Alexander's Heirs: The Age of the Successors by Edward M. Anson

By Edward M. Anson

Alexander’s Heirs deals a story account of the nearly 40 years following the dying of Alexander the nice, within which his generals vied for keep watch over of his big empire, and during their conflicts and politics finally created the Hellenistic Age.

  • Offers an account of the facility struggles among Alexander’s rival generals within the 40  yr interval following his death
  • Discusses how Alexander’s titanic empire eventually grew to become the Hellenistic World
  • Makes complete use of fundamental and secondary sources
  • Accessible to a extensive viewers of scholars, collage students, and the knowledgeable basic reader
  • Explores vital scholarly debates at the Diadochi

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Arr. Succ. 2), it is clear that the principes as a group wanted Craterus to move to Europe. Some time prior to Craterus’ arrival in Cilicia, the satrap there, Balacrus (Arr. Anab. 2), had died while campaigning against the Pisidians (Diod. 1). This may in part be responsible for Craterus’ delay in moving on to Macedonia. He had left with the veterans in the summer of 324 and was still in Cilicia more than a year later. He may also have been ordered by Alexander to await the departure of Antipater and the Macedonian replacements from Macedonia before proceeding (Griffith 1965: 12–15).

Succ. 1–3). Meleager then left the meeting and returned with Arrhidaeus (Curt. 7). At this point whatever order that had existed broke down and a riot ensued, with the principes and the elite Macedonian aristocratic Companion Cavalry ranged against the infantry, now led by Meleager (Curt. 16–19; Just. 3–4). In the chaos that followed, the Macedonian leaders fled the city and, joined by the cavalry, camped outside in the plain (Curt. 16–20). Alexander’s empire appeared to be dissolving even before a successor could be named and the dead king’s body had grown cold.

Subsequently, Memnon’s replacement in that office, Zopyrion, on his own authority, engaged in a disastrous campaign in the Pontic region against the Greek city of Olbia and the Thracian tribe of the Getae (Curt. 44; Just. 45). 29 Dissatisfaction with Macedonian hegemony had lingered since 338 and the defeat of the Greek coalition by the Macedonians and the establishment of the League of Corinth, Philip II’s mechanism to control the Greek peninsula, in the following year. 30 Moreover, likely in the winter of 325/24, Harpalus, the royal treasurer in Babylon (Diod.

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