book. The book was like you don't need.
‘Staffing challenges’ for hospitals in Seattle and around the country
"And that Shannon we're we're no tropical seeing. seeing. storms It's It's here. far far But that's higher higher 65 than than we we saw saw mile in in the the an spring spring hour wind and and something that that we we the neighbors could could have have to ourselves multiple multiple could possibly areas areas feel that that are are overwhelmed overwhelmed you got at at it. once. once. I was thinking the same Developing Developing thing. When tonight. tonight. I heard Health Health that workers workers figure pressed Sounding Sounding him. the the We're still alarm, alarm, looking local local at hospitals hospitals that storm coming are are starting starting in for to to face face Friday. staffing staffing The 13th. shortages shortages It's and and gotten gotten challenges challenges a a a lot lot lot of of of play play play this this this as as week week week Corona Corona on on on social social social virus virus cases cases media. media. media. serves. serves. I I The The think think number number because because of of covert covert 19 19 patients patients of of the the date date in in hospitals hospitals first first of of all, all, but but hit hit also also an an because because all all time time initially initially high high it it across across had had looked looked like the the country. country. it Today, Today, be a bigger more wind than 65,000 bomb for us, it Americans is weakening. need care It right is heading now south. in new cases Most of those gusty also winds hit a in new the record neighborhood today, of 60 topping to 140,000 65 MPH for on the Friday first time should here really in Washington. focus on Frontline the workers North are preparing Oregon for coastline the worst around couple a story is cold. so Miller we his covered life that tonight. a few minutes ago. With But a closer in case you look missed at the potential it, That's problems, the latest on Cole the Friday storm. Overall, though we're just gonna hang on Mary president to one across storm the country after is the pandemic next. In fact, continues the one on to cripple deck tomorrow states. states. looks For For plenty example, example, in in North North busy Dakota Dakota and its Healthcare Healthcare own right. workers workers We're going that that to be rainy test test positive positive and gusty for for covert covert here 19 19 yet again, but but are are And asymptomatic asymptomatic I think the big are are story still still over being being the next 48 asked asked to to hours come come will to to be work work lots here here of mountain in in Washington Washington snow. state. state. I'm I'm We've told to had even a little consider dusting of something it through like the last that couple of is days almost over some unthinkable, of the lower hills, but too. Not it is something just the big Cannot round be ruled of snow out. there over the Cascade passes yesterday, As the battle against but a this pandemic was the way rages that you on. look this Doctors, morning over the nurses Snoqualmie and Valley. hospital staffers So have Northwest found themselves view if you ever in saw the trenches. when this one sent in In from some Irwin states. with They're that big becoming herd of overwhelmed. elk out there enjoying And here in Washington the pasture state and of course, uneasiness the dusting of snow is up setting above in on beautiful mouth Dr side. Chris Spitters This with is Snohomish a view over downtown. Health. It's cloudy. We are I deeply know it's hard to concerned see what's going going about on. on. on. 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Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' Reviewed
"Maybe it is time for all of us to laugh, but you're gonna have to do it at the expense of mostly conservatives. And Borat subsequent movie film It's released on Amazon Prime. It's out right now. Sasha Baron Cohen returns with Murat, a dumb and bigoted reporter from Kazakhstan. This time he has tasked with delivering his 15 year old daughter as a gift to Mike Pence. And yet again, Bora explores what the film wants you to believe is American culture in particular conservative American culture, which apparently It is comprised of dim witted and backwoods rubes. Now most notable for us in Washington state is that that much talked about And deceptively edited scene at an anti mask rally took place in Olympia, where Bora Cons the crowd into singing a mean spirited song, though even the movie you can kind of tell that the audience was mostly in on the joke America. Jokes, guys level homes. How you gonna do?
Seattle Police announce arrests related to arson, bat assault on officer
"Charging decision in the Briana Taylor case of a living back at the end of September, September 24th or so there was national protests about that decision. And, of course here in Seattle, there were protests. And that was the weekend that we saw the one protester who said the officer ruled his bicycle over his head. And in that same demonstration, there were some fires lit Dumpster fires, things like that. And then a cop that was hit in the back of the head. With a baseball bat. So originally there was an arrest of a Jacob Greenberg, who's 19 for the Dumpster fires, And that was several weeks ago He was released and then last week he was rearrested again. Shifty, has talked about the arrest today. The actions alleged in these cases clearly demonstrate the ongoing violence. It continues to be connected to some of the riots occurring across the city. Jacob Greenberg is charged with assault in the first degree for hitting an ESPY officer in the head with a metal bat. So hard during a riot that the officer's helmet was cracked. I'm sure you've seen some of these photos. These disturbing images on your broadcast and on social media. According to charging documents after the brutal attack, the national from Kirkland Express remorse Not for potentially fatally assaulting itself. For the fact that the officer was wearing a helmet that most likely saved his life. Greenberg also texted a friend that he would like to and I quote slit every SBD throat. So that was in the charging documents of this same 19 year olds who is the stepson of a former state lawmaker who Is accused now of hitting that officer over the head with the bat. Did you guys see that It was viral video when actually so he's not charged and he originally assigned said he was released to his family and the prosecutor had actually asked for a higher bail. I believe in that, but the judge went ahead and released him. Now he's being held on $750,000 bail. Thea. Other arrests related to protest that came last last week or recently, Dia's also talked about today. 20 year old Jonathan Do. Gir of Olympia is also in jail, charged with arson for throwing a flaming object. Ignited fused into a Capitol Hill's coffee shop that caused an immediate explosion. Luckily, no one was hurt. Distance regard for people's lives and safety by throwing flaming objects into a business. This can't be our new normal. Business is small and large, are struggling during this pandemic. Does that mean and it's completely unacceptable that this is the ongoing violence is on ly com pounding their challenges.
Sea Hunt - It's Still Alive - Cave Diving
"Off It's time for another installment of Sea Hunt. It's still alive. And today we're going back to season 2 episode 21 for cave diving cave diving Premier package on May 24th 1959 in this episode. Mike is working with a geologist George Brian who is searching for uranium in an underwater cave. George has been doing his diving with his wife Susie up until now but needs Mike helped to explore further and do more work. They're diving off the boat Olympia with its Captain pops. Mike and George hop in and swim down with her watertight geiger counter. Mike has a doubles and George's in a single tank as they approached the cave. They put the ear pieces from the geiger counter into their ear and they take out the probe Mike's off the Geiger counters chattering like magpies. All of a sudden things start to shake Mike is spinning around. George is at the cave entrance. It's an underwater landslide. When all the turbulence is over, there's a huge Rock blocking the entrance to the cave and George is trapped inside under a pile of rocks. Mike shines his light and injured signals back. Mike can't budget Iraq. So he heads back to the surface. He says he has less than an hour before Susie becomes a widow. Mike tells pops. He needs the ship-to-shore radio to call the pier and they need to bring out some big hooks to pull away the Rocks. He's talking really fast. George only has 46 minutes left now. He tells Pops that it's real bad. Now they're desperately scanning the surface for the help from the pier the boat rounds the point and gets there within 14 minutes Susie is on board in her scuba gear bag ready to help George is down to thirty minutes Suzy insists on helping Mike despite his objections. Now Mike and Susie make it to the caves entrance and struggle to get the anchors attached to the large Rock. Finally. They get them in place and Mike's ends up a flare for the boat to pull the rock the boat strains when suddenly the anchors Breakaway failure Susie is desperate trying to get into the cave. Mike is trying to calm her down and he said she has to be rough with her in the commotion Susie's air hose gets fouled and they have to Buddy breathe to the surface. Susie climbs on board the hooks won't work. She's crying pops is trying to comfort her. What will Mike do now? Here's where things really get interesting. Well, Mike just happens to have some Dynamite on board just in case you know, pop says that's kind of risky. Mike says there's no other option but like pops was in the Seabees in World War Two and says they use Gophers to carry a line through a pipe. So they concoct a plan to use a fish to thread the line off The Rock. Well, it just so happens. There's a barrel on Deck with a live fish might takes out the fish and ties a line around its tail and heads back down to the cave with the fish house and a speargun. He checks to see if George is still alive looks at his watch time is running out. He lets the fish go into the cave ties the fishing line to the heavier line and tries to log the fish back with his light like tries to grab the fish. It's too fast time for the speargun. He's got one shot takes dead aim, and our hero fish is a goner my calls in the fish pulls the line through and now has the heaving line around the rock ties the bowl and shoot a flare to the surface and Lifeboat cranks up its engine. Finally The Rock is pulled from the entrance my crushes in freeze George and brings him to the surface. Mike yells out. I got him and pop lets out a big Yahoo back on the boat. George and Susie are reunited. Mike is lounging now. They say George's leg will be okay. They're talking about the fish that saved George Susie says that were fish was Mike Nelson. As the episodes ends, they're talking about pops idea from when he was in the Navy and Pop's final line is I wasn't in the Navy. I was just the Seabees. Hm wonder what my CB friends would think of that now you might recognize George if you're of a certain age, that would be Herbert Anderson better identified with Dennis the Menace his father Henry Mitchell. Well, that was certainly not what we think of when we think about cave diving using a fresh to thread a line around Iraq is a little out there but if anyone can do it, it would be Mike Nelson on Sea Hunt. off
Activists On How To Sustain Movement Against Police Brutality
"Cove in 19 crisis has not just been a health crisis. It's been an economic crisis to and as economic crises arise, so it is unemployment and homelessness. In the years following the 2008 economic collapse, major cities saw a dramatic rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness. And now amid the Koven 19 pandemic, we're seeing a rising rate of addictions, according to the eviction lab in 17 cities that they tracked there have been more than 53,000 eviction since the pandemic began. Results, not just homeless men on the street, but Children living in shelters, families living in their cars and Wal Mart parking lots. People crowding into friends or relatives shared rooms this period of time since the Koven 19 pandemic hasn't just exacerbated the problem. It's also Given rise to a kind of grassroots activism against it. Earlier this year amid the national uprisings for racial justice against police brutality, anti homelessness activists have been playing an increasingly public role. In cities like Minneapolis in Philadelphia, activists have established homeless encampments and protected them from law enforcement sweeps that displaced the camps. I'm joined now by Will James, reporter with Can k X public radio in Washington and host of the Outsiders podcast about homelessness in Olympia. Great to have you here? Well, yeah. Hey, Matt, thanks and were also on the line with Anna or so a reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer who has been reporting on a homeless encampment slash protest in center city, Philadelphia. Anna. Thanks for joining us. Hey, thanks for having me your welcome. So, guys, let's start with you. Will you've been following the homes this crisis throughout the West Coast? Can you just give us a picture to start of what This crisis looked like before the pandemic. It Yeah. So, you know, just take Washington State, for example. You know, we have an estimated 21,000 people who are homeless in Washington state. And on the West Coast. What kind of distinguishes the West Coast from the East Coast when it comes to homeless is thie proportion of people who are homeless who are living outside who are unsheltered who are living in tents in the woods and on the sides of highways? By some accounts, you know all the numbers and homelessness are a little bit shaky, very hard to get a solid number on them. But as many as two thirds of people who are unsheltered and homeless in the United States live in California, Oregon and Washington, so homelessness has been very visible crisis impossible to ignore in the West Coast, vast encampments of people living in city downtown's and in parks and before a coven 19 homelessness was the front and center issue. In so many West Coast cities. He was getting a lot of attention. There was a ton of advocacy it was, you know, in every City Council meeting every county council meeting now homelessness is one of many emergencies that states and cities and counties they're dealing with. And so We're seeing advocates fighting for attention for this issue in a way that that really hasn't been necessary in past years. How are they fighting for attention House out? What does that look like? It looks like kind of trying to use the media show up at City Council meetings and government meetings and just kind of reminding people in power that Even though there are so many crises that we're dealing with right now, this homelessness emergency hasn't gone away. In fact, much of the West Coast, many of the cities on the West Coast were in an official state of emergency around homelessness before this began, and so cove in 19 is actually you know, a state of emergency on top of a state of emergency in many of these cities. Well, Ana tell us what's going on in Philly. There have been a couple of homeless encampments around for months. But they apparently double is protest movements. Right? Can you explain a bit about what these look like? And what they're like? Yeah, you know, for Philadelphia. It's sort of a new and unique structure. We have had encampments of homeless folks for several years now that I have grown in size and in prominence, and the city has, you know, swept them cleared them out, and then people scatter and eventually re gather somewhere else. Now in the past couple of years, they've really been concentrated in the city's Kensington neighborhood. Which is a couple of miles away from center city, and from where you know, media and politicians sort of do their everyday work. Now the largest encampment of homeless folks, which was organized in June by affordable housing advocates, is on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is a very prominent space sort of in the middle of the city. It's where the famous art museum is located. It's surrounded by luxury condos. And it's really in a place that is impossible to ignore. And so we now have this interesting confluence of the racial justice movement mixed with the movement for affordable housing for people living in homelessness. And so it's presenting the city with this really new and interesting challenge because they just can't handle This encampment like they have others in the past. Are they making a connection between racial justice, the black lives matter, Movements and homeless activism. Are they making a connection there? Very much so thie Encampment was established two weeks into You know the racial justice protests here in Philadelphia, and it was immediately tied to black lives matter. The activists connect the criminal justice system and policing systems. With poverty and homelessness. There are a lot of black men and women who are living in this homeless encampment who have been in and out of the sister criminal justice system almost all of their lives and The organizers of this encampment are saying, Look, this is all connected. If we reform our policing systems to stop just proportionately impacting black people in Philadelphia, we can make a you know a real change in what poverty and homelessness looks like in this city if we can get people into housing, rather than putting them in temporary shelters or sending them back out onto the streets where, whereas the activists say Homelessness could be criminalized in a variety of ways. Whether that's folks being charged for substance used public drunk in this, the like these systems really are sort of inextricably linked. And how is the city handling this? Are they allowing this homeless encampment to just stay in the center of town? I understand is also a a second one near the Philadelphia Housing Authority's office. I imagine these folks can't stay living there and intense and whatnot for then, you know, indefinitely. Yeah. You know, it's been interesting. The city has given several eviction notices A TTE this point for both encampments. You're right. There is a smaller encampment in north Philadelphia outside. The Housing Authority, which runs public housing in the city. But so far the people living there, and the activists running these encampments have resisted thes eviction notices in a variety of ways. A couple months ago, there was a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the encampment. Residents, claiming their first Amendment right to protest was was being violated. And several weeks ago, the city put out a final eviction notice and Went, outreach workers and police showed up early one morning. At seven o'clock. There were dozens of activists who had gathered to defend the camps with sticks, boogie boards, makeshift shields, and it just was very clear that That a sweep of the encampment was going to be really ugly on DH. There was a ton of media there Tio to capture what occur so outreach workers and police sort of stepped back and No eviction has taken place yet. You know the city and the activists are are still sort of negotiating. Will
Coronavirus Deaths Pass One Million Worldwide
"We turn to the coronavirus pandemic here in the US, the virus now taking more than a million lives worldwide and. One fifth of those lives right here in the US more than two hundred, five, thousand American lives lost now a new study tonight finding cases in children rising from two percent to ten percent since the spring and as New York City children go back to school for the first time the alarming rise in cases right here in this city threatening to close the schools again ABC's Eva pilgrim tonight from new. York. Just as New York City. Elementary students went back to the classroom schools already at risk of closing the city reporting Koba positivity rate taking up above three percent for the first time since June new clusters traced to nine zip coats if the schools are not safe. I'm not going to allow them to operate. Period. The city to close schools as early as next week if that number stays above three percent, the potential setback coming as Cova cases in children have risen from two percent to ten percent nationwide over the last five months. One of those cases twelve year old Elizabeth mcnew from Atlantic Beach Florida who passed away after A. Battle with the virus Elizabeth came to me and said. I'm not breathing right mummy tonight a new report from the New York Times says over the summer white. House. Officials tried to pressure the CDC to play down the risks of sending children back to School Olympia, troy of aid to the vice president sat in on Task Force meetings it was. People within the White House specifically tasking more junior level staff to try to find alternate data data that the narrative that they wanted, which was it only affects you know people above the age of seventy five and it doesn't effect younger school children. It was all part of the narrative of we need to open up the schools. And the White House pushing back on that New York Times reporting saying that the task force brings together experts with different expertise and views
