By Jeff Champion

Plutarch defined Antigonus the single Eyed (382-301 BC) 'as 'the oldest and maximum of Alexander's successors,' Antigonus loyally served either Philip II and Alexander the good as they switched over his local Macedonia into an empire stretching from India to Greece. After Alexander's demise, Antigonus, then governor of the imprecise province of Phrygia, appeared one of many least most likely of his commanders to grab the lifeless king's inheritance. but inside of 8 years of the king's passing, via a mix of army ability and political shrewdness, he had conquered the Asian part of the empire.
His luck brought on those that managed the ecu and Egyptian elements of the empire to unite opposed to him. for one more fourteen years he may salary warfare opposed to a coalition of the opposite Successors, Ptolemy, Lysimachus, Seleucus and Cassander. In 301 he could meet defeat and loss of life within the conflict of Ipsus. the traditional writers observed Antigonus' lifestyles as a cautionary story in regards to the hazards of hubris and vaulting ambition. regardless of his obvious defeat, his descendants may proceed to rule as kings and create a dynasty that might rule Macedonia for over a century. Jeff Champion narrates the profession of this colossal determine with the point of interest squarely at the army aspects.

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