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The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323 - 281 BC

Volume 1: Commanders and Campaigns

Bennett, Bob Roberts, Mike

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Pen and Sword
01 November 2019
History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Battles & campaigns
When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire, he supposedly replied to the strongest. There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these territories. Most of these Diadochi (Successors) were consummate professionals who had learnt the art of war under Alexander or even his father, Philip. Few died a peaceful death and the last survivors of this tough breed were still leading their armies against each other well into their seventies. Colourful characters, epic battles, treachery and subterfuge make this a period with great appeal to anyone interested in ancient history and ancient warfare in particular. The wars shaped the map from the Balkans to India for the next couple of centuries. This first volume introduces the key personalities - characters such as Antigonos Monopthalmus (the One-eyed) and his son 'Demetrius 'Poliorcetes' (the Besieger), Seleucus 'Nicator' ('the Victorious') and Ptolemy Soter ( the Saviour ) - and gives a narrative of the causes and course of these wars from the death of Alexander to the Battle of Corupedium (281 BC) when the last two original Diadochi faced each other one final time. AUTHOR: Bob Bennett has a Certificate in British Archaeology and an MA in Classical Studies from the Open University. Mike Roberts has a degree in South East Asian Studies from Hull University. Both social workers by profession, they met and discovered their mutual enthusiasm for the ancient world over ten years ago and have been researching the Successors of Alexander the Great ever since, creating a website dedicated to the subject. 18 b/w illustrations and 2 maps
By:   Bennett Bob, Roberts, Mike
Imprint:   Pen and Sword
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781526760746
ISBN 10:   1526760746
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bob Bennett has a Certificate in British Archaeology and an MA in Classical Studies from the Open University. Mike Roberts has a degree in South East Asian Studies from Hull University. Both social workers by profession, they met and discovered their mutual enthusiasm for the ancient world over ten years ago and have been researching the Successors of Alexander the Great ever since, creating a website dedicated to the subject. This is their first book.

Reviews for The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323 - 281 BC: Volume 1: Commanders and Campaigns

This book and Volume II are still two of the best on the subject [...] this is the first book that should be in your library. -- A Wargamers Needful Things


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