Lysimachus executed his son Agathocles, whose wife Lysandra escaped to Babylon to Seleucus. The allies sent a proposition to Antigonus in which they demanded he give up Phoenica and Syria to Ptolemy, Cappadocia and Lycia to Cassander, Hellespontine Phrygia to Lysimachus, and Babylonia to Seleucus, they also demanded he share his accumulated treasure with them. Stratonice I (c. 319–254 bce) Seleucid queen. He escaped to Media, but his opponents did not follow him and rather returned to Susiana. He also did not know when Antigonus would begin his counterattack. Cornelius Nepos mentions that Seleucus also took part in this conspiracy, but this is not certain. Seleucus won over the priests with monetary gifts and bribes. [3][61], It seems certain that after taking Macedonia and Thracia, Seleucus would have tried to conquer Greece. (3) Satrap at Partition of Babylon, SixteenthDynasty Antigonus believed Seleucus was still ruling only Babylon. The god had left a ring with a picture of an anchor as a gift to Laodice. It is not certain how Seleucus took Babylon from Docimus, but according to one Babylonian chronicle an important building was destroyed in the city during the summer or winter of 320 BC. Ptolemy now had an opportunity to invade Syria, where he defeated Demetrius, the son of Antigonus, in the battle of Gaza in 312 BC. As History suggests, Helena the daughter of Greek general Selecus Nicator was the second wife of  Chandragupta Maurya . Perdiccas and his troops followed him to Egypt, whereupon Ptolemy conspired with the satrap of Media, Peithon, and the commander of the Argyraspides, Antigenes, both serving as officers under Perdiccas, and assassinated him. According to one of them, he had in a dream seen Alexander standing beside him. Chandragupta Maurya Waged a War against Selecus Nicator to Marry Devi Helena. Basileus is usually translated into English as "king". It is possible that Antiochus was a member of an upper Macedonian noble family. -- Historians mentions that Chandragupta Maurya had love for Helen, daughter of Seleucus Nicator, that led to the battle between two emperors.-- The battle of Chandragupta Maurya and Seleucus Nicator was named as Seleucid - Mauryan War.-- The battle was fought between 305 - 303 BC. The Last Moments of Seleucus Nicator. His title during this period was Seleucus Soter ("saviour"). Additionally, a marriage alliance between the two empires was formalized with Chandragupta marrying the Seleucid Princess Berenice (Suvarnnaksi in Pali). [10], Ancient sources mention Seleucus three times before the death of Alexander. Shortly before dawn, Seleucus' troops attacked the forces of Antigonus, who were still without their weapons and in disarray and thus easily defeated. Directed by H.M. Reddy. [11], War soon broke out between Perdiccas and the other Diadochi. Antigonus built a series of fortresses along the Balikh River while Seleucus built a few cities, including Dura-Europos and Nisibis. Seleucus I Nicator 358-281 BC . HM George I's 61-Great Grandfather. It is told that Chaldean astrologers prophesied to Antigonus that Seleucus would become master of Asia and would kill Antigonus. He was also nominated an honorary citizen of Athens. However, after the outbreak of the Wars of the Diadochi in 322, Perdiccas' military failures against Ptolemy in Egypt led to the mutiny of his troops in Pelusium. Antigonus was besieging Tyre,[25] when Seleucus sailed past him and went on to threaten the coast of Syria and Asia Minor. Historian Junianus Justinus claims that Antiochus was one of Philip II of Macedon's generals, but no such general is mentioned in any other sources, and nothing is known of his supposed career under Philip. Ptolemy however captured the body and took it to Alexandria. Some of them also mention Seleucus in association with his son Antiochus as king, which would also imply a date as late as 293 BC. The description of the year 310 BC has completely disappeared. Polyaenus reports that the troops of Seleucus and Antigonus fought for a whole day, but when night came the battle was still undecided. Perhaps Chandragupta defeated Seleucus in battle. However, according to History:-. Meanwhile, Eumenes and his army had arrived at Cilicia, but had to retreat when Antigonus reached the city. Evagoras, the satrap of Aria, was allied with him. [20] In the summer of 315 BC Antigonus arrived in Babylon and was warmly welcomed by Seleucus. However, Seleucus also hoped to take control of Lysimachus' European territories, primarily Thrace and Macedon itself. A nationalist allegory about an Indian king's resistance to Alexander the Great. