Episode T9 – Tryphon

Synopsis: The Seleucid rebel Diodotus Tryphon uses Thea and Alexander Balas’ young son, Antiochus VI, to capture most of Syria.  Though paralyzed at home, Demetrius II embarks on a bold plan to challenge the conquests of Mithridates.

“Now there was a certain commander…whose name was Diodotus, who was also called Tryphon, who took notice of the ill-will the soldiers bore toward Demetrius, and went to (Iamblichus) the Arabian, who brought up Antiochus, the son of Alexander…and persuaded him to give him Antiochus, because he would make him king.” – Josephus, The Antiquities of the Jews, Book XIII, Chapter 5

“And so cities in all districts rebelled against (Demetrius’) rule; and to remove the stigma of indolence he decided to attack the Parthians.” – Justin, Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus, 36.1.7

Map of Syria c. 200 BC (courtesy of www.timemaps.com)

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2 thoughts on “Episode T9 – Tryphon

  1. I just caught up on this series, and I wanted to let you know I laughed out loud during the Tryphon rebranding bit. Even with comedy podcasts that rarely happens to me.

    1. Thanks! I was pretty happy with that bit 😉 And seriously, who just up & renames themselves “Magnificent”! Hope you enjoyed the end of “Thea” and the one-off on Queen Mavia. Will be releasing more one-offs occasionally as I keep working on my book in the background. Take care! – Scott C.

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