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  Seleucid Dynasty - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Seleucus, as a young man of about twenty-three, accompanied Alexander into Asia in 333, and won distinction in the Indian campaign of 326.
Whilst Antigonus was occupied in the west, Seleucus during nine years (311-302) brought under his authority the whole eastern part of Alexander's empire as far as the Jaxartes and Indus.
Seleucus entered the Punjab, but felt himself obliged in 302 to conclude a peace with Chandragupta, by which he ceded large districts of Afghanistan in return for 500 elephants.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Seleucid_Dynasty   (3346 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Seleucus led these formidable and well born warriors in the campaigns in Anatolia and on the fateful march to Egypt and he was certainly in the camp when Perdiccas was cut down by Pithon's conspirators.
Seleucus entered his new capital, in October or November of 320, unopposed, a bonus for any ruler; it was always a disadvantage to begin a reign with the inevitable looting and rapine that accompanied a military campaign.
Seleucus' concern for his heir was such that when the court physician, Erasistratus, guessed the truth and reported it to the king, he divorced his queen and married her to his son.
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 Seleucus I - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Seleucus is one of those credited with keeping vigil in the temple of Serapis during Alexander’s last illness.
In 312 Ptolemy and Seleucus defeated Antigonus' son Demetrius in the battle of Gaza.
Seleucus then spent some years growing his territory in the east, bringing most of Alexander’s old eastern empire under his control, during which time the news of Alexander IV’s murder was made public, and the satraps all proclaimed themselves king – Seleucus included.
www.ancientlibrary.com /wcd/Seleucus_I   (1119 words)

Seleucus founded many cities on the Greek pattern, and his example was continued by his son and grandson.
Seleucus was the general who retained the Oriental wife chosen for him by Alexander at the wedding feast in Susa; as a daughter of Spitamenes, the Sogdian chief, she had been educated with the family of Darius and given a sound knowledge of the Greek language and culture.
Seleucus had none of the monopolies which were the King's privilege in Egypt; as he had a legal right to only one-tenth of the harvest, in a bad year losses did not, as under Ptolemy, fall upon the peasant alone.
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 Seleucus I Nicator
Seleucus was the son of Antiochus, one of Philip's generals.
Seleucus himself had a hand in the murder of Perdiccas in 321 BC.
Seleucus entered the Punjab, but after humiliating defeats in 302 BC, was forced to conclude a peace with Chandragupta, by which he ceded large districts of what is now Afghanistan, and his daughter Helen as a "hostage-concubine", to Chandragupta.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/SeleucusINicator.html   (763 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 773 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It must have been during this interval that Se­leucus undertook an expedition to the East, with the view of reducing the revolted provinces of Parthia and Bactria, which had availed themselves of the disordered state of the Syrian empire to throw off its yoke.
It was pro­bably during the same period of partial tranquillity that Seleucus found time to enlarge his capital of Antioch, by the construction of a new quarter of the city.
His real name was Alexander, but on his father's death he assumed that of Seleucus ; the surname of Ceraunus was given him by 'the soldiery, apparently in de­rision, as he appears to have been feebel both in mind and body.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/3107.html   (855 words)

 History of the Syrian Kingdom of the Seleucids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Though Seleucus had come to the rescue, on the invitation of Ptolemy, Cassander, and Lysimachus, yet he was well aware that he could place no dependence on the continuance of their amity.
Seleucus, therefore, cast about for an ally, and found one in Demetrius, the son of Antigonus, his late adversary, whom he attached to himself in the same way.
After a while, Seleucus divided his empire with his son Antiochus, committing to him the entire government of all the provinces beyond the Euphrates-a dangerous precedent, though one which can scarcely be said to have had actual evil consequences.
www.historyofmacedonia.org /AncientMacedonia/Seleucidae.html   (3433 words)

 Seleucus I Nicator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Seleucus was the son of Antiochus, one of Philip's generals, and of Laodice.
Subsequently, Seleucus had a hand in the murder of Perdiccas during the latter's unsuccessful invasion of Egypt in 321 BC.
Seleucus apparently minted coins during his stay in India, as several coins in his name are in the Indian standard and have been excavated in India.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Seleucus_I_Nicator   (1630 words)

The marriage of Antiochus II to Berenice, daughter of Ptolemy II Philadelphus, brought about a temporary cessation of the struggle; but on Ptolemy's death, Laodice, the first and disowned wife of Antiochus, was recalled and avenged herself by having Antiochus, Berenice, and their child put to death.
Seleucus secured the return of his younger brother Antiochus, who lived as a hostage in Rome, by sending his own son Demetrius thither instead.
Defeated by Seleucus near Antiochia in 95, Antiochus IX committed suicide to escape imprisonment.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13690a.htm   (1339 words)