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But almost immediately, the wars between the Diadochi resumed and Antigonus[C] forced Seleucus to flee Babylon. Seleucus decided to take advantage of this situation. Seleucus blocked the roads leading south from Cilicia and urged Demetrius' troops to join his side. Your email address will not be published. Peithon, son of Agenor, whom Antigonus had nominated as the new satrap of Babylon, fell in the battle. Antigonus' troops slept without their equipment. It seems that Antigonus conquered Babylon. Nevertheless, it is usually considered today that Arachosia and the other three regions did become dominions of the Mauryan Empire. Because of the threat of Rhodes, Ptolemy gave Seleucus a hundred ships and sent him to the Aegean Sea. The armies of Eumenes and his allies were at breaking point. Seleucus perhaps recruited a portion of Archelaus' troops. Seleucus' friends who had stayed in Babylon were released from captivity. Browse 16 seleucus i nicator stock photos and images available, or start a new search to explore more stock photos and images. Typical, I thought, he can’t even assassinate me properly. The validity of the story is dubious. After Queen Apama died, Seleucus remarried, this time with the daughter of king Demetrius Poliorcetes of Syria. It was obvious that Seleucus' small force could not defeat the two in battle. Seleucus ruled not only Babylonia, but the entire enormous eastern part of Alexander's empire. No sources mention this, however. From this, it seems that Seleucus surrendered the easternmost provinces of Arachosia, Gedrosia, Paropamisadae and perhaps also Aria. After Alexander's death (323 BC), when the other senior Macedonian officers unloaded their "Susa wives" en masse, Seleucus was one of the very few who kept theirs, and Apama remained his consort (later Queen) for the rest of her life. Learn how your comment data is processed. [4] Seleucus was born in Europos, located in the northern part of Macedonia. During the battle of Ipsus, he had less infantry than Lysimachus. Justin claims he was 77 years old during the battle of Corupedium, which would place his year of birth at 358 BC. Most likely the story is merely propaganda by Seleucus, who presumably invented the story to present himself as the natural successor of Alexander. [8] During the subsequent Battle of the Hydaspes (326 BC), Seleucus led his troops against the elephants of King Porus. The First War of the Diadochi began when Perdiccas sent Alexander's corpse to Macedonia for burial. The Babylonian priesthood had great influence over the region. Perdiccas, however, had plans to supersede Archon and nominate Docimus as his successor. The situation was difficult for Seleucus. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} Bust of Seleucus I Nicator , Macedonian general after Alexander the Great and founder of the Seleucid dynasty. Under the leadership of Peucestas the other satraps of the region brought together an opposing army of their own. Eumenes and his army were north of Babylon; Antigonus was following him with an even larger army; Peithon was in Media and his opponents in Susiana. Eumenes marched his army 300 stadions away from Babylon and tried to cross the Tigris. Chandragupta, however, followed Jainism until the end of his life.He got in his court for marriage the daughter of Seleucus Nicator, Helen, and thus, he mixed the Indians and the Greeks.His grandson Ashoka, as Woodcock and other scholars have suggested, "may in fact have been half or at least a quarter Greek.". It is unknown what exactly happened. As we all know Chandragupta Maurya’s  life starting from his birth to Death is full of controversies,and same goes with the Story of Chandragupta Maurya and Helena. It was during 305 BC when Seleucus’s army met with Chandra Gupta Maurya’s in a battle where Seleucus was defeated. Demetrius' troops started to besiege the fortresses of Babylon and conquered one of them. Seleucus ordered his forces to sleep and eat breakfast in battle formation. Evagoras fell in the beginning of the battle and Nicanor was cut off from his forces. Seleucus may have received help from Cossaians, whose ancestors were the ancient Kassites. Seleucus was the son of Antiochus. Despite the presumed battle, Docimus was able to escape. A great majority of his own troops were from these provinces. The conflict was ultimately resolved by a treaty resulting in the Maurya Empire annexing the eastern satraps. Furthermore, the Seleucid Empire received a considerable military force of 500 war elephants with mahouts, which would