Antiochus I (Antiochus Soter) āntī´əkəs sō´tər [key], b. c.324 BC, d. c.262 or 261 BC, king of Syria (280–261? BC), 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 . Antiochus was famous as a founder of cities.
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