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Antigonus III Doson


Inscription mentioning Antiochus III Doson. Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki (Greece). Photo Marco Prins.
Inscription mentioning Antiochus III Doson in the first line (Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki)
Antigonus III Doson: king of ancient Macedonia, ruled 229-221.

Relatives:

Main deeds:

  • 229: Antigonus III Doson act as regent for Philip, son of king Demetrius; he marries Phthia, widow of Demetrius
  • He inherits the Demetrian War, against a coaliton of the Achaean League and Aetolian League, which are supported by king Ptolemy III Euergetes
  • Antigonus defeats the Dardani and reconquers Thessaly, but loses Boeotia and the Greek towns in the south, including Athens
  • 228 (?): Because the Seleucid Empire is weakened by a civil war between king Seleucus II Callinicus and Antiochus Hierax, Antigonus is able to intervene in Caria.
  • 224: Aratus of Achaea asks help against the Spartan king Cleomenes III; Antigonus demands back Corinth.
  • 222: Antigonus defeats Cleomenes (near Sellasia) and occupies Sparta
  • Revolt in the north; Antigonus returns and is killed in action.
Succeeded by: Philip V
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