Silver coin of Seleucus I Nicator, who fought Chandragupta Maurya, and later made an alliance with him.

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Battle of Gaza Third war of the Diadochi Date 312 BC Location Gaza Result Ptolemaic victory Belligerents Ptolemy I Soter Demetrius I of Macedon Commanders and leaders Ptolemy I Soter Seleucus I Nicator Berenice I of Egypt Demetrius I of Macedon Strength 18,000 infantry, 4,000 cavalry 12,500 infantry, 4,400 cavalry, 43 war elephants Casualties and losses Unknown 500 killed, 8,000 captured, 43 war elephants

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Alexander's body was laid in a gold anthropoid sarcophagus that was filled with honey, which was in turn placed in a gold casket. According to Aelian, a seer called Aristander foretold that the land where Alexander was laid to rest "would be happy and unvanquishable forever". More likely, the successors may have seen possession of the body as a symbol of legitimacy. Shortly after Alexander's death in Babylon the possession of his body became a subject of negotiations between Perdiccas…

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Portrait of Seleucus I Nicator, the foundator of the Seleucid Empire; Roman artwork

Antioch was in Syria. Seleucus I Nicator, founded Antioch. When Rome annexed the territory of Tigranes. Antioch came under Roman dominion and became the capital of Syria. Antioch was an Apostolic See and one of the first four patriarchates; the others were Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Rome. Antioch is where the name "Christian" was first applied. Antioch (Antakya) is now in Turkey. The Antiochan Church is no longer located in Antioch, but in Damascus, Syria.

Antiochus I Soter (c.324-261) Son of Seleucus I Nicator and Apamae. Husband to Stratonice of Syria

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