The Legend of Seleucus

Download or Read eBook The Legend of Seleucus PDF written by Daniel Ogden and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-04-07 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Legend of Seleucus

Book Synopsis The Legend of Seleucus by : Daniel Ogden

The first full reconstruction of and investigation into the vibrant and fascinating legend of King Seleucus, successor to Alexander the Great.

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  • Publisher – Cambridge University Press
  • Total Pages – 401
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781107164789
  • ISBN-13 – 1107164788

The Legend of Seleucus

Download or Read eBook The Legend of Seleucus PDF written by Daniel Ogden and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-04-07 with total page 601 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Legend of Seleucus

Book Synopsis The Legend of Seleucus by : Daniel Ogden

In the chaos that followed the death of Alexander the Great his distinguished marshal Seleucus was reduced to a fugitive, with only a horse to his name. But by the time of his own death, Seceucus had reconstructed the bulk of Alexander's empire, built Antioch, and become a king in his turn, one respected for justness in an age of cruelty. The dynasty he founded was to endure for three centuries. Such achievements richly deserved to be projected into legend, and so they were. This legend told of Seleucus' divine siring by Apollo, his escape from Babylon with an enchanted talisman, his foundations of cities along a dragon-river with the help of Zeus' eagles, his surrender of his new wife to his besotted son, and his revenge, as a ghost, upon his assassin. This is the first book in any language devoted to the reconstruction of this fascinating tradition.

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  • Publisher – Cambridge University Press
  • Total Pages – 601
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781316738443
  • ISBN-13 – 1316738442

Nicator - Seleucus and his Empire

Download or Read eBook Nicator - Seleucus and his Empire PDF written by Lise Hannestad and published by Aarhus Universitetsforlag. This book was released on 2020-06-12 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Nicator - Seleucus and his Empire

Book Synopsis Nicator - Seleucus and his Empire by : Lise Hannestad

When the vast empire of Alexander the Great broke up, the Macedonian general Seleucus secured the lion’s share for himself and went on to become the longest-lived of Alexander’s successors. His tactical skills and his military innovations – including his use of war elephants on a scale never seen before in the West – earned him the epithet Nicator, “victorious”. When he died at the hands of an assassin in 281 BC, Seleucus ruled over a larger territory than any Hellenistic monarch before or since his time, stretching from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. This book is a study of his life and achievements, his time and his legacy. It is based on Graeco-Roman and Babylonian written sources as well as on the rapidly growing body of archaeological evidence. Lise Hannestad is professor emerita of Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University. Her main research areas are the Near East in the Hellenistic period, the Etruscans and Black Sea archaeology.

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  • Publisher – Aarhus Universitetsforlag
  • Total Pages – 183
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  • ISBN-10 – 9788771248135
  • ISBN-13 – 8771248137

Every Inch a King

Download or Read eBook Every Inch a King PDF written by Lynette Mitchell and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2012-11-13 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Every Inch a King

Book Synopsis Every Inch a King by : Lynette Mitchell

Drawing on studies of kings from Cyrus to Shah Abbas, this volume provides a rich variety of readings on royal authority and its limitations in medieval societies in both Europe and the Middle East, exemplified especially in the case of Alexander the Great, God and King, and the persistence of his legend in later eras.

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  • Publisher – BRILL
  • Total Pages – 431
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  • ISBN-10 – 9789004228979
  • ISBN-13 – 9004228977

The Legend of Alexander the Great on Greek and Roman Coins

Download or Read eBook The Legend of Alexander the Great on Greek and Roman Coins PDF written by Karsten Dahmen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-01-24 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Legend of Alexander the Great on Greek and Roman Coins

Book Synopsis The Legend of Alexander the Great on Greek and Roman Coins by : Karsten Dahmen

This outstanding introductory survey collects, presents and examines, for the very first time, the portraits and representations of Alexander the Great on the ancient coins of the Greek and Roman period. From 320 BC to AD 400, Karsten Dahmen examines not only Alexander’s own coinage and the posthumous coinages of his successors, but also the re-use of his image by rulers from the Greek world and the Roman empire, to late antiquity. Also including numismatic material that exceeds all previous published works, and well-illustrated, this historical survey brings Alexander and his legacy to life.

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  • Publisher – Routledge
  • Total Pages – 347
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781134159703
  • ISBN-13 – 1134159706