Definition of Antiochus in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of eight Seleucid kings, notably:

    1. 1.1 Antiochus III(c.242–187 bc), reigned 223–187 bc; known as Antiochus the Great. He restored and expanded the Seleucid empire.
    2. 1.2 Antiochus IV(c.215–163 bc), son of Antiochus III, reigned 175–163 bc; known as Antiochus Epiphanes. His firm control of Judaea and his attempt to Hellenize the Jews resulted in the revival of Jewish nationalism and the Maccabean revolt.