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People/Characters: Antiochus III "the Great"

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Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age by Peter Green
Appian: Roman History, II, Books 8.2-12 (Loeb Classical Library #3) by Appianus
Diodorus Siculus: The Library of History, Volume XI, Books 21-32 by Diodorus Siculus
Empire of Alexander the Great by John Pentland Mahaffy
The First and Second Books of the Maccabees (Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Apocrypha) by J. R. Bartlett
Hannibal by Ernle Bradford
The Hellenistic age: Political history of Jewish Palestine from 332 B.C.E. to 67 B.C.E (The World history of the Jewish people : Ancient times ; 1st ser., v. 6) by Abraham Schalit
Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews by Victor Tcherikover
The Histories: Volume II, Books 3-4 (Loeb Classical Library) by Polybius
The Histories: Volume III, Books 5-8 (Loeb Classical Library) by Polybius
The Histories: Volume IV, Books 9-15 (Loeb Classical Library) by Polybius
The Histories: Volume V, Books 16-27 (Loeb Classical Library) by Polybius
The History of Israel by Martin Noth
History of the Greek World, 323-146 BC by M. Cary
A History of the Roman World 753-146 BC by H. H. Scullard
II Maccabees : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Jonathan A. Goldstein
Jewish Antiquities, Books 12-14 by Flavius Josephus
Maccabaeorum Liber I [Septuaginta, Vol. IX, Fasc. 1] by Werner Kappler
The rise and fall of the Judaean state; a political, social and religious history of the Second Commonwealth by Solomon Zeitlin
A Short History of Rome: the Empire, 44 B.C. 476 A.D. by Guglielmo Ferrero; Corrado Barbagallo

Character description

Antiochus III "Magnus" (c. 243-187 B.C.E.; Seleucid Emperor 223-187 B.C.E.). The son of the Seleucid (Syrian) Emperor Seleucus II and the younger brother of Seleucus III, he inherited the Empire at a very troubled time after his brother died in an accident. He was largely successful in rebuilding the Empire -- until he went to war with Rome. Defeated and forced to make an expensive peace, he was assassinated after trying to rob a temple, and the Seleucid Empire went into a permanent decline thereafter as his descendants fought over the throne.

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