Seleukos Nikator (Routledge Revivals): Constructing a Hellenistic Kingdom

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Routledge, Feb 4, 2014 - History - 268 pages

Following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, one of his commanders, Seleukos Nikator, rose over a period of forty years from being a landless refugee to the most successful of the Successor kings. This biography, first published in 1990, makes use of both historical and archaeological sources to trace the stages of Seleukos’ life as he added province to province, kingdom to kingdom, gradually building an empire which stretched from India to Greece and founding a state which lasted for the next two centuries.

This strangely neglected figure in ancient history emerges as a modestly proficient general, an excellent strategist, a consummate diplomat, and an inventive and constructive ruler, the diversity of his empire demanding intelligence of a high order to hold it together. Seleukos Nikator will be of interest to students of ancient history and the politics of the Hellenistic world.

 

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Contents

CHILD AND SOLDIER
COMMANDER AND BETRAYER
SATRAP AND FUGITIVE
ADMIRAL AND SATRAP 5 GENERAL AND VICTOR 6 CONQUEROR AND KING
VICTOR AND ORGANIZER
DIPLOMAT AND RULER
DIPLOMACY AND DEFENCE
VICTOR AND VICTIM
RECONQUEROR
SAVIOUR
Appendix Abbreviations Notes
BibliographyGenealogies Maps Index

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