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The Resource Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire, James Romm

Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire, James Romm

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Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire
Title
Ghost on the throne
Title remainder
the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire
Statement of responsibility
James Romm
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Alexander the Great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. His death at the age of 32 spelled the end of that unity. The story of his conquests is known to many readers, but the saga of the empire's collapse remains virtually untold. Alexander bequeathed his power, legend has it, "to the strongest," leaving behind a mentally damaged half brother and a posthumously born son as his only heirs, who quickly became pawns fought over by the Macedonian generals. Meanwhile, Alexander's former secretary, Eumenes, a man full of tricks and connivances, became the determining factor in the precarious fortunes of the royal family. Classicist James Romm tells the story of the men who followed Alexander and found themselves incapable of preserving his empire--a world formerly united, now ripped apart into a nightmare of warring nation-states struggling for domination, the template of our own times.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire, James Romm
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the opening of the tombs -- Bodyguards and companions -- The testing of Perdiccas -- The Athenians' last stand (I) -- Resistance, rebellion, reconquest -- The Athenians' last stand (II) -- A death on the Nile -- The fortunes of Eumenes -- The war comes home -- Duels to the death -- The closing of the tombs
Control code
ocn699763975
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 341 p.
Isbn
9780307271648
Lccn
2011008657
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire, James Romm
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the opening of the tombs -- Bodyguards and companions -- The testing of Perdiccas -- The Athenians' last stand (I) -- Resistance, rebellion, reconquest -- The Athenians' last stand (II) -- A death on the Nile -- The fortunes of Eumenes -- The war comes home -- Duels to the death -- The closing of the tombs
Control code
ocn699763975
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 341 p.
Isbn
9780307271648
Lccn
2011008657
Other physical details
ill., map

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