Molon (Person, Concept)

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Molon (en), Molone (it), Molon (de), Molón (es), Molon (fr), Μόλων (el)Additional labels
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Molon (en)


Molon was appointed Seleucid strategos (military governor) of Media by Antiochus III in 223 BC, but a year later revolted along with his brother Alexander, the strategos of Persis, and a dynast of Media Atropatene. Molon claimed the title of king and ruled Media, Persis, and Babylonia as a breakaway kingdom from 222 BC to 220 BC. When Antiochus III at last defeated him in 220 BC, Molon and his brother commited suicide.

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