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The Legacy of Alexander: Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors

A. B. Bosworth


This book presents a study dedicated to the thirty years after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. It deals with the emergence of the successor monarchies and examines the factors which brought success and failure. Some of the central themes are the struggle for pre-eminence after Alexander's death, the fate of the Macedonian army of conquest, and the foundation of Seleucus' monarchy. The book also examines the statesman and historian Hieronymus of Cardia, concentrating on his treatment of widow burning in India and nomadism in Arabia. Another highlight is the first full analysis of th ... More

Keywords: successor monarchies, Macedonia, Seleucus' monarchy, Hieronymus of Cardia, widow burning, nomadism, Antiqonus, Eumenes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198153061
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. B. Bosworth, author
Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia