13- Go West, Young Man

As with the stereotypical image of Wild West pioneers in the late 19th century, Seleucus’ political ambitions are going to head west. With himself and Demetrius on the one hand and an alliance of Ptolemy, Lysimachus and Cassander on the other, a falling out was pretty much inevitable. This week, we’re going to see the final act of Demetrius’ story, which will include the beginnings of a succession crisis in Macedon…

Sources for this episode: 1) Lendering, J., Livius (2002, modified 2020), Diadochi 9: Demetrius (online) [Accessed 21/01/2021]. 2) Bevan, E. R. (1902), The House of Seleucus (Vol. I). London: Edward Arthur. 3) Author unknown, Wikipedia (date unknown), Seleucus I Nicator (online) [Accessed 10/01/2021]. 4) Lendering, J., Livius (2002, modified 2020), Diadochi 10: Lysimachus and Seleucus (online) [Accessed 23/01/2021].

A 1923 map showing Hollow Syria, the region contested by the Ptolemies and the Seleucids after the fall of Antigonus I. By Asia_minor-Shepherd_1923.JPG:William Robert Shepherd(1871–1934)Alternative namesWilliam R. Shepherd; William ShepherdDescriptionAmerican cartographer and historianDate of birth/death12 June 18717 June 1934Location of birth/deathCharlestonBerlinWork locationNew York CityAuthority control: Q8017647VIAF: 100210280ISNI: 0000 0001 2103 3838LCCN: n85234631NLA: 35776491Open Library: OL163043AWorldCatOriginal uploader was Borsanova at de.wikipedia – This file has been extracted from another file: Asia minor-Shepherd 1923.JPG, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12662983
A map of the region of Macedonia. By Future Perfect at Sunrise – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5776923