Hanukkah marks the victory of the Jews over Antiochus IV and the Seleucid Empire.
The holiday marks the victory of the Jews over Antiochus IV and the Seleucid Empire.
To their native subjects the Seleucid and Ptolemaic kings were always foreigners.
The times of the Seleucid had been a terrible epoch for female depravity.
Moreover, the greater part of the Phnician towns enjoyed, under the Seleucid, a certain autonomy favourable to their industry.
In general, the Seleucid had surpassed the Romans in the taste for theatrical decorations as applied to great cities.
Here considerable portions of the Seleucid stratum of the mound were excavated, and a smaller portion of the Jewish stratum.
A treasure city and stud-depot of the Seleucid kings in the valley of the Orontes.
The walls of the city seem to be Seleucid in origin; some of the Roman gateways being still in good order.
Accordingly, we find him still exhibiting a dread of the Seleucid power even after his great victory.
1803, in reference to dynasty founded in Syria 312 B.C.E. by Seleucus Nicator, general of Alexander. It lasted until the Roman conquest 65 B.C.E. The Seleucidan Era, a local reckoning in the East (maintained by Syrian Christians) usually is dated to Sept. 1, 312 B.C.E.