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Seleucus I Nicator
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Seleucus I Nicator

Seleucus I Nicator (l. c. 358-281 BCE, r. 305-281 BCE) was one of the generals of Alexander the Great (l. 356-323 BCE) who made up the group of Diadochi ("successors") who divided the vast Macedonian Empire between them after the death of...
Lysimachus
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Lysimachus

Lysimachus (c. 361-281 BCE) was one of Alexander the Great's trusted bodyguards and a member of his Companion Cavalry. Although he obtained Macedonian citizenship, his father was a Thessalian named Agathocles. After Alexander's death in...
Demetrius I of Macedon
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Demetrius I of Macedon

Demetrius I of Macedon, also known as Demetrios Poliorcetes, the 'Besieger' (c. 336 - c. 282 BCE), was a Macedonian king who, along with his father Antigonus I, fought for control of Alexander the Great's empire in the 'Successor Wars'. After...
The Hellenistic World: The World of Alexander the Great
Article by Joshua J. Mark

The Hellenistic World: The World of Alexander the Great

The Hellenistic World (from the Greek word Hellas for Greece) is the known world after the conquests of Alexander the Great and corresponds roughly with the Hellenistic Period of ancient Greece, from 323 BCE (Alexander's death) to the annexation...
Tetradrachm Coin from Seleucid Syria
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Tetradrachm Coin from Seleucid Syria

This is a silver tetradrachm coin. Reign of Seleucos I Nicator, 305-281 BCE. From Seleucid Syria. Donated by the Bank of England. (The British Museum, London).
Lydian Relief: 5th Century BCE
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Lydian Relief: 5th Century BCE

This relief of a male holding a bird is from the 5th century BCE, found in modern day western Turkey near the ancient city of Thyatira. Thyatira was named such by Seleucos I Nicator around 290 BCE but prior to that it was an important city...
Map of the Successor Kingdoms, c. 303 BCE
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Map of the Successor Kingdoms, c. 303 BCE

Map of the Diadochi successor kingdoms to Alexander the Great's empire, before the Battle of Ipsus (301 BCE).
Seleucus I Nicator
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Seleucus I Nicator

Portrait of Seleucus I Nicator ( Victor), one of the successors to the kingdom of Alexander the Great upon his death in 323 BCE. This portrait is Roman and is dated to the 1st or 2nd century CE. It was found in Syria. (Louvre Museum, Paris)
Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Coin
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Coin

This silver tetradrachm coin belonged to Seleucus I. Reign of Seleucus I Nicator, 305-281 BCE. From Seleucid Syria. Donated by the Bank of England. (The British Museum, London).
The Rise of the Seleukid Empire (323-223 BC): Seleukos I to Seleukos III
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The Rise of the Seleukid Empire (323-223 BC): Seleukos I to Seleukos III

The day Alexander the Great died, his empire began to fall apart. With no clear succession plan and only an infant son's tenuous claim to Alexander's legacy, his generals were no longer united by common devotion to their leader. And so, their...
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