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

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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 to appear for fifty years. The authors approach this important and successful state from new perspectives, seeing it as part of the Middle Eastern world rather than solely in Grec ...more
Hardcover, 261 pages
Published February 15th 1993 by University of California Press
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Seleucid empire ca. 200 BCE

Monarchy. It is neither descent (literally, 'nature') nor legitimacy (lit. 'justice') which gives monarchies to men, but the ability to command an army and to handle affairs competently. Such was the case with Philip and the Successors of Alexander. For Alexander's natural son was in no way helped by his kinship with him, because of his weakness of spirit. While those who had no connection with Alexander became kings of almost the whole inhabited world.
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