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This front matter section of the book titled The Syrian Wars contains the table of contents, list of maps and the list of abbreviations. The maps include map of Syria, Syria: Strategic defences, map of Egypt and the Syrian frontier zone. Syria in the ancient world was that part of the western half of the Persian Empire which Alexander the Great had to fight hardest to conquer. The book examines the causes and courses of the series of wars in the Hellenistic period fought between the kingdom of the Seleukids and the Ptolemies over possession of Syria.

Keywords: Hellenistic period; Persian Empire; Syrian frontier zone



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