- "The time has come for Antiogos, dragon of the Seleucid Empire! Marvel at his command over flame!"
- ―The Cyrene Arena owner describing The Seleucid.[src]
- The name Seleucid is a reference to the Seleucid Empire, possibly hinting that the gladiator originated from the state.
- It is possible that the Seleucid's real name is 'Antiogos' because of one of the commentator's lines before the fight: "The time has come for Antiogos, dragon of the Seleucid Empire!"
- Αντιοχος (Antiochos), from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and οχη (oche) "support", was the name of several rulers of the Seleucid Empire.