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A teenage king in 223 BC, Antiochus III inherited an empire in shambles, ravaged by way of civil strife and eroded via territorial secessions. He proved himself a real inheritor of Alexander: he defeated insurgent armies and launched into a crusade of conquest and reunification. even though repulsed through Ptolemy IV on the conflict of Raphia, his japanese campaigns reaffirmed Seleucid hegemony so far as glossy Afghanistan and Pakistan. Returning westward, he defeated Ptolemy V at Panion (200 BC) and succeeded in including Koile Syria to the Seleucid realm. 

At the peak of his powers, he challenged becoming Roman energy, unimpressed by way of their fresh successes opposed to Carthage and Macedon. His expeditionary strength was once overwhelmed at Thermopylae and evacuated. Refusing to bow ahead of Roman calls for, Antiochus energetically mobilized opposed to Roman invasion, yet was once back decisively defeated on the epic conflict of Magnesia. regardless of the lack of territory and status enshrined within the next Peace of Apamea, Antiochus III left the Seleucid Empire in much better than he stumbled on it. even if occasionally provided as a failure opposed to the unstoppable could of Rome, Antiochus III needs to rank as probably the most full of life and powerful rulers of the traditional world.

As good as narrating the eventful occupation of Antiochus III, Michael Taylor examines Seleucid army association and royal administration.

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