At the Battle of Actium, the fabled lovers Antony and Cleopatra made a doomed last stand against Julius Caesar’s heir, Octavian. In this episode of Young Heretics, Spencer Klavan and Cornell historian Barry Strauss talk through the battle that ended the Roman republic, and the sex, treachery, and feuding that transformed the world.

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  1. Cicero Del Tufo Coolidge

    Great guest! Mr. Strauss’ book “Ten Caesars” is a delightful read.

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    • June 3, 2020, at 4:24 PM PDT
  2. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    This podcast continues to be great. “Yeah, you got me. It’s a culture war power move, and it’s going to work. See you next week.” Well played.

    On the subject of books to read to your kids, my father found a pretty great version of the Oddessy to read to us kids. That’s in addition to the Bible, mind you. A Tale of Two Cities didn’t go down nearly as well until I was older.

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    • June 3, 2020, at 8:25 PM PDT
  3. Jim Wright Coolidge

    Excellent interview, and a terrific addition to the insanely overstuffed Ricochet Superfeed.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 1:58 PM PDT
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  4. Randy Webster Member

    Nice podcast.

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    • June 8, 2020, at 10:02 AM PDT
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  5. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Thanks for these podcasts. I have finished a Bible course and am now going through a history course and both the Isiah podcast and this one are giving me more information. When you delve into these histories you realize how amazing Julius Caesar and others are and how important they are to our history and culture.

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    • June 23, 2020, at 12:30 PM PDT
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