The Glass I Love and the Glass I Use
"This is digital story podcast number seven, Fifty, eight September Twenty Ninth Two Thousand Twenty today's a theme is the glass I love and the glass I use. I'm Derek Story. No doubt one of the best investments any artists can make. is in quality photography lenses and I do have some beauties. But what's fascinating to me is that I have lenses that I absolutely love and would be very reluctant to let go up and then I have those optics that are used on a daily basis. and. The funny thing is the two aren't always the same. I'll explain why on today's TVs photography podcast. So. Before I get into that glass itself, it's funny when I was writing this podcast made me think of a scene from moonstruck really terrific movie with share and Olivia Caucus Nicholas Cage. Just an outstanding story in great cast the whole deal. So share comes home one night and I think her mom was up in her bedroom. And share went into say good night tour after she had seen Nicholas Cage, she had started seeing him. And her mom you. Ask her what she's been doing and share told her. And her mom Olivia Dukakis Goes D love them and share goes Ma I think I do. And Olympia Dukakis goes I'm so sorry. I'm not exactly sure why I'm thinking of that story while I'm thinking about these lenses that I love and the ones that I like. Other than I think what Olympia Dukakis was saying is that when you love them, you end up having this attachment. That you stick with through thick and thin whereas if you just like them maybe a right thing start to go south and you're okay with partying ways and you know these lenses. I'm going to talk about a kind of fall into these two categories and it was fascinating to me because. I think going through my inventory because I'm not shooting as much right now because for obvious reasons, all my jobs are higher are no more right now I do find myself going back. Into, my inventory and just making sure the cameras are working. You know just checking things just keeping everything ready so that when life comes back I'm ready to go. and. I've discovered Dan I have lenses that I'm using right now. I use them all the time and then I'll come across a lens in the Lens Safe and I go oh, I love this land so much but maybe haven't shot with it for a month two months three months but yet I wouldn't let go of that Lens basically no matter what and maybe the lenses I'm using everyday right now Okay. Go. That's Kinda weird. Isn't it? It's kind of very interesting. You know what I'm GonNa do today is I'm going to talk about five lenses and I'm not gonNa tell you. which category they go into rather the like or left category I'm just gonNA describe the lenses can have you guess along the way and then at the end I'll tell you the answers. Okay. So we're going to have a little fun today to illustrate that point I. WanNa to tell you about one lens from my past that I definitely loved, and that was the Canon e F eighty, five, millimeter f one eight and I bought this lens decades ago I mean back when I was shooting weddings with a else Alon thirty five millimeter film camera, I bought that lands. About three hundred, fifty dollars then which is a fair of change you know when you're just getting started with your career but at the same time, it was more affordable than other lenses this class. And I mean, I just love the short shortely because it was fast F. One point eight it was light. had very quiet focus the ultrasonic motor was just terrific on it was a good looking land. And most importantly, it took great pictures I mean really great pictures. In fact, one of the metal prints that I have hanging in the studio downstairs was captured with that lens on a cannon five D in Washington DC. and. Hanging on the wall downstairs. Then you know you are in rarefied Erica's that's the stuff I have to look at every day. In a better be good. Alright. That'd be good. that. Lands is responsible for that shop. Here's the funny thing as much as I loved that Lens I didn't shoot with it that often. I mean normally I would have zoom on the camera body I in the film days. But then even later on when I got the five d and the five d mark to I'd have something on there like the e F twenty, four to one. Oh, five, a four and. That's what I shot with most of the time. And then every now, and then for some reason, sometimes, I didn't even really know why I would pull out the eighty five f one eight and I go sheet with that or I'm going to put it in my bag today or whatever candidates cradle it carefully and said it in there. And then when I shot with it, it was always just sort of this wonderful experience and I go. Wow that's a kind of an interesting phenomenon how this went with this lens
Kindergartners, special ed students return to classrooms Monday in Tacoma, south of Seattle
"Changing its plans for who returns to in person instruction next week, almost carding Johnson. Preschool, kindergarten and special education. Students will reach her and this coming Monday, But 1st and 2nd graders will not be coming back just yet. It was the teachers union that pushed back on, including those grades, saying it was just going to be too much too soon. They also want more pp for staff, plastic dividers and more disinfectants before agreeing to return. So the plan now is remaining at each stage of return for three weeks, then bringing back more grades nor Thurston schools also announced Wednesday they're ready to begin a phased in return Olympia schools as well. Parent, Melanie Gola was one of about 50 parents who showed up to protest yesterday before the announcement, urging schools to reopen frustrating. Kind of leading and watching and being patient like other districts, nor Thurston and Olympia Plan a phased in slow return. Carleen
Smoke starting to clear out; Seattle air quality improving
"Turning to the weather. Tonight, some people in western Washington are finally getting a breath of fresh air. Because the air quality is improving across the Puget Sound region. Check out this map from the state Department of Ecology. It shows the air quality in our area improving ranging from good To unhealthy for sensitive groups. Let's get over to Shannon O'Donnell Mohr Rain this weekend, Shannon and what a breath of fresh air literally right so nice to see it. We've got our smoke cleaner at this point rolling through. It started last night. It continues right now, The biggest left over. Part of this is going to be the heavy rain at times. It's not the drizzle. We had a couple of days ago that just served a soap that smog you later make it sticky. This is the real deal that will help clean things out. Also the important factor the wind. We needed something to stir something up. So you can see that's happening out there tonight as well. With the breeze picking up the chance for lightning and hail, which had been pretty dominant here earlier in the game has lifted for the most part, everything settling down. You can see that we have a couple of slightly heavier showers, but nowhere near to the intensity we did earlier this evening. Most of those around Montesano and then back between two common Olympia. You've really had some heavy rain there around like still coming back toward DuPont Lacey into the north and also a pocket of leftover heavier showers around Stanwood and Camino Island. Those continue to wind down to so often on showers here for the hour by hour forecast that will take us past midnight and into this last weekend of summer. I'll let you know if that summer blue sky and sunshine will return in the rest of my forecast
Episode 53: mediUSA Reduction Kits with Christopher Miles
"I'm so excited to introduce today's guest. Christopher Miles is the senior manager for clinical services at many USA he's trained as an occupational therapist and a certified in both limping Dima and wound-care. He has been working with patients to assist in managing chronic Dima for over eighteen years and currently his role as managing a team of clinical educators for many USA and also completing clinical education to direct hospital systems national and International Conferences Hi Christopher. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you so much, Betty I'm excited club join your pot cow. I am so excited to talk to you about the reduction kit. So many of my patients in the clinic won a single garment that can do it. All is the reduction kit, their answer. You know I wish that there was a magic pill for lengthy Dima. I've been working Olympia for a long time and I think everyone spent hunting for that I. Wish I could say the reduction kit will do everything I'm not gonna I'm not GonNa say that it can but it certainly can do lot. It's a phenomenal bandaged replacement system. So. Can you tell us how the product came to be and what inspired it? Absolutely. I would love to and it's always a great story share. So the reduction Kit is part of the circuit product line The cirque aid product line has been around for over fifty years in a way it was inspired. It was actually invented by a individual who was trying to find a solution to help his wife who suffered from chronic limping Dima. Anti came up with this idea when he was at the San Diego Zoo he noticed that drafts are very tall yet for some reason, they never have swelling in they're very skinny legs. In the reason they don't have swelling in their legs is because their skin is inelastic it won't stretch. It doesn't have the ability to give to excess pressure or fluid. So there's no swelling or. So we've that. Concept he wanted to create a garment that didn't stretch because up to that point all compression garments had been made out of elastic that we're very stretchy. So key. The first inelastic product actually a very crude on product that he designed was actually out of leather belts. But over time he designed and created the circuit blind, which is the combination of an inelastic product with inner juxtapose spans to allow patients to automatically adjust and apply their compression.
Large group of vandals damage downtown businesses, assault officer in Olympia, southwest of Seattle
Suspect in Portland shooting killed by law enforcement
"And we're following the news of the death of the suspect in last week's deadly shooting in Portland, Oregon, Michael Forest right now is suspected of killing Eren Danielson. A member of the right wing group Patriot prayer last Saturday as racial justice protesters and pro trump protesters clashed last night right now was shot and killed as law enforcement officers attempted to arrest him. Near Olympia, Washington. They say they were forced to shoot after they say right now pulled out a firearm. Jonathan Levinson is a reporter with Oregon Public Broadcasting, and he's been following this story. Welcome, Jonathan. Hi. Thanks for having me. What else can you tell us about right now and briefly remind us how he encountered Aaron Danielson in Portland. Right now was a 48 professional snowboarder up until the George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, and the protest started in Portland. His social media was about snowboarding about nature, and then When the protest started here. There was this dramatic shift, and it appears that he had been attending the nightly protests downtown. The way he encountered Danielson. There was Trump Caravan last begin that came through Portland. Hundreds of vehicles waving trump flags and fin blue line flags. They all poured into downtown fights broke out between them and counter protesters. Some of the trump demonstrators were shooting people with bare maze and paintball guns from their trucks. A few times they drove their trucks through counter protesters on the Facebook page for the event attendees were encouraged to conceal carry And this came on the heels of free this week's rally that just evolved into really extraordinary violence, a lot of firearms and that crowd as well. So there was tension coming into this past weekend's protest and as it was winding down We know that right now encountered Aaron Danielson downtown. Words were exchanged and ultimately right now fired two shots. One struck Darius and in the chest and killed him right now, then ran away. We don't know the specifics, though. We don't know. You know what happened What the altercation was about or what? Specifically, you know, motivated the shooting. Portland Police obtained a warrant for his arrest yesterday. Explain what happened once they located him. Yeah, Yesterday, Mama County Judge issued the warrant. It wasn't Portland Police located him is just before 7 P.m. members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, which is a bunch of different law enforcement agencies. We were waiting outside in apartment near Olympia, Washington, where they thought Reinhold staying right now was saying they confronted him as he was getting into a vehicle and that's when shooting began. The U. S marshals said that he had a gun and was threatening the lives of law enforcement. We have been able to confirm that we don't know if right now fired at them or what exactly transpired.
High school athletes protest the postponement of their fall sports season
"High school athletes plan to rally in Olympia this afternoon to protest the postponement of fall sports members of the group. Student athletes of Washington say they worry about depression and loss of scholarships. Similar rallies have been held in other states where false spores are postponed, including Pennsylvania right to choose whether or not the student participates in activities. Whatever the risk. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association decided to delay false words to prevent transmission ofthe Cove in 19.
1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens
"So my episode today. is about the nineteen eighty Mount Saint Helens eruption. So now, we weren't alive then even though we were not alive, then it was you know years until Jillian. Many years. Until we were born. We are in our. Mid Twenty. S. So we're very youthful. Yeah. We say what's a CD or whatever I don't know anything I couldn't even pretend to be a teenager because I have no idea went technology. Don T TIKTOK ON THE TIKTOK You know on the TIKTOK so. Nineteen Eighty Mount Saint Helens eruption has a lot of parallels to what's going on in the world today, but it's an interesting story. So to to start with for our non US friends and Non West Coast friends, I didn't know the details about this when I started researching it but Mount Saint Helen's which is known as a lot lot to the indigenous lets people and Lou wit. Luella cloud to the click a tat is an active stretch of Okano located in. Skamania. County. Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States I. Apologize to the Washingtonians. If I pronounced Skamania county your Skamania county incorrectly. I'm sure I will get an email about this. Fifty miles eighty kilometers northeast of Portland Oregon Ninety, six miles or one hundred and fifty four kilometers south of Seattle Washington. So to get a sense of where Mount Saint Helen's is. If you're thinking of both Washington state and Oregon is roughly like. Square ish rectangular ish in shape with Washington, in the north and Oregon just below. Mount Saint Helen's is in the lower left quadrant of Washington state near the border of Oregon. and. She's roughly halfway between Portland, and the Portland Oregon and Olympia Washington, which is the Washington state capital. Okay. also relevant northeast of Mount. Saint Helen's is what's called Spirit Lake. And there's a bunch of little rivers and creeks in that area just due to like the geology of the area but almost directly north of the mountain is the north fork toodle river. River toodle or Poudel T. O. U. T.. L. E. Title River. So. Also? Mount Saint. Helen's takes its English name from the British diplomats. Lowered Saint Helen's is a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late eighteenth century The volcano is located in the cascade range is part of the cascade volcanic arc, which is a segment of the Pacific Ring of fire that includes over one hundred and sixty active volcanoes and for the record before the explosion mount. Saint, Helen's stood at nine, thousand, six, hundred and eighty feet high. So. They knew it was part of the ring of the ring of Fire Okay Yeah Yeah So. They knew as part of the ring of fire. It had experienced some activity throughout recorded history but it. It remained dormant basically from its last period of activity in the eighteen, Forty S and eighteen fifties. So by one thousand, nine hundred had been more than one hundred years before there was any like really significant activity that includes ash like little burps and like any kind of flow or anything like that. So. At this point people were pretty complacent thinking nothing's going to happen anytime soon it's fine like it's a dormant volcano for all intents and purposes until we get to the spring of nineteen eighty. Okay. So, there were several small earthquakes beginning on March fifteenth of that year indicating that magma may have begun moving below the volcano also just as an f. y. we talked about natural disasters on episode sixty one which was called here I am rock. You like a hurricane I talked a little bit about that about volcanoes in that episode. So if you want to refresh your memory about the basics of what's in a volcano check that out episode sixty one, it's very good. Thank you. So on March Twentieth Three Forty Five PM Pacific Standard Time, which everything will be NPS T. Shallow magnitude four point two earthquake centered below the volcano's north flank signal the volcanoes return from one hundred, twenty three years of hibernation. A gradually building earthquake swarm saturated area seismographs, and started to climax at about noon on March twenty fifth reaching peak levels in the next two days including an earthquake registering five point one on the Richter scale. A total of one hundred and seventy four shocks of magnitude. Two point six greater were recorded during those two days. That's a lot. Yeah. So geologists in that area are like look is no not a great sign. Initially. There was no direct sign of eruption but small earthquake induced avalanches of snow and ice were reported from aerial observations. So this mountain is shaking and you know stuff is falling off. It's not it's not nothing. At twelve thirty, six PM on March twenty seventh phreatic eruptions which are explosions of steam caused by magma suddenly heating groundwater. So that's like a quick like spur. Of, like Ash and Steam K ejected and smashed rock from within the old summit crater. Excavating a new crater, two, hundred and fifty feet wide. And sending an ass column about seven thousand feet into the air. So you yeah, knock. Great. So by this date along, east trending fracture system had also developed across the summit area. So there's cracks forming in the summit. This was followed by more earthquake swarms in a series of explosions that said ash even higher above there. And most of this ash fell between three and twelve miles from its fendt. But some was carried hundred fifty miles south to bend Oregon or two hundred and eighty five miles east to spokane Washington. So the ash went pretty far and those who were like what the What is happening here? So? then. A second new crater and a blue flame were observed on March twenty ninth.
PGA Tour will support player-led protests against racial injustice
"Athletes around the world of sports world I should say our protest ng racial injustice and police brutality. MBA playoffs WN BA playoffs Major League soccer event, some MLB teams and players, some NHL players, even a major tennis tournament, all boycotting their action last night. Lakers and Clippers voted among themselves to stop playing in the N B a bubble. There are emergency meetings among the MBA players union and Board of governors to try to keep the playoffs going. The PGA Tour is standing with protest Ng athletes saying in a statement. The tour supports them and any of our own members standing up her issues. They believe in its time, the PGA says, to express our outrage of the injustice that remains prevalent in our country. The tour's BMW Championship is here in Chicago landed Olympia Fields teeing off in just over a couple of hours. Tiger Woods. Ah, prominent African American, of course, and another Tony fee, now are in the line up to go off a 12 14 Woods and female 11 41, the top 70 of the FedEx Cup playoff standings here in town. Three times again beginning at Olympia Fields, 11 30.
