Dividing the Spoils

The War for Alexander the Great's Empire

By Waterfield, Robin

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978-0-19539-523-5
Publisher
Oxford Univ.


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Reviewed on May 1, 2011

Biographies of Alexander the Great (e.g., those by Philip Freeman) abound, but what happened after the death of the world conqueror in 323 B.C.E.? Classicist Waterfield (Why Socrates Died) narrates 40 years of war over who would rule next among the Macedonian's companions. Meanwhile, across the far-flung empire from Egypt to Afghanistan, the vying warlords were spreading a new Hellenistic culture, which Waterfield sees as a Romantic...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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