Alexander III, known to many as Alexander the Great, was King of Macedon, and in a short period of time, conquered an immense amount of territory, including defeating the formidable Achaemenid Empire. Dr Pat Wheatley, Associate Professor, University of Otago, joins the show to discuss what scholars know about Alexander’s life.
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- Professor Wheatley is co-author of the monograph Demetrius the Besieger (Oxford University Press, 2020)
- In the episode, Dr Wheatley’s mentor, the late Professor Brian Bosworth was mentioned, including his book on Alexander, Conquest & Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great (Cambridge University Press, 1993)