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Alexander's successors

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Were a group of generals who fought for control of his empire after his premature death in 323 bc. They were, with the exception of Eumenes, drawn from the Macedonian ...

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Antigonus I

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(c.382–301 bc),

‘the One‐eyed’, Macedonian noble, was prominent under Philip II and governed Greater Phrygia for Alexander 2 the Great (334–323). Victorious over Persian refugees...

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Aristobulus

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Of Cassandreia, historian of Alexander (3) the Great, served with the king as a minor officer and in his old age, after Ipsus (301 bc), wrote an influential history of ...

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battle of Raphia

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Military History.

Takes its name from a town in southern Palestine where Ptolemy (1) IV defeated Antiochus (3) III (23 June 217 bc). Ptolemy had 5000 cavalry and 73 African elephants, but ...

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Corinthian League

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Modern name for organization of Greek states created by Philip II of Macedon after Chaeronea: the details were agreed at Corinth. It provided (despite various Macedonian garrisons) for the...

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Demetrius I

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Of Macedonia, ‘Poliorcetes’, ‘Besieger of Cities’ (336–283 bc), son of Antigonus (1) I, was reared at his father's court in Phrygia and fled with him to Europe (322). He was ...

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Diadochi

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The six Macedonian generals of Alexander the Great (Antigonus, Antipater, Cassander, Lysimachus, Ptolemy, and Seleucus), among whom his empire was eventually divided after his death in 323...

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Diadochi and Successor Kingdoms

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Alexander the Great's unexpected death in Babylon on 11 June 323 bce left the Macedonian domains with no designated ruler and no clear path into the future. There was no ...

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Diodorus Siculus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

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Greek historian who wrote a book called World history sometime between 60 bc and 30 bc. This account included descriptions of the Celts and the Gauls which were largely based...

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Hieronymus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Of Cardia, historian and statesman. His great history spanned the period from Alexander (2) the Great's death (323) to at least the death of Pyrrhus (272). The extant fragments only hint at...

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