Their government was feeble and corrupt. The attempt to check the Jewish rebellion ended in a weak compromise. Their subservience to Rome so enraged the Greek cities of Syria that the Roman envoy Graeus Octavius (consul 165 BC) was assassinated in Laodicea (162). At this juncture Demetrius, the son of Seleucus IV, escaped from Rome and was received in Syria as the true king.
Antiochus Eupator was put to death.
Antiochus IV Epiphanes
Demetrius I Soter