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Semiramis' LegacyThe History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily$
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Jan Stronk

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474414258

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001

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Ancient History: Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Medes

Ancient History: Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Medes

(p.86) 2 Ancient History: Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Medes
Semiramis' Legacy

Jan P. Stronk

Edinburgh University Press

In this chapter Diodorus himself gets the stage. The story is about the rise and decline of the Assyrian empire, starting with the reigns of Ninus and Semiramis and the construction of subsequently Nineveh and Babylon and ending with the reign of Sardanapallus and the fall of Nineveh. Next follows an account on the rule of the Medes, in which features amongst others also Queen Zarinaea of the Scythians. Finally, attention is paid to the Chaldeans and their importance for astronomy.

Keywords:   Assyrians, Ninus, Semiramis, Nineveh, Babylon, Sardanapallus, Medes, Chaldeans, Astronomy

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