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).