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The History of Israel: The Persian and Hellenistic Periods

L. L. Grabbe

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the fifth of six chapters on the Old Testament and its authors. It gives an account of a later period of Israelite history than does the preceding chapter, and discusses the Persian and ... More


The Babylonian Calendar

Sacha Stern

in Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589449
eISBN:
9780191746178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589449.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with the standard Babylonian calendar that was adopted, in the late second millennium bce, as the official calendar of the empires that ruled the Near East from then until late ... More


Fragmentation: Babylonian and Julian Calendars in the Near East, Third Century bce–Seventh Century ce

Sacha Stern

in Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589449
eISBN:
9780191746178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589449.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers how the disintegration of large empires in the Near East led to the fragmentation of Near Eastern calendars in later Antiquity. Under the Seleucid Empire, the Macedonian ... More


Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires: The Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Rolf Strootman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748691265
eISBN:
9781474400800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691265.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

During the Hellenistic Period (c. 330-30 BCE), Alexander the Great and his successors reshaped their Persian and Greco-Macedonian legacies to create a new kind of rulership that was neither ‘western’ ... More


Apocalyptic Vision and the Angelic Guide

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Development in Hebrew prophetic literature is found to have similar aspects with how Shelley experienced a gradual loss of faith during his efforts at establishing an ideal society or a new Eden. The ... More


Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Matthew P. Canepa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The product of a decade of research, The Iranian Expanse is a study of the natural and built environments of power in Persia and the ancient Iranian world from the consolidation of the Achaemenid ... More


Jewish Holy War in Practice: Early Success

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The military victory of the Jewish Maccabees against the idolatrous Seleucid Greeks and their Hellenised Jewish allies during the period of the Second Temple was understood by its protagonists to ... More


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

Myles Lavan, Richard E. Payne, and John Weisweiler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190465667
eISBN:
9780190465681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465667.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The empires of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean invented cosmopolitan politics. In the first millennia BCE and CE, a succession of territorially extensive states incorporated populations of ... 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


The Destruction of Achaemenid Persia and the Creation of Seleucid Iran

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 3 offer a new approach to the evidence that takes into account not just continuities with Persian practice, but also the Seleucid Empire’s breaks with Achaemenid traditions. I argue that the ... More


The Seleucid and Arsacid Transformations of Iranian Palatial Architecture

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 15 argues that the Seleucids selectively appropriated the Persian palatial traditions to subsume and supersede the Achaemenid legacy. It argues that the Seleucids also used select Achaemenid ... More


Images and Monuments of Near Eastern Dynasts, 100 BC - AD 100

Andreas J. M. Kropp

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199670727
eISBN:
9780191804762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199670727.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book is an archaeological and art-historical study of the images and monuments of Roman ‘client’ kings in the Near East from the Taurus to Edom (modern South East Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, ... More


The Roman Republic, Carthage, and Macedon

Matthew Kroenig

in The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190080242
eISBN:
9780190080273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080242.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers Rome’s rise from a small kingdom on the Tiber River in Central Italy to dominating the entire Mediterranean and becoming one of the most powerful geopolitical forces in world ... More


Later Mesopotamia

Mario Liverani

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the development of historical writing in later Mesopotamia. It covers the mid second millennium transition; Kassite and Middle Babylonian historical traditions; middle Assyrian ... More


Empire Begins at Home: Local Elites and Imperial Ideologies in Hellenistic Greece and Babylonia

Kathryn Stevens

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/9780190465667.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents four case studies in the self-presentation of local elites and the construction of local cultural memory in the Seleucid empire, two from Babylonia and two from the Greek cities ... 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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