play a decisive role against Antigonus at the Battle of Ipsus in 301 BC and against Lysimachus[D] at the Battle of Corupedium in 281 BC. Singh), is left in charge by Alexander. Modern scholars are skeptical of the prophecy story. Soon after Seleucus' return, the supporters of Antigonus tried to get Babylon back. So, smitten by rare greek beauty of Helena, Chandragupta wanted to marry her, and story is that they both use to exchange messages with each other. Greek general Seleucus Nicator, her called Minander (C.S.D. Antigonus had devastated their lands while fighting Eumenes. He had, however, hardly crossed into the Thracian Chersonese when he was assassinated by Ptolemy Keraunos near Lysimachia in September (281 BC). Ancient sources do not mention what happened to these troops. Seleucus, being Macedonian, had the ability to gain the trust of the Macedonians among his troops, which was not the case with Eumenes. [45][46] This would tend to be corroborated archaeologically, as concrete indications of Mauryan influence, such as the inscriptions of the Edicts of Ashoka which are known to be located in, for example, Kandhahar in today's southern Afghanistan. [57], The fleet of Demetrius destroyed Ptolemy's fleet and thus Seleucus did not need to fight him. He finally had about 3,000 soldiers. Though it is said that Chandragupt Maurya and Helena Maurya’s marriage was a strategic alliance between the two states, there are tales that hint a love story between the two. Seleucus also appointed Megasthenes as his ambassador to the Mauryan court. His army had about 17,000 soldiers. This information is part of by on Genealogy Online. Mesmerized with the rare Greek beauty and her charm, Chandra Gupta fell in love with her almost instantly.At that time Chandragupta was said to be in his 40s.Helena must be in her 20s . His attempt, however, to restore Macedonian rule beyond the Indus, where Chandragupta had established himself, was not successful. [17], In the spring of 316 BC, Seleucus and Peithon joined Antigonus, who was following Eumenes to Susa. [clarification needed insufficient details and context] In the final story, Seleucus reportedly slept in the temple of Serapis in the hope that Alexander's health might improve. It was his duty to select the satraps. Seleucus entered the Punjab, but after humiliating defeats in 302 BC, was forced to conclude a peace with Chandragupta, by which he ceded large districts of what is now Afghanistan, and his daughter Helen as a "hostage-concubine", to Chandragupta. Almost all of them agreed to fight under Seleucus. Cassander, Seleucus and Lysimachus defeated Antigonus and Demetrius in the battle of Ipsus. Seleucus, on the other hand, was known as a cunning and rich leader who had earned the adoration of his soldiers. No Seleucid coins were struck in India thereafter and confirm the reversal of territory west of the Indus to Chandragupta. At the same event, Alexander married the daughter of the late Persian King Darius III while several other Macedonians married Persian women. And Phylarchus confirms him, by reference to some of the presents which Sandrakottus, the king of the Indians, sent to Seleucus; which were to act like charms in producing a wonderful degree of affection, while some, on the contrary, were to banish love", Diadochi § Fourth War of the Diadochi, 308-301 BC, Chronology of European exploration of Asia, "Alexander's successors: The Third Diadoch War", Pliny the Elder, Natural history, Book 6, Chap 21, Coinage of Seleucus and Antiochus in India, http://virtualreligion.net/iho/antiochus_1.html, Seleucus I Nicator entry in 'Genealogy of the Seleucids', Muslim conquest of Mesopotamia and Persia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Seleucus_I_Nicator&oldid=993858502, Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource reference, Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Wikipedia articles incorporating text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Ancient Greek (to 1453)-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2016, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from May 2009, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2018, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, and so to the mouth of the Ganges where he falleth into the sea 638 miles. Chandragupta Maurya (reign: 321–297 BCE) was the founder of the Maurya Empire in ancient India. Both sides fortified their borders. Perdiccas was betrayed and assassinated in a conspiracy by Seleucus, Peithon and Antigenes in Pelusium sometime in either 321 or 320 BC. This decision may have been