- Kingdom of Sophene
Sopheneas part of the Empire of Tigranes] The Kingdom of Sophene( _hy. Ծոփքի Թագավորութուն) was an ancient Armenian kingdom.Toumanoff, Cyril(1963) "Studies in Christian Caucasian History", Georgetown University Press] ["Traditio", By Institute of Research and Study in Medieval Canon LawSummary(1943)Contributor JohannesQuasten, Stephan Kuttner, Fordham University Press] Founded sometime around the 3rd century B.C. the kingdom maintained independence until 90's B.C. when Tigranes the greatconquered these territories as part of his empirecite book
last = Bedoukian
first = Paul
author link =
title =Coinage of the Armenia Kingdoms of Sophene and Commagene
publisher = Armenian Numismatic Society
location =Los Angeles
pages = 30 pages
isbn = 0960684239] . An offshoot of this kingdom was the
Kingdom of Commagene, when the Seleucids detached Commagene from Sophene.
Initially a part of Urartu,
Sophenebecame a province of the newly emerged ancient Armenian Kingdomof Orontids around 600 BC.
Alexander the Great's campaigns in 330s BC and the subsequent collapse of the Achaemenid Empire, it became one of the first regions of Armenia to be exposed to Greek influence and adopted some aspects of Greek culture. Sophene remained part of the newly independent kingdom of Greater Armenia. Around the 3rd century BC, the Seleucid Empire forced Sophene to split from Greater Armenia, giving rise to the Kingdom of Sophene. The kingdom was ruled by a branch of the Armenian royal dynasty of Orontids.
name= Kingdom of Sophene
Kingdom of Sophene
list1 =Ancestor: Orontids Capital:
Samosata, then Arsamosata
Sames(ca. 260 B.C.) •• Arsames I(ca. 240 B.C.) •• Arsames II(ca. 230 B.C.) •• Xerxes (ca. 220 B.C.) •• Abdissares(ca. 210 B.C.) •• Zariadres(ca. 190 B.C.) •• Morphilig(ca. 150 B.C.) •• Artanes(ca. 110 B.C.) ••
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