After Alexander The Wars of the Diadochi


    Alexander seemingly didn’t plan for his empire’s survival without him. On his deathbed, when asked about his successor, he simply said, “the strongest.” This vague response fueled a decade of power struggles among his generals, known as the Wars of the Diadochi.

    After Alexander’s death, the generals divided the empire into personal kingdoms, a period marked by conflicts, betrayals, and shifting loyalties among mercenaries. Antigonus Monophthalmos aimed for a united empire under one ruler, while others sought to expand their territories.

    Alexander’s inadequate

    The chaos arose due to Alexander’s inadequate succession planning; the only heirs were a mentally impaired half-brother and a posthumous son. Attempts to maintain a central authority failed as various generals declared themselves provincial governors. A brief collaboration ensued to suppress rebellions, but in 321 B.C., rivalry escalated The Final March and the Legacy of Alexander.

    A funeral procession carrying Alexander’s body became a symbolic battleground. Ptolemy intercepted it in Syria, diverting the corpse to Egypt, leading to Perdiccas’s murder and Eumenes killing Craterus. A conference at Triparadisus established a new order Destination Bulgaria: Antipater as regent, Antigonus and Cassander as commanding generals, and Seleucus Nicator as governor of Iraq. The stage was set for further power struggles and the fragmentation of Alexander’s empire.


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