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Antiochus took the title Epiphanes (meaning God Manifest) when he took the Seleucid throne in 174 BCE. Kings by tradition gave themselves an epithet once taking power, like Alexander 'The Great.' Antiochus's epithet is said to be the first time a king chose to call himself 'God' though Egyptian Pharaohs were known to compare themselves to deities. Another interesting side note is Antiochus was not named Antiochus at birth. His name was Mithradates. ~J.M. DeBord

PS - I wrote a novel featuring Antiochus titled "Something Coming."

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