Rome and the Seleukid East : selected papers from Seleukid Study Day V, Brussels, 21-23 August 2015 /

Rome and the Seleukid East : selected papers from Seleukid Study Day V, Brussels, 21-23 August 2015 / Rome and the Seleucid East Altay Coşkun and David Engels (eds.). - 512 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm - Collection Latomus ; volume 360 . - Collection Latomus v. 360. .

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Preface and acknowledgements / Introduction / Which Seleukid king was the first to establish friendship with the Romans? Reflections on a fabricated letter (Seut., Claud. 25.3), amicitia with Antiochos III (200-193 BC) and the lack thereof with Ilion / Poets and politics : Antiochos the Great, Hegesianax and the war with Rome / Echoes of the Persian wars in the European phase of the Roman-Syrian war (with an emphasis on Plut., Cat. Mai. 12-14) / Where are the wives? Royal woman in Seleukid cult documents / The Seleukid elephant corps after Apameia / Antiochos IV and Rome : the festival at Daphne (Syria), the treaty of Apameia and the revival of Seleukid expansionism in the west / Reading backwards : Antiochos IV and his relationship with Rome / With enemies like this who needs friends : Roman intervention in the Hellenistic east and the preservation of the Seleukid patrimony / L'influence séleucide sur les dynasties anatoliennes après la traité d'Apamée / L'ombre lointaine de Rome : la Cappadoce à la suite de la paix d'Apamée / Unlike any other? The Attalid kingdom after Apameia / Triangular epistolary diplomacy with Rome from Judas Maccabee to Aristobulos I / The Seleukids, Rome and the Jews (134-76 BC) / Mais où sont donc passés les soldats babyloniens? La place des contingents "indigènes" dans l'armée séleucide / Generals and cities in late-Seleukid and early-Parthian Babylonia / Epilogue. Rome, the Seleukid east and the disintegration of the largest of the successor kingdoms in the 2nd century BC / Altay Coşkun and David Engels -- Altay Coşkun and David Engels -- Altay Coşkun -- Marijn S. Visscher -- Eran Almagor -- Kyle Erickson -- Nicholos Victor Sekunda -- Rolf Strootman -- Benjamin Scolnic -- Richard Wenghofer -- Germain Payen -- Alex McAuley -- Christoph Michels -- Altay Coşkun -- Edward Dąbrowa -- David Engels -- Gillian Ramsey -- Altay Coşkun. I. The Seleukid Empire under Antiochos III. 1. 2. 3. 4. II. After Apameia : Seleukid recovery and disintegration in the shadow of Rome. 5. 6. 7. 8. III. Asia Minor in the transition from Seleukid to Roman hegemony. 9. 10. 11. IV. The fading power of the Seleukids, Roman diplomacy, and Judaea's way to independence. 12. 13. V. Long-term perspectives on Babylonia. 14. 15.

"Seleukos I (312-281) was the strongest among the Successors of Alexander the Great, and his territory extended as far as Thrace in the West and Pakistan in the East for over a century. His kingdom reached a new pinnacle under Antiochos III (223-187), who combined military vigour with political skill, but also bears responsibility for its harsh defeat at the hands of the Romans, the ascending superpower in the Mediterranean. This failure did not yet trigger the dynasty's collapse albeit. It was resilient and re-established itself as the leading power in the Near East under Antiochos IV (175-164), who was able to maintain friendship with Rome. Gradually, however, Seleukid rule was reduced to Syria or parts thereof by 129. The book tries to redress the balance of Seleukid weaknesses and strengths. Case studies either focus on power, politics and ideology of the Seleukid centre, or on continuity and change in 2nd-century Anatolia, Judaea and Babylon, before trying to integrate into a braoder picture the factors that led to Seleukid disintegration." --Cover verso.

13 English, 3 French contributions.

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333 B.C.-634 A.D.


Syria--History--333 B.C.-634 A.D.--Congresses.
Seleucid Kingdom (former nation/state/empire)


DS96.2 / .S454 2015