Apamea Treaty of 188 B.C.

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Apamea Treaty of 188 B.C.

 

concluded in the city of Apamea (Latin form of Greek Apámeia) in Phrygia between the Roman Republic and its allies (Pergamum, Rhodes, and others) and King Antiochus III the Great (of the Seleucid Kingdom) at the end of the so-called Syrian war of 192–188 B.C. The treaty made Antiochus give up all the territories in Asia Minor west of the Taurus Mountains and pay an indemnity of 15,000 talents to Rome and a compensation to Pergamum. Antiochus and his successors were prohibited from maintaining a navy in the Mediterranean and units of combat elephants. The Apamea treaty completely destroyed the power of the Seleucids in the basin of the Aegean Sea.

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