Seleukos II Kallinikos SELEUKID, King of Syria
(265 BCE-225 BCE)
Laodike SELEUKID, Queen of Syria
Mithridates II, King of Pontus
(-Abt 220 BCE)
Laodike SELEUKID, Princess of Syria
Antiochos III "Megas" SELEUKID, King of Syria
(Abt 241 BCE-187 BCE)
Laodike, Princess of Pontus
Antiochos SELEUKID, co-King of Syria
(221 BCE-193 BCE)


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Laodike SELEUKID, Princess of Syria

Antiochos SELEUKID, co-King of Syria

  • Born: 221 B.C.E.
  • Married: 196 B.C.E.
  • Died: 193 B.C.E.

  Orthographic variation: Antiochus SELEUCID

  Research Notes:

Antiochus ... was [the] first-born child to the Seleucid monarchs Antiochus III the Great and Laodice III, and his father's first heir.

In 210 BC, his father made him joint king, when Antiochus III went off to the East on his great expedition. He was partly in command of the Seleucid army at the victory at Panion in 200 BC. He is not recorded to have had any real independent authority, but he was appointed viceroy of the eastern Seleucid satrapies. Antiochus is named in several decrees and letters with his father.

In 200 BC, Antiochus was present at the battle of Panium and received the command over the right wing of the cavalry; it was he who routed the Egyptian cavalry and attacked the Ptolemaic center from the rear with his victorious cavalry. In 196 BC, Antiochus was appointed as the heir to the Seleucid throne. In that year, his father arranged for him to marry his younger sister Laodice IV....

In 193 BC, Antiochus III appointed his daughter, the sister-wife of his son, Antiochus, as the chief priestess of the state cult dedicated to their late mother Laodice III in Media. Later that year, Antiochus died. His family were in complete grief of his death, in particular Antiochus III. Antiochus was succeeded by his younger brother Seleucus IV Philopator. 1

  Marriage Information:

Antiochos married his sister Laodike in 196 BCE. (Laodike SELEUKID was born about 217 BCE.)


1 Wikipedia article, Antiochus (son of Antiochus III the Great), citing J.D. Grainger, A Seleukid prosopography and gazetteer, BRILL, 1997, pp. 36-37, 48; Polybius, Histories, book 16, Zeno's Account of the Battle of Panium".

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