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Kings in the Seleukid Empire: A Story of Usurpation, Monarchy, and Power

Boris Chrubasik

in Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire: The Men who would be King

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198786924
eISBN:
9780191829055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786924.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This final chapter argues that the core weakness of the Seleukid empire was the Seleukid king’s structural inability to persuade his own elite that he was the supreme power-holder within the Seleukid ... More


Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire: The Men who would be King

Boris Chrubasik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198786924
eISBN:
9780191829055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786924.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

How does one become king? This book investigates the question of kingship in the Seleukid empire, the largest of the kingdoms that arose after the death of Alexander the Great. More specifically, ... More


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