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Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC
- Alexander the Great dies. His generals--Antigonus, Antipater, Seleucus, Ptolemy, Eumenes and Lysimachus--fight over control of the vast Macedonian Empire he leaves behind. Start of the Ptolemaic Empire and the Seleucid Empire.
- Alexander the Great's half-brother becomes Philip III.
- Alexander the Great's posthumous son is declared Alexander IV as his uncle's Philip III co-ruler.