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  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.
In Asia Minor too, the Seleucid dynasty seemed to be losing control -- Gauls had fully established themselves in Galatia, semi-independent semi-Hellenized kingdoms had sprung up in Bithynia, Pontus, and Cappadocia, and the city of Pergamum in the west was asserting its independence under the Attalid Dynasty.
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 SELEUCID DYNASTY - LoveToKnow Article on SELEUCID DYNASTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
The remaining history of the dynasty is a wretched story of the struggle of differentclaimants, while the different factors of the kingdom, the cities andbarbarian races, more and more assert their independence.
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 Encyclopedia: Seleucid-dynasty
Achaemenid Empire The Achaemenid Dynasty was a dynasty in the ancient Persian Empire, including Cyrus II the Great, Darius I and Xerxes I. At the height of their power, the Achaemenid rulers of Persia ruled over territories roughly emcompassing some parts of todays Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon...
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 Hamadan.
The Seleucid king Seleucus V Philometor (126 - 125 BC) was the eldest son of Demetrius II Nicator and Cleopatra Thea.
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 Seleucid Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
The Hasmonean Jewish Kingdom was established in 166 BC, and in 142 BC the Seleucids recognized Jewish autonomy.
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 The Seleucid Empire (Syria)
But c.246, during a short interregnum, the Seleucids lost much territory in the east, where the Parni nomads settled themselves in the satrapy of Parthia -in northeastern Iran- and the satrapy of Bactria (northern Afghanistan) became independent.
The Seleucid king Antiochus III the Great was able to reconquer these territories between 209 and 204.
In the southwest, the Seleucid kings fought several "Syrian wars" with the Egyptians; in 200, their king was forced to cede Palestine to Antiochus III.
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 Afsharid dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Afsharids were an Iranian dynasty that ruled Persia in the 18th century and were based in Khorasan.
The dynasty was born with Nadir Shah, who proclaimed himself the Shah of Iran in 1736.
There was in essence a three-sided struggle between the descendants of Nader Shah, the Zand dynasty and the Qajars.
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 Parthia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Initially, a king named Arsaces established his indepence from Seleucid rule in remote areas of northern Persia ca 250 BCE, where his descendants of the same name ruled until Antiochus III the Great briefly made them submit to Seleucid authority again in 206 BCE.
It was not until the 2nd century BCE that the Parthians profited from the continuing erosion of Seleucid power and gradually captured all of their territories east of Syria.
By 129 BCE the Parthians were in control of all the lands right to the Tigris River, and established their winter encampment at Ctesiphon on the banks of the Tigris downstream from modern Baghdad.
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 History of Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dynasty was founded by Cyrus the Great, who merged the various tribes and kingdoms into one unified entity.
Among the most important of these overlapping dynasties were the Tahirids in Khorasan (820-872); the Saffarids in Sistan (867-903); and the Samanids (875-1005), originally at Bukhara.
The conqueror Nadir Shah and his successors were followed by the Zand dynasty, founded by Karim Khan, and later the Qajar (1795-1925) and the Pahlavi dynasties (1925-1979).
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 Seleucid dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
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 Sassanid dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia, which includes much of present-day Iran, during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate, the first of the Islamic empires.
The palace ruins of Ardashir I, founder of the dynasty, south of Shiraz, Iran.
Although the Kushan empire declined at the end of the 3rd century, leading to the rise to power of an indigenous Indian dynasty, the Guptas, in the 4th century, it is clear that Sassanid influence remained relevant in the north-west of India.
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 Safavids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Safavids were a long-lasting Turkic-speaking Iranian dynasty that ruled from 1501 to 1736, established Shi'a Islam as Iran's official religion and united its provinces under a single Iranian sovereignty, thereby reigniting a pre-Islamic Persian identity and acting as a bridge to modern Iran.
The Safavid dynasty had its origins in a long established Sufi order which had flourished in Azerbaijan since the early 14th century.
Safavid Dynasty (http://www.islamicarchitecture.org/dynasties/safavids.html) Turkoman dynasty of the Shah's of Persia
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 Seleucid Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Seleucid Empire, was founded in 323 BC by Seleucus I Nicator and had it 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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 Encyclopedia: Seleucid
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.
The Seleucid Empire, was founded in 323 BC by Seleucus I Nicator and had its capital at Babylon.
The Seleucid dynasty itself eventually vanished in the mid-1st century BC.
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 SELEUCIA - LoveToKnow Article on SELEUCIA
Epiphanes once more restored the Seleucid supremacy in the east; but after his death (163) the decay of the empire began and was accelerated by the intrigues of the Romans.
In Babylonia the governor Timarchus rebelled and was acknowledged by the Roman senate.
