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Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great was a warrior, a king, a conqueror and, some would say, a god. And now he's the latest subject of an Oliver Stone movie. NPR's Neal Conan and guests discuss the man and the world he changed.

Guests

Paul Cartledge, author of Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past. He is professor of Greek history and chairman of the Classics faculty at Cambridge University.

Barry Strauss, author of The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece and Western Civilization. He's a classics professor at Cornell University.