Jeff Champion's Antigonus the One-Eyed: Greatest of the Successors PDF

By Jeff Champion

ISBN-10: 1783030429

ISBN-13: 9781783030422

Plutarch defined Antigonus the single Eyed (382-301 BC) 'as 'the oldest and maximum of Alexander's successors,' Antigonus loyally served either Philip II and Alexander the good as they switched over his local Macedonia into an empire stretching from India to Greece. After Alexander's dying, Antigonus, then governor of the vague province of Phrygia, appeared one of many least most likely of his commanders to grab the useless king's inheritance. but inside of 8 years of the king's passing, via a mixture of army ability and political shrewdness, he had conquered the Asian section of the empire.
His luck prompted those that managed the eu and Egyptian elements of the empire to unite opposed to him. for one more fourteen years he might salary struggle opposed to a coalition of the opposite Successors, Ptolemy, Lysimachus, Seleucus and Cassander. In 301 he may meet defeat and demise within the conflict of Ipsus. the traditional writers observed Antigonus' existence as a cautionary story in regards to the hazards of hubris and vaulting ambition. regardless of his obvious defeat, his descendants might proceed to rule as kings and create a dynasty that will rule Macedonia for over a century. Jeff Champion narrates the profession of this massive determine with the point of interest squarely at the army aspects.

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