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  Diadochi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Specifically, the Diadochi were the rival successors to Alexander the Great, and the Wars of the Diadochi followed Alexander's death.
Antipater was relieved by a force sent by Leonnatus, who was killed in action, but the war did not come to an end until Craterus's arrival with a fleet to defeat the Athenians at the Battle of Crannon on September 5, 322 BC.
The actual outbreak of war was triggered by Ptolemy's theft of Alexander's body, and diversion of it to Egypt.
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 Battle of Ipsus - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This was the only major European battle in which both sides employed Indian war elephants.
We know that Demetrius was initially successful on his side of the battle (on the right wing with heavy cavalry) but his force became separated from the center of the Antigonid army.
When he attempted to rejoin the main body, his cavalry was blocked by a huge mass of war elephants (we assume under the command of Seleucus).
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 Seleucus I Nicator -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In the (additional info and facts about wars of the Diadochi) wars of the Diadochi, after Alexander's death, he established the (additional info and facts about Seleucid dynasty) Seleucid dynasty and (additional info and facts about Seleucid Empire) Seleucid Empire.
Seleucus was the son of Antiochus, one of (Englishman and husband of Elizabeth II (born 1921)) Philip's generals.
War between Seleucus and Lysimachus broke out, and at the decisive (additional info and facts about battle of Corupedium) battle of Corupedium in (An ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC) Lydia, Lysimachus fell (281 BC).
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 Diadochi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In general, the word Diadochi (Διάδοχοι) means "successors" in Greek, such that the neoplatonic refounders of Plato's Academy in Late Antiquity referred to themselves as diadochi (of Plato).
But although Cassander was tempted to conclude peace with Antigonus, in Asia the war turned against the one-eyed general, with Ptolemy invading Syria (and defeating Antigonus' son, Demetrius Poliorcetes, in the Battle of Gaza, 312 BC) and Seleucus securing control of Babylon, and thus, of the eastern reaches of Alexander's empire.
In the modern Kingdom of the Hellenes, established in 1832 after Greece attained independence from the Ottoman empire (1830), under a Bavarian dynasty, the title of Diadochos was revived as particular style for the heir to the constitutional royal throne, as unique as dauphin in France (but not linked to any territory).
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 Seleucus I Nicator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In the wars of the Diadochi that took place after Alexander's death, Seleucus established the Seleucid dynasty and Seleucid Empire.
In the war which followed between Antigonus and the other Macedonian chiefs, Seleucus actively cooperated with Ptolemy and commanded Egyptian squadrons in the Aegean Sea.
War between Seleucus and Lysimachus broke out, and at the decisive battle of Corupedium in Lydia, Lysimachus fell (281 BC).
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 Diadochi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It is now revised and corrected, covering the periods from Alexander the Great and the Diadochi to the Arab conquest of Palestine.
Europe, realized through Napoleon as an founder of a romantic and popular military monarchy, is the analog of the realm of the Diadochi [heirs of Alexander the Great]; when realized as a 21st-century economic organism by a matter-of-fact Caesar, it will be the...
MAGAZINES The Journal of the American Oriental Society 4/1/1996 Attridge, Harold W. existence of indigenous temples at the center of political and social networks was a feature of all of the monarchies ruled by the Diadochi, the successors of Alexander the Great.
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 A General History of the Near East, Chapter 6
Although new petty wars would break out in the future, a measure of stability existed; the Antigonids had the European portion of Alexander's empire, the Ptolemies had the African portion, and the Seleucids had most of the Asian portion.
Jonathan had to continue the war with the Seleucids at first, until Demetrius I was killed in battle (150) by a usurper named Alexander Balas, who claimed to be a son of Antiochus Epiphanes.
The war in Italy was not over yet, though, and because he was in a hurry to get back and finish it, Sulla dictated lenient terms for peace: Mithradates got to keep Pontus, Colchis, and the Crimea, though he did pay an indemnity.
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 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
CASSANDER [Cassander], 358-297 BC, king of Macedon, one of the chief figures in the wars of the Diadochi.
He was one of a number of generals who struggled for power in the Wars of the Diadochi which followed the death of Alexander 323 BC.
The wars of the Diadochi marked, it is true, the breakup of Alexander's brief empire, but the establishment of Macedonian dynasties in Egypt, Syria...
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 Diadochi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In general, the word Diadochi means "successors" in Greek, such that the neoplatonic refounders of Plato's Academy in Late Antiquity referred to themselves as diadochi (of Plato).
Macedon and Greece were to be under the joint rule of Antipater, who had governed them for Alexander, and Craterus, Alexander's most able lieutenant, while Alexander's old secretary, Eumenes of Cardia, a Greek, was to receive Cappadocia and Paphlagonia.
But although Cassander was tempted to conclude peace with Antigonus, in Asia the war turned against the one-eyed general, with Ptolemy invading Syria (and defeating Antigonus'son, Demetrius, in the Battle of Gaza, 312 BC) and Seleucus securing control of Babylon, and thus, of the eastern reaches of Alexander's empire.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/D/Diadochi.htm   (2276 words)

