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By Victor Alonso Troncoso,Edward M. Anson

ISBN-10: 1785705121

ISBN-13: 9781785705120

ISBN-10: 1842175122

ISBN-13: 9781842175125

When Alexander the good died in 323 BC with no selected successor he left at the back of a major empire and ushered in a turbulent interval, as his generals fought for keep watch over of big territories. The time of the Successors (Diadochi) is generally outlined as starting in 323 BC and finishing with the deaths of the final Successors in 281 BC. this can be a significant booklet dedicated to the Successors and comprises eighteen papers reflecting present examine.

Several papers try to get to the bottom of the resource historical past of the very restricted last narrative bills, and upload extra fabrics via cuneiform and Byzantine texts. particular old matters addressed contain the function of so-called royal flatterers and even if Alexander's outdated safeguard did proceed to serve into their sixties and seventies.

Three papers mirror the hot unsleeping attempt via many to wreck clear of the Hellenocentric view of the predominantly Greek assets, by means of interpreting the position of the conquered, particularly the trendy roles performed by means of Iranians within the management and armed forces of Alexander and his Successors, wallet of Iranian resistance which finally blossomed into Hellenistic kingdoms governed via sovereigns proclaiming their direct connection to an Iranian prior and a continuation of Iranian impression via an exam of the jobs performed by means of yes of the Diadochis Iranian better halves.

The papers within the ultimate part examine using various different types of propaganda. those comprise using the idea that of Freedom of the Greeks as a method of manipulating opinion within the Greek international; how Ptolemy used a snake cult linked to the root of Alexandria in Egypt to hyperlink his kingship with that of Alexander; and the employment of elephant photos to promote the authority of specific rulers.

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