Antigonus' idea. In the year 305 BC, Seleucus I Nicator went to India and apparently occupied territory as far as the Indus, and eventually waged war with the Maurya Emperor Chandragupta Maurya. [11], Alexander the Great died without a successor in Babylon on June 10, 323 BC. Alexander IV, still a young child, and his mother Roxane were held guarded at Amphipolis and died under mysterious circumstances in 310 BC, probably murdered at the instigation of Cassander to allow the diadochs to assume the title of king. [50], In addition to this matrimonial recognition or alliance, Seleucus dispatched an ambassador, Megasthenes, to the Mauryan court at Pataliputra (Modern Patna in Bihar state). Peithon assembled a large army of perhaps over 20,000 soldiers. It seems that the scale of Nicanor's defeat was not clear to all parties. He then superseded Peucestas as satrap of Persia. Also, Agathocles of Sicily declared himself king around the same time. Perhaps Seleucus had to reconquer Babylon from Archelaus. He left his friend Archelaus to continue the siege, and himself returned west leaving 5,000 infantry and 1,000 cavalry in Babylon. When questioned, the priests admitted their deed. In Babylon, Peithon's commander, Diphilus, barricaded himself in the city's fortress. Many of his soldiers certainly hated Antigonus. Just a year before his birth (if the year 358 BC is accepted as the most likely date), the Paeonians invaded the region. General under Alexander the Great; Satrap of BABYLON; Basileus; eponym of SELEUCID Empire. The satraps in Susa had apparently accepted Eumenes' claims of his fighting on behalf of the lawful ruling family against the usurper Antigonus. Most satraps had died. Chandragupta while riding through the rivulet Jhelum had secretly seen Helen playing with her hand maidens. The story is similar to the one told about Alexander. Seleucus and Menelaos began to besiege Kition. The plot failed however, because when the correct day came, Seleucus' soldiers spontaneously started building the city. Babylon also had a sizeable population of Macedonian and Greek veterans of Alexander's army. His general Perdiccas became the regent of all of Alexander's empire, while Alexander's physically and mentally disabled half-brother Arrhidaeus was chosen as the next king under the name Philip III of Macedon. However these ambitions were contested by Chandragupta Maurya, resulting in the Seleucid–Mauryan War (305–303 BC). The main reason was that he did not have enough Greek and Macedonian troops. Appianus tells us Seleucus was 73 years old during the battle, which means 354 BC would be the year of birth. During the subsequent Battle of the Hyda… Antigenes, satrap of Susiana and commander of the Argyraspides, was allied with Eumenes. 358 BC Died: 281 BC murdered. Seleucus I Nicator was one of the Diadochi (the rival generals, relatives, and friends of Alexander the Great who fought for control over his empire after his death). He also had his friends accompanying him, perhaps the same 50 who escaped with him from Babylon. Timothy's Swedish line, which came to Iowa in the USA, came directly from Sweden where they can be traced back to the sea kings of Uppsala, Sweden in about 500 AD. Seleucus was chosen to command the Companion cavalry (hetairoi) and appointed first or court chiliarch, which made him the senior officer in the Royal Army after the regent and commander-in-chief Perdiccas. From 312 BC, Seleucus ruthlessly expanded his dominions and eventually conquered the Persian and Median lands. Sibyrtius, satrap of Arachosia, saw the situation as hopeless and returned to his own province. [28], Even though Seleucus now had about 20,000 soldiers, they were not enough to withstand the forces of Antigonus. [13], At Triparadisos the soldiers had become mutinous and were planning to murder their master Antipater. Perdiccas' power depended on his ability to hold Alexander's enormous empire together, and on whether he could force the satraps to obey him. Antigonus sent most of his fleet to the Aegean Sea and his army to Asia Minor. Seleucus did not reach Bactria and Sogdiana. He left Seleucus with a small number of troops to prevent Eumenes from reaching the Mediterranean. [29], After becoming once again satrap of Babylon, Seleucus became much more aggressive in his politics. Peithon had lost a large number of troops, but Seleucus had even fewer soldiers. During Seleucus' escape to Egypt, Macedonia was undergoing great turmoil. [citation needed] In the first of these episodes, Alexander's diadem was blown off his head and landed on some reeds near the tombs of Assyrian