Anti'ochus Vi. or Anti'ochus Theos
（*)Anti/oxos), king of SYRIA, surnamed THEOS (*Qeo/s), and on coins Epiphanes Dionysus (*)Epifanh/s *Dio/nusos), was the son of Alexander Balas, king of Syria [see p. 114b.], and remained in Arabia after his father's death in B. C. 146. Two years afterwards (B. C. 144), while he was still a youth, he was brought forward as a claimant to the crown against Demetrius Nicator by Tryphon, or Diodotus, who had been one of his father's chief ministers. Tryphon met with great success; Jonathan and Simon, the leaders of the Jews, joined his party; and Antiochus was acknowledged as king by the greater part of Syria. But Tryphon, who had all along intended to secure the royal power for himself, and had brought forward Antiochus only for this purpose, now put the young prince to death and ascended the throne, B. C. 142. (1 Maccab. xi., &c.; J. AJ 13.6, &c.; Strab. xvi. p.752; Justin, 36.1; Liv. Epit. 55.)
The reverse of the annexed coin represents the Dioscuri
Anti'pater of TARSUS
（*)Anti/patros), of TARSUS, a Stoic philosopher, was the disciple and successor of Diogenes and the teacher of Panaetius, B. C. 144 nearly. (Cic. de Divin. 1.3, de Off. 3.12.) Plutarch speaks of him with Zeno, Cleanthes, and Chrysippus, as one of the principal Stoic philosophers (de Stoic. Repugnant. p. 144), and Cicero mentions him as remarkable for acuteness. (De Off. 3.12.) Of his personal history nothing is known.
The few extant notices of his philosophical opinions would not be a sufficient ground for any great reputation, if it were not for the testimony of ancient authors to his merit.
He seems to have taken the lead during his lifetime in the disputes constantly recurring between his own school and the Academy, although he is said to have felt himself so unequal in argument to his contemporary Carnceades, in public disputation, that he confined himself to writing; whence he was called kalamobo/as. (Plut. Mor. p. 514d.; Euseb. de Praep. Evang. 14