The Legacy of Alexander: Politics, Warfare and Propaganda Under the Successors (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Legacy of Alexander This study by examines the colourful and turbulent period after the death of Alexander the Great and the extraordinary people who created the Successor monarchies. It explains how and why Alexander's empire was split up, and investigates the fate of the Macedonian army of conquest.
- Published: 30 November 2002
- Format: Hardback 324 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198153061 ISBN 10: 0198153066
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This major study by a leading expert is dedicated to the thirty years after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. It deals with the emergence of the Successor monarchies and examines the factors which brought success and failure. Some of the central themes are the struggle for pre-eminence after Alexander's death, the fate of the Macedonian army of conquest, and the foundation of Seleucus' monarchy. Bosworth also examines the statesman and historian Hieronymus of Cardia, concentrating on his treatment of widow burning in India and nomadism in Arabia. Another highlight is the first full analysis of the epic struggle between Antigonus and Eumenes (318-316), one of the most important and decisive campaigns of the ancient world.