  
 List of conflicts in Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wars between a European nation and a non-European nation that took place within Europe
Roman Servile Wars (136 BC - 71 BC)
Wars of the Diadochi (323 BC - 280 BC)
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 biology - Antigonus I Monophthalmus
He was a major figure in the Wars of the Diadochi after Alexander's death.
Antigonus found himself entrusted with the command of the war against Eumenes, who had joined Perdiccas against the coalition of Antipater, Antigonus, Ptolemy, Craterus, and the other generals.
Eumenes was defeated and forced to retire to the fortress of Nora in Cappadocia.
biologydaily.com /biology/Antigonus_I_Monophthalmus   (606 words)

  
 List of wars biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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1918 Finnish Civil War, fought between "the reds" (rebellious Socialists) and "the whites" (anti-Socialists) in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917.
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 Eumenes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After Alexander's death, Eumenes ended up in command of a large body of Macedonian and Greek soldiers fighting in support of Alexander's son, Alexander IV.
This was early in the Wars of the Diadochi.
Eumenes and Antigonus fought a series of battles across Iraq and Iran.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Eumenes   (236 words)

  
 DIADOCHI FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Antipater was relieved by a force sent by Leonnatus, who was killed in action, but the war did not come to an end until Craterus's arrival with a fleet to defeat the Athenians at the Battle_of_Crannon on September_5, 322_BC.
Paraitacene in 317 BC and at Gabiene in 316 BC, Eumenes was eventually betrayed and murdered by his own troops in 315 BC, leaving Antigonus in undisputed control of the Asian territories of the Empire.
In this war, Antigonus, who had grown too powerful for the other rulers to tolerate him, faced Ptolemy, Lysimachus, and Cassander.
www.beatlesfacts.com /Diadochi   (2166 words)

  
 A Biblical Interpretation of World History, Chapter 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
No Greek could make war on another Greek; cities would be allowed to manage their local affairs, and no taxes or tribute would be sent to Philip, except whatever men and ships he might need in wartime.
Antiochus also had to give up his war elephants and all but ten of his ships; his sons became hostages in Rome to ensure their father's good behavior.
The prophet Daniel predicted these wars, and wrote them down in the eleventh chapter of his book, about three hundred years before they took place.
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 Bithynia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
After the death of Alexander the Great, the Bithynians took advantage of the wars of the Diadochi to secure freedom from the Seleucids (297 B.C.).
Bevan, for instance, says they were "Thracian immigrants from the opposite shore, and shared the same characteristics as their European cousins, savage hardihood, wild abandonment to the frenzy of religion and war.
The last was Bithynia’s main contender for power in the region, and the two states were often at war.
www.barca.fsnet.co.uk /bithynia.htm   (1428 words)

