Alexander's Marshals: A Study of the Makedonian Aristocracy and the Politics of Military Leadership

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Routledge, Aug 5, 2016 - History - 398 pages
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This substantially revised and updated second edition of The Marshals of Alexander’s Empire (1992) examines Alexander’s most important officers, who commanded army units and were involved in military and political deliberations. Chapters on these men have been expanded, giving greater attention to personalities, bias in the sources, and the social as well as military setting, including more on familial connections and regional origins in an attempt to create a better understanding of factions. The major confrontations, military and political, are treated in greater detail within the biographies, and a discussion of the organization and command structure of the Makedonian army has been added.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I
5
The house of Attalos
7
The house of Aëropos
19
Antipatros son of Iolaos
33
Parmenion and Philotas
44
Black Kleitos and his relatives the house of Dropidas
60
Koinos son of Polemokrates
67
The sons of Andromenes
189
Polyperchon
200
The family of Harpalos
217
Ptolemy son of Lagos
230
The instruments of power
241
Alexander and the Makedonian aristocracy
243
Organization of the army
260
Appendices
281

Hephaistion son of Amyntor
75
Meleagros son of Neoptolemos
101
Leonnatos son of Anteas
107
Krateros son of Alexandros
122
Perdikkas son of Orontes
153

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