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 dying of Alexander the nice, in which his generals vied for keep watch over of his tremendous 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  12 months interval following his death
  • Discusses how Alexander’s massive empire finally grew to become the Hellenistic World
  • Makes complete use of fundamental and secondary sources
  • Accessible to a extensive viewers of scholars, college students, and the informed common reader
  • Explores vital scholarly debates at the Diadochi

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16–19), but likely proclaiming that he would only serve as an interim monarch, ostensibly awaiting the coming of age of the Conqueror’s son. Such a situation would secure the continuation of order and still point toward an eventual Argead successor, while giving Perdiccas’ ambitions the cover of appearing to be serving the needs of the state and remaining loyal to the royal Argead family. When his position was secure, the young man could be set aside and Perdiccas would rule as the founder of a new royal line.

Just. 7) reports that Alexander, when he heard that his wayward treasurer was in Athens, ordered a fleet to be prepared for an attack on the city. 31 However, it is also possible that Craterus was laying the groundwork in Cilicia for a future campaign that Alexander planned in the west (Ashton 1993: 128–9; Bosworth 1988b: 208–10; 2002: 31). Cyinda, the formerly Persian treasury, could supply the resources needed to amass the vast armada and army proposed for this new expedition of conquest (Diod.

Mor. 327A), wounds in the shoulder and leg at Gaza (Arr. Anab. 2; Curt. 17, 23; Plut. Mor. 327A) and in the head and neck in Bactria (Arr. Anab. 3; Curt. 22), and a pierced lung in India (Arr. Anab. 1; Curt. 9–10). He likely contracted malaria in Cilicia and again in Babylon on his return from India (Engels 1978: 224–8; Borza 1987: 36–8). West Nile disease has also been suggested (Marr and Calisher 2003).  Edward M. Anson. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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