215 BC - Antiochus was born. 188 BC - He had been hostage in Rome following the peace of Apamea, but had recently been exchanged for the son and rightful heir of Seleucus IV, the later Demetrius I Soter. 170 BC - Antiochus, decided on a preemptive strike against Egypt, and invaded, conquering all but Alexandria. 168 BC - Antiochus again invaded, and overran all Egypt, except for Alexandria, while his fleet captured Cyprus. 164 BC - Antiochus is said to have marched against them in person, threatening to exterminate the nation; but, on the way, he suddenly died.
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