The Very Gates of Asia
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In spring (probably May) 334 Alexander was ready to invade Asia. Antipater was to be guardian (epitropos) of Greece and Macedonia, and to act as deputy Hegemon of the League of Corinth, in Alexander’s absence. He was certainly the best choice and, as events would show, more than competent to handle the task. There were no guarantees that once Alexander had left Greece would remain passive. Antipater was not Alexander, and at least half of the Macedonian army would leave with the king.