In another 15 minutes, we were at Garni, a beautifully proportioned Greco-Roman temple believed to have been built by King Tiridates
I to the sun deity Mihr.
In 66AD, Nero had Ethiopian men, women and children fight to impress King Tiridates
I of Armenia.
Garni Pagan Temple The temple was built by Armenian King Tiridates
and was dedicated to the God of Sun Mithra.
A printed 19th-century cotton altar curtain in a naive Western style depicts the Baptism of King Tiridates
III by St Gregory the Illuminator in 301 when Armenia became the first nation to adopt Christianity as its state religion.
Peace treaty went so far which resulted in the year 66 AD the Parthian king Tiridates
was welcomed Nero the Caesar.
established Christianity as the religion of his state (301 AC), the aristocracy had to accommodate, and then the common people followed.
The classis Ponticas history begins with Roman annexation of Iulius Polemo II's kingdom of Pontus in 64, the year after Domitius Corbulo's armistice with the Parthians at Rhandeia established the framework for Nero's crowning the Arsacid Tiridates
the Armenian king in 66.
You shall see Tigranes fate twice chang'd, the maiestie 10 Of Tiridates
shaken, & reuiu'd Againe by plots crosse layd, & so contriu'd The deeds disgrace the actors, euery man That is this way a politian Shame payes at last; The play will let you know 15 At large their riseing, & their ouerthrow.
One of the accomplishments of Rome's evilest emperor was to bring the Armenian king Tiridates
to Rome for his coronation.
(19) Although Gregory the Illuminator is celebrated as the apostle of Armenia, also central to Agathangelos's narrative is the role of the virgin Rhipsime, taken captive by the Armenian king Trdat III (Tiridates
IV) after fleeing Emperor Diocletian and martyred together with her abbess and the entire convent of nuns who had accompanied her in her flight.
The city was constructed in 3rd century BCE and might have been the lost city of Dara-gerd founded by the King Tirdad I (Tiridates
Moreover, displaced by the Roman-backed Tiridates
III, the Parthian king Artabanus III (r.