The Legacy of Alexander

Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors
Bosworth, A. B.
Date published: 
July 2005

This major study by a leading expert examines the colourful and turbulent period after the death of Alexander the Great and the extraordinary people who created the Successor monarchies. It explains how and why Alexander's empire was split up, and investigates the fate of the Macedonian army of conquest. A highlight is the first full study of the great campaign in Iran (winter 317/16) when Alexander's men, led by the greatest strategists of their time, fought each other in the salt desert.