Definition for AN-TI-O'CHI-AN


Pertaining to Antiochus, the founder of a sect of philosophers, cotemporary with Cicero. This sect was a branch of the Academics, though Antiochus was a Stoic. He attempted to reconcile the doctrines of the different schools, and was the last preceptor of the Platonic school. – Enfield. Encyc. The Antiochian epoch was a method of computing time, from the proclamation of liberty granted to the city of Antioch, about the time of the battle of Pharsalia. – Encyc.

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