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Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire

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$56.50 • £45.95 • €51.00

ISBN 9780674976931

Publication Date: 12/31/2018

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392 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

39 photos, 5 maps, 5 tables

Belknap Press

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Paul J. Kosmin is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He is coeditor of Spear-Won Land: Sardis from the King’s Peace to the Peace of Apamea. Kosmin has been a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellow and a PAW Fellow at Princeton University, as well as an Oliver Smithies Lecturer at Oxford University.

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