Engineering an Empire

Greece: Age of Alexander. It would take one man's desire for conquest and domination to unify Greece and then vanquish the world. Without Alexander the Great, it is possible Greece's Golden Era would have been just a footnote in history, but Alexander's triumph had its price. The Athenian experiment with democracy had ended and tens of thousands would die during Alexander's relentless attacks on Persia and Egypt. Still, his armies carried Greek life, culture and values far abroad and this empire became known as the "Hellenistic" world. Greece's amazing engineering achievements and ideas are still with us today. From Pergamon, a city that still stands today as testament to the genius of Greek city planning and engineering, to theaters with acoustics that still amaze sound engineers today, to the world's first lighthouse and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, this episode will examine the architecture and infrastructure engineered by the Greek Empire.

Episode 04 - Greece: Age of Alexander

Related Links
Alexander the Great - wikipedia
Alexander III of Macedon (35-323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon, member of the Argead dynasty.
The True Story of Alexander the Great
This is a History Channel documentary hosted by Peter Woodward, examining the life and career of Alexander the Great.

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Episode 01 - Rome
Episode 02 - Egypt
Episode 03 - Greece
Episode 04 - Greece: Age of Alexander
Episode 05 - The Aztecs
Episode 06 - Carthage
Episode 07 - The Maya: Death Empire
Episode 08 - Russia
Episode 09 - Britain: Blood and Steel
Episode 10 - The Persians
Episode 11 - China
Episode 12 - Napoleon: Steel Monster
Episode 13 - The Byzantines
Episode 14 - Da Vinci's World