15- Last of the Successors

With the assassination of Agathocles in 282 came the perfect opportunity for Seleucus to strike Lysimachus’ territories in Thrace and Macedon. The number of Hellenistic kingdoms is now rapidly dwindling- aside from the behemoth of the Seleucid realms, there’s only Lysimachus’ domains, Epirus and Egypt left. With Ptolemy now dead and a potential rival heir in Seleucid hands, the stage is set for a showdown between Lysimachus and Seleucus to see who will be the last successor standing…

Sources for this episode: 1) Bevan, E. R. (1902), The House of Seleucus (Vol. I). London: Edward Arthur. 2) Lendering, J., Livius (2002, modified 2020) Diadochi 10: Lysimachus and Seleucus (online) [Accessed 24/01/2021]. 3) Author unknown, Wikipedia (date unknown), Lysandra (online) [Accessed 03/02/2021]. 4) Author unknown, Wikipedia (date unknown), Diadochi (online) [Accessed 03/02/2021].

A coin showing the likeness of Seleucus I. Cropped from an image by Metropolitan Museum of Art – Metropolitan Museum of ArtOffered as “Public Domain”, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73578964
Space Flight Center – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anatolia_composite_NASA.png, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34778612

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