Antiochus


Antiochus
Antiochus1 [an tī′ə kəs]
n.
name of thirteen kings of the Seleucid dynasty of Syria
Antiochus2 [an tī′ə kəs]
1. Antiochus III 242-187 B.C.; Syrian king (223-187): called Antiochus the Great
2. Antiochus IV died 163? B.C.; Syrian king (175?-163?): his suppression of the Jews led to the Maccabean revolt: called Antiochus Epiphanes [ē pif′ə nēz΄, i pif′ə nēz΄]

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An·ti·o·chus (ăn-tīʹə-kəs)
A Seleucid dynasty ruling in Syria (280-64 B.C.). Its most important member was Antiochus III, known as “the Great” (242-187, ruled 223-187), who conquered much of Asia Minor but was defeated by the Romans in 190.

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(as used in expressions)
Antiochus the Great

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