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Semiramis' LegacyThe History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily$
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Jan Stronk

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474414258

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001

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The Period of the Diadochs: The Rift Opens

The Period of the Diadochs: The Rift Opens

(p.383) 7 The Period of the Diadochs: The Rift Opens
Semiramis' Legacy

Jan P. Stronk

Edinburgh University Press

In this chapter, the years 323/2- 318/7 bc are treated. After the death of Alexander III the Great, the empire he ruled became the plaything of several of his generals and trustees. Though all of them formally pledged loyalty to the lawful successors, Philip III Arrhidaeus, Alexander’s half-brother, and Alexander IV, the infant son of Alexander the Great by Roxane-both of them supported by Eumenes-, during a conference at Triparadisus, they in fact tried to secure their own positions, like Ptolemy I Soter did in Egypt, neglecting or even undermining the legal heirs’ position.

Keywords:   Alexander III the Great, Philip III Arrhidaeus, Alexander IV, Diadochs, Triparadisus, Eumenes, Ptolemy I Soter

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