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Encyclopedia > Kingdom of Armenia
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Kingdom of Armenia
190 BC – 66 BC
Location of Kingdom of Armenia
Kingdom of Armenia at its greatest extent under the Artaxiad Dynasty after the conquests of Tigranes the Great, 80 BC.
Capital Tigranakert
Language(s) Armenian
Political structure Empire
History
 - Established 190 BC
 - Disestablished 66 BC
Series on: History of Armenia

The Kingdom of Cilician Armenia, 1199-1375. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 453 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 850 pixel, file size: 195 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Artaxiad Dynasty ruled Armenia from 189 BC until their overthrow by the Romans in AD 12. ... This article is about a king of Armenia in the 1st century BCE. For other historical figures with the same name (including other kings of Armenia) see Tigranes. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC - 80s BC - 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC Years: 85 BC 84 BC 83 BC 82 BC 81 BC - 80 BC - 79 BC 78 BC 77... Throughout the world there are many cities that were once national capitals but no longer have that status because the country ceased to exist, the capital was moved, or the capital city was renamed. ... Tigranakert (also spelled Dikranagerd), now known as Dyarbekir, was founded by the Armenian Emperor Dikran the Great in the 1st century BC and after the fall of Julius Caesar. ... For the government in parliamentary systems, see Executive (government) A government is a body that has the power to make and the authority to enforce rules and laws within a civil, corporate, religious, academic, or other organization or group . ... This article is about the political and historical term. ... The history of Armenia is ancient and stretches back to prehistoric times. ...

Prehistoric Armenia
Hayasa-Azzi  · Armens  · Nairi  · Urartu
Kingdom of Armenia
Orontid Armenia  · Kingdom of Sophene  · Artaxiad Dynasty  · Kingdom of Commagene  · Arsacid Dynasty
Medieval History
Marzpanate Period
Byzantine Armenia
Arab conquest of Armenia  · Bagratuni Armenia  · Kingdom of Vaspurakan  · Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia  · Zakarid Armenia
Foreign Rule
Persian  · Ottoman  · Russian  · Hamidian Massacres  · Armenian Genocide
Contemporary Armenia
Democratic Republic of Armenia  · Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic  · Republic of Armenia
Topical
Military history  · Timeline
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The Kingdom of Armenia (or Greater Armenia) was an independent kingdom from 190 BC to 387 АD, and a client state of the Roman and Persian empires until 428. Stretching from the Caspian to the Mediterranean Seas. [1] [2] The Armenian Highland shows traces of settlement from the Neolithic era. ... Hayasa-Azzi or Azzi-Hayasa was a confederation formed between the Kingdoms of Hayasa located South of Trabzon and Azzi, located North of the Euphrates and to the South of Hayasa. ... Armens (Armenian: Ô±Ö€Õ´Õ¥Õ¶Õ¶Õ¥Ö€, Ô±Õ¼Õ¡Õ´Õ¥Õ¶Õ¶Õ¥Ö€), were Armenian tribes, the people are usually referred to as Arman, Armenic. ... The Nairi were a Late Bronze Age nation corresponding in the territory of the later Kingdom of Urartu, located around Lake Van, in what is now the East Anatolia Region (between Hakkari to Dersim), southeastern Turkey. ... Urartu at its greatest extent 743 BC Urartu (Biainili in Urartian) was an ancient kingdom in the mountainous plateau between Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, and Caucasus mountains, later known as the Armenian Highland, and it centered around Lake Van (present-day eastern Turkey). ... The Orontid Dynasty (in Armenian: ÔµÖ€Õ¾Õ¡Õ¶Õ¤Õ¸Ö‚Õ¶Õ«Õ¶Õ¥Ö€Õ« Õ°Õ¡Ö€Õ½Õ¿Õ¸Ö‚Õ©ÕµÕ¸Ö‚Õ¶) was the first known Armenian dynasty. ... Sophene as part of the Empire of Tigranes The Kingdom of Sophene (Armenian: ) was an ancient Armenian kingdom. ... The Artaxiad Dynasty ruled Armenia from 189 BC until their overthrow by the Romans in AD 12. ... Map showing Commagene as a tributary kingdom of the Armenian Empire under Tigranes the Great The Kingdom of Commagene (Greek:Βασίλειον τῆς Kομμαγηνή, Armenian: ) was an ancient kingdom of the Hellenistic Age. ... The Arsacid Dynasty (Arshakuni Dynasty) ruled the Kingdom of Armenia from AD 54 to 428. ... The medieval history of Armenia covers the history of Armenia during the Middle Ages. ... Marzpanate period is the time in Armenian history after the fall of the Arshakuni Dynasty of Armenia in 428, when most of Armenia was governed by Marzbans (Governors-general of the boundaries), nominated by the Sassanid Persian King. ... Byzantine Armenia is the name given to the Armenian part of the Byzantine Empire. ... The Arab conquest of Armenia was a part of the Muslim conquests which began after the death of the prophet Muhammad. ... Vaspurakan was a province and then kingdom of Greater Armenia during the Middle Ages. ... The Kingdom of Cilician Armenia, 1199-1375. ... Zakarid Armenia Ca. ... Persian Armenia, AD 387-591 Persian Armenia corresponds to the Armenian territory controlled by Persia throughout history. ... Patriarch Harutyun I The Ottoman rule of Armenia or Ottoman Armenia, beginning with the rule of Selim II (1524 – 1574) becomes the integral part of the Ottoman Empire. ... Contemporary political cartoon portraying Hamid as a butcher of the Armenians During the long reign of Sultan Hamid, unrest and rebellion occurred in many areas of the Ottoman Empire. ... Armenian Genocide photo. ... Motto None Anthem Mer Hayrenik (Our Fatherland) Map of the Democratic Republic of Armenia from March 1919 to March 1920. ... language None. ... The military history of Armenia encompasses a period of several thousand years, as the Armenian people have existed as a nation since the Early Bronze Age. ... // 2400 BC: The Indo-Europeans were people who migrated from Caucasus into Europe, settling on lands along the way. ... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC - 190s BC - 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC 140s BC Years: 195 BC 194 BC 193 BC 192 BC 191 BC - 190 BC - 189 BC 188 BC... Events The widowed Roman Emperor Theodosius I marries Galla, sister of his colleague Valentinian II Births Deaths Flaccilla, wife of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I. Categories: 387 ... Events April 10 - Nestorius is made Patriarch of Constantinople. ... For Caspian Sea, go to: Caspian Sea CASPIAN Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering (CASPIAN) is a national grass-roots consumer group dedicated to fighting supermarket loyalty or frequent shopper cards. ... Mediterranean redirects here. ...

