an ancient city in Iraq, on the Tigris River: capital of the Seleucid empire.
an ancient city in Asia Minor, near the mouth of the Orontes River: the port of Antioch.
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How to use Seleucia in a sentence
And king Ptolemee got the dominion of the cities by the sea side, even to Seleucia, and he devised evil designs against Alexander.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
On its southern and eastern parts is Egypt, and the succeeding tract of coast as far as Seleucia and Issus.
This prolonged epidemic was brought to Rome by the returning legions from Seleucia.
There were no less than thirteen cities, which were called Seleucia, and which received their name from Seleucus Nicanor.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II) | Charles Bucke
I also built a wall about Seleucia and Soganni, which are villages naturally of ver great strength.The Life of Flavius Josephus | Flavius Josephus
British Dictionary definitions for Seleucia
an ancient city in Mesopotamia, on the River Tigris: founded by Seleucus Nicator in 312 bc; became the chief city of the Seleucid empire; sacked by the Romans around 162 ad
an ancient city in SE Asia Minor, on the River Calycadnus (modern Goksu Nehri): captured by the Turks in the 13th century; site of present-day Silifke (Turkey): Official name: Seleucia Tracheotis (ˌtrækɪˈəʊtɪs), Seleucia Trachea (trəˈkɪə)
an ancient port in Syria, on the River Orontes: the port of Antioch, of military importance during the wars between the Ptolemies and Seleucids; largely destroyed by earthquake in 526; site of present-day Samanda? (Turkey): Official name: Seleucia Pieria (paɪˈiːrɪə)
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