notes 10.18

notes 10.18 - Ancient Med. History: class notes 10/18/2006...

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Ancient Med. History: class notes 18/10/2006 10:38:00 -death of Alexander 323-> no succession mechanism in place STAGE 1 wife Roxane gives birth to Alexander IV; half-brother, mentally deficient Perdiccas to rule as regent for other two; names two other regents Antipater  and Crateras -Perdiccas decides not to invade Arabia; Greek uprisings following death of  Alexander Perdiccas moves back to Macedonia, symbolic of ‘macedonian empire’ Confirmed satrap appointments: Ptolemy (Egypt), Demetrius, Antigonus  (Phrygia), Seleucus (Babylon) o Increasingly autonomous behavior; Perdiccas attempts to reunite -Perdiccas marches into Asia Minor to suppress satraps and is defeated; starts  cycle of civil war as power is redistributed -[satrap] sends Cassander to defeat Antipater (??) -restructuring the polis: coming to terms with being subject to larger empire; 
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course HIST 205 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at McGill.

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