It was of great importance in the struggle between the Seleucids and the Ptolemies; captured by Ptolemy Euergetes in 246, it was recovered by Antiochus III.
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 Persian Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Achaemenid dynasty was the first line of Persian rulers, founded by Achaemenes, chieftain of the Persians around 700 BC.
At the same time, the Seleucids had to contend with the revolt of the Maccabees in Judea and the expansion of the Kushan Empire to the east.
The Sassanid (or Sassanian) dynasty (named for Ardashir's grandfather) was the first native Persian ruling dynasty since the Achaemenids; thus they saw themselves as the successors of Darius and Cyrus.
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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.
The Hasmonean Jewish Kingdom was established in 166 BCE, and in 142 BCE the Seleucids recognized Jewish autonomy.
The Seleucids subsequently declined after generations of intra-dynastic warfare and in the face of the waxing power of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire, which grew to incorporate the Seleucid Empire.
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 281 BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Corupedium: The forces of King Seleucus I Nicator of the Seleucid dynasty defeat and kill king Lysimachus of Thrace and Macedon.
Antiochus I Soter becomes King of the Seleucid dynasty.
Seleucus I Nicator, King of the Seleucid dynasty.
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 The Seleucid Empire (323–64 B.C.) | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
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 Hasmonean Dynasty --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Simon Maccabeus, son of Mattathias (and brother of Judas Maccabeus), succeeded his brother Jonathan as leader of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid dynasty.
In the year 198 BCE Jerusalem was acquired by the northern dynasty, descended from Seleucus I...
Antiochus IV Epiphanes, a 2nd-century-BC Seleucid king, desecrated the Temple in Jerusalem; a successful Jewish revolt under the Maccabees, a priestly family, resulted in its purification (164 BC) and in freedom from Syrian...
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The Achaemenid Dynasty was a dynasty in the ancient Persian Empire, including Cyrus II the Great, Darius I and Xerxes I.
The founder of this dynasty was supposedly King Achaemenes of Anshan (Hakhamanish).
Cyrus II is considered to be the first king of the Achaemenid dynasty to be properly called so, as his predecessors were subservient to Media.
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Antiochus I was the son of Seleucus I, founder of the dynasty, and Apama I. Joint-king with his father from 292, he succeeded him early in 280 and ruled until his death on 1 or 2 June 261.
The rest of the history of the dynasty is a story of constant rivalry for the throne.
The last-named ruled from 69 to 65 and was the last of the Seleucid monarchs: in his settlement of the E in 64 Pompey annexed Syria to Rome.
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 Christian History Handbook: Ancient: Appendix III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fragmentation of the Seleucid Realm, 96-83 BC Antiochus IX Philopator (Cyzicenus) son of Antiochus VII Euergetes (Sidetes) by Cleopatra Thea rebelled in 116 BC and overthrew his half-brother's regime in 113 BC.
Antiochus XIII with the support of Shemash-Geram, Nabataean chieftain of Emesa, attempted to revive the Seleucid realm ruling from the mouth of the Orontes at Seleucia.
In the absence of Ptolemy Auletes the Egyptians were ruled by Cleopatra Tryphaena II and her oldest daughter Berenice V. When the mother died in 57 the daughter become sole Queen.
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In the second half of the 7th century BC the Medians gained their independence and were united by a dynasty.
Southern Media remained a province of the Seleucid Empire for a century and a half, and Hellenism was introduced everywhere.
But with Demetrius I. the dissolution of the Seleucid Empire begins, which was Jrought on chiefly by the intrigues of the Romans, and shortly afterwards, about 150, the Parthian king, Mithradates I. (q.v.), conquered Media (Justin xli.
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The eastern part--Phoenicia, Asia Minor, northern Syria, and Mesopotamia--fell to Seleucus I, founder of the Seleucid dynasty.
The southern part of Syria and Egypt fell to Ptolemy, and the European part, including Macedonia, to Antigonus IThis settlement, however, failed to bring peace because Seleucus I and Ptolemy clashed repeatedly in the course of their ambitious efforts to share in Phoenician prosperity.
A final victory of the Seleucids ended a forty-year period of conflict.
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 The Seleucid Army : Organisation and Tactics in the Great Campaigns (Cambridge Classical Studies): Current Amazon ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A study of the organization and tactics of the Seleucid armies from 312-129 B.C. The Seleucid dynasty succeeded to a large portion of the Asian empire of Alexander the Great.
This is a study of the organization and tactics of the Seleucid armies from 312 to 129 BC.
The answers illuminate the expansion of Hellenism as we learn how the Seleucid army was used as a military, social and cultural instrument to impose the rule of the dynasty over the vast regions of the Empire and how it helped to shape Hellenistic society in the East.
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