By Tarn, William Woodthorpe
Written by way of a very popular student within the box, this is often the 1st released examine at the Greek kingdoms of Bactria and India that treats them as Hellenistic states. The publication starts with an outline of the Seleucid payment, supplying a historical past to the kinfolk among Greeks and Asiatics after the demise of Alexander the good. overlaying the interval from 206 to one hundred forty five BCE, the publication analyses the reigns of Euthydemus I, Demetrius I and Menander I, and explains how they complete Alexander's dream of co-operation rather than domination within the jap provinces. Tarn's paintings examines this little-discussed subject and provides it to the reader in a transparent and available sort, making this an outstanding scholarly contribution that continues to be unsurpassed in breadth and intensity.
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I on S E G 11, 6 6 3; Rostovtzeff, C A H v n pp. ; Sardis vn , i, no. 2 (19 32). 4 O G IS 233 1. 40, kolvovç dcovç0. 5 Strabo x n , 577. 6 O G IS 233. 7 T am , J E A x v , 1929, p. 2 1 on Pliny vi, 159. 8 On the bee see Aliotte de la Fuye, M D P x x v , 1934, pp. 9 sq. Oertel, Katoikoi in P W ; Tscherikower loc. ; Rostovtzeff, C A H v u p. 180; and the excellent account in Griffith pp. 14 7 sqq. 1 Th e first Antigonus continued Alexander’s system, as did the early Seleucids, and it is only rarely that we know under which king any particular colony was founded.
V, 48, 12 ; and Uruk-Orchoi (pp. ). Those at Jerusalem and Gerizim (U . Kahrstedt, Syrische Territorien p. 53 n. 1) seem to have been something else. See generally Holleaux, BCH LVII, 19 33, pp. 27 sqq. 4 IG x i, 4, 1053 (Thessalonica) ; see generally Tarn, CAH vii p. 200. The sign o f control is that the city’s decrees bear at their head the name o f the epistates or (if he governed several cities) o f his lieutenant in the city in question. T H E S E L E U C ID S E T T L E M E N T *5 There is in fact another possibility.
5 Steph. v. ’A m i s . 6 Polyb. x , 3 1 ; see pp. 15, 20. 7 Steph. v. 8 Ptol. 418. 9 Pliny vi, n o ; see App. 12. 10 Pliny vi, 135. 11 Ptol. vi, I, 5. n App. Syr. 57. T H E S E L E U C ID S E T T L E M E N T 14 that the place had more gates than the stereotyped four o f Hellenistic town-planning; its real name is unknown, and ‘ Hekatompylos’ in our late Alexander-historians is only a case o f the usual proleptic use o f names o f a later day. Whether the city stood at Damghan or Shahrud need not be discussed here; only excavation can decide.