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Seleucus VII Kybiosaktes

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Seleucus VII Philometor, also known in Greek as Σέλευκος Ζ΄ was a leader of the Seleucid Empire and one of the final leaders during the collapse. He was given the name Kybiosaktes which is a deregatory term for the horrible smelling work of cutting tuna fish. He is known for going to the Ptolemaic Kingdom and marrying the Ptolemaic queen Berenice VI. However, due to a lack of manners he would later be strangled to death by Berenice.

The last members of the once mighty Seleucid dynasty are shadowy figures; local dynasts with complicated family ties whose identities are hard to ascertain: many of them also bore the same names. Seleucus was unknown until recently: from coins issued by him and his mother, Ptolemaic princess Cleopatra Selene, it is presumed that he was her son by king Antiochus X Eusebes, and a brother of later king Antiochus XIII Asiaticus. He appears to have "reigned" during the occupation of Syria by Armenian king Tigranes (83-69 BC). In reality, only a few cities were loyal to the Seleucids during this period.Seleucus VII PhilometorSeleucus VII KybiosaktesKing of the Seleucid Empire (King of Syria)Reign83–69 BC (in opposition to Tigranes I of Armenia)PredecessorPhilip I PhiladelphusSuccessorAntiochus XIII AsiaticusCo-regentsCleopatra Selene (mother), possibly Antiochus XIII Asiaticus (younger brother)King of EgyptReignCirca 58 BC (as co-regent)CoronationUnknownPredecessorBerenice IVSuccessorBerenice IVCo-regentQueen Berenice IVBornUnknownDiedCirca 58 BC (exact date unknown)Likely EgyptWifeBerenice IV (possible)DynastySeleucidFatherAntiochus X EusebesMotherCleopatra SeleneSeleucus VII Philometor (Greek: Σέλευκος Ζ΄), was a ruler of the Macedonian Seleucid kingdom.Contents [hide]1Biography1.1King of Syria1.2Co-regent of Egypt2See also3References4External linksBiography[edit]King of Syria[edit]The last members of the once mighty Seleucid dynasty are shadowy figures; local dynasts with complicated family ties whose identities are hard to ascertain: many of them also bore the same names. Seleucus was unknown until recently: from coins issued by him and his mother, Ptolemaic princess Cleopatra Selene, it is presumed that he was her son by king Antiochus X Eusebes, and a brother of later king Antiochus XIII Asiaticus. He appears to have "reigned" during the occupation of Syria by Armenian king Tigranes (83-69 BC). In reality, only a few cities were loyal to the Seleucids during this period.Some time after Tigranes had conquered Syria (83 BC), his mother traveled to Rome to have her sons recognized as kings of Egypt, but to no avail. They were there between at least between 75 BC and 73 BC; recognized as "Kings of Syria", and "maintained a royal state".[1]Co-regent of Egypt[edit]The young boy-king is probably the same Seleucus who later went to marry a Ptolemaic princess called Berenice IV on an unknown date (a sister of the famous Cleopatra VII of Egypt) to become co-regent of Egypt.[2] but allegedly was murdered by the discontented bride for his lack of manners. He bore the derogatory name Kybiosaktes, the term for the foul-smelling work of cutting tuna fish.See also[edit]Syria portalEgypt portalList of Syrian monarchsTimeline of Syrian historyReferences[edit]Jump up ^ E.R. Bevan, The House of Seleucus, London, 1902, p. 263.Jump up ^ http://www.tyndalehouse.com/egypt/ptolemies/berenice_iv.htmExternal links[edit]Wikimedia Commons has media related to Seleucus VII Philometer.Seleucus VII PhilometerSeleucid dynastyBorn: Unknown Died: UnknownRegnal titlesPreceded byTigranes}Seleucid King (King of Syria)83 BC–69 BCwith Cleopatra Selene I (83 BC–69 BC)Succeeded byAntiochus XIII Asiaticus

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