Lesson 8 - A Century of War
After the death of Seleucus I in 281 BC, his son Antiochus I took over. Early on, he focused on securing peace in the heart of the Seleucid empire, which left Asia Minor open for exploitation. Over a few decades, the Gauls, who had invaded Greece, began an eastward push and took over much of western Asia Minor. Thus, that region became known as Galatia. Unfortunately, the rivalry between the Seleucids and Ptolemies did not lessen. In fact, over the next century, there would be six wars between them.