The kingdoms of the Diadochi (c. 303 BC)
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At his sudden death in 323 BC, Alexander the Great left his empire with no provision for succession. The period leading up to the emergence of the Hellenistic states in the 3rd cent. (272) was thus characterized by many disputes among his ‘successors’ (diadochoi), his closest comp…

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Wittke, A.-M., “The kingdoms of the Diadochi (c. 303 BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 23 June 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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