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A Seleucid city adjacent to modern Nihavand. According to Pliny, it was founded by Antiochos I. Chance finds include a stele with an inscription of 193 B.C. of Antiochos III in behalf of a cult of his queen, and a round altar with ribbons carved in relief and bronze statuettes of Zeus, Athena, Apollo, and Demeter. Furthermore, at Magnesia in Asia Minor a stone was found bearing a decree passed at Laodicea during the reign of Antiochos III. The site may also have been known as Antioch-in-Persis.


Plin. 6.116; Strab. 11.13.6; E. R. Bevan, The House of Seleucus I (1902) 265; L. Robert,Hellenica VII (1949) 1-30; R. Ghirshman, Persian Art. The Parthian and Sassanian Dynasties, 249 B.C-A.D. 651 (1962) 18I.


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