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The God-Kings: Greece, the Mauryas and China, c. 400 BCE - 200 BCE
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In this lesson, I discuss the foundation of Western civilisation with the rise of Greece, the campaigns of Alexander, and the emergence of the Roman Republic. India and China’s first empires are also covered.

Anirudh Kanisetti
BITS Pilani (Goa), history blogger, artist, podcaster.

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Students of iitb reaallly know how to scream huh...can hear them in the background.
Sir, I loved reading Creation by Gore Vidal. Is there a similar history fiction about Macedonian empire?
1. Antony and Cleopatra 2) Caeser’s assassination (Et tu Brute) 3. Kaniskha’s gold coins ,Left one is Kanishka himself, Right one shows Buddha (Boddo)
At this rate, Anand, you should teach a course as well! :)
Anand Utsav
4 years ago
Haha, you are already doing a great job! I should sit back and enjoy your course for now ;)
If provided a tentative timeline of empires and kingdoms that would be better.
Check the top right-hand or left-hand corner, and the last few slides. I've provided a timeline and dates. :)
Parwez Alam
3 years ago
Got it.
Sir, Kindly let us know the bibliography of the content, which will help us to learn more and more :) thank you
Priyanshi, for Alexander you can check "The Conquests of Alexander the Great" by Waldemar Heckel. For the Mauryas, try "Ashoka" by Charles Allen or Romila Thapar's "Ashoka and the Decline of the Mauryas", and for China, "China: A History" by John Keay is great. Cheers!
Priyanshi Jajoo
4 years ago
Thank you so much :)
The word play is memorizing and a real feast for history lover like me. Thanks alot for such course, loving every bit of it :)
  1. The God-hings

  2. Welcome back! I'm Anirudh. I'm a history blogger, artist and BITS Pilani (Goa) graduate. You can find me at (Top writer on history!)

  3. Interesting New States Intellectualism and war, from Greece to India and China

  4. Treat me like a King. Western Civilization begins to develop

  5. Greco-Persian Wars: 400s BCE Persian Expansion Halts And the Greek "barbarians" begin to expand T HRACE PERSIAN LYO The Ge wars (500 479 onian revolt Greek oppenents of Persia persian v AN6g@ CRETE Do NOT watch: 300. Google: Battle of Marathon, Battle of Salamis, Battle of Thermopylae

  6. Socrates, Plato, Peloponnesian Wars: 400s BCE Philosophy and the Peloponnese All the intelligence in the world counts for nothing when there are empires to build! Do NOT watch:300: Rise of an Empire. Google: Parthenon, Socrates, Perseus of Athens

  7. Assassination of Philip II: 336 BCE The Importance of Military Innovation Philip of Macedon, and his plans for Persia THRACE (343-342 BC) MACEDON PERSIAN EMPIR 43-342 0C 9 ot Macedon the death of PMp1036 BC) Google: Macedonian Phalanx

  8. Wars of Alexander II of Macedon: 331 323 BCE Alexander the Greait The world cannot be the same again int THE EMPIRE oF ALEXANDER 334 -323 B.C + conquest course of Aleander X Base Siege Town founded by Aexander

  9. The Hellenic States: 200s BC Alexander's Heirs The "Diadochi" Sarmatians Kingdom Saka Odrysians Chorasmians LYSIMACHOs Sinope KASSANDRO Sogdia Pela Scythians Epirus Celsense Media Bactria ANTIGONOS Parthia Sparta MAURYAN EMPIRE SELEUKoS Babylon PTOLEMAIOS Mcsphs * Petra Nabatean kingdom

  10. Asoka the Great spreads Buddhism: 200s BC India The Mighty Mauryas THE MAURYAN EMPIRE 265 BCE CAPITAL CITY Refer: My lesson "Mauryan Glory, A Passage to India

  11. Rome enters the global stage: 200s BC Rome and Carthage Carthage Rome & Allies by 218 Attalids E Other States BERIA ALBANI * Major Battles PONTUS MASSILIA ANCONA NCOMEDIA ARMENIA CANNAE GALATIANSMAZAKA IBERIAN TRIBES UM ANTIOCH NOVA AHODES SYRACUSE IDIANS EPTIS BC ME

  12. Notes The Greek successor states of Alexander declined through infighting Meanwhile, the Romans took over Italy, defeated Carthage, and began to push East After the First Emperor, the Han Dynasty unified China, while India entered an Age of Paradox The Han expeditions against the Xiongnu set off a massive migration of nomadic peoples

  13. What's next?

  14. The broad outline Middle Ages o CE 6oos120 1400s CE Bronze and Iron Ages 1800s CE 1900s CE Early High Late Renaissance Revolutions WWII arly High Late Renaissance Revolutions wwi 500s BCE-200s CE 1500s CE 3500s 60os E BCE Early Classical Late Enlightenment World War I 70os CE 200s 500os CE Antiquity Colonialism httbs:// of World History.bng

  15. Pax Romana Guess what's next!

  16. Thanks! Any questions? You can find me at: @indicusmaximus The Augustan Blog