Greeks in Syria
The Greek presence in Syria began in the 7th century BC and became more prominent during the Hellenistic period and when the Seleucid Empire was centered there. Today there is a Greek community of abo...
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Cataphracts: Armored Warriors and their Horses of War
By the 7th and 8th centuries B.C., the role of the chariot in battle was gradually being replaced by cavalry units in the Near East. Some were armed lightly and were used to harass the enemy from afar...
Seleucid Empire
The song is Λιανοτράγουδο - Lianotragoudo from Eleftheria Arvanitaki (ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑ ΑΡΒΑΝΙΤΑΚΗ). After Alexander the Great conquered Northern India, defeating Po...
Seleucid Empire
CEThe Seleucid Empire (/sɪˈlʲuːsɪd/), was a Hellenistic state ruled by the Seleucid dynasty founded by Seleucus I Nicator following the division of the empire created by Alexander the Great. Seleucus...
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Greek Muslims
Greek Muslims, also known as Greek-speaking Muslims, are Muslims of Greek ethnic origin whose adoption of Islam (and often the Turkish language and identity) dates to the period of Ottoman rule in the...
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Cataphracts: Armored Warriors and their Horses of War
By the 7th and 8th centuries B.C., the role of the chariot in battle was gradually being replaced by cavalry units in the Near East. Some were armed lightly and were used to harass the enemy from afar...
Xenon (general)
Xenon (in Greek Ξενων) was an officer in the service of Antiochus III the Great (223–187 BC), who was sent, together with Theodotus Hemiolius, against Molon in 221 BC. They retired before Molon...
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Nicarchus (general)
For other uses, see NicarchusNicarchus or Nicarch (Greek: Nίκαρχoς) was one of the generals of the Seleucid king Antiochus III the Great (223–187 BC). He served in Coele-Syria in the war bet...
Diodotus Tryphon
Diodotus Tryphon (Greek: Διόδοτος Τρύφων) was a king of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire who initially acted a regent and tutor for the son of Alexander Balas, but soon declared himself king in 142...
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Telesarchus (military commander)
Telesarchus (Greek: Τελέσαρχος, Telesarkhos) was a Syro-Macedonian military commander from the region along the Orontes river. In 279 BC, Antiochus I sent him with a force of 500 men against invad...
Alexander (grandson of Seleucus I Nicator)
Alexander (flourished 3rd century BC) was an Anatolian nobleman of Greek Macedonian and Persian descent who was a Seleucid official.Alexander was the first son born to Achaeus by an unnamed Greek moth...
Laodice (wife of Mithridates II of Pontus)
Laodice (flourished 3rd century BC) was a Greek Princess of the Seleucid Empire. Laodice was of Greek Macedonian and Persian descent. She was one of the daughters and youngest child born to the Seleuc...
Hasmonean dynasty
The Hasmonean dynasty (/ˌhæzməˈniːən/ ; Hebrew: חשמונאים‎, Ḥashmona'im) was the ruling dynasty of Judea and surrounding regions during Classical antiquity. Between c. 140 BC and c....
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Seleucus I Nicator
Seleucus I Nicator (c. 358 BC – 281 BC) (Ancient Greek: Σέλευκος Α΄ Νικάτωρ) was one of the Diadochi. Having previously served as an infantry general under Alexander the Great, he eventually assu...
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Battle of Ecbatana
The Battle of Ecbatana was fought in 129 BC between the Seleucids led by Antiochus VII Sidetes and the Parthians led by Phraates II. Phraates II (ca. 139/138 BC - ca. 128 BC) faced the final attempt o...
Cleopatra Thea
Cleopatra Thea (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Θεά, which means "Cleopatra the Goddess") (c. 164 – 121 BC) surnamed Eueteria (i.e., "good-harvest/fruitful season") was the ruler of the Hellenistic Seleuci...
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Seleucid era
The Seleucid era or Anno Graecorum (literally "year of the Greeks" or "Greek year"), sometimes denoted "AG", was a system of numbering years in use by the Seleucid Empire and other countries among th...
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Nysa (wife of Pharnaces I of Pontus)
Nysa or Nyssa (Greek: Νύσ(σ)α, flourished 2nd century BC) was a Greek Seleucid Princess and a Queen of the Kingdom of Pontus. Nysa was of Greek Macedonian and Persian descent. She was the child bo...
Andragoras (Seleucid satrap)
Narisanka, better known by his Hellenized name of Andragoras (died 238 BCE) was a Iranian nobleman who served as the Seleucid satrap of the province of Parthia under the Seleucid rulers Antiochus I So...
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Antiochis
The name Antiochis, in Greek Ἀντιoχίς is the female name of Antiochus. Antiochis in Greek antiquity may refer to:
Laodice V
Laodice V (flourished 2nd century BC, died 150 BC) was a Seleucid princess. Through marriage she was a Queen of the ruling Antigonid dynasty in Macedonia and possibly later of the Seleucid dynasty.
Heliodorus (minister)
Heliodorus (Greek: Ἡλιόδωρος) was a legate of Seleucus IV Philopator c. 187 BC – 175 BC. According to some historical sources he is said to have assassinated Seleucus.
Around 178 BC Seleucus s...
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Antiochus VI Dionysus
Antiochus VI Dionysus (ca. 148–142/1 BC), king of the Hellenistic Seleucid kingdom, was the son of Alexander Balas and Cleopatra Thea, daughter of Ptolemy VI of Egypt.Antiochus VI did not actual...
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Stratonice of Syria
Stratonice (Greek: Στρατoνίκη) of Syria was the daughter of king Demetrius Poliorcetes and Phila, the daughter of Antipater. In 300 BC, at which time she could not have been more than seventeen ye...
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Maccabees
The Maccabees, also spelled Machabees (Hebrew: מכבים or מקבים‎, Maqabim; Latin: Machabi or Machado; Greek: Μακκαβαῖοι, Makkabaioi), were the leaders of a Jewish rebel army that took cont...
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Characene
Characene, (Χαρακηνή in Ancient greek) also known as Mesene (Μεσσήνη) and Meshan, was a kingdom within the Parthian Empire at the head of the Persian Gulf in southern Iraq. Characene's capital was Ch...
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Antiochus V
Antiochus V Eupator (Greek: Αντίοχος Ε' Ευπάτωρ, whose epithet means "of a good father"; ca. 172 BC – 161 BC) was a ruler of the Greek Seleucid Empire who reigned 163–161 BC (based on dates from 1 Mac...
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Seleucus VII Kybiosaktes
Seleucus VII Philometor (Greek: Σέλευκος Ζ΄), was a ruler of the Macedonian Seleucid kingdom. The last members of the once mighty Seleucid dynasty are shadowy figures; local dynasts with complicated f...
Berenice (daughter of Ptolemy II of Telmessos)
Berenice also known as Berenike (Greek: Βερενίκη; fl. second half of 3rd century BC and first half of 2nd century BC), was a Greek Princess from Asia Minor who was a distant relative of the Seleuc...
Macedonia (ancient kingdom)
Macedonia or Macedon (/ˈmæsɪˌdɒn/; Greek: Μακεδονία, Makedonía; [ma͜akedoní.a͜a]) was an ancient kingdom on the northern periphery of Classical Greece and later the dominant state of Hellenistic G...
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