- Vologases IV of Parthia
Vologases IV of Parthia ruled the Parthian Empire from 147 to 191. The son of
Mithridates IV of Parthia(129–140), he united the two halves of the empire which had been split between his father and Vologases III of Parthia(105–147). He also reconquered the kingdom of Characenewhich seems to have been independent since the Roman invasion of the Parthian empire under Trajan(98–117). Vologases IV may be the king Volgash of the Zoroastriantradition, who began the gathering of the writings of Zoroaster.
Romebegan in about 155 with a dispute, as usual, over the kingdom of Armenia. In 162–166 the Parthians attacked the Roman Empireunder Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. In this war the city of Seleucia on the Tigriswas destroyed and the palace at the capital Ctesiphonwas burned to the ground by Avidius Cassiusin 165. The Roman legions advanced as far as Media. Vologases IV made peace but was forced to cede western Mesopotamiato the Romans.
The end of his reign was marred by the revolt of
Osroes II of Parthia(190), who appears to have set himself up in Media as a rival King in hope of succeeding Vologases IV. In the event, Vologases V (191–208) of the Arsacid dynasty's Armenian cadet branch won the succession, and appears to have quickly put down Osroes II.
Dio Cassius, lxxi, 1.
Augustan History, "Marcus Aurelius", 8; "Verus", 8.
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