Simmering Conflicts and War by Other Means: The Seleukid Empire of Antiochus III

Rome and the neighbouring Seleukid Empire had a long history of friendly interaction. However, the “will to power” expressed by Philip V of Macedonia and Antiochus III led to a scenario that signalled aggression to the Roman Republic. While the Roman people had the upper hand in defence, the growing power of the Seleukid Empire resulted in mixed signals that undermined the past tolerance or even friendship between the nations.

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