Tag Archives: Greece

Heir to Greatness: Part 6 – The Last Antigonoids

Tracing their descent from Antigonus Monophthalmus (the “One-Eyed”), one of Alexander the Great’s generals and diadochi, the Antigonoids of Macedon ruled almost the entirety of Greece for over a century. The beginning of the end came in 197BC at the … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heir to Greatness – Part 3: The Successors

The period immediately after Alexander the Great’s death was one of confusion and uncertainty. The great conqueror had left no clear instructions for the succession – a curious oversight, considering his formidable organisational powers. Maybe Alexander had finally convinced himself … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heir to Greatness: Part 1 – Introduction

This is the first part in what I hope will be a weekly series (at least for a while). At the moment I intend for it to go on for at least six week, although that might blow out if … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment