After thatDeath Alexanders of the large one it participated actively in the following diadochus wars . Eumenes was the only Nichtmakedone and Nichtmilitär among the diadochi and already therefore an outsider. Nevertheless it is considered as one most capable generals of the diadochus wars. As a party man of the Perdikkas and advocate that, He was explained to realm unit in the name of Alexanders inheriting and its nut/mother Olympias after Perdikkas' death for outlawed. The army under Krateros, sent against him , it struck 321 v. Chr. at the Hellespont. The excessive quantity reports that Eumenes as unbesiegbar valid Agyraspiden (silver sign), thoseold guard Philipps, defeated, by vorgaukelte its infantry, it with freshly dug recruits to do to have and it in the assault advance left. When its soldiers noticed their mistake, it was too late for keeping. Surprised silver sign were run over.
Despite thisVictory could only at short notice secure Eumenes its position in small Asia. When Antigonos proceeded against it, its Macedonian troops of Eumenes dropped, he had in insufficient mountain regions to entrench itself. As it however a part of the public treasury to seize knew and thus the Agyraspiden on itsSide brought, began Katz and a mouse play between it and Antigonos that both across to the asiatic be enough deliver. The battles of Paraitakene 317 v. Chr. and Gabiene 316 v. Chr.ended undecided. With Gabiene it succeeded to Antigonos however, the field camp of the Agyraspiden with of themTo bring families into its force. In the exchange this Eumenes delivered. Antigonos let it kill against-willingly, in addition, the Agyraspiden, which no more is not to be trusted, did not get off intact. They were dissolved as unit and distributed over the asiatic garrisons.
- Christoph shepherd: Eumenes of Kardia and the fight for power in the Alexanderreich, (Frankfurt oldhistorical contributions, Bd. 9), Frankfurt/Main 2002.
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- Plutarchs biography over Eumenes (English)
- Eumenes Vita of the Cornelius Nepos (Latin - German)
- biographic data to Eumenes
|NAME||Kardia, Eumenes by|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||secretary Philipps II. of Macedonia and its son Alexander|
|DATE OF BIRTH||362 v. Chr. or 361 v. Chr.|
|PLACE OF BIRTH|
|DYING DATE||316 v. Chr.|