- Hello all,
I'm currently doing undergraduate research on the Seleucid Empire, and
I need some help. I need to locate some inscriptions from the
Seleucid Empire. Does anyone kow any good collections/books I could
locate which would include such inscriptions? Thanks.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Chris Bravo" <bravoc@...> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm currently doing undergraduate research on the Seleucid Empire, and
> I need some help. I need to locate some inscriptions from the
> Seleucid Empire. Does anyone kow any good collections/books I could
> locate which would include such inscriptions? Thanks.
> --Chris Bravo
The Livius organisation has a comprehensive collection of Mesopotamian
tablets, many of which are from the Seleucid era and give a fascinating
insight into its economy, politics and calendar from a non-Greek point
of view. Several of these have been discussed here, and Jona Lendering
and others deciphering them even discuss their findings on this list,
which could be found in the back pages here. Here is the link to the
starting page: Babylonian chronicles
If you do want Greek inscriptions and are not strictly limited to the
Seleucid empire proper, I recommend looking into the extensive
inscriptions on Nemrud Dag in Kommagene north of Syria. These
inscriptions were made by Antiochus I of Commagene, who was of Seleucid
ancestry, and they include a very interesting genealogy which goes back
to the Seleucus I, Darius the Great and Alexander (the latter only
fictionally). Also, there are astrological and religious inscriptions.
Here is a good homepage: Nemrud Foundation
Best of luck!
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