  
 A Biblical Interpretation of World History, Chapter 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Plagued by native revolts, dynastic troubles, and civil war, the Hellenistic kingdoms began to crumble in the late third century B.C..
The Ptolemies and Seleucids fought three wars for control of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, and for the lands between their kingdoms (Israel and Lebanon).
However, he lost his first war against Egypt (the battle of Raphia, 217), so he formed an alliance with another enemy of Ptolemy IV, Philip V of Macedonia.
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 Ipsus - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Battle of Ipsus (301 BC) was a turning point in the wars of the Diadochi.
The battle pitted Antigonus Monophthalmus and his son Demetrius against the coalition of Cassander, Lysimachus and Seleucus near the town of Ipsus in Phrygia.
According to Plutarch, Antigonus' forces included 70,000 infantry, 10,000 cavalry and 75 elephants, while his opponents fielded 64,000 infantry, 10,500 cavalry, 400 elephants and 125 war chariots.
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 PS Wiki Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Battle of Ipsus was fought between some of the Diadochi (the successors of Alexander the Great) in 301 BC near the village of that name in Phrygia.
Antigonus I Monophthalmus and his son Demetrius I of Macedon were pitted against the coalition of three other companions of Alexander: Cassander, ruler of Macedon; Lysimachus, ruler of Thrace; and Seleucus I Nicator, ruler of Babylonia and Persia.
Except Plutarch's life of Demetrius, almost no histories have survived with an account of the battle.
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 Leonnatus
Leonnatus was the son of Anteas, a member of the royal house of Lyncestis, a small kingdom in the valley of the Crna that had been included in Macedonia by king Philip, the father of Alexander and the son of a mother who belonged to the Lyncestian dynasty.
Immediately, his generals -known as the Diadochi- started to quarrel about the succession, in which cavalry and infantry were at each other's throats.
They had been preparing the war for some time and were joined by several other Greek towns.
www.livius.org /le-lh/leonnatus/leonnatus.html   (987 words)

  
 Antigonus I Monophthalmus biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He was a major figure in the Wars of the Diadochi, the factional conflicts that followed Alexander's death.
Antigonus soon found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all.
With Antigonus's death in battle against them at Ipsus in 301 BC, his plans of reuniting Alexander's Empire, if he in fact had them, came to an end.
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 wars media - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
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 Hellenistic Period in Anatolia and Asia Minor
These frequent wars came to weaken the Hellenistic kingdoms, and they were all absorbed by first Parthian kings and later by the Romans in the 2nd and 1st centuries BCE.
The borders of these three kingdoms have never been stable and kept changing hands in various times, by means of either politics or wars.
The three major monarchies emerged out of the Wars of the Diadochi that have lasted from 323 to 301 BCE.
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 AllRefer.com - Seleucus I (Ancient History, Middle East, Biography) - Encyclopedia
An able general of Alexander the Great, he played a leading part in the wars of the Diadochi.
He finally won Asia Minor by defeating Lysimachus in the battle at Corupedion in Lydia in 281, an event that marked the end of the Diadochi.
Seleucus was murdered before he could achieve his ambition of seizing the vacant throne of Macedonia as well.
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 Successors : Total War (former Diadochi Total War) - Page 2 - The Guild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The wars of Successors in the end of II bc gave them twenty years of rest, but it was little time to avoid roman invasion.
Their long time enemy was the Scythians who lived to the north of Oxus and crossed over, from time to time, to loot the border villages.
When the war was over, Argyraspids settled in various garrison, where they spent their last days.
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 Turkish Odyssey/About Turkey/History/Anotolia until the Turks
He was taught for a time by Aristotle and acquired a love of Homer and an infatuation with the heroic age.
His death opened the anarchic age of the Diadochi, meaning "successors" in ancient Greek and his burial place is a matter of dispute.
After Alexander's death three major monarchies emerged out of the wars of the Diadochi; Macedonia under the rule of Antigonus, Egypt under that of Ptolemy and Anatolia under that of Seleucus.
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