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  seleucid - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Seleucids, dynasty of Macedonian kings that reigned in the Middle East from the 4th to the 1st century bc.
The Seleucids ruled the Asian kingdom, which broke into several states.
The Seleucid Empire was a Hellenistic successor state of Alexander the Great 's dominion.
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 The Seleucid Empire (Syria)
However, in the mid-240's, during a brief interregnum, the Seleucids started to lose territory in the east, where the Parni nomads settled themselves in the satrapy of Parthia in northeastern Iran.
Later, the Seleucid king Antiochus III the Great was able to reconquer these territories, during a series of eastern wars between 209 and 204.
Seleucid influence in Europe, however, was something that the Romans could not allow to happen, and the inevitable war between the two superpowers broke out in 192.
www.livius.org /se-sg/seleucids/seleucids.html   (519 words)

  
 Dave Kopel on Hanukkah on National Review Online
The militia was terrified at the approach of the Seleucid army of 4,000.
As these two hundred withdrew into the hills, being sure to be noticed by the Seleucids, they lured 6,000 of the Seleucids deeper and deeper into the hills, in the misguided expectation that that they were chasing the tail end of the whole Jewish militia.
The Seleucids were trained to fight in the front, not the side, and the phalanx began to crumble under the fierce hand-to-hand assault from the Jews.
www.nationalreview.com /kopel/kopel120502.asp   (2107 words)

  
  History of Iran: Seleucid Empire
The Seleucid Empire was by far the largest of them and its ambition was no less than to maintain the great empire of Alexander in the east.
In 140 BCE, the Seleucid king Demetrios II deciced that enough was enough and summoned whatever resources he had to check the Parthian advance.
Parthian spies were able to stir up rebellions against the Seleucids, and when Antiochus VII tried to assemble his troops he was routed and killed by the Parthian king Phraates II in a battle outside Ecbatana.
www.iranchamber.com /history/seleucids/seleucids.php   (1832 words)

  
  Seleucid Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Seleucid Empire was one of several political states founded after the death of Alexander the Great, whose generals squabbled over the division of Alexander's empire.
Silver coin of Seleucus I Nicator, founder of the Seleucid Dynasty in 323 BC Seleucus, one of his generals, established himself in Babylon in 312 BC, used as the foundation date of the Seleucid Empire.
Demetrius Nicator's brother, Antiochus VII, was ultimately able to restore a fleeting unity and vigour to the Seleucid domains, but he too proved unequal to the Parthian threat: he was killed in battle with the Parthians in 129 BC, leading to the final collapse of the Seleucid hold on Babylonia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seleucid   (1923 words)

  
 SELEUCID DYNASTY - LoveToKnow Article on SELEUCID DYNASTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Only in Asia Minor, where the Seleucid cause was represented by the kings cousin, the able Achaeus, was its prestige restored and the Pergamene power driven back to its earlier limits.
Having thus recovered the central part of Asia Minorfor the dynasties in Pergamum, Bithynia and Cappadocia the Seleucid government was obliged to tolerateAntiochus turned to recover the outlying provinces of the north and east.
Bythe peace of Apamea (i88) the Seleucid king abandoned all thecountry north of the Taurus, which was distributed among thefriends of Rome.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SE/SELEUCID_DYNASTY.htm   (3023 words)

  
 The Seleucid period (
Mesopotamia is scarcely mentioned in the Greek sources relating to the Seleucids, because the Seleucid rulers were occupied with Greece and Anatolia and with wars with the Ptolemies of Egypt in Palestine and Syria.
Under the Seleucid system of dating, as far as is known, a fixed year became the basis for continuous dating for the first time in the Middle East.
Since Greece was overpopulated at the beginning of Seleucid rule, it was not difficult to persuade colonists to come to the east, especially when they were given plots of land (cleroii) from royal domains that they could pass on to their descendants; if they had no descendants, the land would revert to the king.
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 Seleucid Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Silver coin of Seleucus I Nicator, founder of the Seleucid Dynasty in 323 BC The empire was initially divided among several generals, chiefly Ptolemy Soter in Egypt, Antigonus Monopthalmos (literally "One-eyed") in Greece, and Seleucus in the Mideast.
Antiochus III the Great is considered the greatest of the Seleucid monarchs, but his campaigns in Greece in 192 BC attracted the attention of the Roman Republic, which exacted punitive war indemnities.
While nations like Armenia and Judea were allowed to continue their rule under local kings, Pompey saw the Seleucids as too troublesome to continue on, and so, while the Seleucids were in the middle of yet another civil war, he annexed Syria and ended the House of Seleucus.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Seleucid_Kingdom   (862 words)

