Royal propaganda and the creation of royal status for Seleukos I

Erickson, Kyle (2023) Royal propaganda and the creation of royal status for Seleukos I. In: Seleukid Ideology – Creation, Reception and Response. Seleukid Perspectives, 1 . STEINER VERLAG, Stuttgart, pp. 33-61. ISBN 9783515134781 (In Press)

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Recent research has elucidated a variety of facets of Hellenistic ideology in general and Seleukid ideology in particular. The present chapter seeks to synthesize the major elements of myth creation and argues, using the fragmented narrative of Appian as a starting point, that it was actively pursued under Seleukos I. Emphasis is put on the historical context of each element of the narrative. A comparison is made to the models set by Alexander the Great, the Ptolemies, Antigonids and Lysimachos, to highlight how Seleukos engaged in the early Hellenistic dialogue on kingship to develop his own royal persona and succeeded in passing his empire intact onto his son.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Kyle Erickson
Date Deposited: 15 May 2023 09:38
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 09:34

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