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

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

by Boris Chrubasik

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ISBN-13: 9780191090615
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 10/20/2016
Series: Oxford Classical Monographs
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Boris Chrubasik is Assistant Professor of Historical Studies and Classics at the University of Toronto. Originally from Germany, he earned his doctorate at the University of Oxford and spent a year at the University of Exeter before moving to Toronto. An ancient historian, he has a particular interest in the history of the eastern Mediterranean from the Achaemenid to the late Hellenistic periods, and has published articles on the relationship between Hellenistic cities and kings and the Attalid state. He is currently in the early steps of a new project on the relationship between ancient empires and local sanctuaries in Ancient Turkey and the Levantine coast.

Table of Contents



i. Introduction
Prologue: The Death of a King
A History of Kings and Usurpers
Usurpation as an Interpretative Model
1. Central and Local Power in the Seleukid Empire
1.1 Dynasts in all the Land
1.2 The Strength of Local Power
1.3 Between Central and Local Power
1.4 Conclusion
2. Usurpers in Asia Minor: The Third Century
2.1 Late Third-Century Asia Minor and the Loss of Seleukid Control, c. 246-213
2.2 Becoming King in Asia Minor
2.3 Royal Success in Asia Minor: The Limits of the Seleukid Family
3. Usurpers in the Levant and Beyond: The Second Century
3.1 A History of the Seleukid Empire in the Mid-Second Century, c. 162 123
3.2 Images of Kingship: The Royal Offers
3.3 The Reception of Royal Offers: When Audiences Become Agents
3.4 Usurpers in the Second Century: Conclusion
4. Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire
4.1 The Origin of Usurpers
4.2 Royal Reaction: Punishment, Pardon, and Adaptation
5. Kings in the Seleukid Empire: A Story of Usurpation, Monarchy, and Power
5.1 Power and Kingship in the Seleukid Empire
5.2 Kings and Empires: Assessing the Seleukid State
Appendices
A. The Meydancikkale Hoard, and the Recovery of Rough Kilikia under Seleukos II
B. Antiochos Hierax and the city of Magnesia
C. Alexander Balas and the Eagle Coinage
D. Usurpers and the Senate of Rome
Endmatter
Bibliography i. Primary Material ii. Secondary Material

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