- 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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Julian had now reached the western suburb of Ctesiphon, which had lost its old name of Seleucia and was known as Coche.
Their winter residence is at Seleucia, on the Tigris, near Babylon.
From Seleucia to Soli is a voyage in a straight line of nearly 1000 stadia.
The prophetic voice of Seleucia spoke the truth; yea, verily, it spoke the truth.
The dzhin of Seleucia had prophesied this termination to his career.
- 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)