Music that Imitates Inanimate Objects
"Hello. I'm Naomi Lewin. Welcome to classics for kids. It's pretty obvious that at the beginning of the second movement of Beethoven's Eighth Symphony The Orchestra is imitating something mechanical. That's not a clock ticking. It's a metronome, the machine that was invented to show exactly how fast or slow a piece of music should be played before the metronome. The only way to show the tempo of a piece was by writing fast slow, very fast or very slow usually in Italian on the music. But a composer had no way of telling you exactly how fast very fast was. That's where the. Comes in. In, the early eighteen hundreds Dutch inventor named Dietrich Nichols Vinko perfected a machine that could be adjusted to take at set speeds, but Vinko wasn't a good salesman. So he didn't get credit for it. A friend of Beethoven's Johann. NEPOMUK melt. Seoul was the one who took out the patent on the metronome and marketed it. So he gets the credit. When you see 'em m equals sixty on a piece of music. The M M's stands for metals. metronome equals sixty a metronome marking of sixty is one tic per second, which is about the speed if your pulse. battleplan was the only composer to write music imitating an inanimate object something that's not alive. He wasn't even the only one to write music takes composers love to put clocks into their music. That's the symphony number one, hundred, one by Franz Joseph Haydn, which is nicknamed the clock for pretty obvious reasons. Hungarian composers ultime Kodi put a musical clock into his opera Janos. There's also a famous fairy tale character for Houma clock striking midnight was very important and very scary Sergei. prokofiev wrote a ballet Cinderella including the clock. One last. A tick that slightly off balance, there's a piece by American composer. Leroy Anderson called the syncopated clock. In this piece, the clock goes tick Tock Tick Tock and then suddenly. It does something different syncopation in music is when you shift the accent from where you expect it. To, someplace you don't. Leroy Anderson loved inanimate objects. He wrote another piece imitating one that's just about disappeared these days before there were computers with printers, there was the typewriter. In music, it's not just instruments that imitate inanimate objects sometimes singers due to. That's from the first act of Jacques Offenbach, opera the tales of Hoffmann in which the hero Hoffman falls in love with a woman named Olympia or whether he thinks Olympia is a woman but she's really a mechanical doll in the middle of singing her mechanical music she runs out of steam and someone has to wind her back up. Played. Some wonderful jokes with their mechanical music
"olympias" Discussed on What'sHerName
"Then I think at aged thirty two alexander the great dies he dies in the field he dies mysteriously he dies suddenly everything. He's built the biggest empire. The world has ever seen is thrown into absolute chaos. And what Kate Armstrong Calls Alexander's Royal Brose his hangers on his group of close friends and generals in warriors are instantly fighting over his empire and Olympias realizes she wants to hold power. She has to put all of her energy into protecting acting her grandson Alexander's infant son and maintaining his place as Alexander's successor ruler of this empire tire. Rather than letting everything fall apart does help the culture that came from Helps explain his is famous last words that he leaves his kingdom to the strongest and then he dies. So that's always been excited as these famously disastrous last words like why just say who has errors but he so famously loved and celebrated celebrated as Macedonian culture. He's Macedonian about it everybody grab for it. Yeah his mother and his human father. Both both are really strongly enmeshed in this idea. That strongest person rules. Yeah and that. That's what's best for the world Olympias believes that. What's best for the world is that her grandson is in charge? And so she fights with every ounce of her energy gee and her skill to make that habit basically the next several years are going to be taken up by what's called the wars of the successors so this is when all the Royal Bros.. There are all kinds of battling it out for. Who's going to be the next Alexander who's going to take his place so Olympia goes to work immediately goes on for years? And then one of Alexander's commanders. Basically says Olympiads. I want you to come back over to Macedonia to take care of your grandson now. She's no dummy. This could be a trap She's not going to walk right into this but eventually she goes but a force has been brewing to go against Mr. So again we have the two camps. We Have Philip era dais and all the people who are backing him to take the throne and then we have team Alexander's son. Filiberto has gotten married. Need to woman called. You're a dicey. She's the daughter of a woman named synonymous. WHO's an incredible woman all in our own SONANI and her daughter basically basically decided? We're going to get you married to Phillip Davis and we're finally going to take this room but Olympia that's and her. Supporters are having none of it the two armies meet in the fall of three seventeen at the Macedonian Malaysian border. So we have your indices army and Olympia says army coming together for the final showdown offer this empire. Though no neither of these women command the forces per se. They are most certainly riding at the head of them. You're a dicey dresses in full Macedonian battlegear ear but Olympia chooses to deck herself out as a worshiper of dyonisis her absolutely brilliant understanding of who she is and what she means to these people and she shows up dressed as a goddess essentially. She is this fifty something grandmother of this infant king and she is every inch the VIC. Greek goddess that they expect in full Regalia on a white horse at the front of the battle and I love imagining her. A strider horse hair whipping in the wind staring down this enemy army ready to go all in for this last bid for power. Wow reminding these people who she is and what she stands for that Eurydice his entire hire army quits joins her side. So without even having to Fight Olympia says one the day. What do you think that really happened? Even darker hates our guts says it happened. Wow that's the way to win a battle through effective costuming I mean the UN. I heard one hundred percent get into that kind of warfare. If it comes down to commitment accurate costuming I am there so at this moment. She has more power than any woman in the entirety of the Greek world. In charge of the Kingdom and in charge of Alexander's and she had just stuck with that Oh things might have been okay. She Has Philip Era Dais stabbed because we have to get rid of that guy and she lets you're a dicey dicey choose her own death which ends up being by hanging. which is the death of choice for royal women of this time apparently if she had stopped up there perhaps things could have gone differently? But she doesn't stop there she decides to kill this guy. CASSANDRA WHO's another one of the Royal Bros.. Who she it has a grudge with? She decides to kill his brother and she defiles the tomb of another one of his brothers. In revenge for Alexander's Alexander's death. So then she kills one hundred Cassandra's friends. This is not a great move. It does not make her a lot. The friends in the Macedonian court is this behavior any worse than any of the men around her not really but because she's a woman in charge and it's just something that Macedonia cannot allow and she loses the things she has fought so hard to gain that goodwill and respect of the people and it's the end of Olympias Cassandra who's very angry rightly so very angry about what she's done comes riding into town and only bs just doesn't have the supporters at this point to be able to fight him so oh she has to essentially surrender and sadly he puts her to death in three sixteen and we aren't quite clear how she dies. There are several stories. The the one I liked best comes from Justin who gives her a little bit more noble drama. He says she goes out to meet the forces armed against her in full Royal Regalia. When win the crowd sees her there reminded of what God is she is and that she's Alexander the greats mother they are so struck with what she stands for that? They can't kill her. None of these people who have been sent to end her reign will do it. Really and eventually CASSANDRA has to hand pick relatives of the people. She killed To come and kill her because no one else will do it. It and she dies with her Chin up like a warrior and as Justin has it you could see Alexander even in his dying mother as horrendous as many of the things that she did are I do have a grudging respect for her. She thought literally to the death for her family and nothing was going to prevent them from having and every opportunity that she could fight and claw out of society for them. And though I I definitely we don't admire that in mother's now. Yeah I can't judge her. Yeah I mean it is true. Those were the times. Is this how you mother in third century BC agrees. We don't know and I mean no one can say that. She did not love her children. She was a dedicated mother. We know that the last he loved his mother. According into one ancient writer he said he wanted to consecrate her immortality to make his mother God just like become.
"olympias" Discussed on What'sHerName
"So Alexander apparently jumps up and throws a drink in analysts face so outraged by this slight. This is the soap opera wedding. Yeah Scandal Hey. And in that moment instead of defending his son the King Philip rises drunkenly from his seat and points. His sword awarded Alexander in front of everyone. This feels very game frenzy as well except instead of killing everybody. The Olympia and Alex decide you know what fine. If we're not wanted here will leave. And she and Alexander self exile back to her hometown. Really this is a very bold and unexpected move. Yeah she isn't one to let anyone threaten her power or her sons power into publicly. Call it into question. This is what I mean about. She is outside of the box walks. She is thinking lots of steps ahead on the chessboard. I think she really understands the power of a power move who've That she is raising herself and her son above this uncouth behaviour half and she is going back to where she's appreciated. She aided eventually Phillips. The error of his ways realizes he's chased his very capable grown son away and he invites them both back to court. The gamble has paid off and she is back on top then. Everything blows up again. Dan When Philip is very publicly stabbed by a guy named Pausania one of his jilted lovers everything erupts into chaos consistently. Macedonia is without a almost immediately. The whispers start circling that it may have been Pausania who wielded the knife but of course it was Olympia. Who pushed him to do it again? We have no idea whether she was involved or not. I suspect not. Her son was back in Phillips Good graces. He was the clear next in line for the throne that she had a lot of reason to kill Philip other than Philip. Philip was kind of worst regardless. Her son is now in charge and as his mother. Olympias is in a position to wield a a lot of power prefers she and her son to cement their position in this court of as plutarch puts it great jealousies terrible hatred and endanger everywhere. So they start taking out anyone they see as a potential threat and this is when Olympia STAS one of the most brutal controversial show things I suppose that she ever does. She has Phillips Latest Wife that Macedonian Cleopatra and her infant baby killed there are a couple of versions of how she does it. Maybe she burns them both. Sit F. O.. Maybe she. She kills the baby in front of Cleopatra and that forces her to kill herself no possibly she sends her for a variety of suicide options. Another says Olympia Sends Cleopatra Three things a rope a dagger and a vial of poison and and lets her choose the way. She wants to go out somehow. She disposes of these two. Maybe they died of natural causes and it's all a- plutarch smear campaign it could be totally could be but also this viciousness par for the course for this court Everyone is doing this kind of thing and definitely Alexander has done infinitely worse things than this but the way that this entire interaction is framed by plutarch by all of the male writers later. They want us to believe that this killing is revenge because this woman dared to marry King Philip Nonsense this is a strategic power. Move to protect her son and his kingdom. Yeah I mean it is. Of course it's bloody it's cutthroat it's the ancient world right but it's not personal it's business but of course when a woman does it has to be personal it has mostly driven is Feminine Raid Jealousy was slighted and of course women could never strategize. They just react yeah. This is a woman who possibly arranged an entire maybe. These snakes are God's scenario to shoo her husband away but we're expected to believe that she murdered a baby because she was mad at this woman. Just it doesn't panel to me. This isn't the way that this strategic warrior woman women works. This is protecting her son. This is consolidating power. Doesn't make it great. You know I'm not a fan of these actions. So she does that. They nullify all the threats and then by three thirty four Alexander's replaces King of Macedonia. Pretty well assured and that's theo that he prepares to write off on his big decade-long adventure turning himself into the guy that we now call Alexander the Great. She watches him right away. Not Knowing this the last time they're ever going to see each other her. I think about this moment and again. This isn't a moment that really gets talked about a written about. But you just imagine that moment kerr standing there watching her son on. She's poured everything into so much. Love fierce protection everything. She knows everything she's learned has been put into do this. Boy Who is now a man and she's never going to see him again. So Alexander Rides off. Does many things back back home. She's not the region she's not running things but she's pretty close. She's taking the plunder he sending back in and making offerings for him. It places like Delphi and Athens. She's writing diplomatic letters to members of state into other regions. She's making sure that no thrown pretenders are going to take advantage manage of Alexander's absence. She's giving gifts to foreign leaders so she's not acting as regent but she is maintaining the status quo and she's really leaving leaving the chair open for when her son comes.
"olympias" Discussed on What'sHerName
"And now let's pause for a word from our sponsor girls can create a Katie. It's almost march and you know what that means women's history month. Yes so I really wanted to encourage our listeners to check out our fantastic sponsor girls can create because with girls can create. It can be women's history month every month and just like us. Girls can create subscription boxes. Help kids discover amazing real life women's history heroes with crates many mailers and digital subscriptions packed with gorgeous books exclaims experiments projects. And more girls can create brings real life. Heroes right to your front door and if you go to girls can create see our. At Deep Dot Com and use the code her name. You'll get twenty percents off your first great on any subscription. Check them out now than when you order. Make sure you use the code. Her name all one word so they know we sent you time for a new name again so at some point in all this she picks up the name that she's now famous by which is Olympia. One version of how she gets it is that she takes it on in celebration of her husband's Sup- victory at the Olympics when his chariot team wins a big race. But I don't like that version of the story. It's also just as likely she gets it as as part of a Macedonian festival in honor of Zeus. And if she did in fact have an affair with Zeus Sandra boyfriend. So exactly I like like the image of Olympias claiming that name is her own having it be something she takes on herself to show her own power reminding people who she is and who she knows. Alexander lives with his mom at least until he's six years old. She is very involved involved in raising him in teaching him. He is raised on the stories of these heroes. That are in his bloodline. The important the powerful people from whom he comes And this destiny that he is born to you so while we don't know a lot about what she actually does. During during this period the fact that Alexander grows to manhood the fact that nothing bad happens to him the fact that he never gets shoved aside for other children says a lot about her fierceness about her savvy about her ability to keep her son safe which I think is really impressive. I don't think she gets enough credit for that and it works go. This training of this future hero works and he becomes his father's darling. Alexander's father is gone a lot. He's really busy. Expanding Macedonia's borders warring warring with other nations essentially making Macedonia the biggest power that the Mediterranean had ever seen really so by sixteen Alexander's doing well he's doing in great he's commanding armies. He's fighting off leary while his father is away. He's making Olympias very proud. And it seems like his ascension is assured and then in three thirty seven Philip decides he's going to get married again and this time he picks Macedonian woman and this is a major threat any children that this Macedonian woman gives birth who are going to be home town envoys. Alexander might be a hero but he's only half Macedonian And Olympia very concerned. And she's proven right pretty quickly. When in one of the worst for other of the bride drama moment set a wedding ever? Everyone's drinking everyone. Everyone's having a nice time. The father of the bride makes some very loud and off color comments he called on the Macedonians to pray to the gods for a legitimate Heir to the throne.
"olympias" Discussed on What'sHerName
"The story goes that Alexander's Alexander's father is not actually King Philip. The second Alexander's father is actually Zeus. Yes he is in fact Demi God of course which not only means. He's unstoppable and people shouldn't try to oppose him. Because you don't WanNa make Zeus angry angry but that she was chosen by the God. This is the best adds to her prestige as well as his and we don't know if she's the one who starts circulating this story or if Alexander is the one who start circulating the story but to me it has they all of the hallmarks of an Olympias production and of course nobody can disprove this storied. And how are you going to prove that. It wasn't Zeus another brush with the Gods in her bedroom room comes later. Olympias has had two children a son and a daughter and the king comes to her bed and finds lines sneaks in her bed. Philip of course is freaked out by this but not as one might think because because there are snakes in his wife's bed that's totally normal. Apparently the problem is maybe these snakes are God. Oh maybe this is a god in bed with his wife and disturb them sure. That's that's some clear thing. So Oh he leaves her alone and he decides. That's it no more visiting Olympia. Says by chamber for me. Okay now how. She's no longer burdened with more pregnancies. More babies she can put all of her effort into raising two children that she has unless Zeus comes knocking again unless Uis comes knocking again but apparently he did not okay if this is also a Olympias production. This is very clever. Yeah she has established her boundaries without ever having to actually push back herself. Yeah cool against the king either way weird and one of the things that she becomes known for snakes in her bed.
"olympias" Discussed on What'sHerName
"And leave to forge her own tough and her own career. She knows that her best chance to make a name for herself which she clearly wants. It's to do is to marry well so because home is messy Polisena decides you know what I think go. Oh join a colt. You know. It's probably a common reason why people join cults even today so in three fifty seven she sales to the island of samothrace which is between Macedonia and troy. It's a religious center where are pilgrims go to seek protection and where people participate in mysterious and sacred rights and while both men and women participate in these colts. Religion in ancient Greece gives women an important role that they don't find anywhere else so women can be predisposed. Women become involved in specific specific festivals. There are some festivals in ancient Greece. That are all women. Men Aren't allowed. It gives women an avenue to claim some power and some importance that they wouldn't have otherwise one of these popular culture. Macedonia is the cult of dyonisis. Who's the God of Wine Revelry and drama which suits Olympias just fine? We don't know a lot about what goes on in the colts and what kinds of rituals they had because they were very secret. We know that Olympia gets involved with the cult of Diana Isis. Quite heavily and that she introduces some new and exotic of magical practices. I really like the way. plutarch explains it in his characteristic sick fashion. He says Olympia. Who More than the other women strove? After these inspirations carried out these frenzies more barbarically introduced to the celebrating groups. Great Tame Serpents. Who often raising their heads from the IVY wreaths and baskets or twining around the wands and garlands of the women astonished and terrified the men and it seems to be there that she gets a new name? Oh Murtala which is Myrtle sacred plan. It is also on Samuth race that she meets King Philip. The second. ooh This guy is a really interesting character. He's born royal but he's the third in line so really he wasn't ever meant to be King of Macedonia but then his oldest brother was assassinated by his mother's boyfriend and his other. His other brother died in battle. So those two facts ax tell you pretty much. All you need to know about the royal court at Macedonia and what. It's like entering the cosmopolitan court in. Malaysia is kind of like being thrown into a pit. Hit of vipers. This is not a place that's going to be less messy. No ben where she came from but she has the skills to take it on. Okay it's also a very warriors centric culture so in order to be a good king you also need to be good at war. Philip proves this really early on by putting down all of these pretenders to the throne. This guy is smart. This guy is ruthless. This guy's a conqueror by by nature. But she is one hundred percent his match and a he appears to have noticed. This is a story according to plutarch of love at first sight and while that's a lovely thought that they saw each other in the hallway kind of went head. It's a lot more likely that the meeting was plans and it was struck very much on purpose. Fill up once Malas help in fighting the invading lear INS who were always is causing trouble and we can imagine that her uncle wants the prestige marrying the Macedonian. Royalty will bring to the family but everyone everyone who writes about these who talks about this as a very fiery passionate relationship. She's not getting pushed around Um by Philip. What did she look like? Do we know she looked just like Angelina Jolie. Obviously I've thought so. Yeah Yeah we do. We have an image of her from a coin from the time. So Oh you know as much as a coin tells you what someone looks like which is not much but it's it's it's beautiful. We have a picture of it on our website so Murtala is married somewhere in her teens. We're not sure exactly where. And she travels to Macedonia Sedonia. But if she's hoping for warm welcome in her new city and a relaxed honeymoon phase. She is going to be disappointed. She Marries Philip the second second as his fourth wife Oh Macedonia unlike Greece is polygamous and especially king's just kind of collect wives as they do. Yeah but this isn't a harum like China or Turkey or other places that we might think of where they women are cloistered together in one the area where they're ranked is in very obvious who is in charge. There isn't a chief royal wife there's just everyone fighting mm-hmm for their piece of the Pie. So ancient sources describe her always as vindictive and jealous of Phillip's many other wives and his lovers offers because of course he also lovers. Some of them were female. Some of them were male. The Macedonians were not overly fussed about that but he he had a lot going on her husband. I don't think that she's vindictive and jealous. I read her as a woman with ambitions WHO's not interested in pretending to be anything other than what she is she someone you either love or hate. It seems the people who follow her follow her without hesitation. They'll follow her anywhere but she also has a lot of haters and not only only hastert try to win and keep her husband's attention if she wants to get ahead but she has to negotiate alliances. She has to scare any enemies into submission and the number one thing she needs to do is that she needs to have a son. She and Philip overjoyed to have a son together. But I can imagine and as Olympia looks down at her son in her arms she understands his fate is for ever going to determine her own she lives in a world where royal l.. Mothers are only as good only as powerful as their sons and what their sons are able to achieve. They have no choice but to hitch their wagon to the man in in their life Alexander's half brother. His slightly older brother is a guy named Philip. Eric he's born to another one of the wives plutarch. plutarch tells us that at some point this son seems to lose some of his mental faculties. He he struggles some kind of illness and he's never the same afterwards And when it comes down to who did this who made him sick. PLUTARCH doesn't mince words. He says his mind became ruined when he was poisoned by Olympias. That seems unlikely to me. If you're going to poison him. Why not just kill him? Yeah but of course. These stories are nothing. Nothing new in Harem politics accusing another wife of harming king's son is a pretty good way to put people on the outside this son Being ill equipped to take the throne is awfully convenient as at this moment Alexander is the.
