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By Edward M. Anson

Alexander’s Heirs deals 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 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 tremendous empire finally turned the Hellenistic World
  • Makes complete use of basic and secondary sources
  • Accessible to a wide viewers of scholars, college students, and the proficient normal reader
  • Explores very important scholarly debates at the Diadochi

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This hesitation may have resulted from Perdiccas’ fear that later he might be seen as a usurper if the Argead lineage were bypassed. 18) proclaims that, while Perdiccas desired the position, his indecision resulted from a sense that such action was improper or shameful. Later, Perdiccas approved the murder of Stateira, one of Alexander’s Persian wives and the daughter of Darius III (Plut. Alex. 9 There is even a report that it was Alexander’s wish that Perdiccas marry Roxane (LM 118; cf. Heckel 1988: 26).

11 They would not now be intimidated by his lieutenants. All deliberations now had to be carried out before an audience possessed of a strong vested interest in the outcome. Disagreements about the nature of the regency which were meant to be settled quietly behind closed doors by hard bargaining now had to be played out before this very attentive audience. Perdiccas dramatically placed the ring given to him by Alexander on the throne and proposed to the assemblage that they await the birth of Roxane’s child (Curt.

V. Craterus), and at Delphi he dedicated a hunting scene of bronze figures depicting Alexander attacking a lion with Craterus providing assistance (Plut. Alex. 5). Craterus was a good and confident general, but his aspirations were not equal to those of many of his contemporaries, nor certainly was his ambition comparable to that of his former king. The other apparent loser in the final round of negotiations was the somaphylax Leonnatus. He had been part of one suggested solution to the regency issue (Curt.

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