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Achaeus (3), d. 213 BCE

Achaeus (3) (d. 213 BCE), viceroy for Antiochus (3) III of Seleucid Asia Minor and his kinsman (maternal uncle), probably the grandson of the Seleucid official Achaeus the Elder. In 223/2 he recovered Seleucid possessions in Anatolia from Pergamum; exploiting Antiochus' involvement in the east (Molon's revolt and war against Ptolemy (1) IV), he proclaimed himself king (220). His soldiers refused to fight Antiochus, but he maintained power until the king was free to quell his rebellion. After a two-year siege in Sardis, he was captured and duly executed as a traitor.

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