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The men who would be king: kings and usurpers in the Seleukid Empire

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This thesis examines usurpation in the Seleukid empire between the third and second centuries BCE. Since the title ‘usurper’ was attributed by ancient authors to defeated opponents of the Seleukid king, this study is essentially a study of constructed historical narratives. If usurpers are placed in their historical context, however, the histories of their claims to the diadem can be reconstructed. By analysing the literary and documentary evidence, chapters 2 and 3 assess the interaction bet...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Ancient History

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:82c05a7a-831d-4f10-9fb0-1221ffc81c3f
Local pid:
ora:6139
Language:
English
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