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By Joseph Roisman

ISBN-10: 0292754310

ISBN-13: 9780292754317

From antiquity in the past, so much writers who've chronicled the occasions following the loss of life of Alexander the nice have considered this heritage throughout the careers, objectives, and views of Alexander’s elite successors. Few historians have probed the stories and attitudes of the standard infantrymen who Alexander on his campaigns and who have been divided between his successors as they fought for keep watch over of his empire after his demise. but the veterans performed an incredible position in assisting to form the nature and features of the Hellenistic world.

This pathfinding ebook bargains the 1st in-depth research of the Macedonian veterans’ adventure in the course of a very important turning element in Greek background (323–316 BCE). Joseph Roisman discusses the army, social, and political situations that formed the historical past of Alexander’s veterans, giving certain cognizance to concerns comparable to the warriors’ behavior off and on the battlefield, the military assemblies, the unstable dating among the troops and their generals, and different comparable issues, all from the viewpoint of the rank-and-file. Roisman additionally reexamines the biases of the traditional resources and the way they affected historic and smooth depictions of Alexander’s veterans, in addition to Alexander’s conflicts together with his military, the veterans’ reasons and pursuits, and their political contributions to Hellenistic historical past. He can pay exact consciousness to the Silver Shields, a gaggle of Macedonian veterans recognized for his or her invincibility and martial prowess, and assesses whether they deserved their ambitious reputation.

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