New PDF release: Alexander the Great : themes and issues

By the Great Alexander; the Great Alexander, Makedonien König Alexander III; Anson, Edward

Alexander the Great's existence and profession are the following tested in the course of the significant concerns surrounding his reign. What have been Alexander's final targets? Why did he pursue his personal deification whereas alive? Did he really set the realm in 'a new groove' as has been claimed via a few students? And used to be his dying typical or the results of a murderous conspiracy? all the key subject matters, prepared as chapters, should be offered in Read more...

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4; 16. 79. 2) to refer to a called meeting by a military commander to exhort his troops. Moreover, the passage says nothing about an election. Justin’s comment involves his unlikely claim (see above) that Philip was first regent for his nephew and later became king in his own right. Even if the claim were true, there is no clear reference to an electoral assembly. That, in the dire circumstances following the death of Perdiccas, popular pressure built demanding that Philip become king is a more valid explanation of the passage.

6. 2), the soldiers who had assembled outside the closed-door meeting, curious to know to whom the kingship would pass, burst into the meeting and showed a disinclination to leave (Curt. 10. 6. 1–3). The army in Babylon was not the old Macedonian levy tied solely to the traditions of Macedonia; it was the army that had conquered the Persian Empire, a force now in many ways more professional than national (Anson 1991: 230–47; 1980: 56–7). Many of these same troops on the Hyphasis had through their reluctance to proceed stymied Alexander’s desire to conquer India (Arr.

4. 124. 1, “Perdiccas meanwhile marched . . to Lyncus . . [leading] a force of Macedonians, . . and 18 ALEXANDER THE GREAT a body of Hellenic hoplites domiciled in that country,” that these Greek migrants maintained their identity, A. W. Gomme (1974: 612) rightly sees these “Hellenic hoplites” as coming from the independent Greek coastal cities, such as Pydna. Hoplites are most often associated with Greek city-states and by-and-large represent these communities’ middle class. Typically these heavy infantrymen were to supply their own equipment, the round, three-foot in diameter shield, the seven-to-eight-foot stabbing spear, grieves, and breastplate, since the cities themselves were seldom wealthy enough to do so.

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