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From Ancient Greek Ἀντιόχεια (Antiókheia), from Ἀντίοχος (Antíokhos). This was the given name of the Macedonian father of Seleucus I Nicator, the founder of the Seleucid Empire. Subsequently the name was borne by various kings of the Seleucid dynasty and numerous cities in their domain are named after these personages. Compare also Laodicea, Apamea and Seleucia.


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  1. the name of a number of cities founded by kings of the Seleucid dynasty, the most famous being "Antioch on the Orontes" in ancient Syria (modern-day Antakya in south-eastern Turkey).
    • 1982, Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 2, Issues 1-4, Page 120
      During his frequent stays at Antioch, Tigranes [king of Armenia], a self-styled king of kings, maintained a sumptuous court with a ceremonial of Achaemenid origin that Plutarch has described.
  2. A city in California.
  3. A village in Illinois.
  4. An unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Clinton County, Indiana, USA
  5. An unincorporated community in Wright Township, Greene County, Indiana, USA
  6. An unincorporated community in Pike Township, Jay County, Indiana, USA
  7. An unincorporated community in Posey Township, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA
  8. A ghost town in Nebraska.
  9. A village in Ohio.

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