Tiridates

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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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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.