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Ariarathes IV Eusebes


Coin of Ariarathes IV Eusebes Ariarathes IV Eusebes (220-c.163): king of Cappadocia.

Son of Ariarathes III
Married to: Antiochis (daughter of Antiochus III the Great and Laodice III)
Children:

Successor of: Ariarathes III

Main deeds:

  • 220: Accession
  • 193: Marriage to Antiochis (daughter of the Seleucid king Antiochus III the Great and Laodice III)
  • 192: Antiochus III attacks Greeks, beginning of the Syrian War
  • Roman troops expel Antiochus from Greece and invade Asia
  • 190: Battle of Magnesia: Antiochus defeated; Ariathes IV switches sides
  • 188: Peace treaty between Roman and the Seleucid Empire; Cappadocia is accepted as a Roman ally and gains Tyana.
  • Ariarathes' daughter Stratonice IV marries king Eumenes II of Pergamon, a Roman ally.
  • 182: Rome supports Cappadocia in the Pontic War against king Pharnaces I of Pontus (182-179).
  • 172: Rome requests military support against the Macedonian king Perseus (Third Macedonian War)
  • 168 Rome victorious against Macedonia
  • c.163: Natural death
Succeeded by: Ariarathes V Philopator
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