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Alexander the Great's Legacy (ePub)

The Decline of Macedonian Europe in the Wake of the Wars of the Successors

Ancient History Alexander the Great Military

By Mike Roberts
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 4.9 MB (.epub)
ISBN: 9781526788535
eBook Released: 30th January 2022

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Why was it that 2300 years ago the people who had recently conquered the world were unable to stop barbarian Galatians from looting the tombs of their revered royal line? Why was it that the Macedonian state virtually created by Philip II and taken to the heights of epochal triumph by his son Alexander the great had, hardly two generations after his death , became a weaker entity than it had been when the young conqueror had crossed the Hellespont?

This was a period during which Cassander and Lysimachus had seemed about to construct durable Europe based polities and had seen the likes of Demetrius Poliorcetes and Pyrrhus of Epirus battling and besieging across Macedonia,Thrace and Greece.

The story that unfolds here explores how both the unique character and the particular legacy left when Alexander died at Babylon in 323 ,at the romantically youthful age of 32 , ensured that his homeland failed to gain the kind of imperial dividend that accrued to others of the world’s great Empires. For Macedon there was not the thousand years of glory that was the extraordinary destiny of the Romans, nor even the two hundred years of Persian primacy, only 50 or so years of strife and trauma ending in a Galatian deluge that threatened the sacred site at Delphi and had remarkable parallels to the earlier Persian invasions of the Greek world that Alexander had claimed to avenge.

“Roberts did his research and you can tell he knows his stuff… it's an interesting period.”

Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, July 2022

It's an interesting and informative book, I learned new things and found the books well written and well researched.
Recommended.

NetGalley, Anna Maria Giacomasso

About Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts is a retired social worker but has a long-standing interest in the military history of the Classical world. He is the co-author (with his good friend Bob Bennett) of several well-received books: The Wars of Alexander’s Successors (volumes I and II); The Twilight of the Hellenistic World and The Spartan Supremacy. This is his fourth solo book, following Two Deaths at AmphipolisHannibal's Road and Rome's Third Samnite War. He lives in Dudley.

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