- Preferred Label
- Antiochus II Theos (en), Antiochos II (fr), Antíoco II Theos (es), Antioco II (it), Antiochos II. (de), Αντίοχος Β΄ Θεός (el)Additional labels
- Antiochus II Theos ("the God") was the third king of the Seleucid Empire, ruling from 261 to 246 BC. He succeeded his father
Antiochus I Soter in the winter of 262–61 BC. He was the younger son of Antiochus I and princess Stratonice, the daughter
of Demetrius Poliorcetes. He successfully fought against Ptolemy II in the Second Syrian War (260–253 BC), expanding his territory
in Asia Minor and Thrace.