New PDF release: Alexander the great failure : the collapse of the Macedonian

By John D Grainger

ISBN-10: 1847251889

ISBN-13: 9781847251886

Alexander's dying used to be now not unpredictable: he suffered repeated wounds in the course of his lifetime, and multiple introduced him close to dying; he drank an excessive amount of; he constructed a fever, within which he endured to drink an excessive amount of; he believed he was once a god; he skipped over his doctor's guidance; he used to be confronted with large difficulties which he deliberate to avert by means of happening crusade ... As a last act of irresponsibility, while requested to whom Read more...

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Perdikkas had presumably been unable to indicate any such preference. 59 It follows that Amyntas was not seen as a threat to Philip’s kingship. We must conclude, therefore, that Philip became king directly after Perdikkas’ death, and was accepted as such by the court and the Assembly. There were surely doubts about him and about his accession. He was not much older than his brothers when they had succeeded, and both had failed; nor had his father been wildly successful as king. Yet the only other adult claimants were those with foreign support and the only internal claimants were even younger than Philip.

51 Perdikkas’ manoeuvring had clearly aligned his kingdom against Athens, just at the time that, despite the defeat at Amphipolis, Athenian power in the Aegean was again unchallenged. These events suggest that Perdikkas had a fairly efficient military force at his disposal. It was partly cavalry, the traditional arm of Macedonian power, but he must also have had a force of hoplite infantry, probably fairly small in size, to be able to put an effective garrison into Amphipolis. Amyntas III had had some troops of this type, and Alexander II will have inherited them, and it was 14 A L E X A N D E R T H E G R E AT F A I L U R E presumably this force which he had used in Thessaly.

32 The acquisition of Krenides had opened up a new set of problems.

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