SACRED PLUNDER AND THE SELEUCID NEAR EAST*

@article{Taylor2014SACREDPA,
  title={SACRED PLUNDER AND THE SELEUCID NEAR EAST*},
  author={Michael J. Taylor},
  journal={Greece and Rome},
  year={2014},
  volume={61},
  pages={222 - 241}
}
The Seleucid Empire was the largest and most ethnically diverse of all the successor kingdoms formed after the death of Alexander the Great. The relationship between the Macedonian dynasty and various subject peoples is therefore a central question of Seleucid historiography. This article focuses on the relations between king and native temples, arguing that temple despoliation was standard procedure for Seleucid rulers facing fiscal problems. I explore various instances in which Seleucid kings… Expand
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