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voor of Cyms, who gives him the
noes of seven cities fcr a pensioDyiL 196.

Pytheas, magistrate of the Bosotians,
indaoes them to unite their forces with
those of the Aehcans agahwt the Ro-
mans, vii. 190. Metellus puts him to
death, 191.

Pytheas, famous astronomer and geog-
rapher, viL 188.

Pythia, name of the priestesi of Apotto
at Delphi,!. 36.

Pvthian, eetebrated games of Greece,

]^rthia% inend of Damon: trial to
which their friendship was put, iv. 133.

Pythius, Lydian prince, senerous offer
which he makes Xerxes of nis riches, ui.
14. means which the princess his wife
uses to make him sensible of the injustice
and absurdity of his conduct 15. cruelty
which Pythius experiences fr<Mn Xerxes,
16.

Pythodorus, sent by the Athenians to
the aid of the Leontines, is banished for
not having undertaken the conquest of
Sicily, iii. 198.

Python, of Byzantium, famous rheto-
rician, is deputed by Philip to the The*
bans to incline them to pes^oe, iv. 318.

QtroiT. See Discus.

Ra Bimirs Pot THUMUf , Roman knight,
goes to Ptolemy Auletes, in order to be
paid the sums he had lent that prince
at Rome, viii. 114. perfidy of Ptolemy
towards him, 115. Rabirius is accused at
Rome of having assisted Ptolemy in cor-
ruptins the senate, ib. Cicero undertiJces
his defence ib.

Race. See Course.

Ragau ; name of the plun where Na-
buch<Kionosor conquerea Phraortes, ii.
78.

Barneses Miamum, king of Egjrpt, L



164. be makes the bnditas i
nite hardships* ib.

Bammius, citizen of Brunduaium, is
ordered by Perseus to poison Eumenesi
vii. 104. be goes to Valerius at Chalcis,
diiNX>vers the whole to him, and fi>lIows
him to Rome, ib.

Raphia, dty of Palestine, near wfaidi
Antiochus the Great was defeated br
Ptolemy Phik>pator, vi. 162.

Reading, of history enMcially : of what
use it is to a prince, v. 4. delicacy of the
Lacedmmonians in respect to the books
that youth were suffered to read, ii. 284.

RegiUu (L. iEmihus) is charged with
the command of the Roman fleet in tbs
room of Livius, vi. 307. he |;«ina a com-
plete victory over Polyxenides, Antio-
chus's admiral, 311. he receives the hon-
our of a triumph, 326.

Regulus (M. AttUius), consul, gains a
great victory over the Carthaginians with
his fleet, i. 244. he goes to Africa, ib. the
Romans continue him in the command as
prx>oonsul, ib. he defeaU the Carthacsii-
ans, and seizes Tunis, 245. he suffeis
himself to be dazzled by his glorious
successes, 246. he is defeated and taken
prisoner by the Carthag'mians, 248. tht
Carthaginutns send him to Rome to pro*
pose the exchange of prisoners, 250. at
tkis return they put him to a cruel death,
251.

Religion. Ori|pn and source of the re-
ligion of the ancients, i. 22. attention oi
the ancient^ in discharging all the duties
of religion, iL 229. the vdl of religion
often serves to cover the most crinunsl
designs, and the most uiuust enterprise^
iii. 184.

Reomithras, one of the revolted chiefii
against Artaxerxes Mnemon, delivers up
the principal rebels to that princot to
make his own peace, and keeps the
money which he had brought from Egypt
for the confederacy, iv. 2M.

Resurrection of^ the body. Confused -
notions which the ancients had of the re-
surrection of the body, iiL 267.

Retreat of the ten thousand Greeks
after the batde of Cunaxa, iii. 312, Ice

Rhadamanthus, brother of Minos, is
appointed by that prince to administer
justice in his capital city, iv. 59.

Rhampsinitus, king of Egypt, i. 171.

Rhegiura, citjr of Sicily, forms a Ies<us
against Dionynus, iv. 111. it msMi
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grre him rwrafe, and the imoleiit answer
with which that refusal is attended, 114.
Dionysius besieges it outof revense, liS.
miserable fate of (hat city, 124. aRoman
'egioQ by the aid of the Mamertines
eomes and settles there, after having ex-
pelled the inhabitants, i. 240. the Ro-
mans re-establish the inhabitants, ib.

Rhisiases, Achaean, by menaces obliges
his son Memnon, who was chief roagis-
traie, not to oppose the treaty with the
Romans, vi. 254.

