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Excellent description of a complex period,
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This review is from: Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empire (Kindle Edition)
A well written account of the first successors and the foundation of the Hellenistic kingdoms that would survive until the coming of Rome. The author mostly succeeds in describing this complex food, there are numerous characters here. One problem with the kindle is it is relatively more difficult to flip back and forth to pages with maps or family trees, this can be an issue with a work like this, covering a vast Geographic area, using archaic names. I only have three criticisms: the author occasional makes preferable to modern recent historical events which can be distracting; the author states that the successors were tolerant of the native populations, then later mentions how several were persecuted; the author uses the BCE / AC dating system which I find very irritating. Overall a good read, recommended.