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By Jeff Champion

Plutarch defined Antigonus the only Eyed (382-301 BC) 'as 'the oldest and maximum of Alexander's successors,' Antigonus loyally served either Philip II and Alexander the good as they switched over his local Macedonia into an empire stretching from India to Greece. After Alexander's dying, Antigonus, then governor of the imprecise province of Phrygia, appeared one of many least most probably of his commanders to grab the lifeless king's inheritance. but inside 8 years of the king's passing, via a mix of army ability and political shrewdness, he had conquered the Asian element of the empire.
His good fortune brought on those that managed the ecu and Egyptian elements of the empire to unite opposed to him. for one more fourteen years he may salary struggle opposed to a coalition of the opposite Successors, Ptolemy, Lysimachus, Seleucus and Cassander. In 301 he might meet defeat and demise within the conflict of Ipsus. the traditional writers observed Antigonus' existence as a cautionary story in regards to the hazards of hubris and vaulting ambition. regardless of his obvious defeat, his descendants could proceed to rule as kings and create a dynasty that may rule Macedonia for over a century. Jeff Champion narrates the profession of this vast determine with the focal point squarely at the army aspects.

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