By Bob Bennett,Mike Roberts

When the loss of life Alexander the good was once requested to whom he bequeathed his monstrous empire, he supposedly answered 'to the strongest'. There ensued an extended sequence of struggles among his generals and governors for regulate of those territories. every one of these Diadochi (Successors) have been consummate execs who had learnt the paintings of conflict less than Alexander or perhaps his father, Philip. Few died a relaxed demise and the final survivors of this hard breed have been nonetheless prime their armies opposed to one another good into their seventies.

Colourful characters, epic battles, treachery and subterfuge make this a interval with nice attract a person drawn to old background and old struggle specifically. The wars formed the map from the Balkans to India for the subsequent couple of centuries.

This first quantity introduces the foremost personalities - characters equivalent to Antigonos 'Monopthalmus' (the One-eyed) and his son 'Demetrius 'Poliorcetes' (the Besieger), Seleucus 'Nicator' ('the Victorious') and Ptolemy 'Soter' ('the Saviour') - and offers a story of the factors and process those wars from the dying of Alexander to the conflict of Corupedium (281 BC) whilst the final unique Diadochi confronted one another one ultimate time.

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