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Introduction/Overview of the Hellenistic world after Alexander's death,
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This review is from: The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323 - 281 BC: Commanders and Campaigns v. 1 (Hardcover)
I love Roman history and I only became interested with Alexander's empire when after playing Rome Total War I "discovered" the Seleucids. I loved this book, the reading seemed to me quite easy to follow (and english is my 2nd language). The way it is structured is quite good as well. This is a book for anyone with interest with this period oh history / or that likes ancient history. It is a very good book, starting with the situation of Alexander's empire during his India's campaign and ending with the death of the last diadochi (Seleucos) . However, by the end of the book some names start being confusing (there are a lot of demetrius) and is difficult to remember who is who at the end of it. A family/faction tree could have been useful. Furthermore, for some people (not me) the geography of the era will be complicated. The map provided doesn't gives enough detail of Alexander's empire regions, provinces, cities… But these are mentioned with frequency during the book. I do know most ancient regions of the middle east (thanks to TW and Europa Universalis games as well as my knowledge of the roman empire) but this could easily not apply to you. But if you google Persian empire, images, there are good maps you can find.