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date: 30 October 2020

Alexander (10) Balaslocked

  • Guy Thompson Griffith,
  • Susan Mary Sherwin-White
  •  and R. J. van der Spek

Extract

Alexander (10) Balas, king of the Seleudid empire (150–145 bce), claiming to be the son of *Antiochus (4) IV, usurped the Seleucid throne after the defeat and death of *Demetrius (10) I near *Antioch (1) (Antakya). He was a pawn of *Attalus II of Pergamum and *Ptolemy VI of Egypt and had support from the Roman senate.

Subjects

  • Middle Eastern History

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