27. Study Questions Copy

He is writing 300 years after Alexander’s death but is still closer that Plutarch or Arrian. We think he may have based his account on Cleitarchus, who was writing fifty years after the assassination.

For Diodorus, the assassin was a bodyguard, Pausanias. Justin discusses a number of theories, implicating Olympias and Alexander. Plutarch names Pausanias, but says it was at the instigation of Olympias.

The accession of Alexander to the throne at the age of 20 and the need to secure his position, with others perhaps wishing for power for themselves.


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