Backer Rewards Episode 9 – The Sweep of History

Mosaic of Alexander the Great from Pompeii

Mosaic of Alexander the Great from Pompeii

Our ninth Kickstarter backers reward episode discusses the sweep of history during our period and what lies under the maps.

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3 thoughts on “Backer Rewards Episode 9 – The Sweep of History


    Strange to relate Robin that poor old Basil 11 died in 2017. Since then the project seems to have moved on to something of a real time approach.

    Still all very enjoyable excepting a slight worry that only the youngest off us will see it through to 1453.

    Best wishes and thanks for all you do

    Duncan Anderson

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Spencer

    Thank you for posting an image of part of the Alexander Mosaic. I think it is one of the coolest things from antiquity. Four years ago, during a two week visit to Rome, we spent one day at Pompeii and in Naples at the Archaeological Museum. Seeing the original placement of the Alexander Mosaic in the House of the Faun at Pompeii, and then seeing the real mosaic in the Museum is still a highlight of a visit full of highlights.

    It is too bad that part of the mosaic was damaged in moving it to Naples.

    Is there any sense how accurate the depiction of Alexander is in the mosaic?

    • I’m afraid I don’t know how accurate a representation it is. I’ve not studied Alexander. Someone else might know if we are ever given a physical description of him…

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