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Ariobarzanes III


Coin of Ariobarzanes III Ariobarzanes III Eusebes (c.51-42): king of Cappadocia.

Son of Ariobarzanes II Philopator
Successor of: Ariobarzanes II Philopator

Main deeds:

  • 51: Succeeds his father
  • Is able to withstand the high priest of Comana, Archelaus
  • Supports Pompey the Great in his war against Rome
  • 48: After Pompey's defeat at Pharsalus against Julius Caesar, Ariobarzanes switches sides
  • 47: Caesar in Cappadocia; he defeats Pharnaces of Pontus at Zela
  • Ariobarzanes receives extra territories
  • 44: Death of Caesar; his assassins control Asia Minor
  • 42: Gaius Cassius Longinus replaces Ariobarzanes with his brother Ariarathes IX Philadelphus
Succeeded by: Ariarathes IX Philadelphos
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