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Why does the Uruk King List say Antiochus I Soter ruled for 22 years?

Why does the Uruk King List say Antiochus I Soter ruled for 22 years?



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Livius.org describes the Uruk King List, translating it and also listing what years those kings are believed to have ruled (from other sources). In the list, it says Antiochus I Soter ruled for 22 years according to the Uruk King List, but he is conventionally known to have ruled only 20 years, from 281-261 BCE.

Why does the Uruk King List say he ruled longer, and why don't we accept that number?


Look at the footnote in the linked edition. It says "[Twenty-two years is probably a scribal error.]"

The "King list VI" gives the correct number "20"; see here:

http://www.livius.org/k/kinglist/babylonian_hellenistic.html


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