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Archaeology of Empire in Achaemenid Egypt

Henry Colburn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452366
eISBN:
9781474476454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452366.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book is the first study of the material culture of Egypt during the period of Achaemenid Persian rule (ca. 526-404 B.C., also known as the ‘27th Dynasty’). Previous studies have characterised ... More


Family Romances

Richard Stoneman

in Xerxes: A Persian Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300180077
eISBN:
9780300216042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180077.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Xerxes's love life, which proved to be his downfall. Unlike his polygamous father, Xerxes spent his life married to a single woman, Amestris, the daughter of Otanes, the ... More


Persia Redivivus

Paul A. Rahe

in Sparta's First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C.

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242614
eISBN:
9780300249262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242614.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at how the Persians coped with their defeat during the war. In 480 BCE, Xerxes son of Darius, the Achaemenid king of Persia, withdrew to Sardis in western Anatolia. The following ... More


Alexander, Priene, and Naulochon

Peter Thonemann

in Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652143
eISBN:
9780191745935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter offers a new reconstruction of Alexander the Great's fragmentary edict to Priene (I. Priene 1; Rhodes–Osborne, GHI 86, probably of 334 bc). Alexander's edict, concerning the status of a ... More


Introduction

Waldemar Heckel

in In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

What induced Alexander to embark upon a war of conquest against Persia? How did the peoples he attacked resist him, and why? The undertaking was bequeathed to him by his father, Philip II, whose ... More


In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Waldemar Heckel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers a fresh insight into the conquests of Alexander the Great by attempting to view the events of 336–323 from the vantage point of the defeated. The extent, and form, of the resistance ... More


Enoch and the Beginnings of Jewish Interest in Natural Science*

Philip S. Alexander

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter traces the history of Jewish engagement with ancient science by contextualizing the literature related to Enoch. It first considers a working definition of “science” and the earlier ... More


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