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Alexander the Great's lifestyles and occupation are the following tested in the course of the significant concerns surrounding his reign. What have been Alexander's final targets? Why did he pursue his personal deification whereas alive? Did he really set the area in 'a new groove' as has been claimed through a few students? And used to be his demise normal or the results of a murderous conspiracy? all the key subject matters, prepared as chapters, could be offered in Read more...


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However, not only did Philip die before he had secured sufficient support for Antigonus, but Antigonus, also, was not present when Philip died. Perseus arrived on the scene first and secured the throne (Livy 40. 54. 3–4, 40. 56. 11, 40. 57. 1). Support generated during the rule of a father and presence at court at the time of a predecessor’s death has more to do with the succession of adult sons, than with any constitutional basis for the practice. Any and all candidates would then attempt to secure the acquiescence of the general populace.

5). According to Thucydides, in his time, the Chaonians and the Thesprotians did not have kings (Thuc. 2. 80. 5). ” The Molossians, however, did have a king, who like his counterpart in Macedonia came from one particular clan (Just. 17. 3. 9; Thuc. 2. 80. 6). According to Diodorus (18. 36. 4) from the time when Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles, was king until the reign of Aeacides, sons had always succeeded to their fathers’ authority and had died on the throne. The Molossians, however, may have had from earliest times, additionally, annual officials and a “senate” (Just.

6. 8. 23–11. 40). Neither Arrian (Anab. 3. 26. 2–4), nor Diodorus (17. 79. 6–80. 2), gives more than a brief outline of the events. The beginning of this affair was a conspiracy involving a number of rather nondescript Macedonians. Only a certain Demetrius, who was a somatophylax, one of the seven elite bodyguards of the king, held a significant position (Curt. 6. 7. 15; Arr. Anab. 3. 27. 5). Nor is the cause of the plot clear. Diodorus (17. 79. 1) reports that one of the conspirators “found fault with the king for some reason, 38 ALEXANDER THE GREAT and in a rash fit of anger formed a plot against him,” but Justin (12.

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