Dating Methods during the Early Hellenistic Period

  title={Dating Methods during the Early Hellenistic Period},
  author={Tom Boiy},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={115 - 121}
  • T. Boiy
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • History
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
During the Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid periods, cuneiform documents were dated by numbered royal regnal years. The same method was used after Alexander conquered the Achaemenid Empire. Because of the rapid and frequent political changes during the early Hellenistic period, the dating systems used in the cuneiform sources can be confusing. In this article I describe the various dating systems used during the early Hellenistic period. These are most clear in king lists that compile the length… 

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