Episode 2.5 - The Diadochi Part 5 - Seleucus, Ptolemy and the End

The surviving diadochi, Ptolemy and Seleucus, continue to battle with their neighboring Hellenistic Kingdoms. Their empires, as well as the Kingdom of Macedon, continue on for more than a century, before decline and eventual destruction at the hands of the Romans

Sources:

  • Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotecha Historica (Library of History)
  • James Romm, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire
  • Robin Waterfield, Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empire
  • Arrian, Events After Alexander
  • Plutarch, Parallel Lives
  • Polyaenus, Strategems

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