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Athenian Honorary Decree for Antiochus IV Epiphanes

Vincenzo Micaletti    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

King Antiochus IV is praised by Athenians for being restored to his ancestral rule thanks to the support of Eumenes II of Pergamon and his brothers. The decree provides the ‘official version’ of Antiochus’ restoration to the throne, after Seleucus IV’s death. Moreover, the inscription sheds light on a turning point in Seleucid history, in both political and military terms as well as dynastic relationships.

Published
Aug. 3, 2023
Accepted
April 4, 2023
Submitted
Jan. 18, 2023
Language
IT

Keywords: Ancestral throneDynastic successionEumenes IILegitimacy of powerSeleucus IVAntiochus IV

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