Before we ease ourselves back into the main narrative again, I thought it would be a good idea to catch up with the life and times of Antiochus I until he acceded to the throne in 281 BCE. Then next week, we’ll look around the world in 281 before plunging back into the hectic fight to keep Seleucus’ ambition alive.
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