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The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323-281 BC: Volume 1: Commanders and Campaigns

The Wars of Alexander s Successors BC Volume Commanders and Campaigns When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire he supposedly replied to the strongest There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors fo

  • Title: The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323-281 BC: Volume 1: Commanders and Campaigns
  • Author: Bob Bennett Mike Roberts
  • ISBN: 9781844157617
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire, he supposedly replied to the strongest There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these territories Most of these Diadochi Successors were consummate professionals who had learnt the art of war under Alexander or even his father, Philip.When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire, he supposedly replied to the strongest There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these territories Most of these Diadochi Successors were consummate professionals who had learnt the art of war under Alexander or even his father, Philip Few died a peaceful death and the last survivors of this tough breed were still leading their armies against each other well into their seventies.Colorful characters, epic battles, treachery and subterfuge make this a period with great appeal to anyone interested in ancient history and ancient warfare in particular The wars shaped the map from the Balkans to India for the next couple of centuries.This first volume introduces the key personalities characters such as Antigonos Monopthalmus the One eyed and his son Demetrius Poliorcetes the Besieger , Seleucus Nicator the Victorious and Ptolemy Soter the Saviour and gives a narrative of the causes and course of these wars from the death of Alexander to the Battle of Corupedium 281 BC when the last two original Diadochi faced each other one final time.

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    1 thought on “The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323-281 BC: Volume 1: Commanders and Campaigns

    1. This is the book that I have been searching for for almost two decades - a readable, consiste narrative of the events during so called Diadochi (Successors) period. In its 220 pages, the book covers the events from Alexander the Great's death at Babylon to the demise of Seleucus, last of his generals and subsequent empire-builders.I believe that if we exclude primary sources that had managed to survive to our times, this book is the only widely available publication that deals with this period i [...]

    2. This book has provided me with so much information that I never knew before, or probably wouldn't have ever known without this book. While it is fairly hard to read and it des skip around a lot, the authors do present the facts very well and also have a good structure to the order of the book.I think that the detail on Ptolemy, Seluceus, Lysimachus, and the Antigonids are superb and really help reading this book and also the next book. The authors provide lots of background facts and also very i [...]

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