Alexander's Marshals: A Study of the Makedonian Aristocracy and the Politics of Military Leadership

Alexander's Marshals: A Study of the Makedonian Aristocracy and the Politics of Military Leadership

by Waldemar Heckel

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Overview

This substantially revised and updated second edition of The Marshals of Alexander’s Empire (1992) examines Alexander’s most important officers, who commanded army units and were involved in military and political deliberations. Chapters on these men have been expanded, giving greater attention to personalities, bias in the sources, and the social as well as military setting, including more on familial connections and regional origins in an attempt to create a better understanding of factions. The major confrontations, military and political, are treated in greater detail within the biographies, and a discussion of the organization and command structure of the Makedonian army has been added.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317389217
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/05/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 398
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Waldemar Heckel is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at theUniversity of Calgary (Canada), where he was previously Professor of Classics.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Abbreviations

Map of Alexander’s Empire

Introduction

Chapter 1: The House of Attalos

Chapter 2: The House of Aëropos

Chapter 3: Antipatros son of Iolaos

Chapter 4: Parmenion and Philotas

Chapter 5: Black Kleitos and his Relatives: The House of Dropidas

Chapter 6: Koinos son of Polemokrates

Chapter 7: Hephaistion son of Amyntos

Chapter 8: Meleagros son of Neoptolemos

Chapter 9: Leonnatos son of Anteas

Chapter 10: Krateros son of Alexandros

Chapter 11: Perdikkas son of Orontes

Chapter 12: The Sons of Andromenes

Chapter 13: Polyperchon

Chapter 14: The Family of Harpalos

Chapter 15: Ptolemy son of Lagos

Part II

The Instruments of Power

  1. Alexander and the Macedonian Aristocracy
  2. The Organization of the Army

Appendices

  1. Sirrhas (Irrhas) the Illyrian
  2. The so-called conspiracy of Amyntas Perdikka
  3. Asandros son of Philotas
  4. Artakoana
  5. The Office of Chiliarch and Hephaistion’s Chiliarchy
  6. White Kleitos and the Naval War in the Aegean
  7. Neoptolemos archihypaspistes
  8. Antigenes, Commander of the Silver Shields
  9. The Sons of Larichos: Erigyios and Laomedon

Stemmata

  1. The House of Attalos
  2. The Lynkestian Royal House
  3. The House of Iolaos
  4. The House of Parmenion
  5. The Family of Black Kleitos
  6. The Family of Krateros of Orestis
  7. The House of Andromenes and the Family of Perdikkas
  8. The Family of Harpalos
  9. The House of Ptolemy
  10. The Argead Royal House
  11. The Last of the Achaimenids
  12. The Family of Pharnabazos

Bibliography

Partial Index

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