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By Ian Worthington, Joseph Roisman

The main finished and updated paintings to be had on old Macedonian background and fabric tradition, A significant other to historical Macedonia is a useful reference for college kids and students alike.

Features new, in particular commissioned essays by way of major and up-and-coming students within the field.
Examines the political, army, social, monetary, and cultural historical past of old Macedonia from the Archaic interval to the tip of Roman interval and beyond.
Discusses the significance of paintings, archaeology and architecture.
All old resources are translated in English.
Each bankruptcy comprises bibliographical essays for extra interpreting.

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B 81); 1970, 2)3:(i 29); 1 9 7 2 ^ 0 5 . 4 - 5 ) : (B 84); 1975: (c 34);Barron 1962: (C4). 17 Leosthenes placed at his country's disposal the essentially unpolitical force of his mercenaries, for whom the remains of Harpalus' treasure provided wages. A treaty of alliance was concluded with the rising power of Greece, Aetolia; the Thessalians acceded to it a little later, with some others. Well led by Leosthenes, the last military celebrity of Athens, and organized in a confederation of autonomous cities and nations which replaced the Macedonians' Corinthian League, the allies won easy successes over Antipater, who lacked troops and was forced to take refuge in Lamia (hence the name of the war).

X v m . 3 7 - 9 ; A r r . Diad. fr. 30-8; 4 2 - 4 ; A p p . Syr. 53; Just, X I V . I . I . 37 Having always lived and served in Europe and having followed Eastern affairs merely from a distance and without sympathy, Antipater, who, moreover, was a very old man, would inevitably tend to let events take their course at a moment when there was no longer any sign of unitary feeling on the spot in Asia to resist the pressures of separatism. In Alexander's lifetime Macedon, deprived of the royal presence, had ended by looking in fact like an appendage of the new empire.

Diad. fr. 5—8; Dexipp. fr. 2-7; Diod. 4, 9-23; Plut. Eum. 2. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 DEATH OF ALEXANDER TO TRIPARADISUS 29 the empire, the 'Diadochi' ('Heirs'). Nevertheless it is important to note that these conflicts, if they were obviously first conflicts of personal ambition, were also, in this first period, something else and something more: conflicts between the unitary idea, the legacy of Alexander's thinking, and particularist tendencies. Furthermore, these two aspects of the struggles of the Diadochi are inextricably intertwined, inasmuch as the unitary idea simply covers larger ambitions, more on the scale of Alexander's, than do the particularist tendencies.

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