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  Tigranes II the Great King of Armenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
- - Dght I of Tigranes Princess of Armenia
- - Dght II of Tigranes Princess of Armenia
- - Dght III of Tigranes Princess of Armenia
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 Tigranes - LoveToKnow 1911
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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 Armenia - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Armenia is bounded by Turkey on the west, Azerbaijan on the east (the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan is on its southwestern border), Iran on the southwest, and Georgia on the north.
Armenia is generally understood to have included NE Turkey, the area covered by the modern republic of Armenia (the eastern part of ancient Armenia), and parts of Iranian Azerbaijan.
Armenia declared itself independent of the USSR in Aug., 1991, and Levon Ter-Petrossian was elected as first president of the republic.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-armenia.html   (1779 words)

 Armenia and Georgia, Culmen Europae
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.
After Nicephorus II Phocas recovered the area from the Arabs in 965 and ordered all Moslems to leave, Christians from Syria and Armenia were encouraged to settle and garrison the area.
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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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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1128 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Armenia (country), republic in western Asia, bordered by Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east and the Azerbaijani exclave of Naxçývan (Nakhichevan’) on the southwest, Iran on the south, and Turkey on the west.
Armenia was the most ethnically homogeneous republic of the 15 republics that made up the USSR, and the country is still characterized by a high degree of ethnic homogeneity.
Armenia’s constitution was approved by referendum in July 1995, replacing the 1978 constitution of the Soviet period.
www.galenfrysinger.com /armenia.htm   (4270 words)

 Armenia Interesting Facts - Places - Things
Armenia is now a net energy exporter, although it does not have sufficient generating capacity to replace Metsamor, which is under international pressure to close.
The realm of King Tigranes II, in the 1st century BC, stretched from the Caspian Sea to Syria and the Mediterranean, before it was conquered by the Romans.
In the northwest of the republic, Gumri, Armenia's second-largest city, and Vanatsor (known during the Soviet period as Leninakan and Kirovaken respectively) suffered badly in the 1988 earthquake and have yet to be rebuilt.
www.travel-island.com /interesting.places/armenia.html   (2082 words)

 Descendants and Ancestors of David Kincaid - Person Page 250   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Khosrow II of Armenia (the Valiant) was the son of Tridates II of Armenia.
Khosrow II of Armenia (the Valiant) was born circa 0236.
Tridates II of Armenia was the son of Khosrow I of Armenia (the Brave).
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~lawrpaul/kincaid-p/p250.htm   (705 words)

Armenia is the name given to a mountainous strip of land situated in the southwestern portion of Asia.
Armenia was divided into two large jurisdictions, that of Sis in Cilicia and that of Etchmiadsin in Greater Armenia, each with its own catholicos.
Lesser Armenia is a field cultivated chiefly by Jesuit missionaries, and, unlike the rest, their efforts are confined to the Armenians.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01736b.htm   (4361 words)

 A Brief History of Armenia...
In 1768, during the Russo-Turkish war, Catherine II presented a scheme to establish Armenia as a separate state under the protection of Russia, but this project too was not destined to be consummated.
The Reds entered Armenia, compelled the democratic government to "renounce" the Treaty of Sevres and cede to the Turks a large tract of Armenian territory, and established their regime of terror and tyranny.
Armenia approved a process toward independence on August 23, 1990, and shortly thereafter the Tricolor and Mer Hayrenik were adopted as the official flag and anthem, respectively.
www.saintsarkis.org /History.htm   (3359 words)

 Tigranes II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Tigranes II Tigranes II (Tigranes the Great) King of Armenia (89-55 BC).
Tigranes II reunited the independent Armenian Kingdoms under his rule.
In 66 BC, a treaty of peace was concluded between Tigranes and Pompey the Great, which compelled Tigranes to cede some of the conquered territories.
www.armenianhistory.info /tigran2.htm   (129 words)

 Armenia - NumisWiki, The Collaborative Numismatics Project
Tigranes II, son of Artavasdes I, B.C. Obv.
Armenia Major was on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates, bounded on the north by Colchis and Iberia; on the south by Mesopotamia.
Armenia Minor was on the Western bank of the Euphrates, bounded on the west by Cappadocia, of which it originally formed part; on the south by the chain of the Taurus.
www.forumancientcoins.com /numiswiki/view.asp?key=Armenia   (520 words)

 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Vassal kingdoms seem to have made up a large part of their territory (see Tigranes II of Armenia), and Hellenistic cities enjoyed a certain autonomy; their craftsmen received employment by some Parthians.
By 129 BCE the Parthians were in control of all the lands right to the Tigris, and established their winter encampment on its banks at Ctesiphon, downstream from modern Baghdad.
Armenia had become a Roman vassal kingdom, but the Parthian king Vologases I appointed a new Armenian ruler.
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 Tigranes - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
TIGRANES [Tigranes], c.140 BC-55 BC, king of Armenia (c.96 BC-55 BC), called also Tigranes I and Tigranes the Great.
He founded Tigranocerta (the modern Siirt, Turkey) as the capital of his large empire, but he and Mithradates were at war with Rome, and in 69 BC Lucullus captured Tigranocerta.
Pompey with the aid of Tigranes' son vanquished Tigranes, who lost all his conquests and had to pay tribute to Rome.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-tigranes.html   (266 words)

 Ancient Armenia of the Trans-Caucasus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ruled for many centuries by the Persians Armenia became a buffer state between the Greeks and Romans to the west and the Persians and Arabs of the Middle East.
Tigran and his son Artavazd II made Armenia a center of Hellenic culture during their reigns...
By 30 BC Rome conquered the Armenian Empire and for the next 200 years Armenia often was a pawn of the Romans in campaigns against their Central Asian enemies the Parthians.
ancientneareast.tripod.com /Armenia.html   (417 words)