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History

The predecessor of the Kingdom was the Satrapy of Armenia ("Armina" in the Old Persian, "Harminuya" in the Elamite and "Urashtu" ("Urartu") in the Bablylonian parts of Behistun Inscription of Darius the Great) part of the Achaemenid Empire, which later became an independent Kingdom under the Orontid Dynasty with Macedonian influence. The Behistun Inscription, carved into a cliffside, gives the same text in three languages, telling the story of King Darius conquests, with the names of twenty-three provinces subject to him. ... Seal of Darius I, showing the king hunting on his chariot, and the symbol of Ahuramazda Darius the Great (Pers. ... Founder of empires: Cyrus, The Great is still revered in modern Iran as he was in all the successor Persian Empires. ... The Orontid Dynasty (in Armenian: ÔµÖ€Õ¾Õ¡Õ¶Õ¤Õ¸Ö‚Õ¶Õ«Õ¶Õ¥Ö€Õ« Õ°Õ¡Ö€Õ½Õ¿Õ¸Ö‚Õ©ÕµÕ¸Ö‚Õ¶) was the first known Armenian dynasty. ...


After the destruction of the Seleucid Empire, a Hellenistic Greek successor state of Alexander the Great's short-lived empire, a Hellenistic Armenian state was founded in 190 BC by Artaxias I[citation needed]. At its zenith, from 95 to 66 BC, Armenia extended its rule over parts of the Caucasus and the area that is now eastern Turkey, Syria and Lebanon[citation needed]. For a time, Armenia was one of the most powerful states in the Roman East. It came under the Roman sphere of influence in 66 BC, after the battle of Tigranokerta and the final defeat of Armenia's allied Mithridates VI of Pontus. Mark Antony invaded and succumbed the kingdom in 34 BC, but Romans lost hegemony at time of the Final war of the Roman republic in 32-30 BC. In 20 BC, Augustus negotiated a truce with the Parthians, making Armenia a buffer zone between the two major powers. The Seleucid Empire was a Hellenistic successor state of Alexander the Greats dominion. ... The Hellenistic period of Greek history was the period between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the annexation of the Greek peninsula and islands by Rome in 146 BC. Although the establishment of Roman rule did not break the continuity of Hellenistic society and culture, which... For the film of the same name, see Alexander the Great (1956 film). ... Artaxias I (also called Artaxes or Artashes) (reigned 190 BCE-159 BCE) was one of the founders of the kingdom of Armenia and its first independent ruler. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 140s BC 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC - 90s BC - 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC Years: 100 BC 99 BC 98 BC 97 BC 96 BC - 95 BC - 94 BC 93 BC 92... Events Roman Republic Consuls: Manius Aemilius Lepidus and Lucius Volcacius Tullus Catiline accused of conspiring against the Roman Republic with Autronius and the younger Sulla. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... For the astrodynamics term, see sphere of influence (astrodynamics). ... A silver coin depicting Mithradates VI of Pontus. ... Bust of Mark Antony Marcus Antonius (Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N[1]) ( January 14 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC), known in English as Mark Antony, was a Roman politician and general. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC - 30s BC - 20s BC 10s BC 0s 10s 20s Years: 39 BC 38 BC 37 BC 36 BC 35 BC 34 BC 33 BC 32 BC 31 BC 30 BC... Events Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Gaius Sosius become Roman Consuls. ... Octavian becomes Roman Consul for the fourth time. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC - 20s BC - 10s BC 0s 10s 20s 30s Years: 25 BC 24 BC 23 BC 22 BC 21 BC 20 BC 19 BC 18 BC 17 BC 16 BC 15... For other persons named Octavian, see Octavian (disambiguation). ...