  
 Seleucid Empire biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Seleucid Empire, was founded in 323 BC by Seleucus I Nicator and had its capital at Babylon.
Antiochus III the Great is considered the greatest of the Seleucid monarchs, but his campaigns in Greece in 192 BC attracted the attention of the Roman Republic, who exacted punitive war indemnities.
The Seleucids subsequently declined, and the Seleucid dynasty itself eventually vanished in the mid-1st century BC.
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 Seleucid dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Seleucid kingdom dated its beginning from 312 BC when Seleucus I Nicator seized Babylon in his own name; but his empire was not really established until Antigonus I was defeated at Ipsus in 301 BC, and Asia Minor was not included until Lysimachus was eliminated in Lydia in 281 BC.
This Seleucid empire extended from the Aegean Sea to what is now Afghanistan containing about one and a half million square miles and about thirty million people compared to seven million in Egypt and four million in Macedonia.
The Seleucid army then defeated the Egyptians at Panium in 200 BC, and five years later Ptolemy V surrendered his Asian holdings in a treaty and accepted Antiochus' daughter Cleopatra I as a bride.
www.barca.fsnet.co.uk /seleucid-dynasty.htm   (1673 words)

  
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This was the Seleucid heyday, and it was short-lived; by the mid-third century the empire had begun to lose control over its most far-flung territories.
At times, Seleucid attempts to force local communities into adopting Greek cultural heritage met with disaster, as demonstrated by the Maccabean uprising in 165 BCE, inspired by the raising of a statue of Zeus in a Jerusalem temple.
Over the next few decades the Seleucids (now more of a kingdom than an empire) managed to shore up control of the last of their territories and held them until the year 64 BCE, when they were absorbed by the Roman Empire.
depts.washington.edu /uwch/silkroad/exhibit/seleucids/essay.html   (509 words)

  
 The Seleucid Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Seleucid Empire was founded by Seleukos I, one of Alexander the Great's commanders, in 312 BC.
In the aftermath of Alexander's death in 323 BC, Seleucos was given the satrapy of Babylon to rule in the name of Alexander's brother and son.
The Seleucid threat to Parthian independence was finally eliminated by Mithradates I.
americanhistory.si.edu /collections/numismatics/parthia/frames/seleucid.htm   (124 words)

  
 The Seleucid Empire (323–64 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Around 246 B.C., the Seleucids lost substantial territory in the east, as a nomadic group called the Parni settled in the satrapy (administrative district) of Parthia in northern Iran.
However, the Seleucid king Antiochus III "the Great" reconquered much of these regions between 209 and 204 B.C. when he campaigned in the east as far as India.
In the west, the Seleucid king fought several wars with his fellow Macedonians, the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt.
www.metmuseum.org /TOAH/hd/sleu/hd_sleu.htm   (656 words)

  
 Battle Reports December 2003
To avoid the disruptive Seleucid elephant corps he positioned his cavalry behind his infantry: the aim being to deploy on the opposite flank to the annoying pachyderms.
Finally the Seleucid deployment became clear, the centre a block of pike with the Seleucid right anchored on a low hill by peltasts and Taratine cavalry.
The surprise was on the Seleucid left: heavy cavalry, Scythians, Arad levy and the elephants.
www.visbellica.com /BatRep/battle_reports_december_2003.htm   (898 words)

  
 Seleucid Empire, page 1 (Seleucus I - Timarchos)
The Seleucid empire at its greatest stretched from Thrace to India and included almost all of Alexander the Great's conquests, except Egypt.
The kingdom was a major center of Hellenistic culture, maintaining the pre-eminence of Greek customs and manners over the Middle East.
It began to decline in 190 BC after a first defeat by the Romans and lasted until 64 BC when the last Seleucid king, Antiochus XIII, was murdered by Sampsiceramus, an Arab emir, at the behest of Pompey.
www.grifterrec.com /coins/seleucia/seleucid.html   (497 words)

  
 SELEUCID EMPIRE
This coinage, commemorating Seleukos I, was struck while Pergamon was still loyal to the Seleukids, under their king Antiochos I. Houghton and Lorber (SC), citing Le Rider and Newell, assign this coinage to the aftermath of Antiochos' victory over the Galatians, circa 269/8 BC.
Seleucid Kings, Seleucus I, 312-280 B.C. AR Tetradrachm, 16.93g.
Seleucid coin minted in Jerusalem under Hasmonean leader John Hyrcanus.
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 Great Battles of History: Hammer of God
The scenario begins with a five-turn prelude as the Seleucid heavy detachment (4 HI, 2 LI, led by Gorgias) attempts to engage the Judean rear guard (2 LI under Simon).
The 3:1 Seleucid advantage in units (38:4 in size points!) is not as overwhelming as it appears, given the superior Judean TQ and mobility.
I didn't try the Free Setup scenario, which leaves the Seleucid heavy force in camp and takes away some of their idiocy rules, but it looks like it might be a reasonably balanced variation of the historical scenario.
patriot.net /~townsend/GBoH/gboh-hammer.html   (1509 words)