Rhodes, island and city of Asia Minor,
u 21. Rhodes takes up arms against
Athens, iv. 241. it is declared free, 246.
it is subjected by Mausolus, king of Caria,
248. the Rhodians undertake to dethrone
Artemisia, widow of that prince, 249.
that princess takes their ctty, 250. the
death of Artemisia re-establishes their
liberty, 251. the Rhodians refuse to aid
Anti^cmus agamst Ptolemy, v. 296. De-
metrius besieges their city, ib. he raises
the siege a year after by a peace very
honourable for the Rhodians, S06. he
makes them a present of all the machines
of war which he had employed in that
sieee, ib. the Rhodians erect the famous
Colossus, with the money raised by .the
sale of those machines, ib. their impious
flattery of Ptolemy to express their grati-
tude for the aid he had given Uiem during
that siege, S07. great earthquake at
Rhodes, vi. 147. emulation of the neigh-
bouring princes in consoling that afflicted
city, ib. destruction of the famous Colos-
sus, ib. war between the Rhodians and
Byzantines, and the cause of it, 157.
p«ace is restored between the two peo-
ple, ib. war between the Rhodians and
Philip, 2S2. Uiey defeat Hannibal at sea,
t09. dispute between the Rhodians and
Gomenes before the Romans, concerning
•he Grecian cities of Asia, 320. the
Rhodians signalize their zeal for Rome
m the war with Peneus, vii. 110. they
■end ambassadors to Rome, and to the
Roman army in Macedonia, who speak
there in favour of Perseus with extraor-
dinary insolence, 129. they send depu-
ties to Rome, who endeavour to appease
the anger of the senate, 166. after long
and warm solicitations, they succeed in
being admitted into the alliance of the
Roman people, 169.

Rhodoguna, daughter of Mithridateft,
king of the Parthians, is married to De-
metrius, king of Syria, vii. 236.



Rhone, river. Passage of the Rhone

by Hannibal, i. 273.

Riches, contempt which the ancient
Scythians had for riches, ii. 311.

Richlieu (Cardinal) composed dra-
matic pieces, and piqued himself upon
eilelling in that study, iv. 31 1. \

Romans. First treaty between the Ro-
mans and Cartha^nians, i. 217. the
Romans send deputies to collect the laws
of the cities of Greece, iii. 75. second
treaty between the Romans and Cartha-
ginians, i. 227. war between the Romans
and Pyrrhus, vi. 45. they are defeated in
two battles by that prince, 50. they gain
a great victory over Pyrrhus, and oblige
him to quit Italy, 63. they punish their
citizens who had settled in Rhegium, i.
241. they send ambassadors to Ptolemy
Philadelphus, and make an alliance with
that prince, vi. 73. they aid the Mamm^
tines against the Carthaginians, i. 240.
they form the design of fitting out a fleet
for the first time, 242. they beat the Car^
thaginians, first near the coast of Myle,
and afterwards near Ecnomus,243. they
pass over into Afi-ica, 244. they are at
first victorious, and afterwards defeated,
ib. they defeat the Carthaginian fleet in
sight of Sicily, 251. they go to Sicily, and
fonn the siege of Lilybaeum, 252. they
are defeated at sea, 353. they gain a
great victory over the Carthaginians, to

whom they grant peace, 255. The

Romans take Sardinia fi'om the Cartha-
ginians, i. 264. they drive Teuta out of
Iltyrium, vi. 110. they send a scdemn
embassy into Greece to notify their treaty
with the Ulyrians, ib. the Corinthianf.
admit them to the Isthmian games, and
the Athenians grant them the freedom of
their city, ib. me Romans drive Deme-
trius of Pharos out of Illyrium, 173. they
send ambassadors to demand him oi
Philip, who refuses to deliver htm up, ib.
they declare war against the Carthagini-
ans, i. 271. they are defeated near the
Ticinus^ 280. near Trebia, 283, and the
lake of^ Thrasymenus, 285. they make
several conquests in Spain, 286. they
lose a great battle near Cannoe, 294.
Hannibal besieges Rome, 299. the Ro-
mans are defeated in Spain, 301. they
Sain a great battle over Asdrubal, 302.
ley go over into Africa, 305. they de-
feat the Carthaginians near Zama, oblige
them to demand peace, and grant it ihem,
809.— —The Romans send deputies *»



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Ptdlmmf Md OLeopilrm to ranew thdr
ADCMot aUiaiiee with Egsrpt, vi. 165.
UMjniii an ftdTuitage over Philip at
ApoUooia, IM. Umj break with Hienwy-



