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Alexander the Great: Veterans and Settlers – Part III

Alexander the Great: Veterans and Settlers – Part III

Watching the fast-evolving state of affairs following Alexander’s death, the Athenian demagogue Demades compared the Macedonian army to the: “Cyclops after his one eye had been burned out, seeing its many disorderly and unsteady motions.” The trouble, which would spread to the distant corners of the empire, commenced in Babylon in June 323 BC.

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The dying Alexander greeting his troops one last time. (Public Doman)

The dying Alexander greeting his troops one last time. (Public Doman)


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