Battle of Myonessus In 190 Bc

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The Battle of Myonessus in 190 BC was a major battle of the Roman-Syrian War. It was fought between the forces of Antiochus III of the Seleucid Empire and the Roman Republic. The battle took place near the town of Myonessus in Anatolia, and resulted in a decisive victory for the Romans. The Seleucid forces were led by Antiochus III, who had recently been defeated by the Romans at the Battle of Magnesia. He had retreated to Anatolia, where he was hoping to raise an army to challenge the Romans once again. The Roman forces were led by Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus, who had been sent to Anatolia to pursue Antiochus and prevent him from raising an army. The two armies met near Myonessus, and the Seleucids were outnumbered and outmaneuvered by the Romans. The Seleucids were routed and forced to retreat, with many of their soldiers being killed or captured. The Roman victory was decisive, and it effectively ended the Roman-Syrian War. The battle is significant in that it marked the end of Seleucid power in Anatolia, and it also demonstrated the superiority of Roman tactics and strategy. It is also notable for being one of the few battles in which a Roman general was able to defeat a Seleucid king in open battle.