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‘After him a king will arise’: framing resistance in Seleucid Babylonia

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Chapter 4 revisits ‘resistance’ in Seleucid Babylonia through the cuneiform scholarly texts, in particular the Late Babylonian Chronicles, Astronomical Diaries, and ex eventu prophecies. The relatively ‘unnegative’ picture of the Seleucids that emerges from the Diaries and Chronicles can give the impression that the Babylonians (or at least the temple elites who produced these texts) were generally content with the Seleucid imperial regime. It is clear, however, that Babylonian scholars of th...

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10.1093/oso/9780192863478.003.0005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Ancient History & Classical Arch
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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0000-0002-0312-6544

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Host title:
Cultures of Resistance in the Hellenistic East
Chapter number:
4
Pages:
95-124
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2022-06-23
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9780191954337
ISBN:
9780192863478
Language:
English
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Chapter
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1326393
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pubs:1326393
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2023-02-01

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