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

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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.
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Beneath him with new wonder now he views To all delight of human sense expos'd In narrow room Natures whole wealth, yea more, A Heaven on Earth, for blissful Paradise Of God the Garden was, by him in the East Of EDEN planted; EDEN stretchd her Line From AURAN Eastward to the Royal Towrs Of great SELEUCIA, built by GRECIAN Kings, Or where the Sons of EDEN long before Dwelt in TELASSAR: in this pleasant soile His farr more pleasant Garden God ordaind; Out of the fertil ground he caus'd to grow All Trees of noblest kind for sight, smell, taste; And all amid them stood the Tree of Life, High eminent, blooming Ambrosial Fruit Of vegetable Gold; and next to Life Our Death the Tree of Knowledge grew fast by, Knowledge of Good bought dear by knowing ill.
Atanasio de Alejandria enfrento esta tarea en su obra De synodis Arimini in Italia et Selenciae in Isauria, escrita el ano 359 (De synodis) (5), justo despues de la realizacion de estos sinodos paralelos en Seleucia para el Oriente y en Rimini para el Occidente (6).
Nel 359 convoco un doppio sinodo, in Occidente a Rimini, dove parteciparono vescovi omoousiani, e in Oriente a Seleucia, dove si trovarono i vescovi omeousiani.
Na realidade, a colecao musiva da Siria-Palestina e inaugurada com os mosaicos da era imperial recuperados de Antioquia e arredores (Dafne, Yakto, Kaoussie e Seleucia Pieria), no decorrer da expedicao liderada pela Universidade de Princeton entre 1932 e 1939.
Entretanto, maior atencao deve ser dada ao acesso que possuia, como sudito dos Arsacidas, aos arquivos de cidades greco-partas, como Artemita e Seleucia do Tigre, (9) sem mencionar, de modo mais dinamico, compatriotas, mercadores e viajantes.
Partiendo de la realidad, senalada desde temprano por los estudiosos, de que la poesia kavafiana es esencialmente urbana, el autor estudia la manera de trabajar de Kavafis en cuanto a las ciudades historicas que aparecen en su poesia, la cuales no son Atenas, ni Roma, ni Constantinopla, sino las urbes helenisticas, como Antioquia, Seleucia, Alejandria, todas caracterizadas por el cosmopolitismo.
16] When Parthians started to exist, whole Iran was under the governance of Greek Seleucids who had made cities of their own in this country, the most important of which was Seleucia near Tigris River.
The 22 papers consider such topics as problematizing Greek colonization in the Eastern Mediterranean in the seventh and sixth centuries BC, the rule of Antiochus IV of Commangene in Cilicia, a diachronic analysis of Roman temples in Rough Cilicia, the ceramic evidence for connections between Rough Cilicia and northwestern Cyprus between about 200 BC and AD 200, rural habitat in the hinterland of Seleucia and Calycadnum during Late Antiquity, and research on ancient cities and buildings in Rough Cilicia.
Estas primeras acunaciones de Seleuco, ademas de circunscritas a Seleucia del Tigris, pueden marcar simplemente el inicio de la relacion entre Apolo y el monarca, siempre en la linea de consolidacion de los lazos establecidos ya a traves de los oraculos explicados y como imagen del gobernante macedonico frente a su reino oriental.
Sin embargo, al tratar de borrar el impacto doctrinal de Nicea y al insistir en ejecutar las condenas a Atanasio y sus partidarios en sucesivos concilios celebrados en Sirmio (351), Arles (353), Milan (355), Sirmio (357) o Rimini y Seleucia (ambos en 359), el heredero de Constantino estaba descomponiendo el propio ideario heredado y estableciendo, asi, una tolerancia sesgada que seria la causa principal de las muchas y amargas disputas en las que se verian envueltas la Iglesia y el Estado a lo largo de todo el siglo IV.
The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down [from Antioch] to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus" (Acts 13:4); (2) so the Acts of the Apostles records the beginning of the most important missionary trip in the history of the Christian church.