The successors of Alexander the Great were neither his closest friends nor his most prominent generals. But because these marshals labored in his shadow, their careers and contributions to Alexander's success have been neglected by historians, ancient and modern. The primary aim of this book is to bring them to light.
Waldemar Heckel presents an interpretative prosopographical study of more than 130 officers who served Alexander the Great. As such, The Marshals of Alexander's Empire is a revision, a continuation and an expansion of H. Berve's Das Alexanderreich aup prosopographischer Grunlage, volume 2 (Munich, 1926). The Marshals of Alexander's Empire provides the first full discussion in English of the careers of Alexander's Macedonian officers and closest friends.