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Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Jan Stronk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Semiramis’ Legacy, the history of Persia (in its widest sense) is followed as it has been described by the Greek author Diodorus of Sicily (first century bc) as a part of his Historical Library. ... More


Ancient History: Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Medes

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter Diodorus himself gets the stage. The story is about the rise and decline of the Assyrian empire, starting with the reigns of Ninus and Semiramis and the construction of subsequently ... More


Hellenism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Role of Babylonian Elites in the Seleucid Empire

Johannes Haubold

in Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites, and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190465667
eISBN:
9780190465681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465667.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers a case study of how Seleucid Babylonian elites experienced their place in an empire that was “universal in aspiration but exclusive in practice.” It focuses on the Babyloniaca, a ... More


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