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Tiridates,

fl. c.A.D. 63, king of Armenia. He was put on the throne by his brother Vologeses I, king of Parthia, and he was driven from it when the Romans under Corbulo won (A.D. 59) the Parthian campaign. Later he went to Rome and had his crown restored (A.D. 66) by Nero.

Tiridates

(tĭr'ĭdā`tēz), d. 211 B.C., king of Parthia (c.248–211 B.C.), 2d ruler of the Arsacid dynasty (see under ArsacesArsaces
, fl. 250 B.C., founder of the Parthian dynasty of the Arsacids, which ruled Persia from c.250 B.C. to A.D. 226. Arsaces led a successful revolt against Antiochus II of Syria, when Antiochus was engaged in war with Egypt and trying to put down a revolt in Bactria.
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). He absorbed Hyrcania and, with the ruler of Bactria, successfully resisted the attacks of Seleucus II of Syria.
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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.
Yerevan: According to the Armenian historian Agathangelos, supposedly a secretary of Tiridates III (r.
Peace treaty went so far which resulted in the year 66 AD the Parthian king Tiridates was welcomed Nero the Caesar.
Tiridates 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.
Moreover, displaced by the Roman-backed Tiridates III, the Parthian king Artabanus III (r.
14) Her name is that of the legendary virgin who fled the advances of the Emperor Diocletian to Armenia, where she refused King Tiridates, who had her and her companions tortured and killed.
Tiberius conducted himself with honor during Corbulo's Armenian campaign, and in the role of advisor to the fifth legion was instrumental in initiating negotiations with the Armenian King, Tiridates.