Symposion b can be watched or downloaded in its entirety at Google Video.
This is the complete, 2.5 hour presentation and
discussion of the ancient battles of Marathon, Salamis, Chaeronea,
Gaugamela, and Cannae with
a narrative history from 550 - 168 BC. The main topics are the
Greco-Persian Wars, the Campaigns of Alexander, and the Second Punic
War. The rise of Achaemenid Persia, the Peloponnesian War, Xenophon and the March of the Ten Thousand, and
Spartan and Theban Hegemonies are included. Battles at Thymbra, Opis,
Thermopylae, Himera, Plataea, Mycale, Leuctra, Granicus River, Issus, Tyre,
Ticinus River, Trebia River, Lake Trasimene, Zama, Cynoscephalae and
Pydna are also discussed. Specific mention is made of Nebuchadnezzar,
Cyrus, Croesus, Cambyses, Darius I, Miltiades, Xerxes, Leonidas,
Themistocles, Gelon, Aeschylus, Euripides, Pericles, Socrates,
Alcibiades, Plato, Xenophon, Epaminondas, Philip II, Aristotle,
Alexander the Great, Parmenio, Darius III, Hannibal, Scipio Aemilianus,
Hasdrubal, and Scipio Africanus.
Over 100 color slides including
--dozens of maps depicting ancient geography, invasion routes, etc.
--diagrams demonstrating detailed tactical troop movements for five history-changing battles
--images of arms and armour of the various military units involved
--extant images of some of the great figures of the ancient world.
2 hours and 25 minutes of
--narrative history of the period from 550 to 168 BC
--discussion of the causes and consequences of the major events during this period
--discussion of the major cultures and societies of the Ancient Mediterranean
--step-by-step explanations of battle tactics.
Parts I-III are also available as still-substantial, but smaller, downloads.
Part I (below)
Part II (below)
Part III (below)