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Companions of Nabonidus

Małgorzata Sandowicz

Abstract

In his seminal 1989 study, Paul-Alain Beaulieu argued that Nabonidus was brought to power by a conspiracy orchestrated by Belshazzar and servants of Neriglissar and Lâbâši-Marduk, the usurper’s predecessors on the throne. This paper offers a prosopographic investigation into Nabonidus’s social network and reveals that, at the outset of his reign, the new king’s entourage comprised other associates of Neriglissar and other potential conspirators.

Published Online: 2020-11-25
Published in Print: 2020-11-25

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