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  • proper n. An Ancient Greek name, in particular borne by the founder of the Seleucid dynasty — Seleucus I Nicator.

Etymologies

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From Latin Seleucus, from Ancient Greek Σέλευκος.

Examples

  • SELEUCUS III CERAUNUS (226-24), the elder son of Seleucus, succeeded, and on his assassination the younger son ANTIOCHUS III THE GREAT

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • This character was remarkably answered in Seleucus Philopater, the elder son of Antiochus the Great, who was a great oppressor of his own subjects, and exacted abundance of money from them; and, when he was told he would thereby lose his friends, he said he knew no better friend he had then money.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • _ -- "Seleucus" is informed, in answer to his query in No. 13.p. 203., that he will find the Latin poem of the

    Notes and Queries, Number 18, March 2, 1850

  • Though some of the Seleucids and Ptolemies, such as Seleucus Nicator and Antiochus the Great, were favourable towards the Jews, there was constant friction between the two elements in Syria and Egypt.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Ptolemy received Egypt, while Seleucus, a friend of Perdiccas, would hold the bulk of Asia for the time being.

    Alexander the Great

  • Seleucus sent an ambassador named Megasthenes to the Indian court who, like Herodotus before him, mixed firsthand observations with dubious local stories to produce the most extensive and influential account of India available to the ancient Mediterranean world.

    Alexander the Great

  • Twenty years after Alexander had fought so hard to gain control over the area, Seleucus met Chandragupta and ceded sovereignty of his Indian possessions up to the Hindu Kush in exchange for five hundred war elephants to use against his enemies in the west.

    Alexander the Great

  • But the successors of Alexander, especially the heirs of Seleucus, turned the spread of Greek civilization into a tool of sometimes ruthless political dominance, aided greatly by the members of the local nobility who saw that adopting Greek ways was the key to power, wealth, and prestige in the new Hellenistic age.

    Alexander the Great

  • Mr. Waterfield covers the same ground but also carries on to the deaths in 281 of the last Successors who had fought and ridden with Alexander: Lysimachus and Seleucus.

    Babylonian Dreaming

  • And he finishes the story, following the activities of the Successors to the crucial point at which the last bid for Alexander's empire as a whole, that of Seleucus in 282-81, was defeated at the eleventh hour by his murder.

    Babylonian Dreaming

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