Subsequently, Armenia was often a focus of contention between Rome and Persia. The Parthians forced Armenia into submission from 37 to 47, when the Romans retook control of the kingdom. Persia redirects here. ... Parthia at its greatest extent under Mithridates II (123–88 BC) Capital Ctesiphon, Ecbatana Government Monarchy [[Category:Former monarchies}}|Parthia, 247 BC]] History  - Established 247 BC  - Disestablished 220 AD Parthian votive relief. ... This article is about the year 37. ... This article is about the year 47. ...


Under Nero, the Romans fought a campaign (5563) against the Parthian Empire, which had invaded the Kingdom of Armenia, allied to the Romans. After gaining (60) and losing (62) Armenia, the Romans sent XV Apollinaris from Pannonia to Cn. Domitius Corbulo, legatus of Syria. Corbulo, with the legions XV Apollinaris, III Gallica, V Macedonica, X Fretensis and XXII, entered (63) into the territories of Vologases I of Parthia, who returned the Armenian kingdom to Tiridates. For other uses, see Nero (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year 55. ... [edit] Events [edit] By place [edit] Roman Empire Vespasian becomes governor of Africa Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo was restored to command after the Roman debacle at the Battle of Rhandeia, he invaded Armenia and defeated Tiridates II, who accepted Roman sovereignty, Parthia withdrew from the war. ... Parthian Empire at its greatest extent, c60 BCE. The Parthian Empire was the dominating force on the Iranian plateau beginning in the late 3rd century BCE, and intermittently controlled Mesopotamia between ca 190 BCE and 224 CE. Parthia was the arch-enemy of the Roman Empire in the east and... Events Boudicca sacks London (approximate date). ... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s - 60s - 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s Years: 57 58 59 60 61 - 62 - 63 64 65 66 67 Events A great earthquake damages cities in Calabria including Pompeii. ... Legio XV Apollinaris (devoted to Apollo) was a Roman legion. ... For other uses, see Pannonia (disambiguation). ... Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo (around AD 7 - AD 67) was a Roman general. ... Legio III Gallica was a Roman legion levied by Julius Caesar around 49 BC, for his civil war against the conservative republicans led by Pompey. ... This coin was issued by Roman emperor Gallienus to celebrate the V Macedonica, whose symbol, the eagle, is crowned of wrath by Victoria. ... Legio X Fretensis (Latin: Tenth legion of the sea strait) was a Roman legion levied by Augustus in 41/40 BC to fight during the period of civil war that started the dissolution of the Roman Republic. ... Legio XXII Deiotariana (légio vigésima secúnda) was a Roman legion, levied approximately in 48 BC and destroyed in the Bar Kokhba revolt of 132–135. ... [edit] Events [edit] By place [edit] Roman Empire Vespasian becomes governor of Africa Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo was restored to command after the Roman debacle at the Battle of Rhandeia, he invaded Armenia and defeated Tiridates II, who accepted Roman sovereignty, Parthia withdrew from the war. ... Vologases I of Parthia ruled the Parthian Empire (a forerunner of todays Iran) from about 51 to 78. ... Tiridates, was the youngest brother of the Parthian king Vologases I., who with interruptions from 53 to 68 or 72 was king of Armenia and founder of the Armenian line of the Arsacid Dynasty known as the Arshakuni Dynasty in Armenia. ...


