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The Fall of Bactria, the Rise of Parthia

Nikolaus Leo Overtoom

in Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190888329
eISBN:
9780190888350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888329.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the decline of Greek rule in Bactria under the mounting weight of external and internal pressures. Antiochus III successfully subdued Bactria as another subordinate allied ... More


The Empire Strikes Back

Nikolaus Leo Overtoom

in Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190888329
eISBN:
9780190888350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888329.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the initial failure of the Seleucids in their attempt to reclaim the lost lands of the east. It discusses the failed eastern expedition of Seleucus II; however, its focus is ... More


Bigger from a Distance: Appian on Antiochus ‘the Great’

Luke Pitcher

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the depiction of Antiochus III, the Seleucid king of Syria at the end of the third century BC, in the Syriake, a book of the history of Rome written by Appian of Alexandria in ... More


Understanding Elites’ Religious Behaviors in the Middle Roman Republic

Craige B. Champion

in The Peace of the Gods: Elite Religious Practices in the Middle Roman Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174853
eISBN:
9781400885152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174853.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses some theoretical positions and methodologies in order to elucidate the religious behaviors of republican elites in the Middle Roman Republic. Using the psychological theory of ... More


Hannibal in Exile (195–183)

Dexter Hoyos

in Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675464
eISBN:
9781781385432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter narrates Hannibal's years, first as an honoured—yet sidelined—military adviser to the Seleucid Great King of the East, Antiochus III, until Antiochus lost his unwise war with Rome and ... More


Wayward Sons and Wandering Bacchic Revels: Terence’s Heautontimorumenos

Basil Dufallo

in Disorienting Empire: Republican Latin Poetry's Wanderers

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571781
eISBN:
9780197571811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571781.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the years between Plautus and the heyday of Terence (160s BCE), Rome made a series of momentous conquests, including victory over Antiochus III in Asia Minor. Beginning from this historical ... More


The Creation of ‘Material Complexity’

Philip Kay

in Rome's Economic Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681549
eISBN:
9780191765018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681549.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

The physical manifestation of Rome’s monetary expansion was in building and construction. After its defeat of Antiochus III, there was a remarkable period of expenditure on infrastructure. In ... More


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