The Antiochus Cylinder, Babylonian scholarship and Seleucid imperial ideology.

  title={The Antiochus Cylinder, Babylonian scholarship and Seleucid imperial ideology.},
  author={Kathryn E. Stevens},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
With few surviving Greek sources from Hellenistic Babylonia, we are often ill-informed about the details of Seleucid imperialism ‘on the ground’ — in particular, about the Seleucids' relationship with the Babylonian priestly elites and Babylonian cult and culture. This makes the cuneiform sources all the more important. One of the most intriguing is the Antiochus (or Borsippa) Cylinder, a clay cylinder in the form of a traditional Mesopotamian royal inscription recording Antiochus I's… Expand

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