The legacy of Alexander : politics, warfare, and propaganda under the successors
by Bosworth, A. B.
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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 forpre-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 isthe 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.
The Politics of the Babylon Settlement
Macedonian Numbers at the Death of Alexander the Great
The Campaign in Iran: Turbulent Satraps and Frozen Elephants
Hieronymus' Ethnography: Indian Widows and Nabataean Nomads
The Rise of Seleucus
Hellenistic Monarchy: Success and Legitimation
Appendix: Chronology of events between 323 and 311 BC.
Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 476.
Greece -- History -- Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281 B.C.
|Publisher|| Oxford [U.K.] ; New York :Oxford University Press,2002
xiii, 307 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -296) and index.