Antipater’s Dynasty, Alexander The Great’s Regent And His Successors

The legend of Alexander is so powerful that it places those who helped him achieve greatness, and those who tried to hold everything together after his death, in the anonimity of his shadow. The author has written a compelling review of Antipater and his family in a very readable style without losing the authority of scholarship. – Highly Recommended

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NAME: Antipater's Dynasty, Alexander The Great's Regent And His Successors
FILE: R2819
AUTHOR: John D Granger
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 271
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Ancient Greece, Alexander succession, Alexander's heirs, Antipater, 
Nikaia, Alexander IV, Cassander, Philip III, Macedonia

ISBN: 1-52673-088-X

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DESCRIPTION:   The legend of Alexander is so powerful that it places those 
who helped him achieve greatness, and those who tried to hold everything 
together after his death, in the anonimity of his shadow. The author has 
written a compelling review of Antipater and his family in a very readable 
style without losing the authority of scholarship. -  Highly Recommended

The story of how Macedonia came to propel Greece to greatness as a super State is a powerful mix 
of myth, mystery and verifiable fact. The author has managed to achieve a book suitable for under 
graduates and graduates that is still readable for anyone wanting to know the story behind, and after, 
Alexander the Great. 

Building on the work of Philip II, Alexander managed to build an army that could conquer the world 
and then to lead it on a tumultuous surge to defeat nations that should have been superior. That he did 
this at such a young age suggested that he might have been there long enough to build his own dynasty 
to follow him, and an organization that could hold everything together. As fate turned out, he also died 
very young and very suddenly, leaving a huge vacuum.

When Alexander set out on his march to greatness, he left behind a naturally fragile Greece. Without 
Antipater to hold the fort at home, Alexander would have soon run into deep trouble, probably being 
forced to turn back to put the Greek House in order. As it was, Antipater managed home affairs well 
and put down a number of attempts to break up Greece once more. It was a fairly solid base to which 
Alexander could return to rule the amazing empire he had forged.

The sudden and unexpected death of Alexander left the recent alliance of States without any clear 
succession, Alexander's half-brother was mentally impaired and his infant son was too young to rule. 
Antipater stepped into this vacuum and subdued attempts of co-kings to force the issue. On his death,
his three sons each attempted to succeed him on his death and finally his daughter Nikaia became 
independent ruler of Macedonia.

A gripping story of a real game of thrones.