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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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Among the topics are Hellenistic terracottas and limestone sculptures in Cypriot sanctuaries: on the search for types and votive habits, some new insights into the material used for the decoration of Hellenistic terracotta figurines in the Pherai workshops of Greece, terracotta veiled women: a symbol of transition from nymphe to gyne, clay togati (men wearing a tunic and holding a scroll) from harbor and river towns: some hypotheses regarding their occurrence and meaning, and the case of the Persian riders at Seleucid Jebel Khalid on the Euphrates: the survival of Syrian tradition in a Greek settlement.
[The years in questions are generally agreed to span from 142 BCE until 92 CE: Judea received quasi-independence from the Seleucid Greeks in 142 BCE with the assumption of the office of prince and High Priest by Simon and ends with the last king of the Herodian line, Agrippa II.
The objects in it reveal, in the earlier sections, extraordinary connections with the post-Mauryan/Shunga style art of India; the Parthian rhyta connect it to Iran; the Seleucid images of Athena, Dionysiac characters, erotes and satyrs connect the material with Hellenistic culture and Sasanian hunting scenes.
Muharraq has existed since the Dilmun era some 5,000 years ago but came to prominence in historical records when Bahrain came under the domination of the Seleucid Greeks.
The author suggests that an innovatively transcendent temporal reckoning system was embodied in the "Seleucid Era epoch" (p.
Over the next century, Ptolemaic Egypt and Seleucid Syria would be interlocked in a sweaty struggle over Palestine.
Hanukkah is a holiday that signifies "praise and thanksgiving" and is meant to commemorate overthrow of the Syrian Greeks and the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabean Jews' successful uprising against the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century B.C.
For the Jewish people, the Festival of Lights or Channukah / Hannukah is equally ancient, commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt (167-160 BCE) against the Greek Seleucid Empire, which desecrated the holy temple in Jerusalem and tried to force the Jews to accept the panoply of Greek gods.
BM 34584+ is an early Seleucid copy of a hemerological treatise that compiles prognoses for three months (Abu to Arahsamnu) from a variety of sources, including the "Babylonian Almanac" and the "Prostration Hemerology." These prognoses are occasionally furnished with Akkadian translations and glosses.
From late fourth century BC, the Seleucid enclave as they capital of the Roman east.
The Dam was built in the Seleucid era, about 2100 years ago, and it remained intact till building the modern dam directly in front of it as the old Dam is still behind the modern one till the current time.
This feast celebrates the dedication of the new altar of the Jerusalem Temple in 165 BC by the Maccabee brothers after the Temple and the altar were desecrated by Seleucid rulers, in particular, Antiochus IV Epiphanes.