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Seleucus commands the Parthian cavalry on the left wing (opposing Demetrius, again at the head of the Hetairoi), with Craterus at his side, commanding the Bactrians.
Seleucus has lost a lot of Persian cavalry, but has enough left for an energetic pursuit that eliminates all seven of Antigonus' routed units (in addition to 3 killed during the battle), making that side effectively the loser of the battle.
Immediately afterwards, Seleucus is not amused when having it brought home to him that Antigonus is capable of ferrying a significant amount of troops to Syria for a joint attack with Ptolemaios.
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 Seleucid Triumph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Seleucus took advantage of the chaos in Rome to lead an army against them in 361 AD, but after initial gains the King Chlovius I was able to prevent the Seleucids from expanding.
Seleucus IX was dethroned in 407 and replaced with his brother, who took the name Seleucus.
Seleucus, who had converted to Christianity, was sentenced to exile in the Egyptian State, where he would play a massive role in that state's future.
www.changingthetimes.net /samples/0to9/seleucid_triumph.htm   (8165 words)

 End of Seleucus Chronicle (BCHP 9)
The Chronicle concerning the last years of Seleucus ("End of Seleucus chronicle"; BCHP 9) is one of the historiographical texts from ancient Babylonia.
Lysandra, daughter of Ptolemy I Soter and widow of Agathocles, fled with her children, her brother Ptolemy Keraunos, and Alexander, the brother of Agathocles, to Seleucus, who was at the moment in Babylon (Pausanias 1.10.4, 1.16.2, and 10.9.7).
Seleucus promised to help them and he promised Ptolemy Keraunos, who was excluded from the Egyptian throne, to help him secure the Egyptian throne after his father’s death (Memnon 12.2; FGrH 434 F 8.2).
www.livius.org /cg-cm/chronicles/bchp-end_seleucus/seleucus_02.html   (1411 words)

 Seleucus I Nicator Summary
Seleucus was present with Alexander at Susa in 324, and according to Alexander's bidding, Seleucus married the Bactrian princess Apama.
Through a treaty sealed in 303 BC, Seleucus ceded what is now Pakistan and southern Afghanistan but received 500 elephants, which were to play a key role in the battles that were to come.
Seleucus himself took as wife Apama, whom he had three children with: two daughters, Apama and Laodice and sons Antiochus and Achaeus.
www.bookrags.com /Seleucus_I_Nicator   (1710 words)

 AllRefer.com - Seleucus II (Ancient History, Middle East, Biography) - Encyclopedia
On his father's death there was a struggle for the throne between Seleucus and his stepmother, Berenice (on behalf of her infant son).
Seleucus seems to have murdered both Berenice and her son before her brother Ptolemy III of Egypt could arrive.
He was succeeded by his son Seleucus III, who was killed after a three-year reign; another son, Antiochus III, then became king.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/Seleuc2.html   (204 words)

 Detail Page
An essential element in the victory was Seleucus' 480 trained Indian war elephants, acquired from an Indian king in exchange for Seleucid territorial concessions in the Indus region.
Seleucus took aim at what would be his last great acquisition—Asia Minor, most of which was held by his former ally, Lysimachus, now king of Macedon.
Seleucus invaded Macedon and was on the point of capturing the kingdom when he was murdered by one of his followers, a son of Ptolemy who wanted the throne for himself.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=GRE0453   (556 words)

 Daniel Chapter 11
After two years Seleucus reorganized and marched south against Egypt, but was soundly defeated and returned to Antioch with only a small force remaining.
Seleucus' sons were Seleucus III Ceraunus (226-223BC) who was murdered in Asia Minor, and Antiochus II, also known as Antiochus The Great.
Seleucus IV Philopator (187-175BC), a son of Antiochus III sent his treasurer Heliodorus to Jerusalem to seize funds in an effort to rebuild the coffers of an empire financially wiped out by war.
www.pytlik.com /observe/daniel/prophecies/ch11-2.html   (1575 words)

 Seleucus - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
(1) Seleucus I (Nicator, "The Conqueror"), the founder of the Seleucids or House of Seleucus, was an officer in the grand and thoroughly equipped army, which was perhaps the most important part of the inheritance that came to Alexander the Great from his father, Philip of Macedon.
His rule extended from 312 to 280 BC, the year of his death; at least the Seleucid era which seems to be referred to in 1 Macc 1:16 is reckoned from Seleucus I, 312 BC to 65 BC, when Pompey reduced the kingdom of Syria to a Roman province.
(2) Seleucus II (Callinicus, "The Gloriously Triumphant"), who reigned from 246 to 226 BC, was the son of Antiochus Soter and is "the king of the north" in Daniel 11:7-9, who was expelled from his kingdom by Ptolemy Euergetes.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T7791   (450 words)

 AllRefer.com - Seleucus I (Ancient History, Middle East, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Seleucus was drawn into the league against Antigonus I, and when Antigonus was defeated at Ipsus in 301
B.C., Seleucus gained a large part of Asia Minor and all of Syria.
Seleucus was murdered before he could achieve his ambition of seizing the vacant throne of Macedonia as well.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/Seleuc1.html   (310 words)

