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By Peter Green

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ISBN-13: 9780753824139

The publication starts off with the character and achievements of alexander the nice, and keeps with the army and political violence of the successor-kingdoms that fought over his inheritancethis period observed many very important advancements: a shift from the oral to the written; a flow from the general public to the personal and a brand new individualist ethos; an important development in slavery, and accordingly a glut of slave-labour which destroyed the inducement to innovate; a starting to be hole among wealthy and terrible; a growing to be flavor for luxurious

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Attrition through death in action, disease, and the occasional high-level treason trial similarly took its toll on the military command structure. Consequently, much of Alexander's later integration of Persians and Macedonians, especially in army units, far from indicating ideological racial fusion, was dictated by a chronic shortage of Macedonian officers and troops: a shortage caused not only by attrition, but also, later, by mass dismissal of the old, the unfit, and the potentially mutinous.

TVfiXC TI{I UACINVXAIV Hawks and Hyenas: The Strugglefor Empfue was to retum to Macedonia, where instead of replacing Antipater/ he was to share power with him. Antigonus One-Eye was confirmed in the satrapy he already held, that of Greater Phrygia, Lycia, and Pamphylia. Ptolemy was given Eg1pt, Lysimachus Thrace, and Leonnatus Hellespontine Phrygia. Eumenes - the only Greek in this Macedonian conclave - was allotted Cappadocia, which had not yet even been conquered. These appointments reversed Alexander's policy of assigning less important figures to the satrapies and led directly to the dlsunity, and ultimate dismemberment, of the empire that followed.

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