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 added.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 398 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 30.48mm | 714g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 1138934690
  • 9781138934696
  • 1,292,928

Review quote

"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."
- Fabienne Marchand, Universite de Fribourg, Switzerland

"this is a book which anyone working on Alexander will turn to"
- Andrew Erskine, University of Edinburgh, UK, Bryn Mawr Classcial Review 2017
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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 Classics.
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Table of contents

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Map of Alexander's Empire
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


Sirrhas (Irrhas) the Illyrian

The so-called conspiracy of Amyntas Perdikka

Asandros son of Philotas


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


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


Partial Index
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