- Ptolemaeus of Commagene
Ptolemaeus ( _el. Πτολεμαίος) was a man of
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Ptolemy was the last
Satrap(Governor) of the state of Commagene, a province in the Seleucid Empire. He served under the Syrian Greek Kings Antiochus III the Great, Seleucus IV Philopator, Antiochus IV Epiphanesand Antiochus V Eupator.
Ptolemy served as a Satrap of Commagene between 201 BC-163 BC. When the
Seleucid Empirebegan to disintegrate in 163 BC, Ptolemy decided to revolt and make Commagene an independent kingdom. Ptolemy also declared Samosata, which was the capital of Commagene, under Seleucid rule as the capital of the new kingdom.
Ptolemy was in fact a relative to the King
Mithridates I of Parthiaand related to the Parthian King dynasty. According to fragments of inscribed reliefs found at Mount Nemrut, archaeologists have discovered that Ptolemy was a descendant of Persian King Darius I of Persia. Ptolemy died in 130 BC and his wife is unknown. His son and successor was Sames II Theosebes Dikaios.
List of rulers of Commagene
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