Alexander's Marshals

Alexander's Marshals : A Study of the Makedonian Aristocracy and the Politics of Military Leadership

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This substantially revised and updated second edition of The Marshals of Alexander's Empire (1992) examines Alexander's most important officers, who commanded army units and were involved in military and political deliberations. Chapters on these men have been expanded, giving greater attention to personalities, bias in the sources, and the social as well as military setting, including more on familial connections and regional origins in an attempt to create a better understanding of factions. The major confrontations, military and political, are treated in greater detail within the biographies, and a discussion of the organization and command structure of the Makedonian army has been more

Product details

  • Hardback | 398 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 30.48mm | 703g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1138934690
  • 9781138934696
  • 1,348,362

About Waldemar Heckel

Waldemar Heckel is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at theUniversity of Calgary (Canada), where he was previously Professor of more

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Enthusiasts of Alexander the Great, as well as scholars and students, will be delighted by this thoroughly revised edition of an essential book for the study of the last decades of the fourth century BC. It will no doubt sit on the shelves of every university library. - Professor Fabienne Marchand, Universite de Fribourg, Switzerlandshow more

Table of contents

Table of Contents Preface List of Abbreviations Map of Alexander's Empire Introduction Chapter 1: The House of Attalos Chapter 2: The House of Aeropos Chapter 3: Antipatros son of Iolaos Chapter 4: Parmenion and Philotas Chapter 5: Black Kleitos and his Relatives: The House of Dropidas Chapter 6: Koinos son of Polemokrates Chapter 7: Hephaistion son of Amyntos Chapter 8: Meleagros son of Neoptolemos Chapter 9: Leonnatos son of Anteas Chapter 10: Krateros son of Alexandros Chapter 11: Perdikkas son of Orontes Chapter 12: The Sons of Andromenes Chapter 13: Polyperchon Chapter 14: The Family of Harpalos Chapter 15: Ptolemy son of Lagos Part II The Instruments of Power * Alexander and the Macedonian Aristocracy * The Organization of the Army Appendices * Sirrhas (Irrhas) the Illyrian * The so-called conspiracy of Amyntas Perdikka * Asandros son of Philotas * Artakoana * The Office of Chiliarch and Hephaistion's Chiliarchy * White Kleitos and the Naval War in the Aegean * Neoptolemos archihypaspistes * Antigenes, Commander of the Silver Shields * The Sons of Larichos: Erigyios and Laomedon Stemmata * The House of Attalos * The Lynkestian Royal House * The House of Iolaos * The House of Parmenion * The Family of Black Kleitos * The Family of Krateros of Orestis * The House of Andromenes and the Family of Perdikkas * The Family of Harpalos * The House of Ptolemy * The Argead Royal House * The Last of the Achaimenids * The Family of Pharnabazos Bibliography Partial Indexshow more