(c.320): son of Ariararathes IV, king of Cappadocia.
- In 163, Ariarathes
V Philopator succeeded his father.
- The Seleucid
I Soter proposed to renew marriage ties, which
refused to marry Demetrius' sister.
- Demetrius now supported an insurrection by
Ariarathes' brother Orophernes.
- The Roman Senate
ordered the two dynasts to split the kingdom, but in 158, Ariarathes V
was restored by king Attalus
- Orophernes fled to the Seleucid Empire and was
- He may be the man behind the Holophernes mentioned in
the Biblical book Judith.
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