Seleucia

geographical name

Se·​leu·​cia sə-ˈlü-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce Seleucia (audio)
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or Seleucia Tracheotis ancient city of southeastern Asia Minor in Cilicia southwest of Tarsus
2
ancient and chief city of the Seleucid Empire whose ruins are in Iraq on the Tigris River south-southeast of Baghdad
3
or Seleucia Pieria ancient city in Asia Minor north of the mouth of the Orontes River that was the port for the ancient city of Antioch

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“Seleucia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Seleucia. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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