×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Roman War of Antiochos the Great
     

The Roman War of Antiochos the Great

by John D. Grainger, J. D. Grainger
 

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,

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'...an important book about an important historical event.'
Rolf Strootman, BMCR, 2004.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004128408
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Series:
Mnemosyne, Supplements Series , #239
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.78(h) x 1.15(d)

Meet the Author

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).

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews