Browsing Waterloo Research by Subject "Ilium"
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Which Seleukid King Was the First to Establish Friendship with the Romans? Reflections on a Fabricated Letter (Suet. Claud. 25.3), amicitia with Antiochos III (200–193 BC) and the Lack thereof with IlionTriangular Epistolary Diplomacy with Rome from Judas Maccabee to Aristobulos I (Société Latomus, Brussels, 2019-05-18)Suetonius, Claud. 25.3 has preserved the summary of an obscure Roman letter to Seleucus Rex, offering him amicitia et societas in return for exempting the citizens of Ilion, their own ‘relatives’, from taxation. While ...