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Archelaus


Coin of Archelaus. Bode-Museum, Berlin (Germany). Photo Jona Lendering.
Archelaus (Bode-Museum, Berlin)
Archelaus (36 BCE - 17 CE): high priest of Comana, last king of Cappadocia.

Son of Archelaus and Glaphyra
Successor of Ariarathes IX Philadelphus

Main deeds:

  • 42: Gaius Cassius Longinus replaces Ariobarzanes with his brother Ariarathes IX Philadelphus
  • 41: Marc Antony appoint Archelaus as king of Cappadocia
  • 36 BCE: End of Ariarathes; Archelaus is king
  • 17 CE: Accused, he visits Rome, where he dies
  • Cappadocia becomes part of the Roman Empire

Sources:

Philostratus, Life of Apollonius, 1.12
Ancient-Warfare.com, the online home of Ancient Warfare magazine

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Jona Lendering for
Livius.Org, 2007
Revision: 6 January 2007
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