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Heir to Greatness: Addendum – Attila to Napoleon

Last week I seemingly concluded this series with a discussion of the Roman Republic/Empire as a possible successor to Alexander the Great’s legacy. And for me, personally, that’s all there is – by the time of the dissolution of the … Continue reading

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Heir to Greatness: Part 8 – The Glories of Eternal Rome

Both the Roman Empire and the Republic that preceded it are quintessential figures in any discussion of conquest. From its origins as a collection of villages on the banks of the Tiber to its fall at the end of 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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Ancient History: Pergamum

Pergamum (or Pergamon) was a Greek city situated some 26km (16 miles) from the western coast of Anatolia (modern Turkey). Like many sites from antiquity, the city’s origins remain shrouded in myth. The first mention of it is in 399BC, … Continue reading

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