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Cassander of Macedon: The Life and Legacy of the King Who Ruled Greece after the Death of Alexander the Great

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures
*Includes ancient accounts
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

In 323 BCE, Alexander the Great was on top of the world. Never a man to sit on his hands or rest upon his laurels, Alexander began planning his future campaigns, which may have included attempts to subdue the Arabian Peninsula or make another incursion into India. But fate had other plans for the young Macedonian king. One night, while feasting with his admiral Nearchus, he drank too much and took to bed with a fever. At first, it seemed like the fever was merely a consequence of his excess, and there was not much concern for his health, but when a week had elapsed and there was still no sign of his getting better, his friends and generals began to grow concerned. The fever grew, consuming him to the point that he could barely speak. After two weeks, on June 11, 323 BCE, Alexander the Great, King of Macedon, Hegemon of the League of Corinth, King of Kings, died.

On his deathbed, some historians claim that when he was pressed to name a successor, Alexander muttered that his empire should go “to the strongest”. Other sources claim that he passed his signet ring to his general Perdiccas, thereby naming him successor, but whatever his choices were or may have been, they were ignored. While the generals all subscribed to spreading Greek culture, they also had the loyalty of their own soldiers at their backs, and they would tear each other apart in a vicious internal struggle that lasted almost half a century before four factions emerged victorious: Macedonia; the Seleucid Empire in the east; the Kingdom of Pergamon in Asia Minor; and the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. During the course of these wars, Alexander’s only heir, the posthumously born Alexander IV, was murdered, extinguishing his bloodline for ever.

Although it was an incredibly important period in world history, it is sometimes as confusing as it is frustrating for historians because the allegiances of the generals changed constantly and historical sources are often biased in some regards and utterly lacking in others. Although none of these men were able to replicate Alexander the Great’s territorial success, a few carved out sizable empires and were able to establish long-lasting political dynasties. Ptolemy I brought Egypt back to a central position of power in the region, and Seleucus I built a strong empire on the ruins of ancient Babylonia, but other generals, such as Perdiccas, were killed early on in the fighting and slipped into relative obscurity.

Cassander was a Macedonian general who was involved in the Diadochi Wars, and for a time it looked like he was going to be the biggest winner among the Macedonians. Cassander became the king of Macedon, had direct influence over most of southern Greece, and was courted by the other kings and generals in their conflicts against each other. Although he was younger than most of Alexander’s other generals and not immediately considered a “successor” general, he was the son of Antipater, who was among Alexander’s most successful strategists. Perhaps owing to his background, Cassander was able to prove himself repeatedly on the battlefield until he earned the respect of his peers. However, just as Cassander was at the apex of his power, things quickly came to an end for him due to shifting alliances and the constantly changing power dynamics in the Hellenic world.

Cassander of Macedon: The Life and Legacy of the King Who Ruled Greece after the Death of Alexander the Great looks at his tumultuous reign and how he affected the world in the wake of Alexander. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Cassander like never before.

Chakra For Beginners: Essential Chakras to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday ( Heal Your Body And Mind )

by Sara Rile

Discover how to find and correct chakra Imbalances and dramatically Improve your quality of life today through Chakra Healing Secrets!

Do you want “peace of mind” every day? Do you want “freedom” from negative thoughts?
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Inside “Chakra For Beginners” you will discover how to find and correct chakra Imbalances and dramatically Improve your quality of life today through Chakra Healing Secrets! learn the strategies on how your mind can change into a positive-peaceful state. You will know the specific steps on how to make yourself happy, fulfilled, optimistic, calm, and peaceful every day.

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    A didactic analysis on the behavior of the individual in Brazilian society and its modification from the 70’s. An essay on social balance in the philosophical, sociological and political environment. Criticism of the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, the ideas of Antônio Gramsci and Fabian Socialism. Approach of the social manipulation of these ideological concepts in the cultural, intellectual, and political sphere in Brazil.

    The David Chronicles: Boxed Set

    by Uvi Poznansky

    The David Chronicles includes three novels:

    Volume I: Rise to Power

    Here is the story of David as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir.

    Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer, a successful captain in Saul’s army, a cunning fugitive, a traitor leading a gang of felons, and a ruthless raider of neighboring towns who leaves no witnesses behind. But how does he see himself, during this first phase of his life?

    With his hands stained with blood, can he find an inner balance between conflicting drives: his ambition for the crown, his determination to survive the conflict with Saul, and his longing for purity, for a touch of the divine, as expressed so lyrically in his psalms?

    If you like ancient historical fiction about court intrigue, this king David novel has a modern twist like no book you have read before.

    Volume II: A Peek at Bathsheba

    Against the backdrop of wars, raging within the land and without, David is growing into the mantle of leadership. Between his anointment as a tribal king and his anointment as the king of all of Israel, he uses wisdom, cunning, and his own understanding of the forces of history, aiming for high ideals: stopping the bloodshed, uniting the nation, and bringing about healing and peace.

    But then, having reached his peak, David falters. He makes a serious error that threatens to undo his political success, and cost him not only the adoration of his peopleâ??but also the sense of being sustained by a divine power. That error is the most torrid tale of passion ever told: his deliciously forbidden love for Bathsheba, followed by his attempt to cover up the ensuing scandal by sending her husbandâ??who serves him faithfully in his armyâ??to his death.

    This is volume II of the trilogy The David Chronicles, told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now. Listen to his voice as he undergoes a profound change, realizing the magnitude of his sin, and the curse looming over his entire future.

    Volume III: The Edge of Revolt

    David loves his sons. The last thing he expects is that they will topple him from the throne. Who among them will remain by his side? Who will be not only loyal, but also eager to continue his legacy?

    For now, David remains silent, even as Amnon rapes Tamar, even as Absalom lures Amnon to his death. In families other than his, such crimes may be concealed. But when they occur in the king’s family, they affect matters of the state, and result in his escape from the son he adores. Will he finds a way to quell the revolt and come back to the City of David?

    This is volume III of the trilogy The David Chronicles, told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now. If you like ancient historical fiction about court intrigue, this king David novel has a modern twist like no book you have read before.

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