Shapur III


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Shapur III

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Sapor III,

d. 388, king of Persia (383–88), of the Sassanid, or Sassanian, dynasty; son of Shapur II; successor of his uncle, Ardashir II. He made a new attempt to settle the long-lasting dispute with Rome over Armenia. A compromise was reached (384), and he surrendered part of that territory. He had a rock sculpture made at Taq-e Bostan near Kermanshah to commemorate his reign.
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Shapur I reigned from 239-242 to 270-272; Shapur II from 308/9-379; Shapur III from 383-388.