The six Syrian Wars (275/74 –168 BC)
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Modern scholarship uses the term ‘Syrian Wars’ to denote the group of six conflicts that took place from 275/274 to 168 BC between the Ptolemies and Seleucids, over possession of southern Syria. The initial cause was the state of occupation following the part…

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Wittke, A.-M., “The six Syrian Wars (275/74 –168 BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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