Antiochus II Theos (Person, Concept)

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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.

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