Another campaign was led by Emperor Lucius Verus in 162-165, after Vologases IV of Parthia had invaded Armenia and installed his chief general on its throne. To counter the Parthian threat, Verus set out for the east. His army won significant victories and retook the capital. Sohaemus, a Roman citizen of Armenian heritage, was installed as the new client king. But a result of an epidemic within the Roman forces, Parthians retook most of their lost territory in 166 and forced Sohaemus to retreat to Syria, аnd in Armenia Arsakid’s dynasty was restored. Lucius Ceionius Commodus Verus Armeniacus (December 15, 130 – 169), known simply as Lucius Verus, was Roman co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius (161–180), from 161 until his death. ... Events Lucius Verus begins a war with the Parthians, due to the invasion of Syria and Armenia by Vologases III of Parthia. ... Events Roman operations under Avidius Cassius was successful against Parthia, capturing Artaxata, Seleucia, and Ctesiphon. ... Coin of Vologases IV. The reverse shows the throned king receiving a diadem from Tyche. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Satellite state. ...


Armenian Arsakides, after falling this dynasty in Iran, were hostile Persian Sassanides which from its part constantly aspired to establish the control over Armenia. The Sassanid Persians occupied Armenia in 252. In 287 when in Armenia by means of the Roman armies king Tiridetes III the Great, who soon have accepted Christianity was established (according to traditional date in 301, i.e. earlier, than Constantine the Great). The Arsacid Dynasty (Arshakuni Dynasty) ruled the Kingdom of Armenia from AD 54 to 428. ... Sassanid Empire at its greatest extent The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate... Sassanid Empire at its greatest extent The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate... Events Sun Liang succeeds Sun Quan as king of the Chinese Kingdom of Wu. ... Events Diocletian and Maximian become Roman Consuls Births Deaths Categories: 287 ... Tiridates III (or Trdat III, Armenian: ) was a king of Arsacid Armenia (286-330), and is also known as Tiridates the Great. ... Events September 3 - The republic of San Marino is established (traditional date). ... Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus[2] (27 February c. ...


In 387 the kingdom was split between the East Roman Empire and the Persians. Western Armenia quickly became a province of the Roman Empire under the name of Armenia Minor; Eastern Armenia remained a kingdom within Persia until 428, when the local nobility overthrew the king, and the Sassanids installed a governor in his place. Events The widowed Roman Emperor Theodosius I marries Galla, sister of his colleague Valentinian II Births Deaths Flaccilla, wife of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I. Categories: 387 ... Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered around its capital in Constantinople. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... The Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia (sometimes referred to as Armenia Minor) was a state formed in the Middle Ages by Armenian refugees fleeing the Seljuk invasion of Armenia. ... Events April 10 - Nestorius is made Patriarch of Constantinople. ...