18.



the



of that



»*■ death, they send MarceUut into
y, 19. that eeneral takei Syracm,
S8. allianoe oTthe Romans with the



/Ricilians, tu 198. the Romans send
Sulpitius to the aid of the ^tolians
aiainst Philip, SOO. Tarioos expeditions
of that prmtor in Macedonia, SOI, &c.
seneral peace between the Romans and
rhilip, m which the alhes on both sides
are ioHckided, 226. the Romans accept
the guardianship of Ptolemy Epiphsnes,
236. they declare war against Philip,
238. they defeat that prince in a battle,
244. they employ their influence with
Antiochus to induce him not to make war
against Attains, 247. expeditions of the
fiwmans in Phocis, 261. they make a
treaty with Nabis, 257. they gain a fa-
mous victory over Philip near Scotossa
and CynoscephaliB, 262. they grant that
prince peace, 266. they reinstate Greece
m its ancient hberty, 268.— ^The Ro-
mans send an embassy to Antiochus. vL
272. it tends only to dispose both sides
to an open rupture, ib. they make war
against r^abis, 276. they oblige him to
demand peace, and grant it to him, 280.
every preparation is made for a war be-
tween the Romans and Antiochus, 283.
mutoal embassies on both sides without
effect, 284. the Romans send troops
against Nabis, who had broken the trea^*
ty,289. th4y declare war against Anti-
ochus, 299. they gain an advantage
over that prince at Thermopyte, 3(s.
they defeat Polyxenides, Antiochus's ad-
miral, on two occasions, 810. they go
to Asia, and gain a great victory over
Antiochus near Magnesia, 318. they
grant him peace, 320. they reduce the
^Btolians, and grant them peace, vii. 2.
they subject the Gauls of Asia, 6. com-
plaints against Philip carried to Rome,
18. the R<Hnan8 send commissaries to
exdinne into those oompl&^ts, and to
take ^nizance of the ill treatment of
Sparta by the Achaeans, 18. new com-

Slamts carried to Rome aeainst Philip,
6. the Romans send back his son De-
metrius with ambassadors, 37. ^The

Romans send ambassadors into Mace-
donia, to have an eye upon the condoct
of Perseus vii. 99. they break with that



prince, lOS. war is dedved in loim,lll.
the Rcanans are worsted near the river
Peneus, 118. the senate makes a wise
decree to put a stop to the avarice of the
generals and magi^ratee, who opfwessed
Uie aUies, 123. the Romans penetrate
into Macedonia, 124, &c they conquer
Gentius, king of lUyriom, 139. they gain
a great victory over Perseus near lbs
dty of PVdna, 147, &c. that priooe is
taken witn his children, 152. deeree d
the senate, which gruata liberty to the
Macedonians and Illyriansp 166. the Ro-
mans oblige Antiochv E{Hphajies to<^uH
Egypt, and to leave Jhe two reigning
brothers in peace, 73. their cruel treat-
meaai of the ^tolians, 169. aU in gmeral
who had favoured P^veus are cited to
Rome, to answer for their conduct there,
170. a thousand Achmans carried thither,
172. the senate banbhes them into seve-
ral towns of Italy, ib. afler sevoHeeo
years of banishment they are sent back
into their own country, 174. they refuse
Eumenes entrance into Rome, 175. the
Romans divide the kingdom of Egypt
between Philometor ana Physoon, 218.
one of their ambassadors is killed in Sy-
ria, 222. ^The Romans declare the

Jews their friends and aBies, vii. 224.
they acknowledge Demetrius king of Sy-
rm, ib. they ctmquer the Ligurians, and
give their terriloiy to the peoi4e crif Mar-
seilles, 181. they defeat Andriacus, and
two more adventurers, who had possess-
ed themsdves of Macedonia, and reduce
that kingdom into a Roman province,

187, &c. they declare war against the
Carthaginians, ii. 14. they order them to
abandon Cartha^ 16. they besiege that
city, and demobsh it entirely, 19, &c.
decree of the senato for aeparajting seve-
ral cities from the Achaean leajjue, vii.

