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By Victor Alonso Troncoso,Edward M. Anson

When Alexander the good died in 323 BC with no selected successor he left in the back of an enormous 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 e-book dedicated to the Successors and comprises eighteen papers reflecting present study.

Several papers try to resolve the resource historical past of the very restricted closing narrative money owed, and upload extra fabrics via cuneiform and Byzantine texts. particular ancient concerns addressed contain the position of so-called royal flatterers and even if Alexander's outdated protect did proceed to serve into their sixties and seventies.

Three papers mirror the new awake attempt through many to wreck clear of the Hellenocentric view of the predominantly Greek assets, by means of studying the position of the conquered, particularly the favourite roles performed via Iranians within the management and army of Alexander and his Successors, wallet of Iranian resistance which finally blossomed into Hellenistic kingdoms governed by way of sovereigns proclaiming their direct connection to an Iranian previous and a continuation of Iranian effect via an exam of the jobs performed by way of yes of the Diadochis Iranian other halves.

The papers within the ultimate part examine using various sorts 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 root of Alexandria in Egypt to hyperlink his kingship with that of Alexander; and the employment of elephant pictures to promote the authority of specific rulers.

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