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  TIGRANES - LoveToKnow Article on TIGRANES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Armenia had by the conquests of Alexander the Great become a province of the Macedonian Empire; but it was never thoroughly subjected to the foreign rule.
A Persian family, that of Hydarnes, one of the associates of Darius Hystaspis, which possessed large domains in Armenia and had been invested with the satrapy for several generations, was dominant in the country, and assumed the royal title in defiance of the Seleucid.
Tigranes was beaten at Tigranocerta on the 6th of October 69, and again near Artaxata in September 68.
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 Encyclopedia: Armenia
The Republic of Armenia, or Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստան, Hayastan, Հայք, Hayq), is a landlocked country in the southern Caucasus, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east and Iran (Persia) and the Nakhichevan exclave of Azerbaijan to the south.
Kotayk is one of the provinces of Armenia.
Vayots Dzor is one of the provinces of Armenia.
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 Tigranes the Great - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coin of Tigranes II Tigranes the Great (ruled 95 BC-56 BC) (also called Tigranes II and sometimes Tigranes I) was a king of Armenia.
Tigranes also expanded his domain into Parthia, going into Media as far as Ecbatana and to Arbela in Assyria, capturing northern Mesopotamia.
Tigranes' son went over to Pompey, and as they approached Artaxata, Tigranes himself surrendered, gave up all his territories except Armenia, and finished out his life as a tributary of Rome.
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 Tigranes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tigranes (sometimes Tigran or Dikran) was the name of a number of historical figures, primarilly kings of Armenia.
However, Tigranes the Great is also sometimes known as Tigranes I, presumably in his capacity as a successor to the Seleucid dynasty.
Another Tigranes was a member of the Achaemenid family who, according to Herodotus, commanded the Medes in the army of Xerxes during the invasion of Greece.
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Tigranes was the son or brother of Artavasdes I and a member of the dynasty founded in the early 2nd century by Artaxias.
Tigranes then began war with the Parthians, whose empire (southeast of the Caspian Sea) was temporarily weakened after the death of Mithradates II (about 87) by internal dissensions and invasions of the Scythians.
Tigranes took the title "king of kings" and built a new royal city, Tigranocerta, on the borders of Armenia and Mesopotamia (the actual site is disputed), where he accumulated all his wealth and to which he transplanted the inhabitants of 12 Greek towns of Cappadocia, Cilicia, and Syria.
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 Armenian History, chapter 2: Between Roman and Persian Empires
Some 50 years later, the king Tigranes the First in alliance with Cyrus the Great, founder of Achaemenid dynasty conquered the lands controlled by the Medes and reinforced the Armenian kingdom.
Tigranes the First had 3 sons; the third son's name was Vahagn the Dragonfighter.
Armenia regained independence after the death of Alexander the Macedonian, when the monarchy of the latter was split into many parts.
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 Pompey's Eastern Settlement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tigranes was allowed to keep most of Armenia, but not the land that was conquered during the war, which were parts of Cappadocia, Cilicia and Syria, and Phoenicia and Sophene.
Armenia was left under the military supervision of Lucius Afranius, the tested veteran of the Spanish war.
As long as Armenia remained friendly to Rome and hostile to Parthia, and Commagene continued to safeguard the crossings of the upper Euphrates in Rome’s interests, Pompey might feel that the western empire was well protected by this shield of provinces and its cushion of buffer states beyond.
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 The Eastern Settlement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was Armenia, however, that was the keystone of Pompey's eastern settlement: Armenia was given the role of the crucial buffer state between Rome and Parthia.
Tigranes, king of Armenia, was allowed to keep his throne and a reduced Armenia but Rome retained the areas of Cappadocia, Cilicia, and Syria that she had conquered as well as Phoenicia and Sophene.
Tigranes' son, Tigranes, was given the lesser kingdom of Sophene and had a promise that he would be king of Armenia when his father died.
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 Armenia, Armenian, Armenian History, Armenians, Armenian Cause, Armenian research, Armenian facts, Armenian people, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After having depopulated the Western Armenia, the Turkish military were now about to destroy the rest of Armenia and achieve their goal of eliminating the Armenian nation.
After Armenia was officially recognized by the governments of Allies and by the United States, the US President Woodrow Wilson was invited to determine the borders of the Armenian State.
