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    DescriptionCalled by Plutarch 'the oldest and greatest of Alexander's successors,' Antigonos the One-Eyed (382-301 BC) was the dominant figure during the first half of the Diadoch period, ruling most of the Asian territory conquered by the Macedonians during his final twenty years. Billows provides the first detailed study of this great general and administrator, establishing him as a key contributor to the Hellenistic monarchy and state. After a successful career under Philip and Alexander, Antigonos rose to power over the Asian portion of Alexander's conquests. Embittered by the persistent hostility of those who controlled the European and Egyptian parts of the empire, he tried to eliminate these opponents, an ambition which led to his final defeat in 301. In a corrective to the standard explanations of his aims, Billows shows that Antigonos was scarcely influenced by Alexander, seeking to rule West Asia and the Aegean, rather than the whole of Alexander's Empire.


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    Title
    Antigonos the One-Eyed and the Creation of the Hellenistic State
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard A. Billows
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520208803
    ISBN 10: 0520208803
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1F, 1QDAG
    DC21: 938.08
    DC22: 938.108
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHF, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG, 1F
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    Ill.M.
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    06 June 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Richard A. Billows is Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University.
    Back cover copy
    "With meticulous and wide-ranging scholarship, Professor Billows gives this vigorous, huge, and hugely ambitious figure his just deserts. A well-paced narrative of Antigonos's career, culminating in his disastrous bid for empire at Ipsus (301 B.C.), is followed by masterly analyses of his administrative, economic, and cultural policies. The result fills, with distinction, a notable gap in both Hellenistic history and biography."--Peter Green, author of "Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age