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Antiochus Line breaks: An¦tio|chus
Pronunciation: /anˈtʌɪəkəs/

Definition of Antiochus in English:

1The name of eight Seleucid kings, notably:
1.1 Antiochus III (circa 242–187 bc), reigned 223–187 bc; known as Antiochus the Great. He restored and expanded the Seleucid empire.
1.2 Antiochus IV (circa 215–163 bc), son of Antiochus III, reigned 175–163 bc; known as Antiochus Epiphanes. His firm control of Judaea and his attempt to Hellenize the Jews resulted in the revival of Jewish nationalism and the Maccabean revolt.
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