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The Period of the Diadochs: The Rift Deepens

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the events of the years 317/6-311/10 bc. The really important Diadochs were now reduced to a select number, heading for a collision over absolute power. The main players, apart ... More


The Near East, North Africa, Europe

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226264226
eISBN:
9780226264530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264530.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Kings of Persia imported war elephants and Indian drivers. Alexander the Great acquired Indian elephants and elephant personnel. After his death the Hellenistic kingdoms used war elephants against ... More


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