By Richard A. Billows
Referred to as through Plutarch ''the oldest and maximum of Alexander's successors,'' Antigonos the One-Eyed (382-301 BC) was once the dominant determine through the first 1/2 the Diadoch interval, ruling lots of the Asian territory conquered by way of the Macedonians in the course of his ultimate 20 years. Billows presents the 1st exact research of this nice common and administrator, setting up him as a key contributor to the Hellenistic monarchy and kingdom. After a profitable profession less than Philip and Alexander, Antigonos rose to strength over the Asian component to Alexander's conquests. Embittered through the chronic hostility of these who managed the ecu and Egyptian elements of the empire, he attempted to do away with those rivals, an ambition which ended in his ultimate defeat in 301. In a corrective to the normal factors of his goals, Billows exhibits that Antigonos was once scarcely encouraged through Alexander, trying to rule West Asia and the Aegean, instead of the total of Alexander's Empire.
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Satrap Philotas, who was considered too friendly to Krateros, and replaced him with Philoxenos; he also sent Dokimos to take over from Archon as satrap of Babylon (Arrian 24,2–5). Hearing further that Ptolemy had made an alliance with the kings of Cyprus, he sent an expeditionary force under the command of Aristonous to that island (Arrian 24,6).  Eumenes meanwhile marched north from Pisidia on his way to the Hellespont; his route would lie through Kelainai and Synnada, where he could expect to be joined by his forces from Kappadokia and by Neoptolemos and his troops from Armenia traveling down the Royal Road.
1, 30–31) Antipatros and Antigonos are named together as the men on whom all waited—Antigonos even being named first.  ― 69 ― Antipatros was careful to keep his and Antigonos's forces encamped separately, divided by a river from the royal army, in which Eurydike had by no means ceased to stir up discontent (Arrian 1,33). Antipatros decided to cross to the royal camp and address the soldiery, who were demanding arrears of pay (Arrian 1,32; Polyainos IV 6,4). But when he tried to explain that he did not have enough money to pay them immediately, promising to pay them later from the royal treasuries, the impatient soldiery rioted and began to stone him.
XIX 24,4– 5), the two armies drew together in the region called Paraitakene, between Media and Persia. Antigonos hoped to force and win a decisive battle. He drew up his army in a strong defensive position, but Eumenes likewise drew up his army in a strong position. The two armies surveyed each other for a while, but being separated by a river and a ravine which neither side was disposed to cross to launch an attack, they encamped where they were, less than half a mile apart (Plut. Eum. 14,3–15,2; Diod.