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.
"Enthusiasts of Alexander the Great, as well as scholars and students, will be delighted by this thoroughly revised edition of an essential book for the study of the last decades of the fourth century BC. It will no doubt sit on the shelves of every university library."
- Fabienne Marchand, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
"this is a book which anyone working on Alexander will turn to"
- Andrew Erskine, University of Edinburgh, UK, Bryn Mawr Classcial Review 2017
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations
Map of Alexander’s Empire
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
The Instruments of Power