Battle of Andros (246 BC)
|Battle of Andros|
|Part of Third Syrian War|
|Antigonid Macedon||Ptolemaic Kingdom|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Antigonus II Gonatas||Sophron of Ephesus
|numerically inferior||numerically superior|
The Battle of Andros was an obscure naval battle during the Third Syrian War. Despite its numerical superiority, the Egyptian fleet, probably commanded by Sophron of Ephesus, lost to a Macedonian fleet led by Antigonus II Gonatas. The Egyptian captain Ptolemy Andromachou, an illegitimate half-brother of the Pharaoh, lost his ship and crew, barely escaping to Ephesus.
The date of the battle is uncertain, but generally the year 246/245 BC is accepted. Following the battle, the Egyptian king Ptolemy III Euergetes lost the dominion of the Nesiotic League to Antigonus Gonatas.
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