kings. Durdhara was the first wife and mother of Bindusara. — Strabo 15.2.9[44]. Did Helena, the daughter of Greek king Seleucus, have a son after her marriage with King Chandragupta Maurya? Stratonice was also the daughter of Antipater's daughter Phila. The relationship between the two soon turned cold, however. The inhabitants of the city were transferred out and settled in the neighbouring areas, some as far as Susa. [56], Seleucus may have founded a navy in the Persian Gulf and in the Indian Ocean. [58], It is said of Seleucus that "few princes have ever lived with so great a passion for the building of cities. [35][39] Seleucus, like the other four principal Macedonian chiefs, assumed the title and style of basileus (king). Seleucus began a campaign against Chandragupta and crossed the Indus. Poss. He sent two triremes and some smaller ships to stop the crossing. The two leaders ultimately reached an agreement, and through a treaty sealed in 305 BC,[41] Seleucus ceded a considerable amount of territory to Chandragupta in exchange for 500 war elephants, which were to play a key role in the forthcoming battles, particularly at Ipsus. [42] The Maurya king might have married the daughter of his Greek rival. Because of his lack of troops, Seleucus apparently had no plans to actually stop Eumenes. During his invasion of Egypt, Perdiccas sent Docimus along with his detachments to Babylon. Seleucus' victories against Antigonus and Lysimachus left the Seleucid dynasty virtually unopposed amongst the Diadochi. Finally, Seleucus addressed Demetrius personally. Later, Seleucus named a number of cities after his parents. Cassander reclaimed Macedon the following year at Pydna and then had her killed. Continuing back some of his European ancestors, they can be traced to Seleucus Nicator in ancient Syria, the father of Helen … Ptolemy gave Seleucus 800 infantry and 200 cavalry. The surroundings of Babylon were excellent for defence, with cities, swamps, canals and rivers. Seleucus hid his armies in the marshes that surrounded the area where Nicanor was planning to cross the Tigris and made a surprise attack during the night. Which is best smartphone in 6GB RAM category? He was taught and counselled by the philosopher Chanakya, who had great influence in the formation of his empire.Together, Chandragupta and Chanakya built one of the largest empires on the Indian subcontinent.Chandragupta's life and accomplishments are described in ancient Greek, Hindu, … He understood Syria to encompass the region from the Taurus mountains to Sinai, but Ptolemy had already conquered Palestine and Phoenicia. Peithon was finally defeated in a battle waged in Parthia. By the terms of the treaty, Seleucus surrebderred his territories in Afghanistan - Herat, Kandhar, and the Kabul valley - to Chandragupta Maurya. Seleucus had a daughter by Stratonice, who was also called Phila. Seleucus further made claim to the former satraps in Gandhara and in the Indus. Antigonus fell in battle, but Demetrius escaped. Posted by RS Team | Oct 27, 2016 | Interesting, Opinions | 0 |. Demetrius invaded and easily conquered Cilicia in 286 BC, which meant that Demetrius was now threatening the most important regions of Seleucus' empire in Syria. The story of the dinner party of Medeios may be true, but the plot to poison the King is unlikely. Also Seleucus sent an Ambassador, Megasthanese (& perhaps a big Greek entourage, to keep company with Helen). Seleucus' mother was supposedly called Laodice, but nothing else is known of her. On the other hand, he was accepted by other satraps of the eastern provinces. [62], Antiochus founded the cult of his father. He participated in a sailing trip near Babylon, took part in the dinner party of Medeios the Thessalian with Alexander and visited the temple of the god Serapis. [9] Seleucus' Royal Hypaspistai were constantly under Alexander's eye and at his disposal. His plans were disturbed, however, by Ptolemy, who made a surprise attack in Cilicia. Babylon was one of the wealthiest provinces of the empire, but its military power was insignificant. Some authors claim that the argument relating to Seleucus handing over more of what is now southern Afghanistan is an exaggeration originating in a statement by Pliny the Elder referring not specifically to the lands received by Chandragupta, but rather to the various opinions of geographers regarding the definition of the word "India":[47], Most geographers, in fact, do not look upon India as bounded by the river Indus, but add to it the four satrapies of the Gedrose, the Arachotë, the Aria, and the Paropamisadë, the