"olympias" Discussed on What'sHerName
"Now because Olympia is famous for being a mom that unfortunately means we. I don't really know that much about her childhood. Yeah or her life pre mom. Her life is sort of presumed to begin at the moment when she marries King Philip the second of Macedonia as with most ancient Greek women. Exactly especially especially when you're talking about the ancient world and women H at world. We just know so little. We only know about these women because they're footnote in some great man's story and so we don't have a lot to go on an awesome. It we have to go on. Is You know these. Ancient writers had a clear agenda. Sometimes that agenda was look how virtuous what a good mother this woman was and look how good her son turned down and she never complains and she never did anything. She wasn't supposed stew and everyone should want to be like her. or it's the cautionary tale where the woman is stepping out of line. And then doing things. She's not supposed to do see what happens when a woman gets ambitious. See what happens. When a woman starts scheming everything falls apart? People are dying left and right and Olympias most definitely falls into that category. Luckily because she is a princess already we do know. Oh a bit more about her than usual like we know her name except maybe we don't. She's born around around the year three seventy five BC. Her Dad is king of Malaysia in northern Greece and their family is very proud of their pedigree. Her family are called the kids and they claim that they're descended from Niu. Thomas Alma the son of the Warrior Achilles and Andhra McKie who was once the wife of another famous Trojan Warrior Hector who is abducted and essentially essentially forced to be any of Thomas's wife. That's a pretty good origin story for the time. Maybe not quite so great now are modernize those were the heroes now as we said if listeners know anything about Olympia's they know that she is Alexander. The great small. If you know anything else about her that she liked to play with snakes I like a lot and that in fact she liked to sleep with snakes. The story goes hustle and that she may have had an affair with Zeus. The God of lightning. Oh yes of course. And that's the story of Olympias for those who have heard of her at all. That's what we know. Cool amazingly there is more to her than that. Wow Olympias was the mother of a great man and she's painted with this broad-brush as calculating cutthroat colds vicious and she was some of those things but she was also a a fiercely loyal and dedicated mother. She kept her son alive in one of the most cutthroat courts of the ancient world which is a feat in itself off. She was very passionate and she was very ambitious but she was also deeply loyal deeply loving and willing to do anything for her children. Anything for her family. She was a brilliant politician and tactician. She was incredibly skilled at diplomacy at court politics and international politics at negotiation at building allies. She's fantastic war strategist well. She is phenomenal at PR. Both her own and her sons she really understood the power of symbol. Oh and story. She's everything you want in a leader. She's the seven habits of highly effective people. All in one exactly and all of the things that we're deeply prized in ancient Greece. She checks every box of what a leader should be. Except she's this girl you know. We call Alexander Alexander the Great because he was this mighty conqueror because he went out and he took what what he wanted. No matter the cost Olympias did exactly the same thing and in fact he he became the man that he became because of her but when we talk about her were there things to demonize he is Alexander the great the leadership skills the complete package. He is the perfect perfect man but it's her actions that make that possible and his actions that we praise are just mirrors Her actions she's not fearless. She's devious ah she's not a brilliant strategist she's an untrustworthy schemer Weber. She's not an outside of the box. Thinker she's deviant and so her story gets told a very different way for for example. The thing that wikipedia believes is the most important factor for you to know about Olympus. The second sentence in her wikipedia entry is that she was a devout member of the borgias. Stick Psych worshiping cult of diagnosis. That is all right thing that they really want you to know. Crucial information devout many Colt not just a member. Devout vowed member. I see of the orgiastic snake. Worshiping cult. I'm that explains everything. So we can just cast her aside. Jeez as the deviant sex maniac everything else about her and his obviously says a lot more about us now and about the men like plutarco writing about her four hundred years after she dies. Yeah then it does about her. Narrative is the one that we're living in. wikipedia is is where most people are going to encounter history and it matters how she's framed there and I'm actually GonNa try to remedy that and work on her and I encourage encourage our listeners to learn to edit wikipedia and help get more women's stories on Wikipedia to begin with and told better awesome. So here's what we do know her name when she's born is probably pollock. Zenia policy near her hometown is not what we think of. When we think of women in classical Greece to your average average Athenian the wild mountainous region of Paris is almost this barbarian backwater? They barely consider it Greece at all. If you're a game ame of thrones person this is kind of like comparing king's landing to winter fell except perhaps even more extreme it's rugged it's isolated. It's this this semi wild west of Greece. And so that's the Greece Olympia grows up. been it's comprised of clans that are kind of like Scotland's highland and clans. They're proud their territorial. And there's this really really strong warrior culture and because there are essentially a border state between southern Greece and places this is farther north like th race and Lyria these places that have these really really strong warrior cultures where both men and women participate in war Olympias his father is a guy named Nia Thomas and he is Melas came and Kate Armstrong has actually created an amazing NCAA woman centric map. Yes of Ancient Greece. It's so great that helps locate these people so check our website links to at checkout Oliver Amazing maps timelines. They're fantastic. We also know that Malaysian women enjoyed a lot more freedom than their southern counterparts. So in Athens women can't vote they can't go to symposia. They can't go out on their own. They need a male guardian to conduct any business they do. They don't have have a lot of rights in the public sphere whereas Malaysia women can own property they can act as guardians for minors and they once they become adults they don't have guardians themselves selves. So while Greek women in the South have pretty much no voice in government. The monarchic system in Paris makes room for royal women women to step in and actually play more active role in governing but the thing is that these tribal monarchies are far from being stable kings. Don't exercise absolute power if they do a bad job. The tribe is more than ready to tear them down and put someone up in his place and such just. Because you're a princess it doesn't mean we're going to stay one and there is no rule of the kingship passes automatically so staying in charge charge means knowing how to make alliances but you also have to be really good at war and strategy so that's the world that Polisena grows up in. She's getting in this daily education in power how to win it how to hold onto it and what it feels like to lose it early in her life. Her father is forced was to share the throne with his brother and then her father passes away leaving her uncle. In control he marries one of pollock. Zena sisters is named Troas a little bit of uncle niece loving classic. And you know he probably does this. Because he thinks it's going to help cement his lineage and the royal family. We don't know how Polisena feels about any of this. We have no super secret diary. We have no idea but but I can only imagine that. This is an unstable time for her. She's a teenager her place in her uncle's household in the royal family's a bit tenuous and and because it's ancient Greece. She can't just pick up.
"olympias" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum
"And some hemlock hemlock poison basically and this may been what she did years ago go to one of Philip's wives to it's it's basically saying you know. Choose the way you want to do this. But you know what you have to do. And instead we're told that she after are denouncing Olympias and supposedly Olympias was going to be nicer to her. All although you know if you believe it But she kept saying kingdom supposed to be mine not yours and so she got mad editor but instead of giving Olympia the satisfaction of killing her with one of the things Olympia gave her. She hangs herself with her girdle were told Olympias and her forces On then sweep into Macedonia right. The Queen is back and she instantly kills. Like a hundred of CASSANDRA supporters boom. That's some bad publicity as Peter Green points out and we kinda get her in trouble with a backlash that's going to come back to haunt her pretty much right away. That's not all that Olympia did. By the way she also gets her hands on one of Cassandra's brothers kills him she may have. He's accused certainly of going. To another of CASSANDRA brothers the guy who was Alexander's Cup bearer and desecrating his graven in may be scattering the bones out in the open which would have been really sacrilegious a real religious offense to Greek and macaroni sensibilities if she did it Scud of a public statement though about what she thinks of that family the vendetta continues right and your bones will not rest in peace Elizabeth. Carney had a very interesting line line. When she pointed out that? This is exactly the sort of activity that you would think was designed to bring Cassandra back to macaroni right. Drop everything in Greece and come back. I can deal with this right before she kills more of your supporters but then she points out that when he does just that neither Olympian nor the guy who looks a little like her puppet general at this point Neither one of them seems ready for it. CASSANDRA's conducted all these campaigns relatively brilliantly Does so here here. There's a point where there's a point where The forces of Olympias try to block him. Like Blip recons out there with troops and they all try to block him and he blocks both of them and he goes right for Olympia says forces almost as if he knows the You Know Napoleon is worth forty thousand men sort of an equation and realizes to heck with these little forces of troops. I can deal with later. Get Olympias she's the dangerous one right. We sit in this story that the most impressive most dangerous people are the ones who are. We're going to get eliminated from these forty four forty five year old conflict I Olympia is seen by CASSANDRA. For what she is. She's she's the only woman you can think of. That's in a position where she's running. Mac Adonia she's gotta go. He will drive her forces into town and on the coast. That is not ready for any kind of siege. The sources differ some saying she has almost no troops with their other saying she's got a substantial force. So who the the heck knows. The chronology is disputed here amongst the experts. Some who think everything kind of collapses very quickly others who think there's like a year and a half long prolonged prolong siege where people are starving. You see the bones through the ribcage. I mean that kind of starvation and the chronology is messed up bright including when all this goes down that we're about to talk about now But between three seventeen and three fifteen how about we make it safe that way Olympias walled up kinds under siege. In the city. She has to surrender. She either gets caught while trying to escape by sea and has to surrender or she has a deal where she turns earns over the city. Everybody agrees okay. We render Either one of those cases the deal seems to be the same life is supposed to be spared. CASSANDRA supposed to spare her life. And and some other other prominent figures lives to he will renege on all of those agreements. This is part of. What makes Cassandra the kind of character? He is You you simply can't trust him at all and here's the thing before you judge him too harshly. You have to go if the shoe were on the other foot. Would Olympia have done this very well. Might have so all. These people are rather ruthless Olympias gets treated unfairly for her ruthlessness. Because it's viewed through the female Lens. Where if she was just another guy? Like cassandra which kind of is sometimes Might be a little bit different different in this case. The magic is protecting Olympia. Apparently even now though because Cassandra's gotta figure out a way to kill her. He can't really do it in the back room. The way she killed Philip days and those people while she had them in custody he might lose his head if he did that so he does something. That's another typical Macedonian thing and tries to make it sort of public so that everybody's in on this decision gets the Macedonian Army under very interesting dubious sorts of perhaps tactics to Put a death sentence on her. He has people testify about what you did during these purges and all these kinds of things and then there's a bunch of stories and I'm sorry I don't know one for another in terms of what's better in talking about what happened after the assembly condemns Olympias to death Elizabeth Karni Arne going over a bunch of the ancient writers versions of this says quote at this point the accounts diverge. They differ about the context of her death. Breath it's perpetrators and it's method Palestinians simply says. The CASSANDRA turned Olympia over to those macaroni INS. who were irritated with her so that she could be stoned to death? Justin complaining that the Macedonians had forgotten the wealth power and security that her husband and son had brought them reports reports. That went Olympia. saw armed men approaching her she went out to meet them dressed in royal attire and supported by two maids. This action surprised reprised. Her would be assassins and reminded them of her former majesty and the names of all the king's she called to mind and they did not kill her instead. CASSANDRA had to send other men to stab her rather than trying to avoid the sword and its wounds or crying out quote end quote like like a woman. Justin claims that Olympias face death in the manner of brave men in keeping with the glory of her ancient lineage. So that quote you could see Alexander even his dying mother and quote Elizabeth. Carney continues quote by going out to meet her killers Justin's Olympias defined her death and rendered it as a kind of forced suicide since she in effect chose it and shows to make it the public death and quote she then goes onto reports deodorises view. Though in his more confusing point of view she says but maybe closer to the mark. And it's interesting she points out. That cassandra might have been trying to get Olympias. Condemned Dammed by this large group of handpicked people in a handpicked situation so that he had the cloak of legitimacy around it but prevent her from being able to ever amounted defense and Kearney says it was possible that it was coming to a situation where she was going to have a chance now to give her to two cents cents into this whole thing and her side of the story. And the CASSANDRA panicked. Because if she could basically think about Gandalf wise if she could utter the spell everybody might be transfixed fixed right and so he has her Done Away with quietly by relatives of those that she killed in the purge as a way to prevent any chance that she could work her magic again with the macaroni and troops repopulation. Connie then points out that if it seems a little storytelling like if it seems like it's already been written by this storyteller and it's just too It's too good to be true. You'll send the script back to the screenwriter writer. Carney points out. There may have been a reason for this in the same way that Christianity in Europe and the Middle Ages provides a framework giving some people an idea of how to act these Americ- stories and legends. And traditions gave these people. I knew how to access. It seems like it's right out of the the Iliad that may be because that's how they saw these circumstances in terms of how you should act carney points out that it's not just Olympia. His death but but also a day of your ridicules that follows the same Soda Home Merrick sort of feel this story telling thing where they seem like heroes in the Iliad and she writes quote in Effect Helmer and tragedy gave them a script was genuinely meaningful to them but also something. They could manipulate to their own. Own Ends Olympias her daughter Cleopatra the Bachelorette and a day or ridiculing may have done much the same Olympias believed herself to to be a linear descendant of both Achilles and Priam the heroic tradition gave her a model for how she ought to die and she may well have followed load it surely she would have thought that her Grandeur and authority an honor demanded it. The irony is that Olympia did not died. The private appropriately gender death that she had granted her female enemies. Men Killed Her with swords perhaps even in public she died. Ride the death of a male hero and quote when Olympias has taken out or grandson Alexander the fourth loses his his greatest and most powerful defender and officially falls under the protection of CA- Sander. So so you can see how that's going to go. He's just licking his lips trying to decide how long he has to wait before he can get away with. You know maybe just being king himself and doing away with this kid. I never liked his dad anyway. Bashed by head against the wall. You know he who laughs last laughs. The loudest CASSANDRA under will be responsible for killing Alexander. The greats son Alexander the Greats wife Alexander the greats mother mother and of course if you believe that one branch of the conspiracy theories he may have been involved in killing Alexander the great himself the only only close relative of Alexander the Great. He didn't seem to want to kill. All the time was Alexander the Great Sister Cleopatra the bachelorette He may have gone gone after her hand in marriage at one point because she's so damn eligible right so much legitimacy she's just wouldn't she be apprise is. Can you imagine that marriage talk about the bad blood at that wedding when those two sides of those two families end up in the same place at the same time and then have one of their massive drinking linking contests while alarmed no trouble at all but Cleopatra will be the close relative of Alexander. The great that Cassandra doesn't kill she's he's almost too dangerous to kill but she's also too dangerous to leave out there running around she will find herself For for at least the last decade of her life under a sort of I read one account that said sort of a plush or an honorable house arrest where one of these successor the generals just sort of locked her up like Rapunzel. You can't let her out she's like the Typhoid Mary of matrimony. She could get out Mary some successor and all of a sudden in your destabilize. The entire strategic world and hundreds of thousands of people could pay the price for that right. There's a history and she may have been trying to do you just that at some point near the end of her life right. Get Out Mary. Somebody right everybody's worst fears confirmed she will be probably quietly assassinated needed around three zero eight B. C. Ish. Maybe everybody's attention had turned the price for doing something like that had diminished somewhat. It's worth noting that the potential value of all of Alexander. The greats close relatives was so high that that none of them would be allowed to live. There is no happily ever after in his direct line or anybody really closely connected to him. Listen just to be silly for a minute. I don't doubt that there's enough residual magic left. That if Cassandra and these other successors missed one that if some provable direct descendant of Alexander the Greats family to show up today I think they they could win the top job in Greek or modern federation of Macadamia Politics. It's Macedonia actually. My point point is is. I still think there's enough residual power today that if somebody showed up with the right pedigree INCA prove it They'll still be running. The show in that region region just goes to show that even after twenty three hundred years the magic's not.
