Antioch

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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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Antioch

  1. The name of a number of cities founded by kings of the Seleucid dynasty:
    1. Antioch on the Orontes, the most famous, 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.
      Synonyms: Antakiyah, Antakiyeh, Syrian Antioch
  2. A small unincorporated community in Clarke County, Alabama, United States.
  3. A city in Contra Costa County, California.
  4. An unincorporated community in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States.
  5. An unincorporated community in Polk County, Georgia, United States.
  6. An unincorporated community in Troup County, Georgia, United States.
  7. A village in Lake County, Illinois.
  8. An unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Clinton County, Indiana, United States.
  9. An unincorporated community in Wright Township, Greene County, Indiana, United States.
  10. An unincorporated community in Pike Township, Jay County, Indiana, United States.
  11. An unincorporated community in Posey Township, Switzerland County, Indiana, United States.
  12. An unincorporated community in Harrison County, Kentucky, United States.
  13. A former unincorporated community in Lyon County, Kentucky, United States.
  14. An unincorporated community in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, United States.
  15. An unincorporated community in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, United States.
  16. An unincorporated community in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States.
  17. An unincorporated community in Clark County, Missouri, United States.
  18. A ghost town in Sheridan County, Nebraska.
  19. A village in Monroe County, Ohio.
  20. A neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee.
  21. An unincorporated community in Cass County, Texas, United States.
  22. An unincorporated community in Delta County, Texas, United States.
  23. An unincorporated community in Henderson County, Texas, United States.
  24. A ghost town in Houston County, Texas, United States.
  25. An unincorporated community in Smith County, Texas, United States.

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