The Marriage of Antiochos and Nanaia: Empire and Religion in Hellenistic Iran

Published: February 20, 2020

The Marriage of Antiochos and Nanaia: Empire and Religion in Hellenistic Iran Starting with the example of Antiochos IV Epiphanes’ (intended) sacred marriage with the goddess Nanaia in Elam (2 Macc. 1.13–17), this paper explores the Seleucid empire’s relation with Iranian sanctuaries. Following the example of the Achaemenids, the Seleucid king and court interacted with…

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