It was built (although about this matter there is some dispute) by Seleucus Nicanor, the first king of the country after Alexander the Great, in memory of his father Antiochus, and became immediately the residence of the Syrian monarchy.
Why, my dear sir, that cameleopard is no other than Antiochus Epiphanes, Antiochus the Illustrious, King of Syria, and the most potent of all the autocrats of the East
The Achaeans and Aetolians were kept friendly by them, the kingdom of Macedonia was humbled, Antiochus was driven out; yet the merits of the Achaeans and Aetolians never secured for them permission to increase their power, nor did the persuasions of Philip ever induce the Romans to be his friends without first humbling him, nor did the influence of Antiochus make them agree that he should retain any lordship over the country.
Therefore, the Romans, foreseeing troubles, dealt with them at once, and, even to avoid a war, would not let them come to a head, for they knew that war is not to be avoided, but is only to be put off to the advantage of others; moreover they wished to fight with Philip and Antiochus in Greece so as not to have to do it in Italy; they could have avoided both, but this they did not wish; nor did that ever please them which is for ever in the mouths of the wise ones of our time:--Let us enjoy the benefits of the time--but rather the benefits of their own valour and prudence, for time drives everything before it, and is able to bring with it good as well as evil, and evil as well as good.
Again, as Titus Livius noteth, in the case of Antiochus
and the AEtolians, There are sometimes great effects, of cross lies; as if a man, that negotiates between two princes, to draw them to join in a war against the third, doth extol the forces of either of them, above measure, the one to the other: and sometimes he that deals between man and man, raiseth his own credit with both, by pretending greater interest than he hath in either.
Judaea now and all the Promised Land, Reduced a province under Roman yoke, Obeys Tiberius, nor is always ruled With temperate sway: oft have they violated The Temple, oft the Law, with foul affronts, Abominations rather, as did once Antiochus
III, or "The Great" as he had legitimate reason to prefer, had extended the reach of his empire from the Aegean in the West as far East as the frontier of modem Afghanistan and into India.
O dudalen 26 Gwyddwn yr un pryd mai gwaeth na ffieidd-dra yr Antiochus
Epiffanes hwnnw, a aberthodd foch, o bob dim, ar allor Teml Jeriwsalem, yr ystyrid fy mhechod ysgeler i y pnawn Nadolig hwnnw, a achosodd y fath halogiad anfad ar deml Bethlehem (M.
amp;nbsp;The 8-day holiday celebrates the rededication of the second temple in Jerusalem following a massacre ordered by the Greek-Syrian King Antiochus
IV that initially pushed Jews from the city.
Stephen Notley, handsomely augments Whiston's English translation of Josephus eyewitness account with state-of-the-art maps, pictures, and illustrations that bring clarity and new life to this gripping story of the final days of the Second Temple, as the reader is guided from the arrival of Antiochus
Epiphanes to the fall of Masada.
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IV Epiphanes, the apocalypse of Enoch, Aum Shinrikyo (Shoko Asahara), cargo cults, feminist eschatology, four horsemen of the apocalypse, Kingdom of God/Kingdom of Heaven, the apocalypse in popular culture, and zombies.
Rebekah, along with female physician Agnodice, Lydia's father Eumenes, and the handsome rogue-actor Leonidas, are memorable in Bread of Angels, while the evil Antiochus
and strong but compassionate Marcus add drama and romance to the plot.