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Headword: *)antio/xeia
Adler number: alpha,2692
Translated headword: Antiocheia, Antiochia, Antioch
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the city [of that name]. It was created by Seleukos; but it was named after his son Antiochos.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] Antiochis, a name of a tribe.[2]
Greek Original:
*)antio/xeia: h( po/lis. pepoi/htai me\n u(po\ *seleu/kou: w)no/mastai de\ a)po\ tou= paido\s *)antio/xou. kai\ *)antioxi/s, o)/noma fulh=s.
[1] There were several Antiochs, but this is the best-known (founded 300 BCE in Syria, Barrington Atlas map 67 grid D4); see generally OCD(4) pp.103-4, s.v. Antioch(1). On Alexander the Great's comrade and successor, see generally OCD(4) s.v. Seleucus(1) and sigma 202.
[2] In post-Kleisthenic Athens: see generally OCD(4) p.1144 (s.v. phylai). This addendum to the entry comes from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 October 2000@03:46:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 14 August 2002@08:58:56.
William Hutton (Set status) on 30 October 2002@13:45:56.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; cosmetics) on 28 June 2011@04:52:33.
David Whitehead (updated refs) on 30 July 2014@07:03:19.
David Whitehead on 24 July 2015@09:22:22.
Ronald Allen (added map note, biographical detail, and cross-reference) on 6 April 2018@00:06:07.


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