"olympias" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum
"This should be the victorious force because they have the deciding factor right these what we call the ancient Vermont mocked units these people who conquered the world or at least the military system that produced them led by officers lots of veterans. It's a fearsome fearsome force a day really key is dressed like one of them in armor with weapons helmet the oh she's dressed like a soldier like a man and her illyrian heritage is always remarked upon her mother Certainly fought and was trained. Trained to fight may have commanded troops. Said may have killed a rival queen in single combat and her mother. The illyria who marry married Philip. The the second well it goes without saying she was trained as well. I find this sort of interesting because this is what is she about twenty years old now. I don't want her Bertha but let's say twenty years old today ricky. She's essentially going to go out there and say to the men that she is every bit as able to compete in their area of power as they are right. It's the same attitude that we have today right. No job should be Unavailable I'm just as good as you are. I can just as good a job as you. You can write. Olympias is on the other side. And she's GonNa take a totally sort of a different standard. This is all interpreted three me so I hope you'll you'll you give me a grain of salt here but but I'll explain my thinking She doesn't come out dressed as a warrior she's not going to compete and try to be an equal to the men in their area of power. She has her own area of power. Wishy already has an advantage. In fact she's got a power that nobody can touch out there and and I love it because it's something where I can talk about. These people believe in magic or this or that all I want and make it sound like. Isn't that silly but Olympia. Olympia is going to do something at this battle. That is magical and it's not silly in fact the consequences of it are fearsome and the repercussions ends are huge. And if you don't think it's magic Or you don't think that that's a word that that meets the definition of what we're about to see here. Maybe you have another. But here's my thinking when these two armies meet there's going to be Quite a bit of time where they face off against each other. This is pretty common in a in a field battle. A set apiece battle from these eras. Now they're not all set piece battles. You have encountered battles your battles that happened between cavalry forces but when you have these kind of battles between sides that have troops troops that stand shoulder to shoulder in ranks. It often takes a long time to set up. Think about a parade ground with tens of thousands or more people you're trying to get into the right positions and then maybe the last minute I don't want these guys. They're moving one hundred yards down that way and then move the guys on it. I mean there's finagling sometimes have light I troops and skirmishes all around sort of Conducting activities obscuring views and whatnot. But generally these two lines of people will have sometimes hours to stare at each other across a sort of a no man's land a farther than the distance and Arrow can be shot that sort of the point right. You're not a range but you can watch each other. This is something modern. Ah Soldiery really doesn't ever get to do. In fact in combat. You're lucky to ever see an enemy. Sometimes in modern any twentieth century and after and SORTA combat is the ranges are so far here you get to watch and have a look at and monitor your enemy for quite a long time. It's why you see so many displays intended to intimidate the other side. Because you have time to do that. Commanders often dressed quite conspicuously It's a trade off. You become a target for the enemy when they can easily identify you but you want your own troops to be able to easily identify you because one of the worst things that can happen is for a rumor to spread that your dad or something and then everything collapses. Oh Jeez sorry. It almost happened to William the conqueror at the battle of hastings in ten sixty six famously. So oftentimes both sides even from across the no man's land can pick out an- identify identify figures. You know on the other side and this is key. Because the reason day you're ridiculing so conspicuously dressed so that they will know you who they're up against right. This is the queen. I Have Philip Era Day as with King Philip Son Right. We're the legitimate side on. The other side is Olympia. We are told dressed. Like a follower of dyonisis maybe like a priestess of diagnosis and she plays that side up. She's not wearing armor We're not told exactly. What a follower of dyonisis and dressed up like that means appears as a follower of diagnosis? In my movie I know what it means diadem around. The hair are flowing gown. There will be snakes of course because I mean personally I think if you get one snake you probably get a package deal so miserable bunch of snakes. I want my wand with ivy wrapped around rounded dripping honey whatever but she is showing up to these people as a chandler. She's a she's an neck romance sir of sorts right. She conjures the dead and she hasn't had an occasion where she had to do that. She's like one of those Fast draw gunman in the West where because of their reputation. You know how fast they have killed all these men or whatever you know who they are. you don't ask you. Don't give him any trouble. Just let their reputation get them what they want but every now and then some young a young kid comes into the town and demands that this guy show him that. He's really as fast as everyone says. This is the time we're Olympia. Has has to conjure ghosts because she needs them now and she needs them in a physical sense in this battle. If you don't believe in magic what do you think this is before the battle starts or just as the battle starts in the two sides are about it to face off a day already keys. Macedonian forces lay down their weapons or were they put up their spears or they send officers out who say we will not fight against the mother of Alexander. The Great and the wife of Philip Book the second and the Son of Alexander. The Great. We don't know how they and I'm using air quotes my hands. One of my one of my old ancient copies of of an ancient translation. Translation says Changed allegiances so exactly how it happened is unknown but what is known is Olympia was able to channel the ghosts in a way that magically forced the other side to not fight her folks were talking about a set piece battle here almost certainly only tens of thousands of troops on each side a massive affair of humanity out there and when they notice Olympia on the other side dressed as a follower of dyonisis Ryan Isis. Even though they have a queen in their ranks with a son of Philip the second they refused to fight. What is that is that not magic? You want an analogy. There's a famous story about Napoleon and you know Napoleon's the one who they said That he was apparently apparently worth his presence on. The battlefield was worth going from memory here. I think they said forty thousand men is presence on the battlefield was worth forty thousand men. Now they were not talking about what is strategic brilliance or as technical ability. All that was already baked into the pie. That was taken to account right. The fact that as a commander making plans he will be wonderful when they said his presence is worth forty thousand men they meant because of the magic the emotional and inspirational ability it had on his troops that the lifted often gave him the sense that their destiny was now latched to his destiny and his destiny was clear right. Now he's he's God right In Napoleon's case well well close as you can get to a god in that era. There's a famous story about Napoleon that after he loses in his exile for the first time he will famously. I'm asleep come back to France unexpectedly with a small bodyguard. He will land and as he advances toward Paris he picks up more and more troops along the way and at one point the king king desperate to stop him sends out forces. You know to sort of ended kill them. Whatever it takes a with an officer who believe going from memory here was one of Napoleon's generals and they stop him and there's this face off where they've got? The guns pointed at him at least in the movie version of it anyway You know stand there. Stop you're under arrest. Whatever it is and the police holy and walks out in front of his own bodyguard troops and says if you want to kill your emperor you know here? I am some wonderful dramatic move and his forces sort of dissolve into puddles of emotional tears. Drop their guns lift him up and the March Perez on Vive l'empereur. You know the the Magic Roger. That's magic folks with that is the ability to all of a sudden Just morph a mass human emotional response into away. The completely league changes the dynamics of a situation in a in a way that is inexplicable in any other sense. How do you explain these magazine? Forces who by all rights should have destroyed olympias pirate levies laying down their arms giving her the battle. Well you can have a number of logical explanations for that but I'm just thinking Olympics is going to go and say what my Irish Catholic Great Aunt I would always say to me when I thought I would win these logical arguments with her. It's a question of faith. dyonisis saves her ass again and delivers. There's into her hands her enemies Philip era days as captured almost immediately a day you ridicule soon afterwards and they fall into Olympia says his hands. which as you already probably know is the worst place? They can be in fairness to her. If the shoe had been on the other foot she probably would have been doomed doomed as well but the shoes not on the other foot and because of that Philip areas and a day ridicule are doomed and she mistreats them for a couple of days or a certain period of time the ancient sources say before sending different sources on this thracians. They're always poor. Thracians are always implicated as like the executioners accused of the ones who you get to do dirty work especially if it's involves killing king That you might not think macaroni and would handle too. Well you know you you might think they might balk at it. So instead use in the thracians in there to go do that Olympia. Supposedly Sends Thracians into Stab Philip era days mascot king death death by a blade being the way that these kinds of kings were supposed to die. And then famously sending three items to a day at Ricky devora stickiness says is it was a A noose.
"olympias" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum
"There is apparently some sort of cash flow issue of the soldiers haven't been paid or do some money and they're angry about it. We've already pointed out occasions where the macaroni UNIAN infantry the rank and file can get kind of fiery. It's not just the ladies in this story from the region that can get that way macaroni. And infantry can get a little fiery and she's playing playing that up she's inciting them one history and I read said it got to the point where the troops were almost ready to start linking their officers or the marshalls or whatnot. There were to temporary People who took purchases job just until they decided something the conference and both of them were unable to handle the day. Aridity if you believe the sources sources sort of threw up their hands and didn't know what to do so when I say connect the data points and then realize what's going on in between who the hell can't handle a seventeen. I mean you say say to yourself. How is she already such an issue? Enter onto the scene and titter Olympia says old enemy. The Vendor van de the head of the Vendetta clan the whole thing right he shows up once again we imagine his late seventies here probably and he's sort of quells the situation and and it's not easy as one historian said it was a A blend of firmness and conciliation. That helped get the troops in line again and antipathy bidder sort of puts a muzzle or a straight jacket on a day ridicule for the moment you know throws her off twitter. Whatever it is wherever the ancient equivalent is but it doesn't sound like it was easy the and the fact that he's got to do this once again shows you that she's a very interesting character right eye so to get the feeling like you know Oh? He loved to have her killed in a different world would just solve everything but his hands are tied right. She's got the cloak of invulnerability right now and she apparently knows it and she's going to use it and temperature is going to be given the top job basically at this conference. He's going to be the guy that succeeds purpose which is exactly the opposite of what Olympias was hoping for her so much of the machinations that she's been involved with since her son's death have been designed to prevent this guy from becoming powerful and here he is is basically now at the top of his of his game in his late seventies approaching early eighties. He will come back to Mac Adonia in three three twenty eight thousand nine hundred. ABC bringing both kings with him. Phillip asked the Mascot King and Alexander's probably would you say toddler. Now Alexander the fourth breath with his mother Alexander's Persian battery and wife essentially And typically also now will hold. This office have regent. He basically has all of the trappings of legitimacy. That you could possibly have to be the one who Gives orders in Alexander's stead except for Alexander's body. PTOLEMIES of course coveting that at home talking to it. Maybe when no one's looking but with anticipate are coming back to Mac academia with this sort of power and authority. It's hard not to see this as one of the lowest points in Olympia says life and maybe she's in great physical danger. We're here to remember not only Did you already have a lot of water under the bridge. Probably in the relationship with this guy But she she can plausibly be accused of setting in motion the wave of destruction and wars and everything. That's been going on since Alexander died so I mean he's he's got a lot of reasons to WANNA see her gone. It's a time when a person who had devoted their entire life to a particular deity might expect a little divine intervention. And perhaps if you look at things from a magical point of view It's possible that that's exactly what she gets here in three nineteen BC a relatively short short time. After he arrives back in Macadamia after being given you know the trappings of purchases position legitimacy and typically dies. Now obviously there's no talk of conspiracy or worries about poison and whatnot. Here when you're seventy eight seventy nine eighty eighty one years old. Whatever he was People aren't surprised some of the reason. If you're a person who wants to go tell Olympias doll. Thank your God did this. He was an old old man. He was bound to kick off eventually. She might come back with a very plausible reply and say yeah. But how do you explain the next part then. The next part is that as antipathy lay dying his son Cassandra was supposed to be at his side. When last? We cassandra Alexander. The Great was beating his head against the wall and he was forever. Traumatized couldn't walk by a statue of the great figure without going weak in the knees even decades later were told. Cassandra who might have been the guy that delivered the poison to the cup. Bearer that killed Alexander poisoned did kill Alexander Cassandra's by his dad's bedside and clearly expects to be the one who is. Dad gives his power and authority to and the reason you can deduce. Used that is because when his dad doesn't do. This CASSANDRA gets pissed. Runs often immediately starts the second round of the successor. Wars about forty five minutes. After the last round ended ended. You can see why people sometimes like to think of them as continuous conflicts. Now here's the thing head. CASSANDRA gotten the Gig from his dad. It would have been a disaster for Olympia in her people and that was sort of the one you would think was going to get the job so antipathy might have an old and that might have been expected but the idea that anticipated would hand the regency over not to his son. Cassandra but to a person who would end up being close enough to Olympia. His to be on her side will what are the odds that sometimes it pays to have friends in high places. She might think I've read some really good histories that have really good. Rational explanations for why interpreter might not have given the job because Sandra the first one and the most plausible being. He may not have seen it as his job to give it was the syndicate. Right the other bosses who gave me this job and and they're the ones who will decide who replaced me. I read one guy who had a great it line about wisdom because when you look at the only successor who's really gonNA come out ahead and all these Crabs in a bucket dynamic. Kind of thing. It's going to be telling me the guy with Alexander's body audience. Sometimes there's almost a karmic sort of explanation given why he's the one that chose not to participate in Alexander's so-called funeral games right state of the crabs and the bucket dynamic therefore he survived right. What's the line from war games? The only way to win is not to play Ptolemy. Didn't play and maybe antipathy by not giving his power aurthority to his son was basically asserting that listen son. Stay out of this mess and you'll prosper. But if I give this ring to you they're going to see this as is an attempt to create a dynasty. You're going to get all those powerful generals combining to take you down the way they took down purpose. Let's just avoid. This will give the job to good ole loyal. We'll play per Kahn or polysilicon. This is going to be this guy. This poor prolific guys moment on the world stage. He he seems like a trustworthy not very August general in a in a room full of really great generals one historian not very nice. Way said he was as a Jackal amongst lions the lions being the great marshals one the badge general though is just he's GonNa end up fighting these other generals and they're really good so all of his shortcomings shortcomings will be exposed and this is where You know if you're having that argument with Olympias trae explain to her that this is not your God favoring you you come back with yeah well. If you're God was trying to help you out. Why would he saddle you with the Political Conne- guy as your general? Because that's where Olympia real downsides side's GonNa happen in his fighting who's he gonNA be fighting. Cassandra what's he going to be fighting over. Which of the two kings gets to be the only king you know that? Deal when Alexander Xander die. We're going to have to kings and they're both going to be legitimate. We're GONNA RAISE THEM UP BLAH BLAH BLAH. Yeah well that ends here. There's going to be one king and it's going to be figured out who it is over the next couple of years not going to be the mascot King Philip Jauregui as it's going to be the let's call him. The toddler King Alexander the fourth. Maybe he's five years old now so maybe not toddler anymore. The representatives of the Mascot King obviously a day or Eurydice key they will hook their wagon. Both sides need military support. They will hook their wagon to Cassandra anders caused. So he's kind of their champion and we don't know yet whether a day. Your key figures that Cassandra is her puppet or whether Cassandra figures. She's she's his on the other side. You have the little kid Alexander the fourth. You have his mother Alexander's Persian battery and wife. You have Olympia. And you have this guy. He's going to be the guy that goes wrestles with Cassandra. All over this theater militarily some CASSANDRA's allies and basically basically lose. That's what happens. They lose everywhere else. But there's going to be a battle that actually physically involves both of our female champions here on opposite sides I can tell you with only a little bit of Shane. That the entire reason I've told you this entire story the entire reason I would justify the fifty-seven part series on the cable network that I'd like to do is for this battle battle and this scene and unfortunately the ancient sources tell you it happened. Give you a sentence or two but they leave out all the juicy drama and color that could be in there also also all try to fill it in with what little we know what little we knows already fascinating there's an ancient historian Durris of Samos. He called this battle the first war between women certainly he is mistaken because with all of human history. There's just too much out there where you you can say reasonably with an odds. The odds out there probably happened before and I always safely say it probably happened in China before. It's a safe bet. But in three seventeen B. Easy e at one point again. There's a lot we don't know dating may be suspect but a day. Ridicule might have come back to Macedonia and attempted to sort of just dismiss The guy that anticipated left everything to sorry pulled up recon. We don't need you anymore. Your services are no longer required. We're giving it to Cassandra. And Phillip Davis is going to be the new king or whatever she said that. It's so pissed off Olympias that Olympia gets an army together. Most of them the local levies from her homeland and she may have been ruling her homeland directly at this point by the way she'll get her levies together she has macaroni and troops Both sides I should point out have Macedonian staffs of of command officers. They're not operating reading alone. There's there's a group of people deciding on strategy and all that but there will be an encounter at the pirate. Macaroni border between these two women at the heads of their armies basically sort of. Let's let's call them. The faces of both sides on one side Is a day a aridity with an army with quite a few macaroni INS on paper..
