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Of or relating to a Hellenistic dynasty founded by Seleucus I after the death of Alexander the Great. It ruled much of Asia Minor from 312 to 64 bc.
A member or subject of this dynasty.


n, pl -cids or -cidae (-sɪˌdiː)
(Biography) a member of a royal dynasty (312–64 bc) that at the zenith of its power ruled over an area extending from Thrace to India
(Biography) of, relating to, or supporting the Seleucids or their dynasty
Seleucidan adj


(sɪˈlu sɪd)

n., pl. -cids, -ci•dae (-sɪˌdi)

adj. n.
1. a member of a Macedonian dynasty, 312–64 B.C., ruling an empire that included much of Asia Minor, Syria, Persia, Bactria, and Babylonia.
2. Also, Se•leu′ci•dan. of or pertaining to the Seleucids or their dynasty.
[1850–55; < New Latin Seleucidēs < Greek Seleukídēs offspring of Seleucus I]
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The final battle of Judas Maccabaeus against the Seleucid Greek general Bacchides was symbolic of the greater encounter, and indeed war, of the tiny Jewish population of Judea against the overwhelming cultural, social, economic, and military power of the Hellenistic empires left in the wake of Alexander the Great's conquest of the known world.
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The Seleucid king had to cede all his possessions in Asia Minor west of the Taurus to the victors, pushing the boundaries of his kingdom eastwards to Syria.
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In addition to defeating his former Seleucid overlords, he repelled the Celts installed in Central Anatolia: the famous 'Dying Gaul' known from Roman copies was originally part of an Attalid victory dedication.
According to Dr Parpas, Bahrain was the main naval base of the Seleucid Empire's presence in the Gulf between 323BC and 140BC.
The fact that this visit happens in a period when Jews are celebrating Hanukkah, a holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire, adds even more to its significance.