Seleucia

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Se·leu·ci·a

 (sĭ-lo͞o′shē-ə, -shə)
An ancient city of Mesopotamia on the Tigris River south-southeast of modern Baghdad. Founded c. 300 bc, it was an important commercial center and the chief city of the empire founded by Seleucus I.

Seleucia

(sɪˈluːʃɪə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an ancient city in Mesopotamia, on the River Tigris: founded by Seleucus Nicator in 312 bc; became the chief city of the Seleucid empire; sacked by the Romans around 162 ad
2. (Placename) an ancient city in Mesopotamia, on the River Tigris: founded by Seleucus Nicator in 312 bc; became the chief city of the Seleucid empire; sacked by the Romans around 162 ad
3. (Historical Terms) an ancient city in SE Asia Minor, on the River Calycadnus (modern Goksu Nehri): captured by the Turks in the 13th century; site of present-day Silifke (Turkey). Official name: Seleucia Tracheotis or Seleucia Trachea
4. (Placename) an ancient city in SE Asia Minor, on the River Calycadnus (modern Goksu Nehri): captured by the Turks in the 13th century; site of present-day Silifke (Turkey). Official name: Seleucia Tracheotis or Seleucia Trachea
5. (Historical Terms) an ancient port in Syria, on the River Orontes: the port of Antioch, of military importance during the wars between the Ptolemies and Seleucids; largely destroyed by earthquake in 526; site of present-day Samanda? (Turkey). Official name: Seleucia Pieria
6. (Placename) an ancient port in Syria, on the River Orontes: the port of Antioch, of military importance during the wars between the Ptolemies and Seleucids; largely destroyed by earthquake in 526; site of present-day Samanda? (Turkey). Official name: Seleucia Pieria

Se•leu•cia

(sɪˈlu ʃə)

n.
1. an ancient city in Iraq, on the Tigris River: capital of the Seleucid empire.
2. an ancient city in Asia Minor, near the mouth of the Orontes River: the port of Antioch.