River Cophes thus forming the extreme boundary of India. In return, he was presented the gift of 300 elephants. According to some Durdhara and Helena were the same person. Seleucus swam to fetch the diadem back, placing it on his own head while returning to the boat to keep it dry. [3] Seleucus then invaded Asia Minor and defeated his rival in the Battle of Corupedium in Lydia, 281 BC. This is most likely propaganda on Seleucus' part to make him seem comparable to Alexander. But as most western historians note, Seleucus appears to have fared poorly as he did not achieve his aims. Ptolemy, Lysimachus and Cassander formed a coalition against Antigonus. Ptolemy, Lysimachus, Cassander and Seleucus soon followed. Several other powerful men supported Perdiccas, including Ptolemy, Lysimachus, Peithon and Eumenes. Boiy "The Reigns of the Seleucid Kings According the Babylonian King List. 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[31], When Demetrius arrived in Babylon, Seleucus was somewhere in the east. Inspiring: Sikhs are providing food to Yazidis, Syrian refugees in war zone, Follow do’s and don’ts tips to enjoy a safe Diwali Festival. In addition, Ptolemy had died a few years earlier. [citation needed]. The validity of this story is also questionable, as the Graeco-Egyptian Serapis had not been invented at the time. The assassination of Seleucus destroyed Seleucid prospects in Thrace and Macedon, and paved the way for Ptolemy Ceraunus to absorb much of Lysimachus' former power in Macedon. Agnes Harris's 54-Great Grandfather. AbydosDynasty According to a local custom, Seleucus was always offered an extra cup of wine during dinner time. [58], Before his death, Seleucus tried to deal with the administration of Asia Minor. These coins describe him as "Basileus" ("King"), which implies a date later than 306 BC. Seleucus returned to Cyprus, where Ptolemy I had sent his brother Menelaos along with 10,000 mercenaries and 100 ships. One of Seleucus' major battles was the Battle of the Hydaspes in 326 BC. Seleucus entered the Punjab , but felt himself obliged in 302 BC to conclude a peace with Chandragupta, by which he ceded large districts of what is now Afghanistan , and his daughter Helen in marriage, to Chandragupta. The fleet was too small to defeat Rhodes, but it was big enough to force Asander, the satrap of Caria, to ally with Ptolemy. Seleucus made Seleucia his new capital, thus imitating Lysimachus, Cassander and Antigonus, all of whom had named cities after themselves. Babylon was defended in an unusual way. Seleucus also sent messages to Antigonus. 'Seleucus the Victor') was a Greek general and one of the Diadochi, the rival generals, relatives, and friends of Alexander the Great who fought for control over his empire after his death. On the other hand, based on their names, Seleucus apparently founded a number of new cities in Asia Minor. Rising Star 2017 Judges, Hosts: Participate in live vot... Sabse Bada Kalakar: Sony TV’s Kids Talent Hunt sh... Chandra Nandini-Not so historical, Fictional character Nandini getting blamed for Durdhara’s Death. Seleucus nominated his son Antiochus I as his co-ruler and viceroy of the eastern provinces in 292 BC, the vast extent of the empire seeming to require a double government. The news about the death of Evagoras spread among the soldiers, who started to surrender en masse. But most people belive that after death of  his first wife Durdhara, Chandragupta Maurya married in his 40s to Helena the daughter of Greek general Selecus Nicator. [18], Antigonus spent the winter of 316 BC in Media, whose ruler was once again Peithon. Perdiccas' opponents gathered in Triparadisos, where the empire of Alexander was partitioned again (the Treaty of Triparadisus 321 BC). It is uncertain how Seleucus arranged the administration of the provinces he had conquered. It had two strong fortresses, in which Seleucus had left his garrisons. Perhaps Nicanor had not told him that Seleucus now had at least 20,000 soldiers. After the battle, Syria was placed under Seleucus' rule. [5] Seleucus' year of birth is unclear. Meanwhile, the empire was once again in turmoil. The events of the Second War of the Diadochi revealed Seleucus' ability to wait for the right moment. Chinnappa, Kali N. Rathnam, C.S.D. Antigonus, who had been in Asia Minor while Seleucus had been in the east with Alexander, could not use Alexander in his own propaganda. [58], Lysimachus and Ptolemy had supported Seleucus against Demetrius, but after the latter's defeat the alliance started to break apart. 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