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The House of Seleucus

The House of Seleucus
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  • Date Published: March 2016
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108082778

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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'. However, Bevan, a scholar of early Christianity as well as of the Hellenistic period, pulls together written and archaeological sources to describe the creation of an eastern empire by Seleucus, one of the successors of Alexander the Great. After an introduction on 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 1 covers the period until the succession of Antiochus III in 222 BCE, and Volume 2 continues until the disintegration of the dynasty in the last century BCE.

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    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108082778
    • length: 716 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 142 x 45 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Hellenism in the east
    2. The physical environment
    3. Perdiccas
    4. Events in the east, 321–316
    5. Seleucus conquers the east
    6. From Ipsus to the death of Seleucus
    7. The problems of Asia Minor
    8. Antiochus I, Soter
    9. Antiochus II, Theos
    10. Seleucus II, Kallinikos and Seleucus III, Soter
    11. Syria
    12. Babylonia
    13. Iran
    14. India
    15. The first years of Antiochus III (223–216)
    Appendices. Volume 2:
    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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