Can we ever truly understand the ancients? Have history and legend blended irrevocably? And has Hollywood warped our view? Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff talks about Cleopatra, Sir Peter Stothard explores a famous slave rebellion in The Spartacus Road, while Caroline Alexander provides a fascinating look at the timeless classic, The Iliad, in The War That Killed Achilles. Hosted by Boston Phoenix Executive Editor Peter Kadzis. Sponsored by Hachette Book Group.