A referendum was organized in Armenia on September 21, 1991, the Armenian residents voting overwhelmingly for the secession from the USSR.
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 Tigranes I of Armenia
Tigranes I (?-56 BC), "the Great", king of Armenia, was son of Artavasdes[?].
Around 100 BC the Parthians placed him on the throne of Armenia, in return for "seventy valleys" in Armenia (Strabo 11.
In 69 BC he warred with Rome, eventually losing Tigranocerta to Lucullus[?] and being separated from Mithridates by Pompey in 66.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1128 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The coins of Tigranes, which were probably struck in Syria and bear Greek inscriptions, repre­sent him with a tiara in the Oriental fashion, in­stead of the simple diadem of the Seleucidae.
COIN OP tigranes II., king of Armenia, was a son of artavasdes I., and grandson of the preceding.
tigranes III., king of Armenia, appears to have been a son of the preceding, and to have suc­ceeded him on the throne for a short time: but the accounts transmitted to us of the revolutions of the Armenian monarchy at this period are very confused and unsatisfactory.
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 Armenia and Georgia, Culmen Europae
The differences are that (1) Armenia was not a Greek colony but the realm of an indigenous people of Anatolia, like the Phrygians and Cappadocians, and (2) Armenia outlived all the Greek colonies, all the other ancient kingdoms of Anatolia, and even Rome itself.
Armenia has thus traditionally been regarded as the first officially Christian country, though, with uncertainties in dating, Ethiopia may be able to challenge this.
The Kingdom of Armenia in the Taurus Mountains of Cilicia is called "Lesser" Armenia in contrast to the "Greater Armenia" of the Armenian homeland to the northeast.
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 Tigranes - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Tigranes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tigranes (sometimes Tigran or Dikran) was the name of a number of historical figures, primarily kings of Armenia.
However, Tigranes the Great is also sometimes known as Tigranes I, in his capacity as a successor to the Seleucid dynasty.
Tigranes is the Hellenized form of the name, found in classical sources.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Tigranes.html   (270 words)

 Detailed Country Profile: Armenia
Armenia seceded from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Turkey imposed an economic blockade on Armenia and closed the common border because of the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas.
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 Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus, Book 40   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
AFTER the kings and kingdom of Syria had been exhausted by unintermitting wars, occasioned by the mutual animosities of brothers, and by sons succeeding to the quarrels of their fathers, the people began to look for relief from foreign parts, and to think of choosing a king from among the sovereigns of other nations.
Tigranes, accordingly, being invited to the throne of Syria, enjoyed a most tranquil reign over it for eighteen years, without having occasion to go to war either to attack others or to defend himself.
After Tigranes was conquered by Lucullus, Antiochus, the son of Cyzicenus, was made king of Syria by his authority.
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Armenia continued to be governed by Persian or native satraps until its absorption into the Macedonian empire of Alexander the Great (331) and its successor, the Seleucid empire (301).
Under Tigranes, Armenia ascended to a pinnacle of power unique in its history and became, albeit briefly, the strongest state in the Roman east.
Although Armenian culture at the time of Tigranes was Iranian, as it had been and as it was fundamentally to remain for many centuries, Hellenic scholars and actors found a welcome at the Armenian court.
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 TIGRANES, or DIKRAN - Online Information article about TIGRANES, or DIKRAN
history of Armenia is principally based upon the data given by Strabo xi.
Rome, Mithradates was supported by Tigranes, although he abstained from interfering openly.
Pompey now changed his policy; he received the old Tigranes graciot;sly and gave him back his diadem, while he treated the son very coolly and soon made him prisoner.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /THE_TOO/TIGRANES_or_DIKRAN.html   (1137 words)

 Search Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The sect developed in Armenia from obscure origins and is first mentioned in the middle of the 6th cent., where it is associated with Nestorianism.
It comprises the Republics of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
Known to the ancients as Albania, the area was linked to the history of Armenia and Persia, particularly after its conquest (4th cent.) by Shapur II.
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 Seleucid Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mithridates' ambitious son-in-law, Tigranes the Great, king of Armenia, however, saw opportunity for expansion in the constant civil strife to the south.
