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CHAPTER I Ambition of Antiochus the Great -- His First Disagreement with Rome -- A Conference at Lysimacheia -- Hannibal at Ephesus -- Antiochus forms Alliances Y.R. 530 ANTIOCHUS (the son of Seleucus and grandson of Antiochus), B.C. 224 king of the Syrians, the Babylonians, and other nations, was the sixth in succession from that Seleucus who succeeded Alexander in the government of the Asiatic countries around the Euphrates. He invaded Media and Parthia, and other countries that had revolted from his ancestors, and performed many exploits, from which he was named Antiochus the Great. Elated by his successes, and by the Y.R. 556 title which he had derived from them, he invaded Cœle-Syria B.C. 198 and a portion of Cilicia and took them away from Ptolemy Philopator [Epiphanes],See note to p. 245. king of Egypt, who was still a boy. As there was nothing small in his views he marched among the Hellespontines, the Æolians, and the Ionians as though they belonged t