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Alexander the Great and the Situation … the Great? Crash Course World History #8

In which you are introduced to the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great, his empire, his horse Bucephalus, the empires that came after him, and the idea of Greatness. Is greatness a question of accomplishment, of impact, or are people great because the rest of us decide they’re great?

Also discussed are Kim Kardashian and the Situation, gender bias in history, Catherine the Great’s death (not via horse love), the ardent love other generals–from Pompey the Great to Napoleon–had for Alexander, a bit of Persian history.

Crash Course World History now available on DVD!

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