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The Campaign in Iran: Turbulent Satraps and Frozen Elephants

A. B. Bosworth

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

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198153061
eISBN:
9780191715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153061.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The winter of 317/16 BC witnessed what is arguably the most momentous campaign in the entire period after the death of Alexander the Great. Two massive coalition armies led by Eumenes and Antigonus ... More


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

A. B. Bosworth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198153061
eISBN:
9780191715204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153061.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

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 ... More


Fragmentary Hellenistic Historiography

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyses the fragments of Timaeus of Tauromenium, Duris of Samos, Phylarchus, Agatharchides of Cnidus, Posidonius of Apamea, and Hieronymus of Cardia in order to uncover any hints of ... More


The Aftermath of Gaza

Pat Wheatley and Charlotte Dunn

in Demetrius the Besieger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836049
eISBN:
9780191873416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836049.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Ever energetic and adaptable, Demetrius Poliorcetes recovered quickly from his defeat at the battle of Gaza by beating Cilles, one of Ptolemy’s generals, at Myus in Syria. But a window of opportunity ... More


King of the Macedonians

Pat Wheatley and Charlotte Dunn

in Demetrius the Besieger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836049
eISBN:
9780191873416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836049.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Following the regicide of Alexander, Demetrius Poliorcetes was accepted as the new king of Macedonia. This chapter discusses the political background which led to Demetrius’ claim being ratified. ... More


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