Diod. XVIII 39.1-7 and Antipater’s Settlement at Triparadeisus

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Abstract

At XVIII 39.1-7, Diodorus narrates the conference at Triparadeisos, an unknown Syrian town where Antipatros supervised a new distribution of satrapies. There were few surprises: the murderers of Perdikkas were rewarded; the war against the Perdikkan forces in Asia Minor was assigned to Antigonos; Seleukos received Babylonia, the nucleus of his future kingdom. Diodorus concludes the episode with Antipatros’ crossing of the Hellespont, while omitting his actions on the way from Triparadeisos to the Hellespont. We only know them from Arr. Succ. 1.40-5. So we can suppose that Diodorus (or, rather, his source) actually effaced Antipatros’ march across Asia Minor by focusing on his return to Macedonia with the kings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Age of the Successors and the Creation of the Hellenistic Kingdoms (323-276 B.C.)
EditorsHans Hauben, Alexander Meeus
Pages33-48
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Antipater
  • Hellenism

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