Seleucus VI Epiphanes (c. 115 – 94 BC) was a Seleucid monarch who
reigned as King of Syria between 96 and 94 BC during the Hellenistic
period. He was the son of Antiochus VIII and his Egyptian wife
Tryphaena. A period of civil war between his father and his uncle
Antiochus IX ended in 96 BC when his father was assassinated.
Antiochus IX then occupied the capital Antioch while Seleucus VI
established his power base in western Cilicia. After his uncle was
killed, Seleucus VI became the master of the capital but shared Syria
with his brother Demetrius III and his cousin Antiochus X. According
to the ancient historian Appian, Seleucus VI was a violent ruler. He
taxed his dominions extensively to support his wars, and resisted
allowing the cities a measure of autonomy, as former kings allowed. His
reign did not last long; in 94 BC, he was expelled from Antioch by
Antiochus X, who followed him to the Cilician city of Mopsuestia, where
his attempts to raise money led to riots that eventually claimed his
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