Bad surprise
I listened with great joy and interest the episodes dedicated to the Mongols; I was able to identify some points here and there that did not agree with sources I have studied but I attributed that to my potentially limited research on the subject. Listening though to the wars of diadochi (which is a Greek word) I was surprised to see a constant narrative trying to separate the Macedonians from the rest of the Greeks. It is implied that Macedonians conquered Greece as an alien nation and then went to Persia to conquer other nations there. The truth is that Macedonians had Greek names, spoke the Greek language, shared the Greek culture and worshiped Greek gods. Even What Followed after Alexander’s death is named the Hellenistic Era which derived from the name of Greece, in Greek. I don’t intent to engage in any kind of political game, but the level of historical inaccuracy is obscene; there are points where it is claimed that Alexander’s army during his Campaign was a Macedonian one, whereas it is mentioned clearly in all sources that it’s was an army of “all Greeks except from Spartans” - that’s Alexander’s words according to the sources. Either way, just the fact that I know more about Greek history, and can actually identify these mistakes, kinda worries me about inaccuracies about subjects I know less about - like Mongol history.
Arm BK via Apple Podcasts · Greece · 06/21/20
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