188, &c. troubles in Achaia, 190. the
Romans defeat the Achaeaos, sad take
Thebes, 191. they gain another victory
over the Achaeans, take Corinth, and
bum it, 193. they reduce Greece into a
Roman province, ib. they renew the
treaties made with the Jews, 235. they
inherit the riches and dominions of Atta-
ins, kin^ of Pergamus, 243. they reduce
Aristonicus, who had possessed himsdf
of them, 244. Ptolemy Apion, king of
Cyrenaica, and Nicomeaes, king of
Bithynia, leave the Romans their domin-
ions at their deaths, 266, &c. the Ro-
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pronnefls, ib.— — The Romans re-estab-
lish the kings of Cappadoda and Bithy-
nia« expelled by Mithridatea, viii. 48.
first war of the Romans against Mitb-
ridates, 50. massacre of all the Romans
soul Italians in Asia Minor, 51. the Ro-
m&ns gain three great battles agunst the
generals of Mitnridates, 64. 69. they
grant that prince peace, 62. second war
of the Romans with Mithridates, 63.
they are defeated by that prince in a bat-
tle, 69. they gain a great victory over
him, and compel him to retire mto Ar-
tnenia, to Tigranes, his son-in-law, 73.
79. they declare war aninst Tigranes,
and defeat him in a battle, 78, &c sec-
ond victory of the Romans over the united
forces of Mithridates and Tigranes, 87.
they asain gain several victories over
Mithridates, who had recovered his do-
minions, 96. they subject Tigranes, king
of Armenia, 96. they drive Antiochus
Asiaticus out of Syria, and reduce that
kingdom into a Roman province, 199.
——The Romans, by the will of Alexan-
der, king of Egypt, are declared heirs
of his dominions, vii. 275. end of the
war with Mithridates, viii. 104. the Ro-
mans drive Ptolemy out of Cyprus, and
confiscate his treasures, vii. 277. they
invade Parthia, and are defeated, 900,
&c. they declare Ptolemy Auletes their
friend and ally, viii. 108. they reduce
Egypt into a Roman province, 146.
Cappadocia is ^so reduced into a Roman
province, vii. 331. reflection upon the
conduct of the Romans towards the
states of Grreece, and the kings both of
Europe and Asia, vi. 327. difference be-
tween the Romans and the Greeks, vii.
200. Roman hau^tiness, 74. setting out
of the consul and army, 112. difference
of taste of the Rtunans and Greeks in
respect to shows, i. 61.

Kosaces, governor of Lydia and Ionia,
commands a detachment of Ochus's army
in that prince's expedition against Egypt,
iv. 255.

Rosaces, Persian lord, gives proofs of
his valour at the battle of the Granicus,
V. 20.

Rowers. Condition of them among the
ancients, iv. 91.

Rozana^ sister of Statira^ queen of
Perna. Tragical history of that prin-
cess, iii. 280, 281.

Roxana, daughter of Ozyartes, wife
ef Alexander, v. 140. she is delivered of



a son soon after Alexander's death, 218.
she causes StaUra, Alexander's widow,
as well as herself^ to be put to death with
Drypetis, Hephsstion's widow, 220.
Cassander deprives her of all the hon-
ours of a queen, and soon after puts her
to'death,260,&c.

Roxana, sister of Mithridates, viiL 74.
deplorable end of that princess, 75.

Sabacus, king of ^Ethiopia, enters
Egypt, and conquers it, i. 173. at the
exputition of fifty years be retires volun-
tarily into Ethiopia, ib.

Sabians, sect of idolaters in the East,
ii. 218.

SabracsB, powerfiil people of
subjected by Alexander, v. 170.

Sacae, people c^ Assyria, subjected bj
Cyrus, ii. 113.

Saddocees, a powerful sect among the
Jews : some account of them, vii. ^0.

Sadyattes, king of Lydia, iL 84. he
besieges Miletus, ib.

Sages. Abridgment of the liveS of the
seven sages of Greece, ii. 288.

Saguntum, city of Spain, besieged and
taken by Hannibal, i. 270.

Said, the ancient Thebais of Egypt,
i. 118.

Sais, city of the Lower Egypt, i. 132.

SalaiDts, capital city of the island of
Cyprus, iii. 357,

Salamis, isle of Greece, famous fixr
the battle at sea between Xerxes and the
Greeks, iii. 36.

Salome, wife of Aristobulus I. takes
the three princes, her husband's brothers,
out of prison, vii. 282.

Samaria, city of Palestine, the capital
of the kingdom of Israel, i. 22. origin of
the enmity between the Samaritans and
Jews, ii. o4. the Samaritans oppose the
Jews at the time they are rebuilding the
temple of Jerusalem, 152. they submit
to Alexander, v. 66. they cannot obtain
the same privileges from that prince as
the Jews, 74. they mutiny, 80. Alex-
ander drives them out of Samaria, ib.
they conform to the religion of Antiochus
Epiphanes, vii. 75. destruction of Sa-
nuuia by Hyrcanus, 259.

