Tag Archives: Alexander the Great

DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 5)

Long before George R.R. Martin penned his tale of war, intrigue and treachery the ancient world was scene to its own version of The Game of Thrones. (This is the fifth in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part 1 can … Continue reading

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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 4)

(This is the fourth in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part 1 can be read here, and includes comprehensive biographies of the players in this drama. It is strongly advised that you start there before reading on here. Stay tuned to … Continue reading

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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 3)

Long before George R.R. Martin penned his tale of war, intrigue and treachery the ancient world was scene to its own version of The Game of Thrones. (This is the third in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadachi. Part … Continue reading

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GREAT CAPTAINS: ALEXANDER THE GREAT

This is the next in a series of posts examining the “Great Captains” of military history. Unusual for Deadliest Blogger, this will be primarily in video format; posting compelling biographical material. By every measure of generalship Alexander III of Macedon … Continue reading

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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES

When Alexander the Great died in Babylon 323 BC, he left the greatest empire the world had yet seen with no clear successor. While both of his wives (Roxane the daughter of  Oxyartes of Bactria; and Stateira , daughter of … Continue reading

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THE DEADLIEST BLOGGER LIST OF THE 25 GREATEST COMMANDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

  One of the most popular topics of discussion among historians (both amateur and professional) concerns what generals in history deserve to be ranked as “Great”; and of these, who was the greatest. The former is more easily determined than … Continue reading

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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 6)

(This is the sixth in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadachi. Part 1 can be read here, and includes comprehensive biographies of the players in this drama. It is strongly advised that you start there before reading on here. Stay tuned … Continue reading

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