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





ISBN 9780367873769
Published December 19, 2019 by Routledge
398 Pages

 
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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.

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




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Biography

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.