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Download Antigonus the One kindle ↠ Eyed Greatest of the Successors Û Join or create book clubs À [PDF] ❤ Antigonus the One-Eyed: Greatest of the Successors By Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The author of Pyrrhus of Epirus tells the excitiThe author of Pyrrhus of Epirus tells the exciting story of one of those competing to succeed Alexander the GreatRecommendedFiretrench Plutarch described Antigonus the One Eyed 382 301 BC as the oldest and greatest of Alexanders successors Antigonus loyally served both Philip II and Alexander the Great as they converted his native Macedonia into an empire stretching from India to Greece After Alexanders death Antigonus then governor of the obscure province of Phrygia seemed one of the least likely of his commanders to seize the dead kings inheritance Yet within eight years of the kings passing through a combination of military skill and political shrewdness he had conuered the Asian portion of the empire Antigonus success caused those who controlled the European and Egyptian parts of the empire to unite against him For another fourteen years he would wage war against a coalition of the other Successors Ptolemy Lysimachus Seleucus and Cassander In 301 he would meet defeat and death in the Battle of Ipsus The ancient writers saw Antigonus life as a cautionary tale about the dangers of hubris and vaulting ambition Despite his apparent defeat his descendants would continue to rule as kings and create a dynasty that would rule Macedonia for over a century Jeff Champion narrates the career of this titanic figure with the focus suarely on the military aspects It is far time that we have a biography of one of the greatest men of Hellenistic societyHis rise from this backwater to almost becoming the king of the entire Macedonian empire is detailed by the author A Wargamers Needful Things item arrived in excellent condition

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The author of Pyrrhus of Epirus tells the exciting story of one of those competing to succeed Alexander the GreatRecommendedFiretrench Plutarch described Antigonus the One Eyed 382 301 BC as the oldest and greatest of Alexanders successors Antigonus loyally served both Philip II and Alexander the Great as they converted his native Macedonia into an empire stretching from India to Greece After Alexanders death Antigonus then governor of the obscure province of Phrygia seemed one of the least likely of his commanders to seize the dead kings inheritance Yet within eight years of the kings passing through a combination of military skill and political shrewdness he had conuered the Asian portion of the empire Antigonus success caused those who controlled the European and Egyptian parts of the empire to unite against him For another fourteen years he would wage war against a coalition of the other Successors Ptolemy Lysimachus Seleucus and Cassander In 301 he would meet defeat and death in the Battle of Ipsus The ancient writers saw Antigonus life as a cautionary tale about the dangers of hubris and vaulting ambition Despite his apparent defeat his descendants would continue to rule as kings and create a dynasty that would rule Macedonia for over a century Jeff Champion narrates the career of this titanic figure with the focus suarely on the military aspects It is far time that we have a biography of one of the greatest men of Hellenistic societyHis rise from this backwater to almost becoming the king of the entire Macedonian empire is detailed by the author A Wargamers Needful Things After unexpected death of Alexander the Great of Macedon his generals and friends uickly divided his empire in order to carve newly created states for themselves Although some generals tried to preserve the empire unity not for Alexander's son but rather for themselves they all failed because there was no second Alexander among themThis book is devoted to the life career and death of one of such generals Antigonus the One Eyed When the main Macedonian army moved to Persian proper and India Antigonus was left in Asia Minor to guard communications between the rapidly advancing army and Europe Macedon Greece from where reinforcements were arriving At this post he distinguished himself and it is not surprising that after Alexander's death in Babilon he was able to claim a sizeable portion of the empire for himselfBeing not content with what he obtained he carried the grand design to unite pieces of the empire and to rule it as a king eual in glory to Alexander himself However other rulers were also ambitious and the wars between them and Antigonus waged for many years till Antigonus was overpowered and killed in the battle of Ipsus largely due to the gravest mistake of his favorite son and heir Demetrius who himself was not a bad general at all who while pursuing the enemy went too far from the main battle field and as a result he was cut off from the rest of Antigonus' forces by adversaries' elephants and was unable to come to rescue to his fartherThis book is very entertaining and without dry scientific jargon Before reading it I had a very different opinion about Antigonus but Jeff Champion championed Antigonus in my eyes It turned out that Antigonus was a skillful general and able ruler and of course the brave man who being 81 years old died fighting

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Antigonus the One Eyed Greatest of the SuccessorsThe author of Pyrrhus of Epirus tells the exciting story of one of those competing to succeed Alexander the GreatRecommendedFiretrench Plutarch described Antigonus the One Eyed 382 301 BC as the oldest and greatest of Alexanders successors Antigonus loyally served both Philip II and Alexander the Great as they converted his native Macedonia into an empire stretching from India to Greece After Alexanders death Antigonus then governor of the obscure province of Phrygia seemed one of the least likely of his commanders to seize the dead kings inheritance Yet within eight years of the kings passing through a combination of military skill and political shrewdness he had conuered the Asian portion of the empire Antigonus success caused those who controlled the European and Egyptian parts of the empire to unite against him For another fourteen years he would wage war against a coalition of the other Successors Ptolemy Lysimachus Seleucus and Cassander In 301 he would meet defeat and death in the Battle of Ipsus The ancient writers saw Antigonus life as a cautionary tale about the dangers of hubris and vaulting ambition Despite his apparent defeat his descendants would continue to rule as kings and create a dynasty that would rule Macedonia for over a century Jeff Champion narrates the career of this titanic figure with the focus suarely on the military aspects It is far time that we have a biography of one of the greatest men of Hellenistic societyHis rise from this backwater to almost becoming the king of the entire Macedonian empire is detailed by the author A Wargamers Needful Things This is a well written account of the career of one of Alexander's successors The history of the fifty years or so after Alexander's death is fascinating although our understanding of this period is incomplete due to the limited number of surviving sources; nonetheless the author does a good job piecing together what is known but also describes what is not known and provides plausible theories about what happened during the gapsBecause there is very little information about administrative matters etc this book focuses on military and diplomatic topics and provides good accounts including maps of most of the battles The author also does a good job of describing the ever shifting diplomatic status as kings generals cities wives etc changed sides and then changed sides again And again The ever shifting balance of power is one of the things that make this era so interestingFinally the author also includes an appendix which describes and critiues the various surviving ancient sources including which sources are believed to be based on which other sources etc Pretty helpful and interestingOverall a highly recommended book about a fascinating historical figure and era