Following the Roman general Lucullus' defeat of both Mithridates and Tigranes in 69 BC, a rump Seleucid kingdom was restored under Antiochus XIII.
While client nations like Armenia and Judea were allowed to continue some degree of autonomy under local kings, Pompey saw the Seleucids as too troublesome to continue; and doing away with both rival Seleucid princes, he made Syria into a Roman province.
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 Battle of Tigranocerta (69 BC)
Tigran abandoned Tigranocerta and began to gather an army at Taurus.
As Tigran's host approached, Lucullus then split his army, leaving 6,000 foot under Murena to maintain the seige and marching forth with a force of 12,000 infantry and 5,000 cavalry to block Tigran's host.
The apparently fragile morale of Tigran's hastily composed army is represented by the fact that the army has a ordinary breakpoint of 4 despite being comprised of 25 elements.
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 Appian's History of the Syrian Wars
Tigranes conquered all of the Syrian peoples this side of the Euphrates as far as Egypt.
He took Cilicia at the same time (for this was also subject to the Seleucids) and put his general, Magadates, in command of all these conquests for fourteen years.
Tigranes II the Great of Armenia (c.95-55) was master of the Seleucid Empire from 83 to 69.
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 Peace Corps Online | April 5, 2003 - Sweet Fancy Moses: Eric Nankervisbegins his service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in ...
It was in Armenia that Noah's Ark came to rest, and is possibly still perched in the glacial caps of Mt. Ararat.
And it was in Armenia that Christianity first became accepted as a national religion, 1700 years ago this year.
At 11,500 square miles--less than one-tenth of its size during the reign of Tigranes the Great--the Republic of Armenia is approximately the size of the state of Maryland.
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 The Annals [of Ancient Rome]:book 15 by Cornelius Tacitus
Tigranes, quitting Armenia, had ravaged the Adiabeni, a people on its border, too extensively and continuously for mere plundering raids.
The seige was a failure; Tigranes was safe with his troops and supplies; those who had undertaken the storming of the place had been routed; legions had been sent into Armenia, and other legions were ready to rush to the attack on behalf of Syria, while his own cavalry was crippled by want of food.
He drove from their possessions the nobles of Armenia, who had been the first to revolt from us, destroyed their fortresses, and spread equal panic throughout the plain and the hill country, among the strong and among the weak.
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 Tigranes el grande   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tigranes el grande (gobernado 95-56 A.C.) (también llamado Tigranes II y a veces Tigranes I) era rey de Armenia.
Tigranes también amplió su dominio en Parthia, entrando medios hasta Ecbatana y a Arbela en Assyria, capturando Mesopotamia norteño.
El hijo de Tigranes pasó a Pompey, y como acercaron a Artaxata Tigranes mismo entregados, dio hacia arriba todos sus territorios excepto Armenia, y acabó fuera de su vida como tributario de Roma.
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 Hampden Latin
Mithridates the Not-So-Great runs east to Armenia, but Tigranes refuses to let him in, so he went north to the Crimea (Southern Russia), where finally he was killed by one of his many sons in 63.
Place #2: Armenia (more east of Turkey), Pompey invades at the end of 66, and Tigranes realizes that resistance if futile, and falls prostrate to the ground in front of Pompey.
This puppet mastery was a way for Rome to control uncontrollable lands at the farthest extremes of their empire, places where Western culture would seem so foreign, and rule by a Western power would expose such a rift between the values of the rulers and those ruled.
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 Lucius Licinius Lucullus
His next step was to demand the surrender of Mithradates and to threaten Tigranes with war in the event of refusal.
In the spring of 69, at the head of only two legions, he marched through Sophene, the southwestern portion of Armenia, crossed the Tigris, and pushed on to the newly-built royal city, Tigranocerta, situate on one of the affluents of that river.
The Parthian king, however, preferred treaty with Rome to a treaty with Armenia, and desired simply to have the Euphrates recognized as his western boundary.
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Under King Tigranes II the Great, Armenia reached the height of its power, becoming the strongest state in the eastern Roman empire.
1916 Armenia was conquered by tsarist Russia and became part of a brief Transcaucasian Alliance with Georgia and Azerbaijan.
1992 Armenia was recognized as an independent state by the USA and admitted into the United Nations (UN).
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/countryfacts/armenia.html   (713 words)

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