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Heracleon [1-4]
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(Ἡρακλέων; Hērakléōn).

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[1] Favourite of Antiochus [10] VII, 1st cent. BC

from Beroea, a favourite of Antiochus [10] VIII, caused the latter's death in 96 BC during a plot to become king, but was foiled by the succession of Seleucus VI to the throne. H.'s son Dionysius ruled parts of northern Syria incl. Bambyce, Beroea and Heraclea (Pomp. Trog. prologus 39; Str. 16,2; 7; Jos. Ant. Iud. 13,365; Ath. 4,153b).

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Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale), Meister, Klaus (Berlin) and Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari), “Heracleon [1-4]”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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