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24-12-2019, 10:06   #1
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Alexander the great. Were they worried about repercussions back home?

I was looking up something else and going by year on Wikipedia. The big event was Alexanders jaunt across to the east. Were the people worried about an army coming back to get them the further east he went?
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Alexander had inherited a very effecive governing elite from his father Philip. Mostly they were loyal to his dynasty and the wealth it generated from the looted Persian empire. Those who were perceived as not so enthused were executed by Alexander on suspicion of treason. So the Macedonian governors were kept in line so long as the king lived.
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Alexander had inherited a very effecive governing elite from his father Philip. Mostly they were loyal to his dynasty and the wealth it generated from the looted Persian empire. Those who were perceived as not so enthused were executed by Alexander on suspicion of treason. So the Macedonian governors were kept in line so long as the king lived.

Ah. It was actually more of of a planned takeover of territory. I was under the impression it was a looser run and went well past any predefined territory. Ah well, live and learn.
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A good recent book on that era which would give an overview of the period I'd recommend is Age of Conquests: The Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian (336 BC - AD 138).
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