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Antiochus III the Great
b.abt 0241 BC
d.0187 BC
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Name Antiochus III the Great
Gender Male
Death[1] 0187 BC
Birth[1] abt 0241 BC


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Antiochus III the Great (Greek: ; c. 241 – 187 BC, ruled 222–187 BC) was a Seleucid king and the 6th ruler of the Seleucid Empire. He ruled over the region of Syria and large parts of the rest of western Asia towards the end of the 3rd century BC. Rising to the throne at the age of eighteen in 222 BC, his early campaigns against the Ptolemaic Kingdom were unsuccessful, but in the following years Antiochus gained several military victories. His traditional designation, the Great, reflects an epithet he briefly assumed. He also assumed the title Megas Basileus (Greek for "Great King"), the traditional title of the Persian kings. A militarily active ruler, Antiochus restored much of the territory of the Seleucid Empire, before suffering a serious setback, towards the end of his reign, in his war against Rome.

Declaring himself the "champion of Greek freedom against Roman domination", Antiochus III waged a war against the Roman Republic in mainland Greece in autumn of 192 BC only to be defeated.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Antiochus III the Great, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.