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, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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