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Antiochus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Eight Seleucid kings, notably Antiochus III and Antiochus IV. Antiochus III (known as ‘Antiochus the Great’) (c. 242–187bc) reigned from 223 to 187bc. He restored and expanded the Seleucid...

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Ariarathes

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Ancestral name of the Hellenistic kings of Cappadocia in Asia Minor. They were an Iranian family claiming descent from Cyrus (1) the Great, or one of the seven Persians who slew the...

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Ariobarzanes

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The name of some kings of Cappadocia:

Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios

(c. 95–63/2), a Cappadocian noble whom the Cappadocians chose in preference to Ariarathes IX when the...

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Armenia

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A region south of the Caucasus in Asia Minor, comprising the Republic of Armenia (see Armenia, Republic of) but also parts of eastern Turkey and northern Iran. Armenian culture dates from...

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Artavasdes II

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Of Armenia (55/4 –34 bc) succeeded his father Tigranes (1) II, and was Rome's ally when Crassus invaded Mesopotamia; but Orodes' simultaneous invasion of Armenia brought him over to...

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Cappadocia

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An ancient region of central Asia Minor, between Lake Tuz and the Euphrates, north of Cilicia. It was an important centre of early Christianity.

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Gordyene

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A small Hellenistic kingdom (remnant of the Seleucid empire), originally the land of the Kardouchoi, east of sources of Tigris, bordering Armenia (Strabo 16. 1. 8 and 24). It was ...

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Licinius Lucullus, Lucius

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Served in the Social War under Sulla and, as quaestor (88 bc), was the only officer who supported his march on Rome. As proquaestor in the east, he was Sulla's most reliable officer,...

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Lucullus

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Grandson of Lucius Licinius Lucullus (consul 151 bc), nephew of Metellus Numidicus, for whose return from exile he pleaded. He served in the Social War under Sulla and, as quaestor (88 bc),...

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Manilius Gaius

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(RE 10, cf. 23),

elected tribune (see tribuni plebis) for 66 bc, hence entering office on 10 December 67, on the last day of 67 carried a law distributing freedmen ...

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