Seleucus III Ceraunus (Person, Concept)

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Seleucus III Ceraunus (en), Séleucos III (fr), Seleukos III. (de), Seleuco III (it), Σέλευκος Γ' Κεραυνός (el), Seleuco III (es)Additional labels
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Seleucus III (en)


Seleucus III Soter ("the Savior"), nicknamed Ceraunus ("the Thunderbolt") was the fifth king of the Seleucid Empire. He was named Alexander at birth but assumed the dynastic name Seleucus when he succeeded his father Seleucus II in 225 BC. He was assassinated in 233 BC while campaigning to regain Asia Minor from Attalus I of Pergamum.

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