 Bible Study - The Seleucids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Seleucus was the Macedonian general who, as one of the Diadochi, or Successors, of Alexander, acquired the vast eastern section of the empire centered on the territory of the old Babylonian empire (see Ancient Empires - Babylon).
From him was established the Seleucid Dynasty that lasted for two and a quarter centuries from 312 B.C. Seleucus received the satrapy of Babylonia in 321 B.C. from Antipater, the administrator of Alexander's kingdom.
Seleucus was assassinated in 281 B.C. by Ptolemy Ceraunus.
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 Seleucus VI Epiphanes
Seleucus VI Epiphanes, ruler of the Hellenistic Seleucid kingdom, was the oldest son of Antiochus VIII Grypus.
However, the score was evened the next year (95 BC) by Antiochus X Eusebes, the son of Antiochus Cyzicenus, and Seleucus was forced to flee from Syria to Mopsuestia in Cilicia, where he set up court, allegedly in luxorious style.
Four of Seleucus' brothers, including Antiochus XI Ephiphanes Philadelphus, Philip I Philadelphus, and Demetrius III Euergetes, continued the devastating civil war against the other branch of the family and each other.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/SeleucusVIEpiphanes.html   (246 words)

 Chapter 14: Syria Becomes the New Babylon
Even Seleucus, the beginner of the new empire centered at Babylon, was married to an eastern princess.
Under Seleucus a priest of Uruk, possibly at his request, found at Susa and copied the old ritual of the gods at Uruk, whose worship was re-established.
This new calendar of Seleucus was important for it focused attention upon Seleucus as the new Babylonian king and by virtue of this, he was reckoned as the ruler of the central region of Alexander’s empire.
www.askelm.com /people/peo016.htm   (2715 words)

 Seleucus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seleucus was the name of several Macedonian kings of the Seleucid dynasty ruling in the area of Syria:
Seleucus I Nicator (Satrap 311–305 BC, King 305 BC–281 BC)
Seleucus VII Kybiosaktes or Philometor (70s BC–60s BC?)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seleucus   (113 words)

 Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus, Book 27
But the peace that was granted Seleucus by his enemy, was broken by his own brother, who, having hired an army of Gauls, brought hostilities instead of succour, and showed himself, though he had been implored for aid, an enemy instead of a brother.
The brothers, Seleucus and Antiochus, went to war for the sovereignty of Asia; Ptolemy, king of Egypt, under pretext of avenging his sister, was eager to secure Asia.
Seleucus too, about the same time, lost his kingdom, and was killed by a fall from his horse.
www.forumromanum.org /literature/justin/english/trans27.html   (1116 words)

 Tetradrachm of Seleucus I [Iran, excavated at Pasargadae] (1974.105.9) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Around Seleucus' throat is another leopard skin, knotted in front by means of the beast's forepaws.
The features of Seleucus resemble those on coins showing Alexander the Great and with whom the new Macedonian rulers wished to be compared.
Under Seleucus I, coins were minted at a number of cities throughout his empire.
www.metmuseum.org /TOAH/ho/04/wam/hod_1974.105.9.htm   (304 words)

 Seleucus I
Seleucus, one of Alexander's generals, became satrap of Babylonia in 321 BC.
In a prolonged power struggle between the Successors (Diadochoi) as they were called, Ptolemy (Egypt), Lysimachos (Thrace), Cassander (Macedon and Greece) and Seleucus ganged up on Antigonas (Asia) and defeated him at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC.
Seleucus was assassinated by the disgruntled son of Ptolomy in 281 BC.
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 History of Iran: Seleucid Empire
In 301 BCE, Antigonos was defeated by a coalition of other generals, and Seleucus became master of Syria as well, and in 281 BCE he took Asia Minor and the wars of the Diadochs ended.
Friendly relations were kept with the Mauryan kings of northern India, to whom Seleucus I had ceded eastern Pakistan in exchange for war elephants to use against his opponents in the west.
King Seleucus II, a son of Antiochus II, faced a civil war and during his reign the easternmost provinces broke free.
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 The Seleucid period (
With the aid of Ptolemy, Seleucus was able to enter Babylon in 312 BC (311 by the Babylonian reckoning) and hold it for a short time against the forces of Antigonus before marching to the east, where he consolidated his power.
With the defeat and death of Antigonus at the Battle of Ipsus in 301, Seleucus became the ruler of a large empire stretching from modern Afghanistan to the Mediterranean Sea.
The year chosen was the year of entry of Seleucus into Babylon, 311 BC according to the Mesopotamian reckoning and 312 BC according to the Syrians.
www.angelfire.com /nt/Gilgamesh/seleucid.html   (1967 words)

 Antiochus Epiphanes IV
Seleucus I Nicator, a Macedonian companion of Alexander the Great and an office in his army, engaged in the struggle for control after Alexander's death.
Things didn't go to well for Seleucus I in the beginning and he fled to Ptolemy, who was in control of Egypt for protection.
Not long after his defeat by the Romans, Antiochus III was assassinated and his son Seleucus IV took the throne.
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