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Antioch is a trade city-state in Civilization VI. It replaced Amsterdam in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall.

In the Byzantium & Gaul Pack, with the introduction of Byzantium as a playable civilization, Antioch became a Byzantine city and was replaced with Venice under all rulesets.


Antioch's bonuses focus largely on Gold Gold income, including its Suzerain bonus, which provides its Suzerain with extra Gold Gold income from international Trade Route Trade Routes.

Civilopedia entry[]

As with any proper Macedonian city, an eagle sent by the gods helped decide Antioch’s founding location. Luckily for Seleukos, the city’s founder (and a former general of Alexander the Great), the eagle chose a spot situated in a valley beside the Orontes River in what is now modern day Turkey. The river was a double-edged sword for the growing city—a boon for transportation, defense, and fishing, but also an unpredictable disaster whenever the floods came.

Antioch became the capital of the Roman province of Syria after its annexation in 64 BCE. Over the years, it grew into a proper Roman settlement, complete with temples, aqueducts, amphitheaters, palaces, and bathhouses. As Christianity spread, so did churches, which replaced the shrines of the old gods.

The holy city of Antioch continued to prosper until disasters, famine, and attacks by multiple invaders (Huns in the 5th Century and Arabs in the 7th) led to its eventual decline. Little remains of the ancient city today; most is buried under the river, long forgotten.


  • Antioch's city-state symbol depicts a figure (likely a bishop of Antioch) with 12 dots surrounding it, most likely in reference to the city's important role in early Christian history.
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