The Roman War of Antiochos the Great

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This is the first detailed study of the collision of the two greatest powers of the Hellenistic world. The Roman Republic, victorious over Carthage and Macedon, met the Seleukid kingdom, which had crushed Ptolemaic Egypt. The preliminary diplomatic sparring was complicated by Rome's attempts to control Greece, and by the military activities of Antiocohos the Great, and ended in war.
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This is the first detailed study of the collision of the two greatest powers of the Hellenistic world. The Roman Republic, victorious over Carthage and Macedon, met the Seleukid kingdom, which had crushed Ptolemaic Egypt. The preliminary diplomatic sparring was complicated by Rome's attempts to control Greece, and by the military activities of Antiocohos the Great, and ended in war.
Despite well-meaning attempts on both sides to avoid and solve disputes, areas of disagreement could not be removed. Each great power was hounded by the ambitions of its subsidiary clients. When the Aitolian League deliberately challenged Rome, and Rome seemed not to respond, Antiochos moved into Greece to take Rome's place.
The Roman reaction produced the war, and a complex campaign by land and sea resulted in another Roman victory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004128408
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/30/2002
  • Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements Series , #239
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 1.15 (d)

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John D. Grainger, is the author of several books on ancient and modern history, including The League of the Aitolians (Brill, 1999) and Aitolian Prosopographical Studies (Brill, 2000).

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Early Contacts 5
2 Approaches 30
3 Peace and the Hellespont 52
4 Thrace and a Conference 76
5 A Proposal for an Alliance 98
6 Negotiations at Rome 120
7 Negotiations in Asia 141
8 Aitolian Decisions 163
9 Antiochos in Greece: Landing 192
10 Antiochos in Greece: Successes 209
11 Antiochos in Greece: Defeat 228
12 The Naval War: Kissos 247
13 Winter Manoeuvres 266
14 The Naval War: Side and Myonessos 288
15 Magnesia 307
16 Making Peace 328
17 Results 350
App. 1 Roman Army Numbers 359
App. 2 The Ptolemaic Raid on Arados 362
Maps 364
Bibliography 369
Index 375
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