Title: Royal and satrapal Armies in Babylonia during the second Diadoch War. The Chronicle of the Successors on the Events during the seventh Year of Philip Arrhidaeus (=317/316 BC)
Authors: Boiy, Tom # ×
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Published by the Council of the Society
Series Title: The Journal of Hellenic Studies vol:130 pages:1-13
Abstract: The passage in the Chronicle of the Successors dealing with the year Phil.07 (=317/6 BC; ABC 10 Obv. 14-18 = BCHP 3 Obv. 33-37) is often used as a marker to favour the low-chronology hypothesis for the Early Hellenistic Period and Second Diadoch War. This in-depth study of the passage deals with the nature of the troops mentioned there (lúeren2.meš lugal, “royal troops”, and lúHa-ni-i šá lugal, “royal Hanû troops”) and the possible implications in the chronological debate. The result is that the passage is not pivotal for the low chronology because it is not only in a low-chronology scenario that it is possible. The use of “royal (Hanû) troops” in the chronicle does not exclude the high chronology for the Second Diadoch War.
ISSN: 0075-4269
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Near Eastern Studies, Leuven
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