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Conclusion: The Fame of the Seleucids

Marijn S. Visscher

in Beyond Alexandria: Literature and Empire in the Seleucid World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190059088
eISBN:
9780190059118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059088.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

The conclusion provides a brief summary of the main arguments put forward in Beyond Alexandria. It summarizes the four chapters separately, and highlights the most important points made in each of ... 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


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


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


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


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