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L’ombre lointaine de Rome : La Cappadoce à la suite de la paix d’Apamée

McAuley, Alexander 2018. L’ombre lointaine de Rome : La Cappadoce à la suite de la paix d’Apamée. In: Engels, D ed. Rome and the Seleukids, Latomus (via Peeters),

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This article re-considers prevailing scholarly stereotypes on the impact of the Peace of Apameia of 188 B.C. on Asia Minor by examining in detail the case study of Cappadocia. The pre-war relationship between the Cappadocian kings and the Seleucids is considered, followed by a detailed examination of the precise stipulations of the peace and Roman negotiations with Cappadocia. Several events in the decades following the peace are then considered in order to evaluate whether Rome was tangibly engaged in the local administration of this region and its Anatolian contemporaries. By an examination of the Pontic War and the Senate’s response thereto, along with the mysterious dynastic intervention of the Queen Antiochis recounted by Diodorus and the succession dispute between Ariarathes V and his brother Orophernes, this paper argues that Rome was a distant, often ineffectual power whose decisions regarding the region were often ignored. The most prominent consequence of the peace of Apameia is thus not the beginning of Roman dominion in Asia Minor, but the emergence of a local dynastic network in which previous vassals of the Seleucids interacted and competed with one another beneath a loose Attalid hegemony.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Submitted
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Latomus (via Peeters)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 July 2017
Date of Acceptance: 13 July 2017
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 12:40

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