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+ Babylonian , Babylonians , Babylons
Alexander enters Babylon, despite the warnings of the Chaldaeans.
Alexander restores the Esagila, the great temple in Babylon.
Peucestas brings 20,000 Persian soldiers to Babylon.
BabylChron_BM.34093, an "astronomical diary" of events at Babylon.
Seleucus forces the Babylonians to pay for the upkeep of his army.
Seleucus recaptures the palace at Babylon.
Seleucus is visited by Antigonus at Babylon.
which he briefly gains control of one of the citadels of Babylon.
igonus attempts to recapture Babylon, but is forced out by Seleucus.
chus, the son of Seleucus, settles Greeks from Babylon in Seleuceia.
steal the property of some temples in the Juniper garden at Babylon.
Antiochus brings some colonists from Babylon to settle in Seleuceia.
The Babylonians send reinforcements, including 20 elephants, to Antio
Berossus_, the "Babyloniaca" of Berossus, a Babylonian priest.
the children of Antiochus and Laodice, attend a ceremony in Babylon.
is held at an estate near Babylon, which had been given by Antioch
reaches Mesopotamia, and his army besieges the palace in Babylon.
confirming a grant of land given by the kings to the Babylonians.
ity of silver and gold is stolen from the Esagila temple at Babylon.
Antiochus visits Babylon and is shown the purple robe of Nebuchadnezz
Antiochus settles Greek citizens in Babylon.
BabylChron_13, containing a reference to Greek citizens at Babylon.
The citizens of Babylon celebrate the news of Antiochus' victories
OGIS_253, a dedication to Antiochus as founder of Babylon.
_14, referring to a battle involving the Greek citizens of Babylon.
The death of Diogenes, called "the Babylonian".
Mithridates captures Babylon.
by Bagayasha, a Parthian leader, against the citizens of Babylon.
and cruelty, after Phraates appoints him to be viceroy of Babylon.
Inscr_26.C, a Babylonian contract dated to the reign of Hyspaosines.
THI_218, a list of victors in athletic contests at Babylon.
BabylChron_20, a Babylonian chronicle which mentions digging work
parted from there to return to Babylon. Then some one
hree companions in Babylon who had voluntarily surrendered
Historians praise the Babylonians and Chaldaeans for
Gilgamos ** and became king of Babylon. If anyone regards
same writer says that in Babylon he has seen date-palms
yes on the wall of lofty Babylon on which is a road for
a belt, broidered in Babylonian fashion with many varied
Perdiccas, took it from Babylon by way of Damascus to Pto
in his place ... Sending to Babylon ... Docimus with
 Kings [of the Babylonians] & Years & Total Year of
But Diogenes the Babylonian, in his treatise on Nobility
the Persians and from Babylon, or by working mines, or
Seleuceia, in the district of Babylon. And he was kindly
O grammarians, as the Babylonian Herodicus says, inquir
says that Lysimachus of Babylon invited to dinner Himerus,
cups, weight seventy-three Babylonian talents fifty-two minas
the year they spend in Babylon. And in like manner the
and friends, amounts to fifteen Babylonian talents
untry." And Diogenes the Babylonian gave the same account
of Persia, and governor of Babylon, wore the entire dress and
hear from the people of Babylon, as to the manner in whic
book of his History of Babylon, says that on the sixteen
first book, speaking of Babylon, says :- "There are palm-
with little pouches full of Babylonian perfumes, and going round the
Alexander captured Babylon, and the kingdom of Persia came
ander was poisoned and died at Babylon. [Ol. 113.3] The
th] year from the start of the Babylonian captivity. [Ol.
certain Ananelus from Babylon, and appointed him to be
if weakening. The Babylonian empire is gold, the Persian
Hebrews, after the return from Babylon to Jerusalem: 1.
The kingdom of the Babylonians: It lasted for 175 years,
ews was conquered by the Babylonians in [the year of creat
a Cyrenean, the other a Babylonian, they certainly would never have
slaved many of the Babylonians, upon slight pretexts, alon
Elements; and by Diogenes, the Babylonian; and Poseidonius
air; or, as Diogenes the Babylonian, defines it, in his
should cook food for the Babylonians, and as prisoners of
who was a Chaldaean from Babylon, and he reigned for 10
the first book of his Babylonian History, says that he
Chaldaea; they live in Babylon in a disorderly way, like
with the general of the Babylonians, who urged him to ove
ted Belesius to be governor of Babylon. He transferred the
le] had been burnt down by the Babylonians. Xerxes the son
first man to build the city of Babylon. These are the word
ruction [of the temple] by the Babylonians. They are recko
this was 484 years after the Babylonian captivity. After
this time] Alexander captured Babylon, and killed Dareius
told them to return to Babylon; they were destined to
whom the army summoned from Babylon. Antiochus was call
an army and set off for Babylon and the eastern regions,
built a huge tower where Babylon now is, and it was alread
Seleucia, Ctesiphon, and Babylon; and, after Alexander,
onus, and the satrapy of Babylon to Seleucus; and he appoi
edonians carried his body from Babylon to Alexandria. They
Ar.] Alexander captured Babylon and killed Dareius, with
* .  Alexander died at Babylon, aged 32 years. Aft
became king of Syria and Babylon and the eastern regions,
not in Ar.] Seleucus conquered Babylon. 120th OLYMPIAD [=3
"480 years" - Ar.] after the Babylonian exile. The king
certain Ananelus from Babylon and set him up as high
obtained Asia, Seleucus Babylon; and of the other nations
send some of our nation out of Babylon into Phrygia. The
out of Mesopotamia and Babylon, unto the castles and pla
he fled away as far as Babylon, and lost a great many
ince their return out of Babylon, those that remained of
ountry still, as well as Babylon;  and when he should
been delivered from the Babylonian slavery, and were retu
pal Jews who came out of Babylon into Judaea; but that ass
allowed him to reside in Babylon, where there were Jews in
an obscure priest out of Babylon, whose name was Ananelus, and
when they had returned from Babylon, built this temple to God
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, made an expedition again
ars' captivity under the Babylonians, Cyrus, king of Persi
the Parthians, and the Babylonians, and the remotest Ara
they were set free from the Babylonian slavery. 
