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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

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Heir to Greatness: Part 5 – Other Contenders

Besides the initial generations of daidochi, there were others who could (and would try to) lay claim to Alexander’s legacy. We’ll begin with one who probably has more claim than most, a blood-relative of the Macedonian king who, according to … Continue reading

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Heir to Greatness: Part 2 – Alexander’s Empire

Alexander the Great (as he would come to be known) was born in 356BC in Pella, the capital of the Kingdom of Macedon. He was the son of Philip II and Olympias, and was educated in his youth by the … Continue reading

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