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Dividing the spoils : the war for Alexander the Great's empire / Robin Waterfield.

Author/creator Waterfield, Robin, 1952-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoOxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Descriptionxiv, 273 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Ancient warfare and civilization
Ancient warfare and civilization. ^A1093032
Contents The legacy of Alexander the Great -- The Babylon conferences -- Rebellion -- Perdiccas, Ptolemy, and Alexander's corpse -- The first War of the Successors -- Polyperchon's moment -- The triumph of Cassander -- Hunting Eumenes in Iran -- Antigonus, Lord of Asia -- The restoration of Seleucus -- Warfare in Greece -- The end of Antigonus -- The kingdoms of Ptolemy and Seleucus -- Demetrius resurgent -- The fall of Demetrius -- The last successors -- Timeline -- Cast of characters -- Genealogies.
Summary "Dividing the spoils" revives the memory of Alexander's Successors, whose fame has been dimmed only because they stand in his enormous shadow. In fact, Alexander left things in a mess at the time of his death, with no guaranteed succession, no administration in place suitable for such an enormous realm, and huge untamed areas both bordering and within his 'empire'. The Successors consolidated the Conqueror's gains. Their competing ambitions, however, meant that consolidation inevitably led to the break-up of the empire.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references(p. [231]-263) and index.
LCCN 2010030834
ISBN9780195395235 (hc. : alk. paper)
ISBN0195395239 (hc. : alk. paper)

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