Seleucus I Nicator

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Seleucus I Nicator
Basileus o the Seleucid Empire
Seleuco I Nicatore.JPG
A Roman copy o a Greek statue o Seleucus I foond in Herculaneum. Nou located at the Naples Naitional Archaeological Museum.
Basileus o the Seleucid Empire
Ring306–281 BC
PredecessorAlexander IV o Macedon
SuccessorAntiochus I Soter
Bornca. 358 BC
Dee'd281 BC
SpouseApama o Sogdiana
Stratonice o Sirie
Antiochus I Soter
DynastySeleucid dynasty
ReleegionGreek polytheism

Seleucus I Nicator[A] (ca. 358 BC – 281 BC) wis ane o the Diadochi,[B] haein umwhilie served as an infantry general unner Alexander the Great, he eventual assumit the title o basileus[C] an established the Seleucid Empire ower muckle o Alexander's near eastren territories.

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  1. Seleucus wis given the epithet "Nicator" bi later generations which translates intae Inglis as "Victor". Ancient Greek: Σέλευκος Νικάτωρ Séleukos Nikátōr, "Seleucus the Victor".
  2. The Diadochi wis rival generals, faimily an friends o Alexander fechtin for control o his empire. The wird is the plural form o the Laitin wird Diadocus, that comes frae the Greek wird Διάδοχοι, Diadokhoi, that owersets intae Scots as "Successors".
  3. Basileus is uisually owersets intae Scots as "king".