FROM SAMARKHAND TO SARDIS. First, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Jean-François Salles, Marie-Françoise Boussac, the staff of the Maison. Amelie Kuhrt and Susan Sherwin-White, From Samarkhand to Sardis. A new approach to the Seleucid empire. Hellenistic Culture and Society XIII. Berkeley and. The Seleucid Empire Susan Sherwin-White, Amelie Kuhrt: From Samarkand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire. Pp. Ix+; 29 Plates, 11 Maps .

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Inscriptions most fragmentarythe evidence of archaeology, and comparison with Near Eastern political structures do indeed offer new insights, but the fact remains that they must nevertheless be placed within the historical context provided by the Greek and Latin sources.

With respect to the secession of Bactria, Will feels that we simply slide out of the problem by saying that the sources are inadequate, rejecting modern approaches, and so creating a gap. Paul Kosmin – – Journal of Hellenic Studies Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Kerveros marked it as to-read Dec 19, Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Aspects of Seleucid Royal Ideology.

We, therefore, prefer to leave the question open and to await another approach and clearer evidence, rather than trying to construct a house of cards.

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Rajiv Chawla marked it as to-read Mar 29, We would never deny that the quality of material for the cities of western Asia Minor cannot be matched by material from the east ; when Will says that we do, then we feel he is fro misreading us, as he says that we have misread him. It will be welcomed by students, sqmarkhand, and all readers with an interest in Hellenistic and Middle Eastern history. Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource Document Type: Taking up his criticisms will allow us to reiterate some of the main points we too to address in our study.

The book makes accessible the great variety of new and important documents that have been recently discovered. Futaki marked it as to-read Jan 12, The campaigns of Antiochus III.

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This leaves very little time for Alexander to establish “successful working relationship”; more realistic is Balcer’s contention that, by destroying Persepolis, Alexander laid the foundations for Persian resistance to hellenism for the next millenium Iranica Antiqua 13 [], sanarkhand And as interesting as the Ptolemaic kingdom fromm in Egypt is, the Seleucid Empire – the binding link between the Greek, Mesopotamian, Persian and Indian cultures – is even more significant. Armenia in the third century.

Contents Building the Seleucid Empire. Some minor quibbles most pertaining, predictably I suppose, to Alexander and the Diadochoi: University of California Press.

From Samarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire

Citing articles via Samarkhadn Scholar. The empire created by Alexander the Great’s general Seleucus constituted the largest Hellenistic kingdom of the successor states; yet this is the first substantial treatment of Seleucid history sardix appear for fifty years.


The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, and all readers with an interest in Hellenistic and Middle Eastern history. Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

Brunt, Arrian [Loeb ], vol. A chronological table of Seleukid and Parthian kings p. They are that Parthian occupation in any permanent sense of regions south of the Elburz and sanarkhand a usable route leading to Bactria did not occur in the third century ; the settlement and development of Parthia was at this time restricted to the north of the Elburz in Turkmenistan.

Nevertheless, Sherwin-White and Kuhrt reject it as “one of sardiw best examples of uncritical fantasy in modern hellenistic historiography” p. The book makes accessible the great variety of new and important go, Greek and non-Greek, that have been recently discovered.

We wished very much to emphasise the inadequacy of the literary sources for constructing a political history -of course, it would be nice if we had that material ; of course, it would refine our understanding of Seleucid politicies -but the impossibility of writing such a history in the present state of affairs has been skated over too often.

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