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Referred to as through Plutarch ''the oldest and maximum of Alexander's successors,'' Antigonos the One-Eyed (382-301 BC) used to be the dominant determine in the course of the 1st half the Diadoch interval, ruling many of the Asian territory conquered through the Macedonians in the course of his ultimate 20 years. Billows offers the first targeted examine of this nice basic and administrator, developing him as a key contributor to the Hellenistic monarchy and kingdom. After a profitable profession lower than Philip and Alexander, Antigonos rose to strength over the Asian component to Alexander's conquests. Embittered through the chronic hostility of those that managed the eu and Egyptian components of the empire, he attempted to cast off those competitors, an ambition which ended in his ultimate defeat in 301. In a corrective to the normal causes of his goals, Billows indicates that Antigonos was once scarcely prompted through Alexander, trying to rule West Asia and the Aegean, instead of the entire of Alexander's Empire.

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