Sarabuce, nnachine of war of the an-
cients, viiL 27.

Samoa, island and city of Ionia, ii. 236.
Samoa taken and destroyed by the Athe-
nians, iu. 117. Lysaniier re-establishes
the ancient inhabitants in it, 276. impi



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Mtililtary«rd»
LftceditmoiiiaB, 8PU.

SwiKMhracM, Hiftod oflhe Aidupela^
coniidered m sacred uid mTiolftble, viL
160.

SftiidrmcoUa, Indian, p ow eM c a himtair
of all the provinces of India, which Al-
•xander bad coB^oered, T. SIO. Seleucus
uodertakea to drive him out of them, ib.
those two princes come to an accommo-
dation, ih.

Sansala, city of India, taken and en-
tirely demolished fay Alexander, v. 150.

Saosduchious, king of Babyhm. See
NabuchodoooN**^ '

Sappho, v/ jMuk.^ tfutnauMb Jie

lentb Muse, u. 287.

Saracusj king of Assj^ria, ii. 65. re-
volt of Nabopolassar ainunst that prince,
lb. death of Saracus, 80.

Sardanapalua, kins; of Assyria, ii. 58.
his effeminacy, ib. his death, 59.

Sardinia, iuand of Europe in the Me-
diterranean, subjected by the Carthagin-
ians, i. 213.

Sardis, a cit^r of Lydia, subjected by
Cyrus, ii. 127. it is taken and burnt by
Anstagoras and the Athenians, 328.

Satrape, name given to the governors
of provmces amongst the Penoans, iL
187.

Saturn. Pasan divinity, L 192.

Satire, sort of poem, i. 66.

Scamma, name given to the place
where the atfalets combated, i. 63.

Scarpus, general of Antony's army in
Libya, declares for Csesar, viii. 138.

Scaurus, Pompey's lieutenant, reduces
Syria and Damascus, viii. 99.

Scaurus (^milius) is deputed by the
Romans to Jugurtha, ii. 38. he suffers
hiros^ to be bribed by that prince, ib.

Scene, or Sta^o, part of the theatre of
the ancients, i. o6.

Serdiledes, king of Illyrium, exercises
a kind of piracy at the expense of all his
neighbours, vi. 109. he joins the Achaeans
aeaicst the ^tolians, 173. he makes an
alliance with the Romans, 199.

Sciences. See Arts.

Scipio (Publius) marches into Spain
against Hannibal, i. 276. he passes the
Po. and is defeated near the Ticinus,
S80. ne is sent into Spain, and joins his
brother Cn. Scipio there, 291. they make
a great progress there, 298. they divide
their troops, 301. Pubtius it killed in a
battle, tb.



Scipio (Cmus) ill sent by his I
into Spain to make head against As^Qi-
bal, i. 276. the two brothers join eacfa
other, and have great success, 291-
Cneus is kilksd in a battle, 301.

Scipio (P. Cornelias), sumamed AfH-

BUS, makes himself master of all Spain,
i. 904. he is elected consul, and ^oesorer
into Africa, ib. he has an interview wth
Hannibal, and gains a great victory over
that general, 307, &c. he grants the Car-
thaginians peace, 309. conversation be-
tween Sdpio and Hannibal at Ephesos,
317. Scipio serves as lieutenant to lus
brother L. Cornelius Scipio, in the war
with Antiochus, vi. 307. he rejects the
offers of Antiochus, 313. Scipio*6 deaib,
l321.

Scipio (L. Cornelius), sumamed Asi-
aticus, is charrod with the war againat
Antiochus, vL 907. be goes to Asia, 312.
he gains a famous victory ovor Antiochus,
near Magnesia, 317. he receives the
honour 6C a triumph, 326.

Scipio Nasica, son-in-law of Scipio
Africanus, ii charged with an important
expedition by Paulus ^milius, which he
executes highly for his honour, vii. 143.
he is sent into Macedonia, to appease the
troubles excited by Andriscus, 186.

