12- Ipsus Part 2: Aftershock

The Battle of Ipsus in 301 BCE, which saw the death of Antigonus I, was a gamechanger. Demetrius was still alive, but the power of their dynasty was momentarily in tatters. In Part 2 of our discussion of Ipsus, we’re going to analyse what it meant for both the victors and the losers. A brief spoiler here- it’s not going to mean the dawning of a new age of peace and mutual trust. Far from it, in fact…

Sources for this episode: 1) Grainger, J. D., 2014, The Rise of the Seleukid Empire (323- 223 BCE), Seleukos I to Seleukos III. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books Ltd. 2) Lendering, J., Livius (2002, modified 2020), Diadochi 9: Demetrius (online) [Accessed 18/01/2021]. 3) Siebert, J., Encyclopaedia Britannica (2019), Seleucus I Nicator (online) [Accessed 10/01/2021]. 4) Author unknown, Wikipedia (date unknown), Apama (online) [Accessed 18/01/2021]. 5) Author unknown, Wikipedia (date unknown), Nahr al-Kabir (online, used to find the location of the Eleutheros river) [Accessed 19/01/2021]. 6-7) The Wikipedia pages for Stratornice and Seleucus can be accessed for their ages in 298 used in this episode.

Quick notice from me: there’s going to be a few updates coming up soon, so regular content will resume in two weeks time on the 13th of March.

A 19th century representation of the Battle of Ipsus. By James D McCabe 1877 – The Pictorial History of the World, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76802452