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Encyclopedia > Mithridates II of Parthia
Coin of Mithridates II from the mint at Seleucia. The reverse shows a seated goddess (perhaps Demeter) holding Nike and a cornucopia. The Greek inscription reads ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (great king of the Arsacid dynasty, friend of the Greeks).

Mithridates II (the Great), was the king of Parthia from c. 123 to 88 BC. Parthia reached its greatest extent during his reign. Coin of Mithridates II of Parthia from the mint at Seleucia. ... Coin of Mithridates II of Parthia from the mint at Seleucia. ... The name Seleucia may denote any one of several cities in the Seleucid Empire. ... Dêmêtêr (or Demetra) (DEH-MEH-ter) (mother-goddess or perhaps distribution-mother) is the Greek goddess of agriculture, the pure nourisher of youth and the green earth, the health-giving cycle of life and death, and preserver of marriage and the sacred law. ... See Nike for other meanings. ... The cornucopia, also known in English as the Horn of Plenty, is a symbol of prosperity and affluence, dating back to the 5th century BC. In Greek mythology, Amalthea raised Zeus on the milk of a goat. ... The Arsacid Dynasty ruled Persia. ... Parthia empire at its greatest extent The Parthian Empire was the dominating force on the Persian plateau beginning in the late 3rd century BC, and intermittently controlled Mesopotamia between ca 190 BC and 224 AD. Parthia was the arch-enemy of the Roman Empire in the East and it limited... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC 140s BC 130s BC - 120s BC - 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC 80s BC 70s BC Years: 128 BC 127 BC 126 BC 125 BC 124 BC - 123 BC - 122 BC 121 BC... 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: 93 BC 92 BC 91 BC 90 BC 89 BC - 88 BC - 87 BC 86 BC 85...


He saved the kingdom from the Scythians (Sacae or Tocharii), who had occupied Bactria and eastern Iran and killed his predecessor in battle. 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. Scythia was an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by an Indo-Aryans known as the Scythians. ... The Tocharians, (also spelled Tokharians), originally nomads, lived in todays Xinjiang; they spoke the Indo-European Tocharian languages. ... Bactria (Bactriana) was the ancient Greek name of the country between the range of the Hindu Kush (Caucasus Indicus) and the Amu Darya (Oxus), with the capital Bactra (now Balkh)In Afghanistan. ... (2nd century - 3rd century - 4th century - other centuries) Events The Sassanid dynasty of Persia launches a war to reconquer lost lands in the Roman east. ... Roman Empire between AD 60 and 400 with major cities. ... Justin or Marcus Junianus Justinus or Justinus Frontinus, 3rd century Roman historian. ... Coin of Mithridates III from the mint at Nisa. ...


He defeated King Artavasdes I of Armenia and conquered seventy valleys; and the prince Tigranes came as hostage to the Parthians. His name invokes the protection of Mithra. His coins show him bearded, wearing the high domed Parthian crown applied with a star. This article is about a king of Armenia in the first century B.C. For other historical figures with the same name (including other kings of Armenia) see Tigranes Coin of Tigranes II Tigranes the Great (ruled 95-56 BC) (also called Tigranes II and sometimes Tigranes I) was a... Mitra is an important deity of Persian and Indic culture; he appears in the Vedas as one of the Adityas, a solar deity and the god of honesty, friendship, and contracts. ...


He also interfered in the wars of the dynasts of Syria. He was the first Parthian king who entered into negotiations with Rome, then represented by Lucius Cornelius Sulla, praetor of Cilicia in 92 BC. This page is about the Roman dictator Sulla, for the Brythonic goddess sometimes called Sulla, see Sul. ... In ancient geography, Cilicia (Ki-LIK-ya) formed a district on the southeastern coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey), north of Cyprus. ... 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: 97 BC 96 BC 95 BC 94 BC 93 BC - 92 BC - 91 BC 90 BC 89...


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Preceded by:
Artabanus II
King of Parthia Succeeded by:
Gotarzes I

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