After Alexander: The Time of the Diadochi (323-281 BC) by Victor Alonso Troncoso,Edward M. Anson PDF

By Victor Alonso Troncoso,Edward M. Anson

When Alexander the nice died in 323 BC with out a selected successor he left at the back of a massive empire and ushered in a turbulent interval, as his generals fought for regulate of colossal 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 book 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 constrained final narrative debts, and upload extra fabrics via cuneiform and Byzantine texts. particular ancient concerns addressed comprise the function of so-called royal flatterers and even if Alexander's outdated safeguard did proceed to serve into their sixties and seventies.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 new awake attempt by way of many to wreck clear of the Hellenocentric view of the predominantly Greek resources, by means of interpreting the position of the conquered, particularly the fashionable roles performed by way of Iranians within the management and armed forces of Alexander and his Successors, wallet of Iranian resistance which finally blossomed into Hellenistic kingdoms governed through sovereigns proclaiming their direct connection to an Iranian earlier and a continuation of Iranian impact via an exam of the jobs performed by way of convinced of the Diadochis Iranian better halves.

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

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