Bruxelles : Société d'Études Latines de Bruxelles - Latomus, 2019.
Book — 512 pages ; 24 cm.
Preface and acknowledgements / Altay Coşkun and David Engels
Introduction / Altay Coşkun and David Engels
I. The Seleukid Empire under Antiochos III. 1. Which Seleukid king was the first to establish friendship with the Romans? Reflections on a fabricated letter (Seut., Claud. 25.3), amicitia with Antiochos III (200-193 BC) and the lack thereof with Ilion / Altay Coşkun
2. Poets and politics : Antiochos the Great, Hegesianax and the war with Rome / Marijn S. Visscher
3. Echoes of the Persian wars in the European phase of the Roman-Syrian war (with an emphasis on Plut., Cat. Mai. 12-14) / Eran Almagor
4. Where are the wives? Royal woman in Seleukid cult documents / Kyle Erickson
II. After Apameia : Seleukid recovery and disintegration in the shadow of Rome. 5. The Seleukid elephant corps after Apameia / Nicholos Victor Sekunda
6. Antiochos IV and Rome : the festival at Daphne (Syria), the treaty of Apameia and the revival of Seleukid expansionism in the west / Rolf Strootman
7. Reading backwards : Antiochos IV and his relationship with Rome / Benjamin Scolnic
8. With enemies like this who needs friends : Roman intervention in the Hellenistic east and the preservation of the Seleukid patrimony / Richard Wenghofer
III. Asia Minor in the transition from Seleukid to Roman hegemony. 9. L'influence séleucide sur les dynasties anatoliennes après la traité d'Apamée / Germain Payen
10. L'ombre lointaine de Rome : la Cappadoce à la suite de la paix d'Apamée / Alex McAuley
11. Unlike any other? The Attalid kingdom after Apameia / Christoph Michels
IV. The fading power of the Seleukids, Roman diplomacy, and Judaea's way to independence. 12. Triangular epistolary diplomacy with Rome from Judas Maccabee to Aristobulos I / Altay Coşkun
13. The Seleukids, Rome and the Jews (134-76 BC) / Edward Dąbrowa
V. Long-term perspectives on Babylonia. 14. Mais où sont donc passés les soldats babyloniens? La place des contingents "indigènes" dans l'armée séleucide / David Engels
15. Generals and cities in late-Seleukid and early-Parthian Babylonia / Gillian Ramsey
Epilogue. Rome, the Seleukid east and the disintegration of the largest of the successor kingdoms in the 2nd century BC / Altay Coşkun.
Seleukos I (312-281) was the strongest among the Successors of Alexander the Great, and his territory extended as far as Thrace in the West and Pakistan in the East for over a century. His kingdom reached a new pinnacle under Antiochos III (223-187), who combined military vigour with political skill, but also bears responsibility for its harsh defeat at the hands of the Romans, the ascending superpower in the Mediterranean. This failure did not yet trigger the dynasty's collapse albeit. It was resilient and re-established itself as the leading power in the Near East under Antiochos IV (175-164), who was able to maintain friendship with Rome. Gradually, however, Seleukid rule was reduced to Syria or parts thereof by 129. The book tries to redress the balance of Seleukid weaknesses and strengths. Case studies either focus on power, politics and ideology of the Seleukid centre, or on continuity and change in 2nd-century Anatolia, Judaea and Babylon, before trying to integrate into a braoder picture the factors that led to Seleukid disintegration. (source: Nielsen Book Data)