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ARIOBARZAN


ARIOBARZAN / ARIOBARZANES , the name of three ancient kings or satraps of Pontus, and of three kings of Cappadocia and a Persian satrap.

Of the Pontic rulers two are most famous. (I) The son of Mithradates I., who revolted against Artaxerxes in 362 B.C. and may be regarded as the founder of the kingdom of Pontus (q.v.). 

According to Demosthenes he and his three sons received from the Athenians the honour of citizenship. 

(2) The son of Mithradates III., who reigned c. 266-240 B.C., and was one of those who enlisted the help of the invading Gauls. Of the Cappadocian rulers the best-known one ("Philo-Romaeus " on the coins) reigned nominally from 93 to 63 B.C., but was three times expelled by Mithradates the Great and as often reinstated by Roman generals. Soon after the third occasion he formally abdicated in favour of his son Ariobarzanes " Philopator," of whom we gather only that he was murdered some time before 51. 

His son Ariobarzanes, called " Eusebes " and " Philo-Romaeus," earned the gratitude of Cicero during his proconsulate in Cilicia, and fought for Pompey in the civil wars, but was afterwards received with honour by Julius Caesar, who subsequently reinstated him when expelled by Pharnaces of Pontus. In 42 B.C. Brutus and declared him a traitor, invaded his territory and put him to death.

The Persian satrap of this name opposed Alexander, the Macedonian warlord on his way to Persepolis (331 BC).

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