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The Alexander romance in Persia and the East
Alexander the Great of Macedon was no stranger to controversy in his own time. Conqueror of the Greek states, of Egypt and of the Persian Empire as well as many of the principalities of the IndusExpand
Seleucus I, Zeus and Alexander
This chapter examines how Seleucus attempted to develop a set of royal imagery that drew both on Alexander and on a personal connection to Zeus, in order to justify his rule over the largest portionExpand
XERXES
While reading this book on an airplane, its title and cover inspired a conversation with the man sitting next to me about the film 300 and its sequel. The discussion turned from the cinematography toExpand
Sons of Heracles: Antony and Alexander in the Late Republic
This chapter argues that Marc Antony both consciously and unconsciously attempted to play the role of a successor to Alexander while in the east. Many of the links between the two men were the resultExpand
Review: D. Ogden, The Legend of Seleucus: Kingship, Narrative and Mythmaking in the Ancient World, Cambridge–New York, Cambridge University Press, 2017, xiv-386 pp. [ISBN 9781107164789]
Review of D. Ogden, The Legend of Seleucus: Kingship, Narrative and Mythmaking in the Ancient World , Cambridge–New York, Cambridge University Press, 2017, xiv-386 pp. [ISBN 9781107164789].
The Early Seleukids, their Gods and their Coins
Before Alexander, the Near East was ruled by dynasts who could draw on the significant resources and power base of their homeland, but this was not the case for the Seleukids who never controlledExpand
Creation of an empire
Apama and Stratonike: Marriage and Legitimacy
This paper argues that the first two Seleukid Queens, Apama and Stratonike, played a pivotal role in the development of the dynastic mythology. The latter drew heavily on Near Eastern and PersianExpand
Antiochos IX Kyzikenos
Antiochos IX Philopator “Kyzikenos” (r. 114/13–95 bce) was the youngest son of Antiochos VII and Cleopatra Thea. Kyzikenos played a major role in the continued breakdown of the Seleucid kingdom,Expand
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