Scipio (Publius), sumamed Afincanus
the Younger, distinguishes himself in the
war with Csurthage, iu 19. he returns to
Rome to demand the office of edile, 20.
the people give him the consulship ib.
Scipio goes to Africa, and advances
against Cartha^, ib. he takes that city
and demolishes it, 26, &c. he is sent am-
bassador into Egypt, Syria, and Greece,
vii. 240. use which lie niakes of the
presents sent him by Antiochus Sidetea,
247. character and praise of Sdmo, ii.
33. his intimate firieiKlsbip with Polybius,
ib.

Scismas, eldest son of Datames, be-
comes his accuser to Artaxerxes, iii. 369.

Scopas is placed at the head of the
iEtolian troops in the war against the
Achssans, vi. 169. he ravages Macedo-
nia, 174. he prevails ufiou the iEtdiana
to make an alliance with the Romans,
198. he goes into the service of Ptolemy
Epiphanes, king of Egypt, 247. he pos-
sesses himself of Judsa, ib. he is do*
feated by Antiochus, and obliged to ac-
cept ignominious conditions, 248. be con-
spires aeainst Ptolemy, and is put to
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Scorpion, machine of war, Tiii. 28.
Scylax, Greek of Caryandia, is com-
missioned by Darius to discover India, ii.
S23. he acquits himself happily of that
commission, ib.

Scylurus, king of the Scythians, in
%v'hat manner be recommended unity to
hla chih^ren, ii. 312.

Scytale, used among the Lacedsemo-
nla.ns. What it was, ii. 256.

Scythians. They possess themselves
of Up^ier Asia, ii. 79. they are driven
out of It at the end of twent)r«eight years,
lb. Darius designs to punish them for
that invasion. 315. the Scythians refuse
to submit, sis. they send a herald ta
I>ariu8 with presents, 319. they ravage
'Fhrace, 322. Uiey send ambassadors to
Alexander, who speak to him with ex-
Jtraordinary freedom, v. 128. they are de-
"feated and subjected by that prince, 130.
they make war with Pnraates to revenge
themselves on him for his injustice, defeat
him in a battle, and ravage his kingdom,
vii. 250. manners of the Scythians ac-
cording to Herodotus, ii. 309. manners
and character of the ancient Scythians
according to Justin, 310. in what time
luxury got ground amongst them, 314.

Scylhopolis, city of the tribe of Manas-
si'h, ii. 79.

l^ea. Red Sea. The passage -"f the
Red Sea, manifestly indicated in Diodo-
rus Stculus, i. 164.

Sects of idolaters in the East, ii. 216.
. different sects of philosophers. Sec Phi-
losophers.

Seoesta, city of Sicily, puts itself un-
tler the protection of the Carthaginians,
1.219.

' Selasia, city of Peloponnesus, &mous
lor the battle between Antigonus and
Cleoraenes, vi. 141.

Selene, daughter of Ptolemy Physcon
and (3lcopaTra, is compelled by her mo-
ther to marry her brother Lathyrus, vii,
S56. Cleopatra makes her quit Lathyrus,
and gives her in marriage to Antiochus
Grypus, 264. Selene, afler the death of
Grypus, marries Antiochus Eusebes,266.
Eusebes havini; been driven out of his
dominions, she keeps possession of Ptol-
emais with part of Phoenicia and Coele-
syria, and reigns there many years, 268.
^e conceives hopes of ascending the
throne of Egypt, 269. she sends her two
■ons to Rome with that view, ib.
. * TOL. VIII. 2 A



Seleoda, city of Syiii, MH bjt Sel«f-
cus Nicator, vi. S.

Seleucia, city situated upon the llgrw,
built by Seleucus Nicator, vi. 10.

Seleucidae. Famous era of the Seleu-
cidae, v. 278. end of the empire of tb«
Seleucidge in Asia, viii. IGO.

Seleucus Nicator is placed at the head
of all the cavalry of the allies aiier the
death of Alexander, v. 278. he is settled •
by Antipater in the governmem of Baby*
Ion, 240. he joins Antigonus and Ptolemy
against Eumenes, 256. he escapes from
Babylon and retires into Egypt, 271. he
forms a league with Ptolemy, Lysimachus,
and Cassander, against Antigonus, ib. he
makes himself master of Babylon, 272.
he assumes the title of king, 280. he
strengthens himself upon Uie throne ol
Syria, 293. he makes an expedition into
India, 310. league between Seleucus,
Ptolemy, Cassander, and Lysimachus,
against Antigonus and Demetrius, 312.
^leucus commands the army of the con-
federates, and gains a famous victory
near Ipsus,313. the four victorious princes
divide the empire of Alexander the Great
amongst them, vi. 1. Seleucus builds



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