"olympias" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum
"That's not just speculation and because some of the other women in this story have an incident very similar to that happen to them. This is where the other women come into the piece Philip L. UP. The second had multiple wives remember. We talked about one of these wives as as an example of how tough in a Philip shouldn't have problem with Olympia Right. He has that warrior than Illyrian Warrior Warrior Princess as a wife. What other ones the wonder woman lady fights with Sword Shield helmet remember? We talked about her. Will you know she had children with Philip. Imagine engine how Augusta Child of that woman trained in combat and maybe even leading troops melted with Phillips. DNA of how August those kids would be while here. They come come into the story and their female as we said earlier. It's hard to keep track of the names and the players in this story without a scorecard. This is the case by the way for any long wars thirty years' wars the same way where there's so much time for so much stuff to occur that it's impossible to keep track of it all. It's a multi generational racial soap opera. Kind of as we said I was trying to think of the way to simplify this. The best and the best way to say it is that Alexander's half sister. Mr The woman who we just talked about who is the daughter of Wonder Woman Philip. The second her name is Kanani. It looks like San if you have received written also trained in the ways of the warrior earlier in Princess's writes she's a killer a hand to hand killer apparently to very culture. I mean she's she's Philip the second's daughter. She's the king's daughter so she'll just kill you in a cultured sort of manner She's involved in what some historians call a scheme. It looks much more like a grab for power in this Post Alexandrian world. And let's remember power. This might not be because they're power. Hungry power is synonymous with safety here and the best way to get eliminated is to be shut out of power by your enemies. What happens though? Is that this Kanawha daughter of wonder woman and Philip the second makes a a bold play to seize one of the sources of power and authority in this very unstable post Alexandrian world and this is all happening in the wake of Alexander's death so a year to three. This is the initial you know. Initial power moves of this whole thing. There's two places that power emanates from officially in this world right now and it's the two kings Alexander's infant son Alexander the fourth with the Persian or bactrian. Mom I think he's still in Asia at this point but he's an infant right he's he's a prop in the power struggles for now. But then you have. Philip era day is the mascot king the one with the disability of some sort. He's is almost certainly being used as a poppet by the warlords you know who are the regions right. Were ruling for the king. WHO's right here? And he's indisposed at the moment but what happens is somebody steals the puppet from the warlords right that the person who's making it possible for you to keep the army loyal unhappy and thinking thinking that he's running the show and really you're running the show through him. If you're one of the world's how you. How do you prevent somebody from stealing the puppet? Well that's what this scheme is this daughter of Philip. The second I can wonder woman is bringing her daughter a day. You ridicule is going to be what she's known as eventually bringing her daughter and she's going to try to marry her or daughter to one of the king's right she can't have the infant king. He's not marriageable anyway. But Philip Paradise doesn't have a wife now if you're trying Ryan to pull this scheme off though you can't go to the warlords you can't go to the people who have the puppet now that you're going to steal the puppet from and say. Hey let me steal the puppet. Do I have your blessing. You gotTA bypass them well. How do you bypass them? You go right to the source of power the macaroni and army and the infantry the salt of the earth types so the warlord general type successors they get word that this is underway that the scheme is ongoing and that this woman Kanani is on the way and I've red sources that say she has a small bodyguard with her others that she's got a decent size entourage others just got a whole army behind her so I don't know which of those is true. But she's she's protected the general out someone to intercept her before she could get to the infantry. 'cause Lord knows the infantry will probably say yes to this deal and the intercepting force. Ah Somehow blocks her for a little bit of time and in that little bit of time she is killed. Sources differ on. What happened here? Everything I'm from assassinated to Violence breaking out between the various bodyguards. That leads to her being killed in the fray to a full blown Story again from one of the less reputable sources that she's giving a speech. She sounds fully like Phillips daughter in this warrior princess like she's getting up in the face of her assassins and and pleading your case and yelling coming at them and she's in the middle of a speech in one of these stories to the troops that are there. They're macaroni and troops there. Witnessing all this and while she's in the middle of the speech she's she's stabbed or killed and cut down in the middle of the conversation no matter which of those stories is true at apparently happens in a way that either the Macedonian troops see it at the time. I'm watching it live or hear about it soon after and they're outraged. You can't kill Philip. The second's daughter who the hell are you and and these warlords who are counting on these military forces to stay loyal to them are about to be thrown to the crocodiles by these same troops because they killed what Philip the second's daughters orders in front of them. The only way they managed to avoid disaster is to give in to what that now dead daughter of. Philip wanted the half have to go ahead and let this granddaughter Riphil Up This Day a year ridicule lady Mary the Mascot King Mary the poppet and and his attitude was ABC Bosworth who coined the phrase and. It's not very nice The marriage of the Amazon to the idiot. But it gives you a sense of what's going on here and easily easily controllable not very August Personality who was being controlled by these powerful marshalls is now going to be controlled by this powerful personality called a day aridity. And if you took an ancient Greek playwright brought them in the time machine and let them right for one of today's TV v daytime soap operas. That's how I see this whole whole situation unfolding. 'cause it looks like this is revenge from another one of Philip's wives lives against Olympias from the grave through her descendants. Something wonderfully Greek about that this day. A your riddick. He's going to be an instant thorn in on the side of Olympias though remember. She's she's the granddaughter of her husband. She's going to be an instant thorn in the side. Because what if she's able to make you you know. Phillip Davis the the Mascot King. What if she can make him legitimate enough so no one's gonNA wait around seventeen years for Olympia? His grandson to come of age in other words could she turn the puppet king into a real king the only king that she dominates. It's wonderful but I said earlier that this period is one of the ones I use as evidence for why history ruins fiction for me because we already have a wonderful story here. Kinda unbelievable wild you know And then in typical Alexandrian fashion the story gets kicked up two notches notch number one. Apparently the Alexander. The great had day ridicules father killed when she was a kid one of his purges you know potential competitor so if she didn't like the other side of the family to begin with she really doesn't like him. Now the other thing and I find this to be the one where I would send the script back to the screenwriter and said sorry you went too far. Nobody's going to buy that She's apparently something like sixteen years old. Her Age is tough to determine. In dividing dividing the spoils. The Robin Waterfield said sixteen. Wow and sixteen really doesn't mean anything in a neutral playing field historically speaking right because we all know people got married younger or Romeo and Juliet and she was like thirteen fourteen. Something like that but we're not talking about somebody who gets married and then ends up in somebody's royal family or what not. We're talking about somebody. Who almost immediately asserts her prerogatives and tries to rest as much control as she she can grab over the situation here? And she's not playing with a bunch of little court functionary. She's doing this in a room full of these generals and marshals. That are so great. I said that only like Napoleon's group generals and marshals and Jenga's cons. I mean it's rarified air and some of these guys are like multiple times her age. There's a bunch of these dudes in their late sixties. All the way up to their mid seventies still in the field fighting by by the way they don't make people like this anymore We should point out guys. who were fighting with Alexander's Dad? The day Alexander was born and and some sixteen year old is going to come in there who wasn't even a part of the story five minutes ago and start telling them how it's going to be. This is insane and I wouldn't believe it when I do my multi part in over the forty five fifty seven episodes. Whatever it's going to be on my cable channel? I'm going to find some actress from that region because I feel like there's in my head anyway. I have very specific kind of fire in mind. That's native to the region. I guess you could say you know Greece northern Greece Albania Nia Bulgaria. Maybe maybe Sicily And then go find yourself like a sixteen year old from there who it sounds like something out of the hunger games. Doesn't it too much to be believed because this sixteen-year-old is not going to stay in the shadows at all now. The year she marries Philip Day though is three twenty one. BC Z.. E. This is two years after Alexander. The great dies and it is the year that the whole post Alexander deal on how we're going to run. Things goes murderously sideways. The deal made in the wake of Alexander's death under pressure in haste. It never seems like that had much much of a chance of lasting especially with all these ambitious powerful people involved. It would require a lot of good behavior on a lot of people's parts to understand the setup because it's kind of important Essentially what all these people did in deciding how they were gonNA run Alexander's Empire after he died was to run it like the Persians ran. There's really if you want to look at it similar to the way. The macaroni is ran Macedonia before they got all big and powerful. All these great successors these generals these marshals these. He's high administrators these bodyguards Alexander would all be given territories. You know think Al Capone southside his territory. PTOLEMY PTOLEMY GETS Egypt it's all these people rule these areas and they ruled them kind of like kings and I keep calling him warlords because they fit the definition of the term at the same time. One historian reminds us is that these are at this time period people who are practically kings themselves fabulously wealthy immensely famous. Lots of troops Swear swear allegiance to them. I mean these are these are kings in their own right and you start if you're a king after a while wanting to be treated like a king and not really wanting to bow the need any boss of bosses but this system has one. That's the deal. It is like a Persian system where all of the SATRAPS are kings in their own territory. But there there's someone called the king of kings and that was the high commander while that person is a title in this system is regent and they they rule with the royal power in the name of the two kings who are not capable of ruling at the moment. This person just happens to get this job Because he was at Alexander's band side as Alexander Lay Dying..
"olympias" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum
"Was this sort of a gala dinner. We claim the leader. It was a much more down to earth. Sort of leadership by comparison and Cassandra is supposed to have seen the Persians. Doing this in front of Alexander Zander to Alexander and laughing at it or making fun of it and in the story Alexander and this is a sign probably of the MEGLOMANIAC but maybe he would have done this back in the old days Alexander Graham by the hair and starts smashing his head against the wall. Scaring Cassandra so badly that we're told told. I think it was plutarch. Who said that decades later? Long after Alexander's dead and gone. A CASSANDRA couldn't even pass a statue of the man without going weak in the knees and I think plutarch said taking quite a while to recover. Cassandra was hardly the only person though scared at this time Alexander had everybody on edge. It's like the Third Reich at the end or I mean all these rulers get a little unstable at the end and they see plots everywhere There are a lot of people who may at this time. I thought that it was worth taking a chance on trying to get rid of Alexander. Because if you didn't get rid of him he was likely to get rid of you. And CASSANDRA here's one of people implicated as a potential participant in Alexander's death. By the way not only is antithesis. Oldest son Cassandra here CA sanders brother. Another son of antipathy is Alexander's cup bearer. The one who just to make sure that this Cup does not get out of my hands ends and nobody spikes it with anything. That guy is anticipators other son now the only time you care about the the ancestry of Kings Cup bearer. It's a little like an offensive lineman in football. You only care about their name. Apparently when something goes wrong with the only time the poor cup bearer gets mentioned is when something goes wrong or depending on you know what the Cup bears involved with and who they're involved with when something goes right on June tenth June eleven three twenty three B C e a thirty two year old Alexander. The great dies is and no one to this day can say definitively why theories his abound in all directions from the natural to the unnatural from the common sense and obvious to the wild guy had a lot of reasons reasons he might have died though and disease is an obvious. One in medical professionals have been looking and examining the the evidence from hundreds of years later that writers have kept about this kind of stuff and they I will proclaim definitively it was just disease not disease and I've heard everything typhus cholera malaria. West Nile virus. All of it. Then there's the sort of common sense once you can look at it and go. This guy was a major war wounds. That probably began to take its toll. the drinking is a long term arm and a chronic and still at very high levels. I mean that will take a toll mixing it all together could be accumulation things we can his immune system in the West West Nile. Virus gets him revenge of the Persian empire through the mosquito but there has always been a tradition tradition modern and ancient included by most of the sources that Alexander was assassinated. Poisoned that Cassandra brought the poison that the cup bearer son of antipathy feted Alexander that the poison might have been mixed by Aristotle. Donald himself appalled by Alexander's descend into tyrannical madness. And that maybe CASSANDRA's job wasn't to go there and plead for his dad's job in life but to assess Alexander's Sanity and willingness to be reasonable. Because remember antipathy and those people are all back in in Greece getting letters and hearing stories. But maybe you send your son say get a look for yourself. And if he's not reasonable take him out. Olympias certainly thinks antipathy and company did it and she will eventually proclaim this publicly. And you have to be careful because because the propaganda from this period following Alexander's death is heavy duty and it comes from all sides so saying he killed. Alexander would be a huge propaganda and a tool but you can tell by the way it helps take something you know. There was always a lot of gasoline. Soaked would in the Olympia Olympias anticipated relationship. This is when it turns into a vendetta. A real clan blood feud between The official name. For the the antipathy treads which are the family of antipathy but think about it like Oh you know the Gambino Bonano's the antipathy rids and and Olympia says clan which includes two distinct one's really her clan back home remember she's she's May become the regent of her homeland during this time period because rapport brother who married. Cleopatra Alexander's sister gets himself killed in a war in Italy and apparently the kids are too young. So Cleopatra or Olympia Olympia or both or maybe running the show back in the old pirate's Malaysian homeland and now with pretty much. No male family members around to succeed. She's kind of the front and center face of the Royal Family back in Macadamia or what was the royal family. And this is where you just get the feeling that All the people around Alexander are feeling really bad that he didn't take that good advice. Mary one woman. Or what the hacking take a page out of his dad's playbook and Mary to make sure one of them's a full blooded Macedonian Get a few kids going before you leave you for your expedition in Asia. By the time you die here in three twenty three. VCE At thirty to thirty two right You'd have a couple of kids kids back in Macedonia. If you get lucky an air maybe twelve years old. Maybe thirteen years old by this time. I didn't do the math now. We all know how the macaroni history goes. Does the likelihood of a child you know. Having the throne kept long enough for them to succeed. is a long shot and Macadamia but the older. You are the better the chance you'll make it and let's be honest. And he kid of Alexander is going to have a blood line. That's incompatible right. So maybe that's get out of jail free card from Typical magazine history. The son of Alexander Grant Philip the second. And let's be honest. You know who will be there guarding you until she dies of old age or something else Olympia. Yes because the interest with Alexander's heir will line up with his mother. The same way that Alexander's interested when this will be the role she'll play for for the rest of her life. The Guardian of the air but if Alexander seven years back in Macedonia before he left for Asia. What am I talking about? Well there's not much There is a a non official wife so Mr. She's often called in. The child's often called the illegitimate son of Alexander. His name is Harry Kallis. He's three or four years old by by this time. And he's off somewhere like bacteria which is monthly modern Afghanistan or a real real real upper part purge. He's a long way away and his mother's barbarian for goodness the sake or at least the Macedonians would think so or at least half barbarian in any way. This kid does not get anywhere near the attention you would think he would get until powerbrokers feel like they can use use him then he all of a sudden I guess in some sources appears on the scene. I've read some historians who questioned whether he really existed at all But there is something real that everyone can point to Alexander's got an official wife in Persia and she's pregnant when Alexander dives she apparently quickly kills Alexander's otherwise keeping. The bloodline pure. The Macedonians inversions. Both are into that sometimes. But if you're worried about a thirteen or fourteen or twelve year old air back in macaroni. The one he didn't have surviving surviving long enough to get to the throne. What chance does a kid who isn't even born yet have what's more it could be? A female might not make it to term. This is the ancient world after all the bottom line. Though is that there's no logical easy answer to what do we do now. Once Alexander Alexander Dies and if you think about it it's it's really kind of a crazy moment history. These are always my favorite things in naturally. There's never enough information. Did it really go down the way most of the sources kinda say it went down. which is that when Alexander died? There is no plan as we said he supposed to the story. He says that when he's asked on his deathbed to whom he leaves the empire you know if you're basically an emperor Alexander who's the next emperor and he says to the strong guest very macho chill macaroni and homeric answer may be something you could justify. A Darwinian may the best man win kind of competition for the throne but disastrous for his people. When you're talking about this as a successor to the entire policy right why don't you fight it out and we'll see? That's that's GONNA lead to more deaths from macaroni soldiers than Philip and Alexander's wars put together. The Macedonian infantry didn't suffer terribly as you might think because they were so victorious and so dominant and I had a professor once that said if you WANNA know the way to defeat the best army in any age in history split it up and make it fight itself. He saw that in Roman history by the way the nastiest most dangerous opponents the legionary ever faced were other legionary and civil wars That's what's going to happen in the next y this is crazy even say over the next forty four or forty five years. That's how long it will take for the to the strongest best thing to be settled there known as the war of the Alexandrian successors of the wars of the successors of the wars of the diabetic. diatoms kyw that's the Greek word for successors. The rest of Olympia has life by the way we'll be spent as a player in this geopolitical struggle that that will happen in phases. It's not like forty four forty five years of continual war there there'll be multiple phases that happen and there's so many players it is to me anyway. Easily the most complicated struggle in the ancient world it is very tough to keep track of as they say in sports. Players without a scorecard and dizzying array of personalities is nowadays a very weird Crabs in a bucket type dynamic where the most august just scary and impressive. People are eliminated early because everyone who's less competent less impressive bands together to take him down. Olympias will be one of those people by the way she is a very scary player in the early phases of this. So she's gotten rid of as quickly as is anybody can do it. But she's very hard to deal with because she represents ghosts impressive. Ghosts the power of Olympia which stemmed from her relationship to Philip for awhile. And then from her relationship to Alexander after that will will now stem from the power that those former figures still possess it will it will flow through her. I think about her like this priestess but now the authorioty and Gravitas and reputation of Philip and Alexander combined are emanating through her any defects. The infantry of Alexander's. Here's army. Let me explain when Alexandra dies. The story is that Everybody Kinda looks at each other..