By the second century BC the population of Greater Armenia spoke Armenian, implying that today’s Armenians are the direct descendants of those speakers. [3] [4] [5] [6]


References

  1. ^ Time Almanac - Page 724 by Editors of Time Magazine
  2. ^ The New Review - Page 208 edited by Archibald Grove, William Ernest Henley
  3. ^ Patrick Donabedian, “The History of Karabagh from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century,” in Levon Chorbajian, Patrick Donabedian and Claude Mutafian,
  4. ^ The Caucasian Knot: The History and Geo-Politics of Nagorno-Karabagh (London and New Jersey: Zed Books, 1994), p. 53.
  5. ^ Armenia and Azerbaijan: thinking a way out of Karabakh David D. Laitin and Ronald Grigor Suny
  6. ^ Greek Geographer, Strabo,

Further reading

  • M. Chahin, The Kingdom of Armenia (1987, reissued 1991)
  • Vahan Kurkjian, Tigran the Great (1958)
  • Ashkharbek Kalantar, Armenia: From the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, Civilisations du Proche Orient, Se´rie 1, Vol. 2, Recherches et Publications, Neuchâtel, Paris, 1994;ISBN 978-2-940032-01-3
  • Ashkharbek Kalantar, The Mediaeval Inscriptions of Vanstan, Armenia, Civilisations du Proche-Orient: Series 2 - Philologie - CDPOP 2, Vol. 2, Recherches et Publications, Neuchâtel, Paris, 1999;ISBN 978-2-940032-11-2
  • Ashkharbek Kalantar, Materials on Armenian and Urartian History (with a contribution by Mirjo Salvini), Civilisations du Proche-Orient: Series 4 - Hors Série - CPOHS 3, Neuchâtel, Paris, 2004;ISBN 978-2-940032-14-3

Vahan M. Kurkjian (Aleppo, 1863 - New York City, 1961) was an Armenian author, teacher, and community leader. ...

External links

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Patriarch Harutyun I The Ottoman rule of Armenia or Ottoman Armenia, beginning with the rule of Selim II (1524 – 1574) becomes the integral part of the Ottoman Empire. ... Russian Armenia (Armenian: Ռուսական Հայաստան) is the period of Armenias history under Russian rule beginning from 1829, when Eastern Armenia became part of the Russian Empire to the declaration of the Democratic Republic of Armenia in 1918. ... Motto None Anthem Mer Hayrenik (Our Fatherland) Map of the Democratic Republic of Armenia from March 1919 to March 1920. ... language None. ... The history of Armenia is ancient and stretches back to prehistoric times. ... Armenian Genocide photo. ... The United States contributed a significant amount of aid to the Armenians during the Armenian Genocide. ... Image File history File links Coat_of_Arms_of_Armenia. ... Politics of Armenia takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... President of Armenia is the title of the head of state of Armenia since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. ... The Prime Minister of Armenia is the most senior minister within the Armenian government, and is required by the constitution to oversee the Governments regular activities [and] coordinate the work of the Ministers. ... National Assembly building in Yerevan The Azgayin Zhoghov of Armenia (Armenian: ; English: National Assembly) is the official name of the legislative branch of the government of Armenia. ... This article lists political parties in Armenia. ... Elections in Armenia gives information on election and election results in Armenia. ... 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Mount Aragats (Արագած in Armenian) is the highest point in Armenia, and one of the highest mountains in the world. ... View of the lake from space Lake Sevan (Սևանա լիճ in Armenian), named Gegham Sea (Գեղամա ծով) in ancient times, is the largest lake in Armenia and one of the largest high altitude lakes in the world. ... Ethnic groups of Armenia and the South Caucasus in 1995. ... Eastern Armenian is one of the two modern dialects of Armenian (an Indo-European language), spoken in the Caucasus mountains (particularly in the Armenian Republic). ... Western Armenian is one of the two modern dialects of Armenian, an Indo-European language spoken by the Armenian diaspora, mainly in North America, Europe and most of the Middle East except for Iran. ... Map of the Armenian diaspora. ... The first Armenian census after the dissolution of the Soviet Union was conducted by the Republic of Armenia in 2001-2002. ... Ethnic groups of Armenia and the South Caucasus in 1995. ... 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The Coat of Arms of Armenia The coat of arms of Armenia consists of an eagle and a lion supporting a shield. ... Mer Hayrenik (Our Fatherland) is the national anthem of Armenia. ...

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