Cover: Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire, from Harvard University PressCover: Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire in HARDCOVER

Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire

Product Details


$60.00 • £52.95 • €54.95

ISBN 9780674976931

Publication Date: 12/31/2018


392 pages

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

39 photos, 5 maps, 5 tables

Belknap Press


Also Available As

Jacket: Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire

PAPERBACK | $30.00

ISBN 9780674271227


Add to Cart

Educators: Request an Exam Copy (Learn more)

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Imperial Present
    • 1. The Seleucid Era and Its Epoch
    • 2. A Government of Dating
    • 3. Dynastic Time
  • II. Indigenous Past and Future
    • 4. Total History 1: Rupture and Historiography
    • 5. Total History 2: Periodization and Apocalypse
    • 6. Altneuland: Resistance and the Resurrected State
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • List of Maps, Illustrations, and Tables*
  • Index
  • * Maps, Illustrations, and Tables
    • Maps
      • Map 1. The geography and topography of the Seleucid empire
      • Map 2. Babylonia and western Iran
      • Map 3. Southern Levant
      • Map 4. Western Asia Minor
      • Map 5. Greater Armenia
    • Illustrations
      • Figure 1. The house of Seleucus (simplified)
      • Figure 2. Saros Tablet
      • Figure 3. Tax bulla from Seleucia-on-the-Tigris
      • Figure 4. Plan of the Dura-Europus archive complex
      • Figure 5. Excavated depot (Room A3) of the Dura-Europus archive
      • Figure 6. Seleucia-on-the-Tigris agora
      • Figure 7. Plan of Kedesh administrative building
      • Figure 8. Interred child, Kedesh archive
      • Figure 9. Stone sekōma, Maresha
      • Figure 10. Handle of a jar, Tel Aviv
      • Figure 11. Lead weight, Demetrias-by-the-Sea
      • Figure 12. Bronze coin of Alexander I Balas, Apamea-on-the-Axios
      • Figure 13. Heliodorus inscription, Maresha
      • Figure 14. Cut-up σε᾽ lead weight, Maresha
      • Figure 15. Tetradrachm of Diodotus Tryphon
      • Figure 16. Palace of Adad-nādin-aḥḥē, Girsu
      • Figure 17. Stamped brick of Adad-nādin-aḥḥē
      • Figure 18. Statue B of Gudea
      • Figure 19. Statue B of Gudea, detail with architectural plan
      • Figure 20. Coins of (a) Ardaxšīr I, (b) Vadfradad I, (c) Vahbarz, (d) Baydād, and (e) Seleucus I
      • Figure 21. Tomb of Darius I, Naqš-i Rustam
      • Figure 22. Throne bas-relief, Persepolis
      • Figure 23. Palace H, Persepolis, with reused staircase facade of Artaxerxes III
      • Figure 24. Reconstructed plan of Palace H, Persepolis
      • Figure 25. Plan of Artaxata citadel area, Armenia
      • Figure 26. Rebuilt Urartian wall, Artaxata
      • Figure 27. Boundary stone of Artaxias I
    • Tables
      • Table 1. Saros Tablet
      • Table 2. Year-date formulae at Babylon, from Alexander’s death to the Seleucid Era
      • Table 3. Comparison of the Seleucid Era (Babylonian) and Seleucid Era (Macedonian) dating of the death of Antiochus IV Epiphanes
      • Table 4. Greek alphabetic numbers
      • Table 5. The Dynastic Prophecy

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Composite photograph showing (top) entrance to the Prudential Center in Boston and (bottom) an internal construction partition/wall printed with the words 'Opening Day 2023' and other decorative text

A New Chapter for Harvard Book Store

Starting in the summer of 2023, for the first time in almost thirty years, Harvard Book Store will have two locations: the flagship store in Harvard Square, and a large new store in the Prudential Center in Boston. For University Press Week we wanted to show some bookseller love, so we reached out to Rachel Cass, General Manager of the Harvard Book Store, to see what’s planned for their exciting new location