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48 – Comparison: Lysander and Sulla

48 – Comparison: Lysander and Sulla Episode Transcript

How should we look at the lives of “problematic” great figures?  Join us as we join the ancient philosopher Plutarch, in sizing up two incredible men of action.  Who wins?  
Shout out to sources and inspirations: 
Plutarch, life of Sulla
Plutarch, life of Marius
Plutarch, life of Sertorius
Plutarch, life of Pompey
Plutarch, life of Lucullus
Appian, Civil Wars
Appian, Mithridatic Wars
Cicero, pro Sexto Roscio
Sallust, Jugurtha
Arthur Keaveney (R.I.P.), Sulla, The Last Republican
Theodor Mommsen, History of Rome
Gareth Sampson, Collapse of Rome
Catherine Steel, The End of the Roman Republic; “Sulla the Orator”
Adrienne Mayor, The Poison King