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1. Ἀντίοχος ὁ Σελεύκου τοῦ Ἀντιόχου, Σύρων καὶ Βαβυλωνίων καὶ ἑτέρων ἐθνῶν βασιλεύς, ἕκτος δὲ ἀπὸ Σελεύκου τοῦ μετ᾿ Ἀλέξανδρον Ἀσίας τῆς περὶ Εὐφράτην βεβασιλευκότος, ἐσβαλὼν ἐς Μηδίαν τε καὶ Παρθυηνὴν καὶ ἕτερα ἔθνη ἀφιστάμενα ἔτι πρὸ αὐτοῦ, καὶ πολλὰ καὶ μεγάλα δράσας, καὶ μέγας Ἀντίοχος ἀπὸ τοῦδε κληθείς, ἐπαιρόμενος τοῖς γεγονόσι καὶ τῇ δι᾿ αὐτὰ προσωνυμίᾳ, Συρίαν τε τὴν κοίλην καὶ Κιλικίας ἔστιν ἃ Πτολεμαίου τοῦ Φιλοπάτορος, Αἰγύπτου βασιλέως ἔτι παιδὸς ὄντος, ἐπιδραμὼν περιέσπασε, 2καὶ μικρὸν οὐδὲν ἐνθυμούμενος Ἑλλησποντίους ἐπῄει καὶ Αἰολέας καὶ Ἴωνας ὡς οἷ προσήκοντας ἄρχοντι τῆς Ἀσίας, ὅτι καὶ πάλαι τῶν τῆς Ἀσίας βασιλέων ὑπήκουον. 3ἔς τε τὴν Εὐρώπην διαπλεύσας Θρᾴκην

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THE SYRIAN BOOK

BOOK XI

THE SYRIAN BOOK

1. Antiochus, son of Seleucus, grandson of Antiochus, king of the Syrians, Babylonians, and other peoples, was, after the Seleucus who succeeded Alexander, the sixth ruler of the Euphrates region of Asia.1 He invaded Media and Parthia, as well as other nations which had revolted before his reign, and did many great things, as a result of which he was called Antiochus “the Great.” Galvanized by these successes and the title they had won for him, he invaded and annexed Coele Syria and some parts of Cilicia belonging to Ptolemy (son of?) Philopator, the king of Egypt who was still a young boy.2 2With ambitious plans in mind, he attacked the Hellespont, Aeolia, and Ionia as if they belonged to him because he was king of Asia and they had once been subject to the kings of Asia. 3Crossing to Europe, he subdued Thrace and forcibly reduced any who resisted.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.appian-roman_history_book_xi_syrian_wars.2019