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The House of Seleucus

The House of Seleucus

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108082761

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  • Edwyn Bevan (1870–1943) remarks in his preface to this two-volume work of 1902 that there is 'much to discourage an attempt to write a history of the Seleucid dynasty', notably 'how often the narrative must halt for deficiency of materials'. However, Bevan, a scholar of early Christianity as well as of the Hellenistic period, pulls together written and archaeological sources to present an account of the creation of an eastern empire by Seleucus, one of the successors of Alexander the Great. Beginning with an account of Hellenism in the east, Bevan describes the conflict between the generals after Alexander's death, and the complexity of the events which led Seleucus from governorship in Babylon to exile, and to the eventual conquest of an empire which spread from the Aegean Sea to the borders of India. Volume 2 continues until the disintegration of the dynasty in the last century BCE.

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    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108082761
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    16. Achaeus
    17. The reconquest of the east
    18. The conquest of Palestine
    19. The advance of the west
    20. The war in Greece
    21. The war in Asia
    22. The interval of peace
    23. Antiochus IV and the conquest of Egypt
    24. Antiochus the god manifest
    25. Antiochus and the Jews
    26. Antiochus V Eupator
    27. Demetrius the saviour
    28. Alexander I and the Ptolemaic ascendancy
    29. The Cretan tyranny
    30. Antiochus Sidetes
    31. The last convulsions
    32. Government, court, and army
    Appendices
    Index.

  • Author

    Edwyn Robert Bevan

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