Seleucus I Nicator

Seleucus I Nicator[upper-alpha 1] (ca. 358 BC – 281 BC) wis ane o the Diadochi,[upper-alpha 2] havin previously served as an infantry general unner Alexander the Great, he eventually assumed the title o basileus[upper-alpha 3] an established the Seleucid Empire ower much o Alexander's near eastren territories.

Seleucus I Nicator
Basileus o the Seleucid Empire
Seleuco I Nicatore.JPG
A Roman copy o a Greek statue o Seleucus I foond in Herculaneum. Nou located at the Naples Naitional Archaeological Museum.
Basileus o the Seleucid Empire
Ring306–281 BC
PredecessorAlexander IV o Macedon
SuccessorAntiochus I Soter
Bornca. 358 BC
Dee'd281 BC
SpouseApama o Sogdiana
Stratonice o Sirie
Antiochus I Soter
DynastySeleucid dynasty
ReleegionGreek polytheism


  1. Seleucus wis given the epithet "Nicator" bi later generations which translates intae Inglis as "Victor". Ancient Greek: Σέλευκος Νικάτωρ Séleukos Nikátōr, "Seleucus the Victor".
  2. The Diadochi wur rival generals, faimily an friends o Alexander fichtin for control o his empire. The wird is the plural furm o the Laitin warld Diadocus, which comes frae the Greek wird Διάδοχοι, Diadokhoi, which translates intae Scots as "Successors".
  3. Basileus is uisually translated intae Scots as "keeng".