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Changing Priorities

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After seven years, Ptolemaic Egypt in 195 was free of the latest Syrian war, this time having to face up to disaster. If a post-war study was made in Alexandria, the blame could have been cast in several directions, against the regency government in Alexandria, against Antiochos, against the rebel Egyptians, even against Rome for failing to give support. The effect of the native Egyptian rebellion had also been to reduce the power of the government in Alexandria. The mission of Aristonikos in Greece in 185 was only one of several diplomatic contacts with the Greek states designed to emphasize that Ptolemy was an independent agent; an alliance was concluded, or renewed, with the only remaining Greek state of any power, the Akhaian League. Antiochos' action in seizing the Seleukid throne had been one factor in shaping the reviving hostility in Egypt.

Keywords: Alexandria; Antiochos; Egyptian rebellion; Ptolemaic Egypt; Rome; Syrian war



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