Seleucus/Nicator--(358-281 BC)  was one of the Diadochi. Having previously served as an infantry general under Alexander the Great, he eventually assumed the title of basileus and established the Seleucid Empire over much of the territory in the Near East which Alexander had conquered.

Seleucus I Nicator, Hellenistic ruler and founder of the Seleucid dynasty. Roman bronze copy after a lost Greek original. Found at Herculaneum; now in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Seleucus I Nicator - Wikipedia

Seleucus I Nicator - Wikipedia

Seleucus I Nicator - When Alexander died in Babylon in 323 BC, his empire was divided among his generals. Seleucus won a large part of it stretching from the Mediterranean through Mesopotamia to the river Indus. His army was exceptionally well organized and had 500 war elephants that played a key role in the battles. He founded many cities: Seleucia, Laodicea, Antioch, Apameia, Zeugma

Silver coin of Seleucus I Nicator, who fought Chandragupta Maurya, and later made an alliance with him.

SELEUCUS I  NICATOR (LOUVRE), the satrapy was ruled by Stasander, who was already satrap of Bactria, and must have seized Aria and Margiana too (which were situated between Parthia and his own satrapy). Between 308 and 303, these countries recognized the sovereignty of Seleucus I Nicator, former friend of Alexander, satrap of Babylonia and founder of the Seleucid empire. He and his descendants appointed the satraps of Parthia for more than sixty years.

Bust of Seleucus Nicator, founder of Seleucid Empire (Louvre)

Antioch was in Syria. Seleucus I Nicator, founded Antioch. When Rome annexed the territory of Tigranes. Antioch came under Roman dominion and became the capital of Syria. Antioch was an Apostolic See and one of the first four patriarchates; the others were Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Rome. Antioch is where the name "Christian" was first applied. Antioch (Antakya) is now in Turkey. The Antiochan Church is no longer located in Antioch, but in Damascus, Syria.

Antioch in Syria - An Apostolic See

Learn the basics on the formation of an Hellenistic-Roman capital city in ancient Syria, Antioch.

Seleukos I Nicator Tetradrachm. Seleucus I Nicator was one of the Diadochi. Having previously served as an infantry general under Alexander the Great, he eventually assumed the title of basileus and established the Seleucid Empire. | eBay!

Seleucus I. AU Tetradrachm. In the name of Alexander. Heracles lion skin. RARE

Seleukos I Nicator Tetradrachm. Seleucus I Nicator was one of the Diadochi. Having previously served as an infantry general under Alexander the Great, he eventually assumed the title of basileus and established the Seleucid Empire.

After the death of Alexander the Great, Seleucus I Nicator, founder of the Seleucid Dynasty, took control of Pisidia.   Captured places were Hellenised and, in order to protect the population, fortified cities were founded at strategically important places, usually on an acropolis.   Seleucus I Nicator had nearly 60 cities founded, and gave to 16 of them the name of his father Antiochos.

After the death of Alexander the Great, Seleucus I Nicator, founder of the Seleucid Dynasty, took control of Pisidia. Captured places were Hellenised and, in order to protect the population, fortified cities were founded at strategically important places, usually on an acropolis. Seleucus I Nicator had nearly 60 cities founded, and gave to 16 of them the name of his father Antiochos.

Seleucus I Nicator was one of the Diadochi. Having previously served as an infantry general under Alexander the Great, he eventually assumed the title of basileus and established the Seleucid Empire. | eBay!

Seleucus I. Tetradrachm. In the name of Alexander. Heracles in lion skin/ Zeus

Seleucus I Nicator was one of the Diadochi. Having previously served as an infantry general under Alexander the Great, he eventually assumed the title of basileus and established the Seleucid Empire.

Bust of Seleucus I Nicator (Europos ca 358 BC-Lisimacheia 281 BC), Macedonian general after Alexander the Great and founder of the Seleucid dynasty. bronze from the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, Campania, Italy, 1st century BC.

Bust of Seleucus I Nicator (Europos ca 358 BC-Lisimacheia 281 BC), Macedonian general after Alexander the Great and founder of the Seleucid dynasty. bronze from the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, Campania, Italy, century BCE.

Seleucid Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Seleucid Empire in 200 BC before expansion into Anatolia and Greece

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