name of thirteen kings of the Seleucid dynasty of Syria
- 242-187 ; Syrian king (223-187)called Antiochus the Great
- died 163? ; Syrian king (175?-163?): his suppression of the Jews led to the Maccabean revoltcalled Antiochus Epiph′a·nes·
A Seleucid dynasty ruling in Syria (280–64 BC). 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.
- A Greek male given name, notably borne by the thirteen kings of the Seleucid dynasty.
From Latin Antiochus, from Ancient Greek Ἀντίοχος (Antiokhos).