 SFAGN: Articles, Studies and Miscellanea / The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress – The Rise and Fall of Cleopatra II ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Queen Cleopatra II Selene, the focus of the present essay, was known by the ancient authors primarily under the latter name, to distinguish her from her many relatives named Cleopatra, but she did employ her full name officially.
Tigranes II had altered the usual appearance of the Syrian tetradrachms and large bronzes to feature Tyche on their reverses instead of Zeus or Apollo, with only a few pieces displaying more accustomed devices; even his own image would have appeared foreign to the citizens of Syria.
Tigranes II forces Aretas III out of Damascus, and begins issuing his own silver tetradrachms there, still using years from the old Seleukid era (his first issue is dated 241 SE or 72/71 BC).
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From 550 onward, Armenia was a satrapy of the Achaemenid empire; the satrap had his palace in Yerevan (ancient name unknown).
The younger capital Tigranocerta was built by a descendant of Artaxias, Tigranes II the Great (ruled c.95-c.55), who had been able to reunite Armenia but was defeated by the Roman general Pompey in 66 BCE.
The western part of Armenia became part of the Roman world and was included in the province Cappadocia.
www.livius.org /arl-arz/armenia/armenia.html   (1413 words)

 Tigranes II of Armenia
Tigranes II of Armenia is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Roman Republic Consuls: Lucius Caecilius Metellus and Quintus Marcius Rex October 6 - Lucius Lucullus defeats Tigranes II of Armenia in the Battle of Artaxata Gaius Antonius Hybrida elected praetor Osroene Abgar II becomes ruler of Osroene 68 BC - Births.
Roman Republic Consuls: Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus and Quintus Hortensius Pompey installs Antiochus XIII Asiaticus as King of Syria Roman troops under Lucius Lucullus defeat the army of Tigranes II of Armenia in the Battle of Tigranocerta, and capture Tigranocerta, capital of Armenia.
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 Tigranes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tigranes   (262 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It was at this time that Jews may have come to trade with Armenia and settle in that far away land when likewise some Armenians came to know of the lands around Jerusalem and may have traded with the Herodian Jewish state.
However Armenia had long before ceased to be independent, so although a million or more Armenians lived in eastern Anatolia (modern Turkey) they posed no political military challenge to the Muslim Mamluks or Ottomans.
The shock over the loss of Armenia to the Soviets and the destruction wrought by the Armenian Genocide left the Patriarchate with financial backing to be found mostly in the wealthy American diaspora community.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Armenian_Quarter   (4783 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Lucullus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
He then led an attack against Tigranes II of Armenia, Mithridates's son-in-law and ally, and to whom Mithridates fled after Cabeira.
This drew forth the army of Tigranes, which Lucullus defeated despite being heavily out-numbered.
He then defeated Tigranes and Mithridates in the battle of Artaxata (October 6th 68 BC) but didn't proceed onto Artaxata because of dissension among his troops.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Lucullus   (1074 words)

 Persian Empire By Pejman Azadi -  The Parthia (Ashkanian) Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Antony's campaign was followed by a break in the fighting between the two empires as Rome was again embroiled in civil war.
A compromise was worked out between the two empires: in the future, the king of Armenia was to be a Parthian prince, but his appointment required approval from the Romans.
The Romans conquered Armenia, and in the following year, Trajan marched to the south, where the Parthians were forced to evacuate their strongholds.
pejman.azadi.googlepages.com /theparthia(ashkanian)empire   (2173 words)

 Mithridates II of Parthia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mithridates II (the Great) was king of Parthia from 123 to 88 BC.
Mithridates II extended the limits of the empire, according to the 3rd century Roman historian Junianus Justinus who tends to confuse him with Mithridates III, under whom Parthia received severe setbacks.
He defeated King Artavasdes I of Armenia and conquered seventy valleys; and the prince Tigranes came as hostage to the Parthians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mithridates_II_of_Parthia   (251 words)

 Cilician Armenia
This was partly a result of the Seljuq invasions of Armenia proper and partly a result of Byzantine foreign policy.
The Byzantine troops sent to occupy Armenia suffered defeat in the face of the Seljuq invasions.
Instead, a prince named Roupen revolted against the murder of Gagik II and established himself in Bardzrberd(High Fortress) in Cilicia, founding an Armenian state that lasted nearly 300 years.
www.forumancientcoins.com /armeniannumismatics/cilician.html   (292 words)

 - Armenian Silver Tetradrachm of King Tigranes II the Great - C.4159
Following the death of King Mithradates II (around 87 B.C.), the strength of the Parthian Kingdom was greatly diminished.
Tigranes further extended his kingdom when, in 83 B.C., the Syrians grew weary of their Seleucid overlords and offered him their crown.
Although he lost nearly all of his conquests, Tigranes continued to rule for another decade with the blessings of Rome until he finally passed away in 55 B.C. and was succeeded by his son Artavasdes II.
www.artnet.com /artwork/424139085/-armenian-silver-tetradrachm-of-king-tigranes-ii-the-great---c4159.html   (472 words)

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   (822 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour: Armenia
During the conquest of King Tigranes II the Great, Tigranes brought with him 10,000 Jewish captives to Armenia when he retreated from Palestine, because of the Roman attack on Armenia (69 B.C.E. By 360-370 C.E., there was a massive increase in Jewish Hellenistic immigration into Armenia; many Armenian towns became predominately Jewish.
Halakhic studies never prospered in Armenia, although there are a few references to the region in Jewish Hellenistic sources.
Israel is represented in Armenia by the Israeli ambassador in Tbilisi, Georgia.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/armenia.html   (1066 words)

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