355: New information has become available on the land grants by Antiochus I and II thanks to the full publication of the so-called "Lehmann Text" (MMA 86.11.299; CTMMA IV 148), a judicial document dated to 236 BC regarding a land grant by Antiochus II to his wife Laodice and his sons Seleucus (II) and Antiochus (Hierax) (Van der Spek and Wallenfels 2014).
157: Note that the Babylonian chronicles BCHP 5-9 deal with the period in which Antiochus I was crown prince.
One of the sources is the Astronomical diary for the year 273 BC (AD 1 -273B: 29'-33'), where it is reported that the satrap of Bactria had sent twenty elephants to the satrap of Babylonia, to be forwarded to Syria to the king (Antiochus I).
201-4: For new editions of the cylinder of Antiochus I from Borsippa with extensive commentaries see now Stevens 2014 and Stol and Van der Spek online.
298-312: Much controversy has surrounded the dates of the so-called frataraka coins from Persis, some of them overstrikes of coins of Seleucus I and Antiochus I. Plischke advocates a dating of the coins that postdates the middle of the second century BC.
In 62 B.C., King Antiochus I
Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes and Apollo-Mithras.
"Anson 1901" should read "Anson 1985" and "Scott 1085" should read "Scott 1985." In terms of substantive content, a clear chronology emerges alongside succinct profiles of significant individuals such as Seleucus, Antiochus I
, Euthydemus, Demetrius, and Eucratides.
Aratus resided at the courts of Antigonus II Gonatas, king of Macedonia, and Antiochus I
The editor provides an introduction explaining that the tomb sanctuary built on Mount Nerod in southeast Anatolia, present-day Turkey, was built by King Antiochus I
in the first century BCE, that it was discovered in 1881, and that the long-awaited publication of investigations occurred in 1996.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre, understands it immediately - Antiochus is
engaged in an incestuous relationship with the daughter.
The realm of the evil, incestuous Antiochus is
, for instance, something right out of "Arabian Nights," with the decapitated heads of Antiochus' victims strung on a tree like Christmas ornaments.
On the other hand, Kristeller offers an interesting theory about the origin of the view that Platonic forms are ideas in the mind of god: in chapter 8 a cumulative argument is developed to show that Antiochus is
the probable author of this synthetic theory.