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East, West, and Far West after the Persians: The Long View

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

As discussed here, we can situate the Persian-Egyptian conflict within a much more extensive story of Near Eastern-Egyptian opposition. Seen in this context, the Persian-Egyptian conflict was ... More


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


Appended Festivals: The Coordination and Combination of Traditional Civic and Ruler Cult Festivals in the Hellenistic and Roman East

Kostas Buraselis

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

From the Hellenistic period on, various Greek civic festivals in honour of traditional deities have been coordinated or even combined with similar expressions of the ruler cult. The usual results ... More


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

Nikolaus Leo Overtoom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190888329
eISBN:
9780190888350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888329.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From minor nomadic tribe to major world empire, the story of the Parthians’ success in the ancient world is nothing short of remarkable. In their early history, the Parthians benefited from strong ... More


The Vicissitudes of the Diadoch Kingdoms: The Final Years of Diodorus’ Persian Account

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/9781474414258.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter falls, in fact, apart in two parts, the first discussing the events, from 310 bc onward, leading up to the Battle of Ipsus (which took place in 301 bc and where Antigonus the One-eyed ... More


Semiramis’ Legacy

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/9781474414258.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter starts with a discussion on the historical characters that may have contributed to Diodorus’ imaginary picture of Semiramis. The chapter also make clear that Diodorus combined different ... 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


Iranian Nomads in the Achaemenid, Seleucid, and Arsacid Periods

D. T. Potts

in Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330799
eISBN:
9780199366842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330799.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Herodotus identified a number of Persian tribes as nomads, distinguishing them from others that were agriculturalists. These and other tribes are mentioned in the works of the Alexander historians as ... More


Cross-Cultural Communication in the Hellenistic Mediterranean and Western and South Asia

Matthew Canepa

in Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195386844
eISBN:
9780199983414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386844.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with West–Asian cross-cultural interaction that developed during the Hellenistic period in the aftermath of Alexander’s conquest of the Persian Empire as the land and sea routes ... More


From Migrants to Masters of the Middle East

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/9780190888329.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the reasons for the success of the Parthians in their rise from a minor nomadic group to a dominant imperial force. It analyzes the most important cultural factors of the early ... More


The Emergence of the Parthian State

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/9780190888329.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the establishment of the Parthian state on the Iranian plateau in the middle third century. The unexpected decline of the power of the Seleucid Empire in the 240s because of ... 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


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 Climax of the Seleucid-Parthian Rivalry

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/9780190888329.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the contexts and consequences of the last great Seleucid campaign in the Middle East. The new rivalry of the Seleucids and Parthians was highly volatile. Yet the potential ... More


Parthian Hegemony

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/9780190888329.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter emphasizes the efforts of Mithridates II to consolidate and expand his power and prestige to establish the Parthians as an unrivaled imperial force. Through a determined war against the ... More


The Two Provinces

G. Kratz Reinhard

in Historical and Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198728771
eISBN:
9780191795503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728771.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter III continues the account of Chapter II and provides an overview of the history of the two provinces of Samaria (since 722 BCE) and Judah (since 587 BCE), including the Samarian and Judean ... More


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