Macedonian & Hellenistic

Journey through the Macedonian era and the Hellenistic period’s magnificence on History Hogs, highlighting the legacy of Alexander the Great and the widespread influence of Greek culture.

Beyond Alexander, this category investigates the transformative era where Greek, Eastern, and Egyptian cultures merged, fostering a unique blend of scientific, cultural, and philosophical progress.

Unravel the complex politics, pioneering art, and novel ideas that emerged in the realms established by Alexander’s successors.

Dive into expert analysis, detailed articles, and enthralling stories that resurrect the essence of cities like Alexandria, Antioch, and Pergamon.

This is perfect for those keen to understand the cultural synthesis and the significant, often overlooked, contributions of this period.

Statue of Achilles. Alexander the Great and Achilles have a long connected history

Alexander the Great and Achilles – The Heroic Rivalry

Tom Curley

In the annals of history and the realms of myth, few figures loom as large as Alexander the Great and ...

Artwork showing Alexander face to face with a roman general. Could Alexander the Great have conquered Rome?

Could Alexander the Great have conquered Rome?

Tom Curley

Imagine if Alexander the Great aimed for Rome! Could he have reshaped history by conquering the future empire? Join us ...

Image of Alexander the Great as an Indian King

Could Alexander the Great have conquered India?

Tom Curley

Could Alexander the Great have conquered India? That’s a question that has intrigued minds for centuries. With a legendary army ...

Ai generated image of Alexander the Great bas on a Roman era marble bust.

What did Alexander the Great Look Like? – (AI Images)

Tom Curley

Alexander the Great’s legacy as a formidable military leader is undisputed, yet the details of his physical appearance have sparked ...

Artwork of the Diadochi waiting in the shadows

Diadochi Drama – Cutthroat World of Alexander’s Successors

Tom Curley

The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC marked the end of an era in ancient history, as his ...

Art portrait of Seleucus

Seleucus I Nicator – Underdog to Emperor

Tom Curley

Seleucus I Nicator was a prominent figure in the post-Alexander era of ancient history. Through military skill, political maneuvering, and ...

Realistic image of Macedonian Regent Antipater

The Life of Antipater – Kingmaker to Diadochi Warrior

Tom Curley

Antipater played a pivotal role in the conquests of Alexander the Great and the subsequent Diadochi Wars. He served as ...

Artwork of Antigonus I Monophthalmus. Realistic image of what the Macedonian General looked like.

Antigonus I – Inches Away from Uniting Alexander’s Empire

Tom Curley

Antigonus was one of Alexander the Great’s generals and critical in many campaigns. After Alexander’s death, Antigonus sought to succeed ...

Artwork of Craterus. Realistic image of what the Macedonian General might have looked like.

Craterus – Alexander’s General Overshadowed by Circumstance

Tom Curley

Craterus was one of Alexander the Great’s toughest generals and one of his most trusted advisers. He played a crucial ...

Artwork of the Macedonian General Perdiccas. Realistic image of the Diadochi ruler.

The Rise and Fall of Perdiccas – Ambition and Overconfidence

Tom Curley

Perdiccas was one of Alexander the Great’s most trusted generals, playing a crucial role in his conquests and the early ...

Artwork of a realistic portrait of Ptolemy I Soter.

The Rise of Ptolemy I – From General to Pharaoh

Tom Curley

Ptolemy Soter was one of the most prominent successors of Alexander the Great, known as the Diadochi. His life spanned ...

Head of a colossal statue of ram-horned Zeus Ammon, Roman Tunisia (?), AD 150-180, Liebieghaus, Frankfurt

God Complex – How Zeus Ammon Shaped Alexander the Great

Tom Curley

Alexander the Great was fascinated with the Zeus Ammon, a deity that combined aspects of Greek and Egyptian mythology. This ...

Alexander cuts the Gordian Knot, painting by Berthelemy ca. 1767

Alexander the Great and the Gordian knot – Myth or Reality?

Tom Curley

For ages, the tale of Alexander and the Gordian Knot has been a staple in discussions about ingenious problem-solving and ...

Artwork of Alexander the Great and Hephaestion

Alexander the Great’s Lovers – From Queens to Soldiers

Tom Curley

Alexander the Great wasn’t just a military genius who changed the course of history. He also had a fascinating love ...

Art of Alexander the Great celebrating in Memphis Egypt

Alexander the Great in Egypt – Conquest, Oracles and Legacy

Tom Curley

Ready to set sail on a historical adventure? This article takes you on a riveting journey through Alexander the Great’s ...

artwork of venetian merchants

Is Alexander the Great Buried in St. Mark’s Cathedral?

Tom Curley

The search for Alexander the Great’s missing body has been one of the most captivating mysteries in history. Historians have ...

Artwork showing Alexander the Great on his death bed

Where Is Alexander the Great Buried? – (Ancient Mysteries)

Tom Curley

The story of Alexander the Great’s final resting place remains one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world. As ...

Al old Alexander the Great looking over his Empire

What If Alexander the Great Lived Longer?

Tom Curley

Alexander the Great, synonymous with military genius and far-reaching influence, had a life tragically cut short. He ruled for a ...