Antiochus III

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Antiochus III

(ænˈtaɪəkəs)
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(Biography) known as Antiochus the Great. 242–187 bc, king of Syria (223–187), who greatly extended the Seleucid empire but was forced (190) to surrender most of Asia Minor to the Romans
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Cornelius Scipio the Younger (autumn 203); defeated by Scipio and Masinissa at Zama (spring 202); helped to negotiate peace treaty with Rome; elected suffete (196) and promulgated needed reforms and anticorruption measures, but denounced to Rome by his enemies and forced to flee; served Antiochus III the Great of Syria (193-188), for whom he raised and led a small Phoenician fleet against Rhodes (190) but was defeated by Eudamus of Rhodes and L.
Valerius Flaccus, who helped him begin a political career; quaestor under Scipio Africanus (204), then aedile (199) and praetor in Sardinia (198); as consul with his mentor Flaccus (193), he suppressed a revolt in Spain during a long and arduous campaign, for which he was granted a triumph; sent to Greece with the army of Manius Acilius Glabrio to fight King Antiochus III the Great of Seleucia (early 191), he played a major role at the battle of Thermopylae, where Antiochus' expeditionary force was routed (summer?