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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 Deepens

The Period of the Diadochs: The Rift Deepens

(p.418) 8 The Period of the Diadochs: The Rift Deepens
Semiramis' Legacy

Jan P. Stronk

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the events of the years 317/6-311/10 bc. The really important Diadochs were now reduced to a select number, heading for a collision over absolute power. The main players, apart from Ptolemy I Soter who to the best of his abilities tried to become involved as little as possible, emerging for that confrontation were Antigonus the One-eyed and his son Demetrius, Cassander (the son of Antipater, a trusted friend of Alexander the Great and the latter’s stand-in at Macedonia during Alexander’s expedition: Antipater had died in 319), Lysimachus, and Seleucus I Nicator, the de facto ruler of Persia and Babylonia.

Keywords:   Diadochs, Ptolemy I Soter, Antigonus the One-eyed, Demetrius, Antipater, Cassander, Lysimachus, Seleucus I Nicator

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