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Who's Who in the Age of Alexander and his Successors

From Chaironeia to Ipsos (338-301 BC)

by (author) Waldemar Heckel

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Jul 2021
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Definitive biographical reference work on the life and campaigns of Alexander the Great. "Waldemar Heckel has created a triumph of scholarship in his Who's Who in the Age of Alexander and his Successors that will hold its place as the standard reference far into the future ... the culmination of a half century of loving and skilled scholarship by a distinguished historian." - Peter Tsouras Who's Who in the Age of Alexander and his Successors is a unique compilation of more than 1,150 concise biographies of the men and women involved in the life and campaigns of Alexander the Great, and the struggle for power after his death. From leading commanders in Alexander's army to the nobles of the Persian Empire, and the many other individuals he encountered throughout his life and reign, these complete and balanced biographies by a renowned Canadian scholar are drawn from the literary and epigraphic sources of the age. When the first edition of this volume was originally published in 2006 (with some 800 entries) it was acclaimed as a vital reference resource for anyone interested in the period; this second edition has been greatly expanded and substantially revised to widen the coverage of the human and political landscape in which Alexander moved. It is sure to be received as enthusiastically as its predecessor. Who's Who in the Age of Alexander and his Successors is the only work of its kind in English. It is an essential guide to a fascinating and pivotal historical era, and to one of history's most successful military commanders.

About the author

Waldemar Heckel is Associate Professor of Classics at The University of Calgary, specializing in Macedonian History and Prosopography. He was also chairman of the Nickle Conference Organizing Committee.

Richard Sullivan is Adjunct Professor of History at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He is author of numerous articles on the Greek East in Roman times and has a book forthcoming on Eastern Royalty.

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