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Author Erickson, Kyle, author
Title The early Seleukids, their gods and their coins / Kyle Erickson
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  DS96.2 .E75 2019    AVAILABLE    30520020867736
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS96.2 E68 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001321728
Descript xiii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note "Before Alexander, the Near East was ruled by dynasts who could draw on the significant resources and power base of their homeland, but this was not the case for the Seleukids who never controlled their original homeland of Macedon. The Early Seleukids, their Gods and their Coins argues that rather than projecting an imperialistic Greek image of rule, the Seleukid kings deliberately produced images that represented their personal power, and that were comprehensible to the majority of their subjects within their own cultural traditions. These images relied heavily on the syncretism between Greek and local gods, in particular their ancestor Apollo. The Early Seleukids, their Gods and their Coins examines how the Seleukids, from Seleukos I to Antiochos IV, used coinage to propagandise their governing ideology. It offers a valuable resource to students of the Seleukids and of Hellenistic kingship more broadly, numismatics, and the interplay of ancient Greek religion and politics"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Creation of an empire -- The creation of a Seleukid deity -- Continuity and rebellion: developments in Seleukid ideology -- A new start?
Subject Seleucids -- History
Seleucids -- Religion -- History
Coins, Ancient -- Syria
Coins, Greek -- Syria
Numismatics, Greek -- Syria -- History
Hellenism -- History
Mythology, Greek -- Political aspects -- Middle East -- History
Religion and politics -- Middle East -- History
Syria -- Antiquities
Alt Title Early Seleucids, their gods and their coins
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