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By Edward M. Anson

Alexander’s Heirs bargains a story account of the nearly 40 years following the demise of Alexander the good, in which his generals vied for keep an eye on of his mammoth empire, and during their conflicts and politics finally created the Hellenistic Age.

  • Offers an account of the ability struggles among Alexander’s rival generals within the 40  yr interval following his death
  • Discusses how Alexander’s tremendous empire eventually grew to become the Hellenistic World
  • Makes complete use of fundamental and secondary sources
  • Accessible to a extensive viewers of scholars, collage students, and the knowledgeable common reader
  • Explores very important scholarly debates at the Diadochi

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It would take forty years of incubation for this new age to emerge politically. In the final analysis, the evolution from one man’s conquests to a number of stable political states would be accomplished in these roughly forty years of destruction and bloodshed. Out of these wars the new political realities of the Hellenistic world did emerge: Ptolemaic Egypt, Antigonid Macedonia, Seleucid Asia, and others. While these shared aspects of both Alexander’s administration and that of his immediate Successors, there was finally no single model that fit all of the states that peopled the Hellenistic world.

8). Alexander also had two additional wives, Stateira (Heckel 2006: 256), a daughter of Darius III, the Persian king and Alexander’s royal opponent, and Parysatis (Heckel 2006: 192), the daughter of Artaxerxes III Ochus, the Persian monarch from 425 to 338, but neither of these produced a possible heir. Stateira was murdered shortly after Alexander’s death by Roxane, and Parysatis simply drops out of the narrative; whether she was also murdered, died a natural death, or disappeared into obscurity is unknown.

It would take forty years of incubation for this new age to emerge politically. In the final analysis, the evolution from one man’s conquests to a number of stable political states would be accomplished in these roughly forty years of destruction and bloodshed. Out of these wars the new political realities of the Hellenistic world did emerge: Ptolemaic Egypt, Antigonid Macedonia, Seleucid Asia, and others. While these shared aspects of both Alexander’s administration and that of his immediate Successors, there was finally no single model that fit all of the states that peopled the Hellenistic world.

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