Alexander the Great, Part II investigates the strangest event of Alexander's career - his visit to the Oracle of Ammon at the Siwa Oasis in Northern Africa.
Below, you'll find more info. on the guests, music, and resources which made this episode possible. If you notice anything missing, please leave a comment!
Guests (in order of appearance):
Andrew Chugg is a leading researcher, writer, and commentator on the life and times of Alexander the Great. He has been featured on the BBC and in National Geographic. Andrew maintains two websites featuring his work: Alexander's Lovers and Alexander's Tomb.
Dr. Reames is the Director of Ancient Mediterranean Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research and teaching focuses on Ancient Greece, the Ancient Near East, and the early Church. She is also one of the world's leading experts on Alexander's mysterious companion Hephaestion. See more of her work.
Dimitra is from the Macedonian region of Greece, where Alexander the Great grew up. She is a biochemist with a passion for the history of her homeland. In addition to reading her letter to me in the Key Sources/Resources below, you can also follow her on Quora, where she is one of the most prolific and interesting writers on history and science.
Professor Ogden is the Head of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter in England. His principal research areas include Greek religion, traditional narratives in antiquity, and Macedonian and Hellenistic dynasties. He is also one of the world's leading experts in both the birth myths of Alexander and Alexander's sexuality. See more of his work.