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In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Waldemar Heckel


This book offers a fresh insight into the conquests of Alexander the Great by attempting to view the events of 336–323 from the vantage point of the defeated. The extent, and form, of the resistance of those whose territories were invaded varied in accordance with previous relationships with either the Macedonian invader or the Achaemenids. The internal political situations of many states—particularly the Greek cities of Asia Minor—were also a factor. In the vast Persian Empire from the Aegean to the Indus, some states surrendered voluntarily, and others offered fierce resistance. Not all regi ... More

Keywords: Alexander, Panhellenism, Achaemenid Empire, Asia Minor, Memnon, Egypt, expansion, conquest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190076689
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190076689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Waldemar Heckel, author
Professor Emeritus of Ancient History and Research Fellow, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary