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  1. Apollonidai of the Oikoumene: Seleukos's Assassination is Averted, 281 BC
    Threadmarks: Averting Evil, Fall 31 MS to Spring 31 MS

    APOLLONIDAI OF THE OIKOUMENE Averting Evil, Fall 31 Meta Seleukos to Spring 31 Meta Seleukos There was a stirring in the room behind him. Demetrios, no novice to guard duty, opened his eyes and stiffened to attention. Out of the corner of his eye he saw Metron across the doorway doing the same...
  2. Unified Hellenistic Administration

    So let's say large disparate parts of Alexander's empire are able to be ruled by one state for a long time. Whether it's Alexander or Seleucus or Antigonus who starts the government, I think it's fair to say the main capital will be in Mesopotamia or Syria. The Achaemenid administrative...
  3. Hellenized Rome

    The histories of Rome and Greece have always intertwined closely with one another, with Roman armies conquering Greek states while Greek philosophy and culture was conquering Rome. There have been plenty of opportunities for one Greek polity or another to take over more and more of Italy...
  4. Justinian

    More powerful Seleucids Win Magnesia, successfully dethrone the Ptolemies.

    Lets posit that that the Seleucids manage to win the Battle of Magnesia, either better luck with their elephants, maybe they bring Hannibal along or etc. They suffer some severe losses but manage to force Scipio to retreat. The Romans were war weary and a defeat this far from home may have...
  5. SunKing105

    WI: Magid/Cyrenaican Egypt?

    For some background, Magas of Cyrene was the son of Berenice I by her first husband, a Macedonian nobleman named Philip, and a Greek king of Cyrene, remarkable considering Cyrene did not have a king since 440 BC, under Arcesilaus IV. After the death of the previous ruler of Cyrene, Ophellas...
  6. SunKing105

    WI: Successful native Egyptian revolt against the Ptolemies?

    Normally when this scenario comes up the people that are talked about the most are Hugronaphor and Ankhmakis, by far the most successful of the rebel "pharaohs" who reigned in Upper Egypt for a few years. However other revolts popped up from time to time, especially as the Ptolemies started to...
  7. SunKing105

    WI: Chandragupta and Seleucus die in 304 BC?

    In 305-303 BC, the expanding empire of Chandragupta and the young Diadochi realm of Seleucus fought somewhere in the Indus Valley or Hindu Kush mountains. Seleucus, having secured the Upper Satrapies and expelled Antigonus and his son from Mesopotamia, was free to turn his attention east, for a...
  8. SunKing105

    AHC: Collapse the Hellenistic post-Alexander world as soon as possible

    The world that Alexander the Great built and his generals maintained for the first time saw the creation of a Greek political sphere from Macedon to the Indus, largely upending the rule of the Achaemenid monarchs prior. Surprisingly, the system he and his successors developed would last for...
  9. SunKing105

    WI: Alexander the Great has no heirs?

    While Alexander did have legal heirs IOTL, they were essentially puppets with no real power, especially Philip Arrhidaeus, mentally disabled and with the thinking capacities of a child, while Alexander IV was posthumously born. There was an illegitimate son born by Barsine named Heracles, but he...
  10. SunKing105

    WI: Mithridates dies in 88 BC?

    Building on my previous thread, after Kos was taken, Mithridates besieged Rhodes, seeing fit to reduce this staunch Roman ally and premier naval power, after receiving the surrender of Mytilene as well. Mithridates attempted to envelop the Rhodian fleet, but the endeavor failed. The Rhodians...
  11. SunKing105

    WI: Heraclea Pontica wank/Achaemenids restored?

    Heraclea Pontica was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Bythnia, near the river Lycus, founded by Megara in 560-558 BC, near the Black Sea, and was named after the place where it was believed Heracles entered into the underworld through a cave. The colonists quickly subjugated the native...
  12. SunKing105

    WI: Carthaginian Diadochi State?

    The POD is that Alexander lives longer, but only for long enough to conquer Arabia and to conquer Carthage, as well as impose some status of vassalage or tributary status on the Greek cities of Magna Graecia, and to keep the Italian tribes quiet, but that he suffers a fatal wound that kills him...
  13. SunKing105

    WI: Perdiccas killed by Ariarathes I

    In 323 BC, Alexander the Great died in Babylon, and his empire was partitioned among his generals. Perdiccas became regent, and after a brief struggle with Meleager, established himself in power. One of the issues facing the empire was that the Cappadocian king Ariarathes I continued to hold out...
  14. How hellenised could OTL jews become under the Seleucids?

    In a scenario with an unsuccessful maccabean revolt and continued Seleucid policies of hellenisation, how much more hellenised could jews under the empire become? If the Seleucids were to attempt near complete assimilation, what would be the best coarse of action (if possible)?
  15. GauchoBadger

    WI: Pletho's "Peloponnesian Reforms" are implemented?

    Georgius Gemistus Pletho was a Byzantine scholar and intellectual from the late 14th till early 15th century who appears to have had an influence on the "neoclassical" elements of the Renaissance. In the 1410's, Pletho proposed a bill of reforms to the Byzantine emperor and aristocracy, in...
  16. King of the Red River

    A Greater Hellenistic Age
    Threadmarks: 1

    Welcome to A Hellenistic Age, though this will be my first post on this site I hope I am able to make it relatively entertaining. The idea of this TL is more or less to have a longer lasting Hellenistic period but also a relatively powerful Argead state in the Mediterranean. Plus more Eumenes of...
  17. AHC: Expanded Decapolis and Greco-Roman Levant

    The Decapolis (Greek: Δεκάπολις Dekápolis, Ten Cities) was a group of ten cities on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire in the southeastern Levant. The cities were grouped together because of their language, culture, location, and political status, with each functioning as an autonomous...
  18. Sersor

    Hannibal ante portas again! A hellenistic era ATL.
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Welcome to my third ATL attempt! I first started thinking about continuing my Athenian Hegemony ATL. However, since the beginning of this year a certain POD was always in my mind. What if Antiochus III accepted Hannibal’s proposal and helped him to fight Rome once more? Prologue As soon as he...
  19. Happers

    WI: No Carthage

    What if Carthage simply didn't exist? The Phoceanian traders and Dido (first queen of Carthage) didn't build Carthage or settle that area of North Africa (modern day Tunisia). What would the effects on the Mediterranean be without a Carthaginian trade power? Could a Rome as we know it even...
  20. Happers

    Hellenized Pre-Islamic Arabia

    I've seen discussion on HOW a Hellenistic/Greek Arabia would come about, the main theory being Alexander the Great conquers Arabia. But, what would this Hellenistic Arabia look like? What would the ramifications be of a Hellenized Arabia? Would a Hellenized Arabia stop Islam? Could the Arabs...
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