Antiochus Hierax (Person, Concept)

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Antiochus Hierax (en), Antiochos Hiérax (fr), Antíoco Hierax (es), Antioco Ierace (it), Antiochos Hierax (de), Αντίοχος Ιέραξ (el)Additional labels
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Antiochus III (en)


Antiochus Hierax ("the Hawk") was the younger brother of Seleucus II who was appointed viceroy of Asia Minor during the Third Syrian War (246-241 BC) between Seleucus II and Ptolemy III. In c. 242 BC Hierax proclaimed himself king and began the War of the Brothers (c. 241-236 BC) against Seleucus II. Hierax ultimately lost his kingdom and escaped to Thrace, where he was killed by Galatians in 227 BC.

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