621 Demetrius, son of Antigonus I, enjoyed mixed success in the struggle to control Alexander’s vast legacy (336 – 283 BCE); his epithet (“The Besieger”) derives from famous sieges, such as that of Rhodes in 305 BCE. This battle was part of a series of wars through which Ptolemy I eventually took control of Syria-Palestine (Tcherikover 1959: 50-55). Josephus’ account of this period in Antiquities 12 is sketchy; see Diodorus 19.80-110.