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Dictionary Definition

Seleucus n : Macedonian general who accompanied Alexander the Great into Asia; founded a line of kings who reigned in Asia Minor until 65 BC (358-281 BC) [syn: Seleucus I, Seleucus I Nicator]

Extensive Definition

Seleucus was the name of several Macedonian kings of the Seleucid dynasty ruling in the area of Syria:
  • Seleucus, of Alexandria. He was nicknamed 'Homeric'. He was a sophist in Rome. He wrote exegetical works on pretty well every poet; On Differences between Synonyms; On Things Believed Falsely; On Proverbs of the Alexandrians; On Gods (100 books); and assorted other works
  • Seleucus, of Emesa.. Aspalieutica in epic verse (4 books); commentary on the lyric poets; Parthica (2 books)
  • Seleuecus (son of Mnesiptolemus)
seleucus in Spanish: Seleuco
seleucus in Persian: سلوکوس
seleucus in French: Séleucos
seleucus in Korean: 셀레우코스
seleucus in Italian: Seleuco
seleucus in Hebrew: סלאוקוס
seleucus in Dutch: Seleucus
seleucus in Polish: Seleukos
seleucus in Portuguese: Seleuco
seleucus in Swedish: Seleukos
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