The Syrian Wars

Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. Januar 2010
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 450 Seiten
978-90-04-18050-5 (ISBN)
The two-century long conflict over Syria between Seleukids and Ptolemies was the central diplomatic and military matter of the Hellinistic period. By examining it for the first time in detail, its importance can at last be seen.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
  • Höhe: 24 mm
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  • Breite: 16 mm
  • 881 gr
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John Grainger, Ph.D. (1987) in Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham, is the author of articles and books on Hellenistic and other aspects of history, including The League of the Aitolians (Brill, 1999) and Aitolian Prosopographical Studies (Brill, 2000). He is currently working on a book on sea warfare in the Hellenistic period and on a Dictionary of British Naval Battles.
Maps Abbreviations Introduction Prologue: Syria's Importance Revealed 1. Syria Divided 2. Cold War 3. The New Kings, and the First Syrian War 4. Competitive Developing 5. The Second Syrian War 6. Increasing Strains 7. The Third War, the 'War of Laodike' 8. The Seleukid Collapse 9. The Fourth War 10. The Reversal, the Ptolemaic Collapse 11. The Fifth War: the Triumph of Antiochos III 12. Changing Priorities 13. The Sixth War: and the 'Day of Eleusis' 14. Mutual Troubles and a New Agenda 15. The Seventh War, the Triumph of Ptolemy Philometor 16. The Legacy of Philometor 17. The Eighth War, the Last Chance for Union 18. The Ninth, and Last, War Epilogue: the Ambition of Kleopatra VII Conclusion Bibliography Index
"[...] The Syrian Wars is an important contribution to Hellenistic political and military history that should become the standard treatment of its subject for years to come." Stanley M. Burstein in Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 31.03.2011

"Grainger has written an important book that no student of Hellenistic institutions or military history can afford to ignore." Jona Lendering in Ancient Warfare 5.4, 2011.

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