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Alexander the Great : themes and issues by the Great Alexander; the Great Alexander, Makedonien König

By the Great Alexander; the Great Alexander, Makedonien König Alexander III; Anson, Edward

Alexander the Great's existence and profession are right here tested throughout the significant concerns surrounding his reign. What have been Alexander's final goals? Why did he pursue his personal deification whereas alive? Did he truly set the area in 'a new groove' as has been claimed via a few students? And was once his demise average or the results of a murderous conspiracy? all the key topics, prepared as chapters, could be offered in Read more...


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2) clearly saw these groups as Macedonians in an ethnic sense. When the “Macedonian” tribes moved into the coastal plain either in the early- or mid-seventh-century BC (Hammond and Griffith 1979: 4; Borza 1990: 87), most of those encountered were expelled from their lands and replaced by Macedonian settlers. These included the original Pierians, Bottiaeans, Edonians, Eordaeans, Almopians, Crestonians, and Bisaltians (Thuc. 2. 99. 2–6; see Ellis 1976: 36). With respect to the last two, the nature of the conquest is unclear.

1; Just. 14. 5. 9). Eurydice and Philip raised an army to resist, but the army deserted and the royal couple was captured (Diod. 19. 11. 2–3). Polyperchon had earlier invited Olympias to return to Macedonia as guardian for the young Alexander and to share the regency (Diod. 18. 49. 4, 57. 2, 65. 1; Anson 1992: 39–43). In Macedonia, Olympias now took charge of the kingdom. She appointed generals (Diod. 19. 35. 4), commanded troops (Diod. 19. 35. 4–5, 50. 1), dispatched orders to garrison commanders (Diod.

10. 6. 13–15). Hard negotiation among those who had been closest to Alexander would likely have led to a solution, but closeted deliberations were not to be. After Alexander’s death, even though those deliberating the succession and potential regency were to be only the “chief companions of the king (principes amicorum) and the major troop commanders (ducesque copiarum)” (Curt. 10. 6. 1), “only those summoned specifically by name” (Curt. 10. 6. 2), the soldiers who had assembled outside the closed-door meeting, curious to know to whom the kingship would pass, burst into the meeting and showed a disinclination to leave (Curt.

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