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Alexander's Veterans and the Early Wars of the Successors


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This first focused analysis of veterans' experiences in ancient Greece offers a fresh, "bottom-up" perspective on important military and political aspects of early Hellenistic history

Table of Contents

  • List of Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Map of Alexander's Campaigns
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Motives and Bias in the History of Hieronymus of Cardia
  • Chapter 2. Alexander and Discontent: The King and His Army in India and Opis, Mesopotamia
  • Chapter 3. The Veterans and the Macedonian Internal Strife in Babylon (323)
  • Chapter 4. The Dissolution of the Royal Army, I: The Veterans of Perdiccas and Craterus
  • Chapter 5. The Dissolution of the Royal Army, II: The Veterans of Eumenes, Neoptolemus and Alcetas, and the Meeting in Triparadeisus
  • Chapter 6. The Veterans, Eumenes, and Antigonus in Asia Minor
  • Chapter 7. Eumenes and the Silver Shields
  • Chapter 8. The Silver Shields in Battle and Eumenes' Death
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

About the Author

Joseph Roisman is Professor of Classics at Colby College. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles on Greek history, historiography, and oratory, including Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great, The Rhetoric of Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators, The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens, A Companion to Ancient Macedonia (with Ian Worthington), and Greek History from Homer to Alexander.

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