  
 Astronomical Dating   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many of these documents make reference to astronomical events, such as eclipses of the sun and moon, which are numbered to the years of various kings; however, the accuracy of the year numbers (and in some cases the king so named) in these documents is of a questionable nature.
It is very likely that such contemporaneous texts were also lacking in the Seleucid period as well, which is the reason why the historians of that period would have compiled documents in an attempt to construct a chronology thought to address the earlier period.
Thus, astronomers in the Seleucid period were able to produce tables of ancient eclipses, to which they assigned year numbers based on king lists available at that time.
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 Seleucid Empire - TheBestLinks.com - Alexander the Great, Antigonid dynasty, Babylon, Egypt, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Silver coin of Seleucus I Nicator, founder of the Seleucid Dynasty in 323 BC The empire was divided into three major portions, controlled by the descendants of Ptolemy Soter in Egypt, Antigonus Monopthalmos (literally "One-eyed") in Greece, and Seleucus in the Mideast.
Other territories were lost (Gedrosia on the coast of the Arabian Sea and Arachosia on the west of the Indus River) until Seleukos was assassinated in 281 B.C. The Seleucid empire desintegrated soon after into Parthia (Arsaces as King), Syria (Antiochus I as king) and Bactria (Diodotus as king).
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 Daily Reflections with Patrick Henry Reardon
This was the second Seleucid attempt to relieve the siege of the Acra.
The defeated Seleucids returned to Antioch to break the bad news to Lysias (verse 26), who decided to try his luck again the next year, 164 B.C. This time, avoiding the narrow mountain passes that had already thrice been the undoing of his forces, Lysias brought his forces down the coastal plain to Marisa.
In the subsequent peace treaty of Apamea in 188 (verse 7), the Seleucid kings were bound to pay annual tribute to Rome and to leave hostages (including the future Antiochus IV) under the guard of the Roman Senate.
www.touchstonemag.com /frpat/2003_12_07_frpatarchive.html   (4274 words)

  
 SFAGN: Numismatic and Historic Miscellanea / The End of the Seleucids   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The history of the Seleucid Empire is a tale of general decline, interrupted by periods of recovery so impressive that it is only in retrospect that one recognizes them as merely interruptions.
The innate strength of the Seleucid kings and their people was not enough to meet the menace of the East and West together: the rising power of Parthia and the rivalry of other Hellenistic kingdoms.
The line of the Ptolemies was as involved as that of the Seleucids, and as prolific in civil dissension.
www.sfagn.com /miscellanea/bellinger.html   (16838 words)

  
 The Hasmonean revolution was a two part conflict which led to a brief, but significant, independence for the Jews, and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hasmonean revolt was in response to the threats posed by Hellenistic culture to the Jews.
The Seleucid rulers, in their Greek tradition, considered any culture that wasn't Hellenistic to be barbaric.
The Seleucid king during the first part of the Hasmonean revolt was Antiochus IV Epiphanes (ruler of the Seleucid Empire from 175 to 163 B.C.).
pigseye.kennesaw.edu /~jgodfrey/hasmonean.htm   (2648 words)

  
 Ethics of the Hellenistic Era by Sanderson Beck
The Seleucid kingdom dated its beginning from 312 BC when Seleucus I Nicator seized Babylon in his own name; but his empire was not really established until Antigonus I was defeated at Ipsus in 301 BC, and Asia Minor was not included until Lysimachus was eliminated in Lydia in 281 BC.
This Seleucid empire extended from the Aegean Sea to what is now Afghanistan, containing about one and a half million square miles and about thirty million people compared to seven million in Egypt and four million in Macedonia.
The Seleucid army then defeated the Egyptians at Panium in 200 BC, and five years later Ptolemy V surrendered his Asian holdings in a treaty and accepted Antiochus' daughter Cleopatra I as a bride.
www.san.beck.org /EC23-Hellenistic.html   (20398 words)

  
 DBA Armies: Maccabean Jewish (DBA II/43)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The same year, however, Judas was brought to bay by a second Seleucid army commanded by Bacchides and forced to give battle with only 800 men; despite their desperate valor they were defeated and Judas was slain.
Jonathan, the brother of Judas, made his peace with the Seleucids, who recognized his title as High Priest of Judea in 152 AD, a position to which the Hasmon lineage was not considered eligible since they traced their descent from the line of Levi and not David.
When the Seleucid usurper invaded Judea in 142 BC, he was defeated by Simon but got his revenge by putting the prisoner Jonathan to death.
www.fanaticus.org /dba/armies/II43.html   (1522 words)

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