The Seleucid king, Antiochus III, launched a war against Ptolemy
IV in an attempt to take an advantage of the apparent weakness of
the Egyptian Empire.
The Egyptian army was at these days comprising many of the foreign
mercenaries. But this time, Ptolemy couldn't recruit sufficient
numbers of them, and so he was forced to recruit Egyptian soldiers
after training them.
The Egyptian soldiers showed a peerless bravery and power. Thanks
to their strength, Ptolemy succeeded to defeat Antiochus III at
the battle of Raphia.
After the battle, the Egyptians realized how strong they are and
carried our series of national revolts in an attempt to reestablish
the Pharaonic rule.
At the end of Ptolemy's rule, many troubles started to evolve. One
of those troubles was a conspiracy that took place in the court.