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After Alexander; the time of the Diadochi (323-281 BC).


After Alexander; the time of the Diadochi (323-281 BC).

Ed. by Victor Alonso Troncoso and Edward M. Anson.

Oxbow Books


277 pages




After Alexander the Great died, the world endured a little over forty years of "successors" ("Diadoch"). They had various degrees of success, ranging from obnoxious to useless, but until they died out, the world was stuck with them. The eighteen essays in this handsome volume detail much that is known about the period in such topics as Diadochi history in cuneiform documents, the Heidelberg Epitome (a neglected Diadoch source), a study on the sources Seleucus v. Antigonus, Duris of Samos, invented tradition and Alexander's expedition to Siwah, barbequed Brahmins, the gaps of evidence, the battle of Gabene, mythical fighters, Agora XVI 107 and the royal title of Demetrius Poliorcetes, development of the early Hellenistic Philos, Iranians in the early Diadochi period, resistance to the Diadochi in Asia Minor, the female element (including Iranian wives), the offering of arms to Athena Lindia, propaganda strategies, the Alexandrian foundation myth, and elephants in kingship. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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