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Author Waterfield, Robin, 1952-

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

Publ Info Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  DF235.4 .W38 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  DF235.4 .W38 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 273 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Ancient warfare and civilization
Note Includes bibliographical references(p. [231]-263) and index
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
Note "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
LC subject Greece -- History -- Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281 B.C
Macedonia -- History -- Diadochi, 323-276 B.C
Generals -- Greece -- Biography
Generals -- Macedonia -- Biography
Greece -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Macedonia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Mediterranean Region -- History, Military
Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 476
ISBN 9780195395235 (hc. : alk. paper)
0195395239 (hc. : alk. paper)