Book Review – Antigonus the One-Eyed, Greatest of the Successors



The publisher is building a fine catalogue of titles covering aspects of the Ancient World, and particularly of the lesser known leaders and conflicts. This new book forms part of that catalogue and tells the exciting story of one of those competing to succeed Alexander the Great. The sudden death of a young Alexander left a huge vacuum and the years following saw a number of individuals seek to succeed him. Enthusiasts will have already come across these competitors, but probably only in rough outline. This book provides a comprehensive review of one of the Successors. Perhaps one of the least likely, Antigonus has come to be regarded as the Greatest of the Successors. ‘Greatest’ is always a subjective description but the story of Antigonus is absorbing and motivating.

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