"olympias" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum
"And that's that Olympia. This was in the assassin's head. Psychologically weekly manipulating him like Jackie Kennedy working on Oswald. Psychologically there were no uh-huh doctorate degrees in psychology in the ancient world that I know of but let's not pretend that the ancients especially the ancient Greeks didn't understand human psychological logical makeup. I mean go look at their plays a key integral part of a lot of them. They explore the issue intensely to me when I do my movie movie. It's not going to be moving. It has to be more like a game of thrones now that I think about it long-term sort of thing because there's too many characters that come in and out you can hardly learn the names. They die and much more suited to that But in in the movie I'm GonNa have my moment when Olympias goes to Sania and gets up in his head. I'm going to have her come to him and maybe she did dressed the way some of these ancient writers describe the Diane Nice Ian Priestesses. They carry wants one of them's a carry wants like magic wands Some of them wrapped with Ivy V. which was a sacred plant? I guess others dripping honey which is very symbolic if you think about the God for and all that kind of stuff and and wine and all that And and that there were snakes everywhere sometimes on the wands wrapped around them. I think it was plutarch. Freakin the men out. So she's GonNa come in my LONG-TERM HBO Mini Series She's going to come to pulse alias. And she's GonNa get in his head. She's going to promise a very died. Nice thing to promise because remember Dyonisis Dan. Isis is at the Appalachian tradition according to Nietzsche Anyway and others is that. That's the rational side of the human mind the logic and all that it's all the other stuff that denies Isis controls the hidden stuff these The subconscious the emotionally inspirational the madness heck acting and most of the arts are denies Ian At at their route. It's a mysterious rides very mysterious to us now looking back in the ancient world but even in the ancient world was kind of mysterious he was part part of the attraction and she represents this now another name. See this. I'm going to do it as the producer of this thing. The other name for dyonisis. The dyonisis was known. As was the liberator right. Frees you from hair. Worry sorrow pain. The good side of what wine might do to you. Especially in the ancient ancient world versus the destructive nature which is the divine madness and all that kind of stuff although she wouldn't have seen that is destructive. That's one of the good things right. Well she is promising promising as a priestess for the liberator may be to Liberate Pa Sane. Es from his cares and worries and this hell that he lives in we should also point out that she's the one who supposedly has horses waiting for the conspirators right to remember. There's not one horse waiting. The tradition has multiple horses. They're multiple getaway vehicles. Why do you need multiple horses if you only have one assassin? Peter Green has a nineteen in seventy S. Rundown of how it might have happened. He writes quote from these facts. We may perhaps form a hypothesis. Assessed how Phillips murder was planned and carried out pulse alias still hot with resentment at the abominable way he had been treated was approached probably by Olympias Olympias and promised high rewards and honours if he would join with his three kinsman from arrestees in fascinating the King I should point out those three kinsmen were phillips bodyguards. So the guys who Jack Ruby Him in a minute are the guys who were supposed to work with him. In the assassinations this is going to be very joker like from Batman. Dan Green continues quote Olympias undertook to have horses ready for all four of them afterwards. But what Paul Saney is clearly really did not know was the real role assigned to his fellow conspirators. Those trusted intimates of Alexander. Their business was not the removal of fill-up Yup. It was to silence him. He knew too much once he had served his purpose. He was expendable after his death. The propaganda machine should go. Oh smoothly into action. The elimination of Palestinians was an essential stage in the plot circumstantial. Evidence he writes does not amount to prove positive but men have been hanged on weaker cumulative testimony than that assembled here the motive was overwhelming the opportunity ideal and quote wrote whenever these giant earthquake moments in history. It just seems wrong for us to not know more about them. Because they're the import import would seem to demand that there be more information about them. But then I remember the Kennedy assassination which happened two years before I was born and look at how much yet thank you know. But you don't know about that so imagine something more than two thousand years ago I've always loved. Ab Bosworth an Alexandrian historian. I like his his view that Alexander was you know let's not romanticize him too much. But Bosworth points out about this period something that we all need to take into account it does highlight how difficult to historians. The job is trying to piece this stuff together. And the need to use all sorts of things like coinage and archaeology and a bunch of other disciplines to supplement the meagre eager bits of information sometimes with the contradictory stuff and he writes about this period. Right after Philip's death quote the first. Few days of Alexander's reign must have been among the most critical of his career. Unfortunately no connected account survives of them. They're a scraps of a pity me and random flashbacks from later history but most did the crucial details or irretrievably lost. There is infinite scope for speculation and imaginative reconstruction but the sources themselves allow very little L. D. said we must be prepared to admit our ignorance however galling that may be end quote these are the kind of nobles. By the way that make this a a hardcore history addendum show and not a full hardcore history program because a lot of the data points are missing. Forget about the stuff between the the data points. You don't know major things like whether or not Olympia's can accurately be placed at Philip's assassination was she. There was she an eyewitness witness there historian say now that she was back in her homeland at this time and that she didn't come back to macaroni until Philip was good and safely out of the way good and dead maybe for reasons of their own personal security others though generally following different ancient sources. Say that she hardly would have missed a wedding reading between her daughter and her brother with her son. They're at an event that was in part staged to show that everything is just Hunky Dory with the Royal Royal House. You know before the Big Persian expedition. She's a prop in that propaganda show isn't she. She's got to be there. But you don't know now the thing you don't know about it and it's key to what's going on behind the scenes now. Is How many children Philip. The second actually had Richard a Gabriel. Says says they only record the official kids of the official wives and the macaroni tradition. But then says Philip was a rampant. I believe the word to use his rampant womanizer and he quotes Justin. I think it was not the greatest of all sources but who says that. Philip had sons all over the place and just because they're not official official in the Macedonian system. That didn't matter. The royal blood mattered whether it was official or not less important. especially if you are or a tool of a powerful macaroni and clan. That wants to push you know for their chance to have the boss of bosses job and will overlook any problems with this contender. Contender Hack. He's one of Philip's kids who cares if he's a bastard Alexander's first several weeks or month month and a half hard. The know what happened. But eventually he emerges as the king he's twenty years old by the way Some of the powerful bearings things that might have pushed back on him so quickly. Being acclaimed king are just conveniently out of the way including Atlas Guy who said. I hope we have a full blooded true blood Macedonian air and precipitated that drunken fight which led to the need to have the wedding Philip was just killed at atlas conveniently back at the bridgehead preparing things for the big Asian expedition in Alexander's starts his purges. These are not abnormal when when the kingship changes hands and macaroni and history. It's often bloody. It's almost like there's a godfather list people to be hit when the godfather died when my a father is carrying out your orders and when Philip is killed People start getting killed because of it Alexander's official line. Once he becomes king by the way. Is that cineastes. Yes did not act alone. This was a conspiracy at his father's funeral at the gravesite. He executes people couple of people he's related to in on his father's side anyway people who potentially could have been put forward. I mean people who might you've had a claim to the kingship but Alexander says they were involved in the plot to kill his dad boom. They're gone and here's the weird part they might have been. But this becomes very stalinesque. This becomes Stalin had the cure of excuse Kirov assassination is the thing that makes all these purges and killings justified. Alexander had his dad's and it allows him to cover up the traditional macaroni. And purges were lots of people are going to get wacked including atlas. He'll get it he gets it by like Slow Messenger. They they have their own version of like heat seeking drone missiles or something but they just take forever to get to their targets. Like the speed of Horse Alexandersson's an assassin To couple probably weeks to get to Asia minor and we are left wondering how the assassination happened. This often happens the ancient writings. They'll tell you that something happened but they won't tell you how in the case of a of a mode of death. They did use poison. They did stuff like that. But this sounds like one of those Traditional sort of man to man hits back before guns were around knives were very popular. And if you think about the ways the gangsters texters would do it in the nineteen twenties. They grab your hands sometimes in a handshake hold. You really tight and then use a pistol on you from close range. They would do the knife equivalent. Sometimes in the ancient world should be easy to imagine analysts who was probably in his sixties at this time goes out to greet the macaroni and Messenger. They probably vaguely know each. Are there. Maybe some kind of an embrace and then a knife just in the right place remember. It was Atalanta's Niece Cleopatra. A such a common name that it's confusing who will then change it to you. RIKKI another super common name and confusing She married Philip Right. That was again. The thing that caused the most recent isn't rift in the family and she has born one maybe two children and other one of those things that's galling because we don't know for sure how many children declare Patra after having a short time and were they male or female. I'm not going to take a position. Experts differ there was supposed to be a female her name. Europa there was supposed to be a male. His name craters You could have either one or the other or both. I don't no neither one of them are GonNa make it very long in this world though because they are both under the age of two and they and their mother about to get whacked. Now you may say why are you spending so much time on Alexander Alexander the greats purges as he initially comes to power. It's a logical question Elizabeth. Carney answers it when she says because Olympias Olympias participated in them one of her claims to infamy historically speaking is that she's the one who eliminates Phillips new wife. Newest wife Remember Phillip's newest wife is his seventh. I should point out. She eliminates Phillips Newest Wife and his one or two children that are either male. Al Or female or both. This is one of the events that Olympia says most known for and it colors her entire historical stoorikhel reputation. So as you might imagine Elizabeth Carney. Writing an entire book on Olympia's has the luxury of spending some time on the question and devotes several pages to the the.
"olympias" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum
"Apparently analyst Got Mad. That this guy the good one who threw his life away had to throw his life away so he decided to punish the initial Pasta Aeneas Guy and the story of how how he does that is positively triggering for some people so I apologize if this is hardcore because it is welcome to the ancient World Diodoros writes quote when this incident became widely known atlas. who was a courtier and exercised a good deal of influence with the King invited to dinner and filling with vast quantities of unmixed? Wine handed his body over to his stable men to abuse sexually in a drunken rape on sobering up from his intoxication. He Palestinians was extremely bitter about the physical abuse. He had suffered an accused Atalla's before the King Philip though incensed at the enormity of analysts. Transgression was nevertheless unwilling to show is of Horri- because of his kinship with him him and his present need of his services and quote who noted punish this guy for For his actions against the other Los Angeles analyst has the Guy Basically date rapes and right he gets them drunk on wine throws into the stablemates. And that's a male gang rape and is upset about that as you might imagine someone would be. He goes to perhaps his former lover Philip. The king and says analyst did this to me do something about it. Any can't can't he's just married himself to atlas his niece to try to make the relationship more stable analysts is one of the generals commanding the Bridgehead in Asia. He he's can't upset Atlas so he gives this guy a lot of other things to compensate them right Here's some stuff here I'll I'll promote you into the bodyguard all these things. Just don't be mad but but he's mad if you believe the sources anyway and instead of just wanting to get even against the person who set up his gang rape. He wants to get even with the guy who who didn't do anything about it when he complained he went to. The Godfather and the Godfather didn't help so he wax fill up a knife knife to the ribs. After stabbing Philip runs out of the theater. He is pursued by several of Phillips bodyguards. Some run to Philip. He's almost certainly already dead by the time they get this seems to have been. I mean these these guys were warriors. I mean this is a professional title hit. He would have known just where to stop. Somebody Phillips probably dead by the time the bodyguards get to him the other bodyguards takeoff after pastas and he would have gotten away. Diadora says he has horses is waiting for him right at the ready. The getaway car so to speak in ancient terms but he trips on vine with his sandals and goes sprawling in the dust cost and the bodyguards catch up to him and spear him right there and kill them so little Jack Ruby. Though isn't it and people have been wondering during ever since that moment was puffiness acting alone and I was going through a bunch of the different theories and and the number one theory just like the JFK assassination is Palestinian. al-sania might have been acting exactly the way these ancient writer said Jilted Mayo Lover Of Godfather. Didn't I mean the whole thing. We just described that can be absolutely true. There's a lot of other things involved. Although to a lot of people wanted Philip Dead Demosthenes said that a longtime earlier we was giving his speech is warning about Phillipi basically said he has a lot of enemies he won't be around forever forever lasted longer than some might have thought actually the ancient writers of course having a woman to potentially link too often do and the rumor was that Olympia was seen at the grave of the assassin pudding garlands on it or something something like that decorating or honoring the grave of pastas later. She's tied to it. The idea being that you know her status in the court had been very precarious. This was supposed host to be a sort of a makeup affair but Philip also might have insulted her family this. This family descended from Achilles. It was very proud in this Ethical world where. That was a very big deal. You can get wacked for that right. I mean we talked about how precarious being a macaroni ruler was anyway. It was one of the things that had kept the kingdom down home for so long. You couldn't keep a good king around. The second day became too powerful. Somebody wanted to take him down a peg right last thing you want is a perpetual boss of bosses if you you think someday you might be the boss of bosses and that's not a pipe dream if you're the mother of the air because very quickly. After Philip is stabbed dubbed Alexander is claimed the king and the Macedonians do a thing with a kind of have the the people acclaim the king. And there's a lot of argument whether that's real bill or whether it's a bunch of nobles who get out and say get out there and raise your hands and say's hail the new king who the hell knows but it goes back to that. He'll merrick ethos to it's not a god king. It's it's sort of an acclaimed king and so if you had something to do with the assassination and your Olympia issue just solve all your problems. She made out like a bandit A lot of the people I've read lately are of in. This changes are of the opinion. That Olympia is probably didn't have anything to do with what happened to Philip. And that neither either did Alexander because they had no need to kill him in public in front of a lot of people they had access to him in private at. This could have been done nicely quietly a little poison in the right I place and who would have known. This guy is murdered in front of a giant crowd of admirers in public. I mean today would be the equivalent of having it happened on live television and the star of the show is the one who's killed the greatest man in the history of this region right just when they're celebrating it some of the other people who are implicated though make a lot of sense. The Athenians could have hired an assassin. They would have loved to have seen Philip out of the way. But maybe maybe most likely on this assassination. You know hit list who paid for the killing you know who hired Murder Inc the Persians. I'm a fan of the Persians. Many of you know and one of the wonderful things about them is they had a government that just did not function well and they figured out ways around it on the number one way around rounded was money. They had a lot of money. They figured out ways to have money do things for them. So they couldn't beat the Greeks on the battlefield because of tactical dissimilarities between their armies. Okay we'll spend a lot of money. Have the Greeks fight each other. That was wonderful. They called it. The Peloponnesian War It it kept the Greeks busy for a long time kept them out of Persians hair. Persia has no doubt that Phillips coming to invade them he's already basically publicly proclaimed it he's conquered. A little territory are ready to establish a beachhead as we said he's making inroads diplomatically. With some of the satraps closest to him. It's going to happen so if you kill him. Maybe it won't but as several historians point out the Persians probably did not have somebody so inside the royal family that they could do it quietly and that so they had to kind of do it in in public or you never know this might be a statement right especially if you're Sania and you really are acting because you were gang raped and You you know. You're not going to be disrespected like that. It all boils down to how much you're willing to trust these ancient writers Who preserved the details of these incidents or what they say are the details or what they heard were the details or what the source they were using said were the details you can see why so many historians would love if they could just throw all this stuff out is unreliable and bias and all these kinds of things but if you do you're not left with a whole lot? Right I mean for example coinage and inscriptions and stuff like that will tell you that during this time period. There was a change in leadership from Philip King of Macedonia oneal Alexander King of Macedonia. But it probably won't tell you why and it certainly won't give you any details. That leaves the experts trying to pick out the fact from from the fiction. And well as you might imagine it's it's tough and views change and experts differ minds me again a little of the Kennedy assassination. We have a lot of different theories here ear. And when you hear the rationales for them you Kinda go I kinda go with a bunch of them going. Yeah that makes sense and then I read the next year. Yeah that makes sense in the nineteen seventies when I read Alexander mcelwain. Peter Green was firmly in the camp of those who thought Olympia and Alexander. Did it a dynastic hit now. His views me updated since then I should point out. An updated doesn't mean better because there's a whole lot of people still think Olympias and Alexander did it but the story you want to compare it to did the JFK assassination which is a fascinating story of course at the same time it makes it look so vanilla and boring by comparison. I mean for example. If you want the analogy here that that that starts the the mind reeling you'd have to have Jackie Kennedy basically at the root of the plot to kill her husband right when he gets killed in the limo next to her. She set that up. If she's Olympia. And you believe that particular conspiracy theory. What's more the the person if you believe Oswald took a shot at JFK? That person is encouraged by Jackie Kennedy to do the deed and Oswald of course would have had to have a sexual your relationship previously with JFK. See a weird against them. How quickly remember how wild some of the accusations from the ancient writers can get here saying that? Olympia placed a gold crown on the assassin's head. The assassin was nailed to a cross or a gigabit and that she placed a gold crown on his head and then had It this the the ashes spread over Phillips grave that every year on the anniversary of the murder she poured award libations and offerings over them but she obtained the murder weapon and dedicated to Apollo and used her maiden name mm-hmm when she did lot of accusations right. Well Peter Green suggests back in the nineteen seventies anyway a possible way it all all goes down and it starts with Olympia working her sources like magic. Psychologically speaking on the Lee Harvey Oswald in this story. I mean plutarch has Olympias doing the initial inciting Palestinians going up and playing on his grievances. And exhorting him to do this. Yes we should recall by the way The version I gave the Saney as date rape thing. That's the mild one. The more severe one is is that this all happened at a party in that atlas. The guy organized the whole thing was one of the people who date raped before turning him over to the groom's who continued the process and then beat them up afterwards towards the point of the story. Is that this guy's humiliation would have been known to basically everybody imagine how quickly that gossip got around with all the people that matter in his life in a culture of a heroic ethos clan loyalties grievances. A generational feuds How how do you think this person's GonNa GonNa be thinking of himself anyway? He's humiliated and if Olympia goes to him and commiserate with him and tells tells him that this can all be remedied. Right we can just put somebody else in power not connected to your whole deed and all these bad people including atlas will will go away and I can think of a whole lot of different appeals. That might have been used on a guy like puffiness starting with the most real world. Oh bedrock one of all. How about some money or how about you pull this off? Get rid of the old king. The new king takes over the Canes GonNa Forgive you make you a valued member of your honor based society again you will prosper. Your enemies will pay. That's pretty good incentive in any time and place a lot of people isn't it then of course there's there's the The tradition about what was may be going on here..
