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

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By Richard A. Billows

Referred to as via Plutarch ''the oldest and maximum of Alexander's successors,'' Antigonos the One-Eyed (382-301 BC) was once the dominant determine in the course of the 1st 1/2 the Diadoch interval, ruling many of the Asian territory conquered by way of the Macedonians in the course of his ultimate two decades. Billows offers the first particular learn of this nice normal and administrator, developing him as a key contributor to the Hellenistic monarchy and country. After a winning profession below Philip and Alexander, Antigonos rose to strength over the Asian section of Alexander's conquests. Embittered by way of the continual hostility of those that managed the ecu and Egyptian elements of the empire, he attempted to put off those competitors, an ambition which resulted in his ultimate defeat in 301. In a corrective to the normal reasons of his goals, Billows exhibits that Antigonos was once scarcely prompted by means of Alexander, trying to rule West Asia and the Aegean, instead of the complete of Alexander's Empire.

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