Battle of Ancyra

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Battle of Ancyra
Date 235 BC
Location Ancyra
Result Victory of Antiochus Hierax
Commanders and leaders
Seleucus II Callinicus Antiochus Hierax
This article is about Seleucid civil war. For the battle fought with Timur and Bayezid the Thunderbolt, see Battle of Ankara.

The Battle of Ancyra was fought in 235 BC between the Seleucid King Seleucus II Callinicus and his brother Prince Antiochus Hierax. Civil war had raged in the Seleucid Empire since 244 BC, Queen Laodice I had supported his son Antiochus in a rebellion against Seleucus. Antiochus fought to make his own kingdom in Anatolia. Antiochus victory at Ancyra (modern Ankara, Turkey) forced Seleucus to surrender him territories in Anatolia.[1]


  1. ^ Jaques 2007, p. 50