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Antioch
(1,581 words)

(Ἀντιόχεια; Antiócheia).

[German version]

[1] on the Orontes

Founded as Antigonea on the Orontes 307 BC, but after the defeat of Antigonus I by Seleucus I Nicator at  Ipsus (301 BC), the town was moved to the site of present-day Antakya (Turkey) in 300 BC, and renamed as A. in honour of the latter's father Antiochus. Capital city of the Seleuc…

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Wittke, Anne-Maria (Tübingen), Leisten, Thomas (Princeton), Wagner, Jörg (Tübingen), Tomaschitz, Kurt (Vienna), Weiß, Peter (Kiel), Kaletsch, Hans (Regensburg), Renger, Johannes (Berlin) and Treidler, Hans (Berlin), “Antioch”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e124450>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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