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File Name: Ancient Warfare - VIII.4 (sample)

File Submitter: Viggen

File Submitted: 06 Sep 2014

File Category: Ancient Warfare Magazin


Ancient Warfare - VIII.4 UNRV teaser special - first 15 pages

Theme: The Seleucid Empire at war

Theme: Michael J. Taylor, 'Historical introduction - The Seleucid Empire'. Illustrated by Philip Schwartzberg.
Seleucus, who eventually acquired the epithet ‘Nicator’ was not a prime candidate to succeed to the largest share of Alexander the Great’s empire when the king died in Babylon in 323 BC. He certainly held some rank in Alexander’s chain of command, but he was not a member of
the inner circle, and a host of men had greater claim to rule. As things turned out, this was a good thing for Seleucus, as an early start in the age of the successors usually meant an early end.
Theme: Mark McCaffery, 'Seizing Alexander's Asian conquests - The rise of Seleucus'.
The forty years following the death of Alexander the Great, in Babylon in the year 323 BC , witnessed continuous struggles between his various successors, otherwise referred to as the Diadochi. Under the guise of preserving the empire for Alexander’s royal heirs (i.e. his son Alexander IV and/or his half-brother Philip Arrhidaeus), some of these Diadochi aspired to dominate individual satrapies. Others, like Perdiccas and Antigonus, aspired to dominate Alexander’s empire of old. Yet in the estimation of Arrian (7.23), the greatest king amongst Alexander’s successors was Seleucus. From a commander of the hypaspists under Alexander to ruling over the greatest extent of territory of anyone during the successor period, Seleucus negotiated an incredible career.


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