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Coskun, Altay (Hrsg.) / McAuley, Alex (Hrsg.)

Seleukid Royal Women

Creation, Representation and Distortion of Hellenistic Queenship in the Seleukid Empire

Historia – Einzelschriften
Band 240

ISBN 978-3-515-11295-6

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Abstract

The study of royal women has been one of the most dynamic fields of inquiry into the Hellenistic world (ca. 336–30 BC) and has dramatically shifted our perceptions of gender, status, and influence in the ancient world. Amid numerous works on the Ptolemies, Antigonids, and Argeads, this volume is the first to examine the roles and representations of the women of the Seleukid dynasty and its clients. These royal women were born or married into a dynasty that ruled an empire spanning dozens of cultures and languages, encompassing territory from western Asia Minor to modern-day Afghanistan. As representatives of their family's prestige, they were highly influential in shaping the culture and legacy of this Empire that spanned East and West.

The contributions of this volume offer a systematic scrutiny of the representation of female Seleukids in visual and textual media. Avoiding Eurocentric perspectives in favour of embracing the diversity of the Empire, these scholars examine the interaction of Seleukid women with royal traditions ranging from Persia, Bactria, and Judaea to their Hellenistic contemporaries. The result is a landmark achievement in the study of ancient women.

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Rezensionen

Branko F. van Oppen de Ruiter, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2017.06.22

Sonja Richter, H-Soz-Kult, 09.01.2017

Ivana Savalli-Lestrade, Sehepunkte 16, 2016/11

Ursula Kampmann, CoinsWeekly, 27.10.2016

2016. 322 p., 21 b/w ill, 3 b/w tables.
hard cover

Franz Steiner Verlag

Über die Autoren

Autoren

Altay Coskun

Altay Coskun promovierte 1999 mit einer Arbeit über den spätantiken Gelehrten und Staatsmann Ausonius an der Universität Trier. Von 2000 bis 2002 war er Postdoctorate Fellow des DAAD an der Oxford University, wo er überwiegend rechtshistorische Studien betrieb. Als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des Trierer SFB 600 "Fremdheit und Armut" widmete er sich von 2002 bis 2008 der römischen Außen- und Bürgerrechtspolitik. 2007 erfolgte die Habilitation in Alter Geschichte mit einer Arbeit zum antiken Galatien. 2009 tritt er zunächst ein Feodor Lynen-Stipendium der A.-v.-Humboldt-Stiftung an der University of Exeter an, bevor er dem Ruf auf eine Professur an das Department for Classical Studies der University of Waterloo/Ontario folgt.

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Alex McAuley

Alex McAuley in Lecturer in Hellenistic History at Cardiff University, Wales. In addition to his work on Greek federalism and political culture, he has also published on the cities of the Greek mainland as well as the ideology and political practice of the Hellenistic dynasties.

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