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The Seleucid Empire was a Hellenistic state ruled by the Seleucid dynasty, which existed from 312 BC to 63 BC. At the height of its power, it included central Anatolia, Persia, the Levant, Mesopotamia, and what is now Kuwait, Afghanistan, and parts of Pakistan and Turkmenistan.

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What was the extent of free speech under the Hellenistic empires?

I have been doing independent research on censorship during the Hellenistic Period, particularly during the reins of the Seleucid and Ptolemaic Dynasties. So far the only example I can find of ...
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Why wasn't Akkadian translated into other more common languages?

From what I have gathered I believe there are currently no examples of Akkadian literature, written on cuneiform tablets, being translated into other languages onto papyri outside the Mesopotamian ...
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Who built this monument in Hatra?

Here is an image: (image source) From what i have read, the Romans never conquered Hatra yet the monuments are disinctly Hellenistic in design. Was it built by the Seleucids?
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Are there any palaces, temples or monuments built by the Seleucids surviving through to the present day?

Many surviving classical temples and palaces in the Levant and Asia appear to have been built by the Romans. Are there any notable ones that still survive today that where built specifically during ...
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