was she that built Babylon, and constructed round the city
rying on war against the Babylonians, Croesus, king of Lyd
revolted and seized upon Babylon, and the capture of the
Darius, having fled to Babylon, entreated Alexander, in
perchon with the army to Babylon, while he himself, with
As he was returning to Babylon, from the distant shores
among all people throughout Babylon. But the conquered
Persians, Archon of Pella the Babylonians, and Arcesilaus
11 He first took Babylon, and then, his strength being
rough the deserts of Arabia to Babylon. But Phraates, who
having got possession of Babylon, began to be thought a
harassed the people of Babylon, and many other cities,
vacant throne, besieged Babylon, whither Mithridates had
rians, Medes, Parthians, Babylonians and Persians, and all
him, riding a horse, in Babylon; the statue is still stan
king of Syria, all of Asia, Babylon and Palestine, for
Alexander died at Babylon from [? poison] or disease, Dio
died a natural death at Babylon; Philip was murdered by Pausanias
beginning there was the Babylonian kingdom, then the Macedonian,
Asia, restored the city of Babylon and made it the capital
in the beginning for the Babylonians and in the end for
Many, indeed, have told how Babylon was founded by Nebrot the
reconquered the Assyrians and Babylon, which had broken away
Morini voluntarily went to Babylon to humble themselves before
Persians; Peucestas, the Babylonians; Archon, the (?)
war, he stormed and captured Babylon. He then subdued the Bactrians
he attacked the city of Babylon and invaded all her territories.
Antiochus, not content with Babylon, Ecbatana, and the whole
Gauls came to Alexander at Babylon in the centre of the
been granted, not even to Babylon or to Macedonia, not to
the first of all the Babylonian kings, though there is a
of Seleucia, Ctesiphon, and Babylon. 3 Trajan erred in
they say by Diogenes the Babylonian . . .
and about the same to Babylon.  At a point 594
right-hand channel makes for Babylon, the former capital of
Persian and from there to Babylon by the marshes of the
with the exception of Babylon and Nineveh. The Macedonians
 Babylon, which is the capital of
Libanus, and embraces Babylon, Idumaea, Samaria, Jerusalem,
rank, teaches that the Babylonians had astronomical observations for
chiefly brought into vogue by Babylon, which gave its name to
and the kind imported from Babylon; at the latter place indeed
away snakes by us smell. Babylonian bitumen is said to be
for lime, the walls of Babylon being cemented with it. In
the kings a king of Babylon once sent as a gift
specimens are found near Babylon. When certain quarries are
is found only at Babylon. 'Brontea,' or 'thunder stone,'
by the Magi. Zachalias of Babylon, in the volumes which he
was a hostage: Philinos, Babylonian, shampooer, about 44
gonus had formerly taken Babylon from Seleucus ; but he
officers retired from Babylon, he stayed there, endeavo
and ears, beguiled the Babylonians; and being trusted
exander's treasures from Babylon, and came with them from
Alexander died at Babylon, he was sent to Perdiccas at
an expedition against Babylon, sent Mazares the Mede
When Cyrus was besieging Babylon, he dug a channel, throug
When Cyrus was besieging Babylon, the Babylonians, who had
it with success against the Babylonians.  & Zopyrus
Dareius besieged Babylon for a long time, without being
uered the Chaldaeans and Babylonians; unless we think that
466'b-c & Lysimachus the Babylonian invites Himerus to a
fifty feet. And Babylon in the land of the barbarians
Parthians, Elymaeans, Babylonians, and those down in
Mesopotamia and Babylon there are two rivers, the Tigri
embassy to Darius as far as Babylon. Darius was on a
ing Alexander, you must die in Babylon. By your own people
tarted and made the journey to Babylon. On arriving there,
journey. I went to Babylon and, taking 72,000 of my forces
and after a few days in Babylon, the daemonic god sent
(140-124) entry in the Babylonian astronomical diaries ( 137D
was combing her hair, that Babylon had revolted, with one part
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