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November 19, 2007 Hellenistic Greece The successors of Alexander the Great o The satrapies Alexander’s division of empire among Macedonian generals Basis for later kingdoms o Perdiccas: regent for Alexander IV (323-21) Oversees satraps with Antipater and Krateros Antipater quells uprising in Greece: the Lamina War (323-22) Last gasp of free poleis (death of Demosthenes) Antigonos Monophthalmos: turns Antipater against Perdiccas Ptolemy: lures Perdiccas to Egypt, engineers his assassination o Reapportionment of 321 Antipater: new regent for Alexander IV Dies of natural causes 319, son Cassander takes his place Ptolemy: Egypt Seleukos: eastern Asia Antigonos: western Asia as basis for supremacy By 316: drives other satraps from Asia (Seleukos) Declares all Greek poleis free to avoid sharing territory Ptolemy engineers return of Seleukos to Babylon o Last gambit of Olympias (mother of Alexander) Challenges Cassander for control of Macedon (317-6)
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