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Antiochus II

(Antiochus Theos) (āntī`əkəs thē`ŏs), d. 247 B.C., king of Syria (261?–247 B.C.), son and successor of Antiochus IAntiochus I
(Antiochus Soter) , b. c.324 B.C., d. c.262 or 261 B.C., king of Syria (280–261? B.C.), son of Seleucus I. He did not, like his father, seek to expand in Europe. The Seleucid holdings were greatly reduced, particularly by the Egyptians under Ptolemy II.
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. In warfare with Ptolemy IIPtolemy II
(Ptolemy Philadelphus) , c.308–246 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (285–246 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy I and Berenice (c.340–281 B.C.). He continued his father's efforts to make Alexandria the cultural center of the Greek world.
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 he had sporadic successes, but his marriage to Ptolemy's daughter BereniceBerenice,
c.280–46 B.C., queen-consort of ancient Syria; wife of Antiochus II. She was called Berenice Syra. She was the daughter of Ptolemy II, and her marriage (252) to Antiochus II marked a temporary cessation in the wars between the Egyptian monarchs and the Seleucids.
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 sealed the peace, and most of the Syrian possessions his father had lost were restored to Antiochus. On the death of Antiochus, his son by his first marriage of Laodice I, Seleucus IISeleucus II
(Seleucus Callinicus), d. 226 B.C., king of ancient Syria (247–226 B.C.), son of Antiochus II. On his father's death there was a struggle for the throne between Seleucus and his stepmother, Berenice (on behalf of her infant son).
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, and Berenice on behalf of her infant son struggled for the throne, and Berenice and her son were killed by Laodice I. A long war with Ptolemy IIIPtolemy III
(Ptolemy Euergetes) , d. 221 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (246–221 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy II and the first Arsinoë. He plunged immediately into a war with Syria, where his sister, Berenice, was trying to secure the throne for her
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 ensued.
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The Hellenistic city of Laodikeia was built by Antiochus II Theos of the Seleucid Empire in the name of his wife Laodice during the middle of the third century B.
These traces of Iranian influence are visible only after the end of the Achaemenid empire, when contacts had been established with the new western power, the Greeks, The presence of Megasthenes as an ambassador of Antiochos I Soter (281-261) at the court of Pataliputra is as well known as that of his successor Daimachos dispatched by Antiochus II Theos (261-246) to Bindusara ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and of the rather shadowy Dionysios sometimes supposed to come from Ptolemaic Egypt according to a note by Pliny.
This famous and well-known passage is used to date Asoka to that time when the reigns of the Seleucid Antiochus II Theos (261-246) of Syria, Ptolemaeus II Philadelphos of Egypt (283-247), Antigonus Gonatas of Makedonia (277-239), Alexander of Epirus (272-256/255) or of Korinth (252-244), and Magas of Cyrene ([dagger] before 250) overlap.