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The Marshals of Alexander's Empire

The Marshals of Alexander's Empire

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By (author) Waldemar Heckel

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 236mm x 30mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1993
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415050537
  • ISBN 13: 9780415050531
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: geneal. tables, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,276,078

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This book presents for the first time in English a detailed study of the closest friends and most trusted commanders of Alexander the Great - their career-progress, their rivalry with one another, and their influence on Alexander. The Marshals of Alexander's Empire is a blend of biography and prosopography that sheds light on some of the most dynamic individuals of the age of Alexander.

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"The author is to be congratulated on...such a substantial volume."-"Classical Views

Table of contents

Concordance List of Abbreviations Preface Part I Chapter i: The 'Old Guard' Chapter ii: The 'New Men' Chapter iii: Casualties of the Succession Chapter iv: The so-called 'Boyhood Friends' of Alexander Part II Chapter v: The Somatophylakes Chapter vi: Commanders of Regular Hypaspists Chapter vii: Commanders of the Argyraspids Chapter viii: Commanders of Infantry Chapter ix: Commanders of Cavalry Appendices Bibliographpy Index