But we have to remember that the Seleukid collapse was more because
of internal fights in the Seleukid royal family combined with
pressure from the east (Parthians). The Romans was just there to pick
up the pieces. The Romans beat Antiochos the Great, but the Seleukid
Empire was not really weakened a lot because of this (see Sherwin-
White and Grainger for the Seleukid point of view).
--- In DBA@yahoogroups.com, jmeunier@i... wrote:
> What do you mean by weakest?
> The Macedonians never dealt a
> severe blow to the Romans (if I recall correctly) but it took a
> time for the Romans to overcome them. The Seleucids collapsed more