"olympias" Discussed on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Addendum
"So besides the DNA the personality question that comes comes into play here and what she did the influence that well. This is where things get more interesting because this is where the magic gets involved right. If she's telling her son that he's he's not necessarily just a descendant from Chile's you know many generations of the family tree but perhaps that he's related to God in the much more close way than that that Philip the second's not his Dad Zeus. The king of the Gods is his dad. Oh let's turn into plutarch shall we. Because he's so fun on stories like this but if they believed it this is where the power of of mass collective belief frighten people don't believe in the Newtonian laws of physics. Like we do. They believe plutarch writing hundreds of years later and says this note that there is. There's no question is the way he phrases it quote as for the lineage of Alexander on his father's side he was a descendant of herrick lease. Through Karen Baroness and on his mother's side. A descendant of a believe. It's Akkas through Neo Thomas. This is accepted without any question. He writes them plutarch. Writing hundreds of years later by the way talks about Philip Meaning Olympias a religious festival Once again Olympias always we sort of associated with the mysteries of diagnosis. And I should apologize to Dyonisis I didn't mean to Simply write him off as just the God of partying earlier. dyonisis has fertility connections. Very powerful old guard in this In this Pantheon and you wouldn't want to have him angry with you and no one would during the time period so if you actually believe that Olympia has some sort of priests dislike connection into the God. You might steer clear of her too but as we said maybe more than denies as we might be talking talking about someone who at least people believed might be a little closer to the gods as we said. plutarch wrote later quote. And he's talking about the night before for Philip. Mary's Olympia quote the night. Before that on which the marriage was consummated the bride dreamed there was appeal of funder and that a thunderbolt bolt fell upon her womb and that thereby much fire was kindled which broke into flames that traveled all about and then was extinguished at a later in your time to after the marriage. Philip dreamed that he was putting a seal upon his wife's womb and the device at the seal is he thought was the figure of a lion and quote. GotTa love the ancient history for the good weird stuff Apparently according to plutarch Philip goes to a bunch of sears and ask them what does all this mean most most of them say you gotTa keep a closer eye on your wife right. Make sure no one's coming into the marriage bed that you don't know about But Philip apparently if you believe plutarch He seems less worried about that than than what he does know about. Here's what plutarch says. He's quoting by the way another one of these seers that says quote a serpent serpent was once seen lying stretched out by the side of Olympia says she slept and we are told that this more than anything else dulled the ardor of Philips Phillips Attentions to his wife so that he no longer came off into sleep by her side either because he feared that some spells and enchantment might be practised upon him by her or because he's shrank from her embraces in the conviction that she was the partner of a superior being and quote. I understand. This is the sort of stuff that Alexander's propaganda might want to play up. But it's part of this character of this woman. Is it true true it could be is magic true. No does it have an influence if people believe it. Yeah if Alexander was trying to make people think he was the son of a God might a story like that you know help. His case fake news goes way back. I mean it's worth asking an obvious question and you can ask this about a lot of historical events and the farther back in history. You go the more easily you can ask it. How much of this is true? How much of this is a story or a fable? It's hard to know it's part of what makes it's the job of historians and you know I'm not WanNa fan and mirer from afar. Their jobs are fascinating there detectives. They're doing investigative research. They start with with these sources that have come down to US somehow. Through all the fire on earth quakes war and everything. That's happened since since early times. Information makes it through the pipeline. But it's a tiny tiny fraction shen of what was originally there and oftentimes you. Don't get it directly. You don't get scroll from the Alexandrian library so you can read ptolemies memoirs so you know in the original right there you get copies of copies of copies and the people who write and do the copying. This was by hand thing. Right are much much later. Eras with very different values and they copy what they want and maybe the way they want. Part of the job of the historical investigator is to sit there and sift through all that it would be easy if all you had to deal with. A scroll from Alexander's time and try to weed out Alexander's personal propaganda that he embedded into it but then what happens when a Roman gets. It's their hands on it to write the history of Alexander hundreds of years after Alexander Farther away from Alexander than we are from George Washington's time now. What sources are they using? We'll theoretically they're going to libraries to and they're digging out scrolls in something like ptolomies. In one of Alexander's generals in his memoirs are going to be there theoretically and and the historians you can actually this. They're so fascinating can sit there and connect data points to say well he was probably using PTOLEMIES Memoirs 'cause this other guy says the same thing so I mean it's fascinating in detective work but it's ever changing and every time you find something new you have to alter the paradigm a little. An Olympic is even harder for two reasons one because she's being written about as an addendum to other stories. where she's Alexander's mother? Someone someone writes a piece about Alexander. She's one of the characters in that story. The other reason as we said is because she's a woman and when you think about the different copies and errors and filters that this original story has to go through before it gets is to us now you think about the different attitudes towards women that the original Macedonians had that Alexander's propaganda might have might have seen things by then you think about their changing status in Roman Times then think about the post Roman world and and and the Middle Ages when you've got monks and scribes copying the stuff in a religious context the this is hard stuff to try to figure out the stuff we have from Olympias or Aboud Olympias rather is is has made it through that same pipeline and so trying to dissect tables from the stories from the truth really difficult the one thing you try to work on and hang everything on our these data points right data point number one Olympias. Mary's Philip it seems to be a concrete moment. This is connect the dots game. There's a dot Olympias gives birth to Alexander the great boom another data point. Connect that dot. They're going to be periods in her life where we are missing data points right. She's not part of the century. Nothing's going on with Olympia now. So fast forward and we're GONNA fast for or Yada Yada Yada because we don't know what's going on. There are things we can infer because we can see what's going on at the same time. Her husband Philip off. Doing his. You know making his obituary essentially each piling up the achievements. This is the period in his life. He's lay that foundation that we said earlier now he's capitalizing on it. My mythical producer Ben then had suggested casting some of these people and I thought you know like trying to figure out if you like Angelina Jolie but you didn't like Val Kilmer Philip. Who would you like us? Phillip and I spent a stupid the amount of time and a stupid amount of time to not have a better answer. A researching actor isn't going back and watching clips on the it was silly and the best. I came up with although Oh. He's a lot better than a lot of the other ones I came up with. I thought a thirty eight forty forty two year old Charles Bronson would admit my view of it. Kind of. He's he's got that look where you could see him coming from that region. He's not macaroni. And he's not even from the Balkans. He's Lithuanian Latvian. But I think his family were you know. Go Go back. To like Tatars from the step I think like Angelina. Jolie if you put his physical features in the hands of a good makeup person. You're going to get somebody that looks like they could play the role in terms of the physicality of it and whatnot. I messed around for again far too long with one of those online beard creators. Where you upload a photo of Charles Bronson in this case and then try to find a beard that fits? I couldn't find anything that even looked like it wasn't a joke. I know one of you out there will although I know how these things go so if you do it. Don't get some barbarian looking beer. Don't fall for that demosthenes portrayal of the guy. This is a a wealthy `up-and-coming incoming dude who wants to tell and show the Greeks down south. I mean part of this as a PR campaign That he's a full fledged member of the Greek Cultural Club. I mean this this is a guy you don't have to worry about letting him into the country clubby embarrass you. Look at these flashy suits. He wears he's GonNa be as turned out as he can be while still appearing to be. You Know Charles Bronson. I also think this'll be fun. Role for Charles Bronson because You know there's all as we said the the And and and I think this is a wonderful way of showing how weird this is because the cultural mores are so different imagine Charles Bronson in one of those scenes where he has to be he was one of the male lovers right even interacting with them in a way. That implies that you don't have to see anything. Just the implication. Can you think of a more awkward pairing ring. I think that's perfect because every time you read about these things the historians are we caution you about applying our modern because they they say the Greeks didn't think about it the way we do. There's so much cultural Baggage concerned with it. So you have to think about it in a way. That's totally alien watching Charles Bronson in some sort of gay brokeback Mountain Mountain brokeback macaroni..
"olympias" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"You've been in bodybuilding for a long long time and you've been kicking ass for a long time and you've been putting up points on the scoreboard at the Olympia for for a long time but now you finally landed a championship and what's that like man after all these years to finally win the Olympia so you know it's it's it's it's Kinda started started off. You know you kinda dream to to accomplish such thing and it's just it's just an woman common experience when it actually able to accomplish one of your biggest goals of your career man. It's just definitely overwhelming. I don't really know I'm kind of between consciousness right now. reality and this dream state right now Jay Cutler said it may take Lisa Weekday hit me or so before I actually I'm able to take it all in your alley of it all in so. What do you think the biggest difference is like why why this year? I think maybe maybe the best you places like a top five before or you've been in the top six seven eight how how were you able to come out on top this year. Well you know it was Kinda. Just like the top five last year I had automatic qualification so we me and my coaches started think about as far as what what was go for the two thousand eighteen season so we've kind of mapped it out we come in and Windy Arnold and we'll set the stage for the Olympia Kinda Kinda create behind the motivation today show to to be a call one of the front runners and I knew in my heart that could beat John So you know I kinda once solidified that opportunity at the Arnold and was able to get the win I knew coming into the Olympia it'd be advocate but a win and quite honestly you know Sean of course looking in this event this year because of the situation but you know quite honestly you know I'll just came in and you might be with nothing but confidence when it came to being able to take this title. was there anything specific with like diet or anything specific with a type of Cardio Training that Oh you were doing that was different than in the past well I think right now being thirty six years old my body's Kinda in his prom and we just take advantage manage that is my body from the purpose much different from the Olympia prep so it was it was much much much different preparation even from those two contests not that far apart maturity process allowed me to put it more work do more cardio eat less calories calories less carbohydrates and still maintain a good standard of muscle mass to to come in the way we need it so that that process and the way the body was performing allow me to come into the cell even more approved in the Arnold so I was able to take the win because I think the judges noticed that over over most of other aspects of improving who's actually getting better and showed a show no brandon you've been competing for like sixteen years now and when a lot of athletes look at that wonder like how are you able to I guess just maintain the fire from when you started what allows you to do that you in life. You have to purposing things to really really have the motivation to go after him. no matter what the circumstances is our and now I go six when I saw running titles what I thought was impossible Dustin Cutler and got beat it in from that point on it's like tossed a purpose spark in pin me as far as what I wanted to accomplish some body when are taking it seriously and once that impossible possible thing happened my mind I was thinking okay now. I'm going after this and despite despite any losses anything that happened happened I was able to I was able to stay focused on my missions no matter what and continue to push strive back to be the best I could beat him out of what my circumstances because I felt like I had purpose in the sport. I felt like I could get to this mountaintop. No matter what what's happening just as long as I put in the work as consistent as possible out eventually found the right formula what now what right now are things I back in normal life enjoying the family right touring of course being in a vast worton Orton Libya and then got title for next year so I beg to the roots get reprogrammed adjusted to being a dad and not a lot of people we know this but you've been a big supporter of my brand for many many years and you're a big supporter in the very beginning and I I can't tell you how much I appreciate it and then how proud I am of you the C. You pull out this victory is really cool and super motivating and inspiring to us over here at Super Training Gym opposition Supporters Always Nanan in and out doing big things in a definite great motivator my life and see if he's doing an accomplishment in the industry and you guys keep it up man. I wish you got a take a good luckier seminar today. Thank you so much for your time. Champ take care all right. Thank you how cool well that didn't suck that didn't suck at all and I was live and everything to that was crazy you gotta we just got on the phone with the Chan- that's that's so wait when did Blake. When was he doing stuff with the US? I don't know man that Guy's been on my dick for a long time. I'm like Yo Brandon. Just relax man now you know I knew I knew him through. BSN through my good friend Eric Heart who now does stuff with read Khan and does stuff with Brian Shaw and Brandon was so like Nice right off the bat you know he was he was just like hey yeah I'll I'll I'll try some of the products out and then he was trying out the slingshot when a lot of other bodybuilders at the time were very resistant to it. He was like Shit. I'll try it out. He's like my shoulders. Shoulders are trashed so he tried it out and he was like yeah I use it on a hammer strike machine and I use it on this and he used on a bunch of stuff that I never even intended to for or to be used on. He's like it works great man he's like aware at all time and he's wearing like the wrist wraps and all different kinds of stuff and then we just lost touch over the last last few years never reached out to him. He hasn't reached out to me in a while and I've been kind of following along and seeing you know where he's been what he's been up to and seeing him make some progress but to see him win the Olympia. I'll be totally honest came out of left field for me because first of all I thought he was a little bit older because he's been in the sport for so long. I think you mentioned like Seventeen Years Sixteen sixteen years and so you know oh five to eight years ago when I was getting to know him I probably figured maybe he was more on the downside of his career but the last two three years have been really really good for him and this year at the Olympia showed up like bigger than ever what's not about. It's it's crazy. I don't get like especially like him and then when you look at other guys I think the the oldest guy that's competing as Dexter Jackson. They just continue to to get better. I think there's something about the way you said forty nine forty nine what you know so he might come on X. Because Jackson let up on US fifth fourth or fifth. You know that's just absolutely crazy so I do wonder about this win though because a lot of the Internet's talking doc and they're like oh he did it beat Ville or something you know that type of stuff so I wonder like if he's thinking about that at all or if that weighs on his mind but hey he came in and he killed it so he's got a feel good about it. It's gotTa give them confidence for next year as well you know because those other guys probably will be there. Oh Yeah and then also like let's say fill is there. Let's say Brent Rodent was there people are still gonNA complain about something. Though he wasn't as good as last year he would've John last year like suck so it doesn't matter or the the sports changed you know and it's like they. They got an excuse for everything. They want. The guys who'd be smaller in our they never want it wasn't this way they're gonna always have an excuse this to throw in there and the exciting thing is that it kind of sounds like the tidal title is a little bit more up for grabs than it was years ago when you saw Ronnie Coleman take his crown and and really hold onto it and then Jay Cutler got four championships as well and a lot of people are going back and forth you had a long era with a kind of Arnel or Lee Haney going back Lee Haney and then arnold and then joining Yates one at several times as well and it's like you had people kinda holding the title and they couldn't be beaten and now it seems like I guess the last Three Olympia there's been three different champions that right Brandon Sean by the I think the year before was Phil Right yeah so that yeah yeah three different ones over the last three years and obviously Phil had it for many years before that what he won six I think yeah so it was interesting because I think it might have been Jay Cutler when he had mentioned on the podcast here that there was like thirteen champions he's like you know he's like I. I might not see another thirteen by time. My time is up and it's like who actually we might see like you know. The next thirteen might be different. You know who knows true. It makes it I my opinion makes way more exciting. Even though watching some fill is totally dominate like that's cool to you but like I mean why does everybody hate the Patriots owner. Oh you know what I mean. How exciting is it when like Oh shit who is going to win this? Everybody hates the Patriots because they cheat they deflate the ball. I mean come on. They cheat they win and then nobody cares. No I know I just I hate the Patriots because I'm a jets fan but I love the Patriots honestly I I love watching watching greatness of any kind you know I had an opportunity to This is like totally unrelated but I had opportunity. Jerry Seinfeld Feld years ago I have I've had opportunity to see Joe Rogan like when you get to see a professional you know when I was a kid..
"olympias" Discussed on KOMO
"To olympia to testify against a new bill to repeal a statewide ban on rent regulation this is the first time that we've seen rent control is a real threat to the housing industries we've seen time and again with our control it's it's a failed policy they say rent control has been imposed in other parts of the country and actually drove up housing costs and created a disincentive to build new housing but renters like alex bacon believe a cap on housing costs would only help his growing family the legislation would not enact rent control but simply give cities the flexibility to drop their own regulatory measures and give ten it's a little more predictability and they're bottom line lets him was joe marino on the 45th anniversary of the supreme court's roe versus wade decision hundreds of abortion rights opponents demonstrators marched on the steps of the state capital in olympia monday afternoon autumn lindsey testified in front of lawmakers opposing reproductive rights bills in the state senate abortion is the greatest tragedy in our country today not only for all the is that have lost their life because they didn't have a say that for all the women who have lost their children one bill would prohibit an employer to deny insurance coverage for contraception based on religious beliefs the other would prohibit denying reproductive healthcare to undocumented workers and the transgender community we've learned to fire at of economic taurean and ford a lot and has been ruled arson the fire started sunday night in caused one hundred thousand dollars in damage this is the latest in a series of ours since around seattle's magnolia neighborhood seattle fire says they've investigated twelve arson since january of last year many of the fires were set and recycling bins or shrubs and hedges and are still unsolved it's unclear if the auditorium fire has any connection to the other arsons stay lawmakers want to put an.