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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Jay Fisher rated it really liked it Apr 08, Please verify that you are not a robot. They also vigorously argue against a position I have seen already in more than one text, which asserts that early in the rise of the Parthian kingdom, Bactria and regions east were cut off from Seleucid centers of power in Mesopotamia and Sardiss.

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

Zenodotus rated it it was amazing Dec 17, LPenting marked it as to-read Aug 17, However, in our view his criticisms do not undermine the main points we are making. The view that Megasthenes’ reports of India “gave Seleucus I solid grounds for justifying a non-conquest policy” p.

Kuhrt Amelie, Sherwin-white Susan. 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. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

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Late fourth- and third-century India and the Greeks. Find a copy online Links to this item Table of contents. Many of his points are apt and useful and provide food for thought for future studies of the development of this important kingdom. The fate of that series is another story, but the book under discussion bears visible signs sarris its conception: Oct 16, Ietrio rated it did not like it Shelves: On these matters, one learns more from Kuhrt’s article in Rituals of Royalty: Taking tk his criticisms will allow us to reiterate some of the main points we tried to address in our study.


Brunt, Arrian [Loeb ], vol. Finally, our aim was to stress the length of time that the Seleucids controlled, with difficulty -yes, but also with considerable success, a very large and disparate territory. He cites, as an example, the statement that we make on p.

If we do that, we need to rephrase and modify some of our traditional approaches to the Seleucid state. It is neither descent literally, ‘nature’ nor legitimacy lit. From Samarkand to Sardis: Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Hellenistic culture and society Sardis and its samzrkhand.

Our French is vrom perfect, but the sense of the passage seems to us quite unmistakable. Peters’ The Harvest of Hellenism also breaks this standard Hellenists’ modus operandi, but Sherwin-White and Kuhrt don’t reference it at all. The book makes accessible the great variety of new and important documents that have been recently discovered.

But saardis show, valuably, that commercial operations were considered important by the Seleucid kings, that they were concerned to involve themselves in them and take as much profit from them as possible -hence their interest in promoting them in a variety of ways. While those who had no connection with Alexander became kings of almost the whole inhabited world.


The empire created by Alexander the Great’s samarkkhand 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. History of Western Philosophy.

A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on samarkhajd profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Sign in to use this feature. Citations are based on reference standards. Similarly, the discussion of the so-called “First Syrian War” and its chronology pp. Ftom empire created by Alexander the Great’s general, Seleucus, constituted the largest Hellenistic kingdom of the successor states: From Samarkhand to Sardis promises “a new approach”, and in many ways it delivers on that promise.

Building the Seleucid Empire. The empire created by Alexander the Great’s general, Seleucus, constituted the largest Hellenistic kingdom damarkhand the successor states: Persian empire and earlier Middle Eastern states. Some features of WorldCat will not be available.

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