Antigonos the One-Eyed and the Creation of the Hellenistic by Richard A. Billows

By Richard A. Billows

Referred to as by way of Plutarch ''the oldest and maximum of Alexander's successors,'' Antigonos the One-Eyed (382-301 BC) used to be the dominant determine in the course of the 1st 1/2 the Diadoch interval, ruling lots of the Asian territory conquered by way of the Macedonians in the course of his ultimate two decades. Billows offers the first special learn of this nice basic and administrator, developing him as a key contributor to the Hellenistic monarchy and nation. After a winning occupation below Philip and Alexander, Antigonos rose to energy over the Asian part of Alexander's conquests. Embittered by way of the power hostility of those that managed the eu and Egyptian components of the empire, he attempted to do away with those rivals, an ambition which resulted in his ultimate defeat in 301. In a corrective to the traditional causes of his goals, Billows exhibits that Antigonos used to be scarcely stimulated by way of Alexander, trying to rule West Asia and the Aegean, instead of the entire of Alexander's Empire.

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