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

By Edward M. Anson

Alexander’s Heirs bargains a story account of the nearly 40 years following the loss of life of Alexander the good, within which his generals vied for keep an eye on of his monstrous empire, and during their conflicts and politics eventually created the Hellenistic Age.

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

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1). The soldiers, who, while Alexander yet lived, had forced their way into the southern palace of Nebuchadrezzar in Babylon (Oates 1986: 150–1) to see their dying king for the last time (Plut. Alex. 8; Arr. Anab. 1; Just. 1–4; Curt. 1), now assembled outside the throne room in the large, 60 × 55-meter, courtyard, awaiting news of the decision of their leaders (“desiring to know to whom Alexander’s empire would be given” (Curt. 7 Access to the discussion going on within was supposed to be limited to those summoned by name (Curt.

It was also at Opis that Alexander had dismissed roughly 10,000 of his Macedonian veterans (Arr. Anab. 1; Diod. 1), retaining only 2000 cavalry and 13,000 infantry (Curt. 17 While his regent in Macedonia, Antipater, was to bring new Macedonian recruits to Asia as replacements for those departing, at the time of Alexander’s death these forces were still in their homeland (Arr. Anab. 4; Just. 9). The army in Babylon was now primarily Asian. Given the attitude of the Macedonian infantry, as demonstrated 20 Alexander’s Heirs in their reluctance to accept a half-Asian successor as their king, these Asian troops would have been loyal to the principes and the cavalry.

1). The soldiers, who, while Alexander yet lived, had forced their way into the southern palace of Nebuchadrezzar in Babylon (Oates 1986: 150–1) to see their dying king for the last time (Plut. Alex. 8; Arr. Anab. 1; Just. 1–4; Curt. 1), now assembled outside the throne room in the large, 60 × 55-meter, courtyard, awaiting news of the decision of their leaders (“desiring to know to whom Alexander’s empire would be given” (Curt. 7 Access to the discussion going on within was supposed to be limited to those summoned by name (Curt.

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