Arshak II

Arshak II

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arshak II (Armenian: ) or Arsaces II, was the son of King Tiran and was himself king of Armenia from 350 to 367.In the early years of Arshak's reign, he found himself courted by the empires of Rome and Persia, both of which hope to win Armenia to their side in the ongoing conflicts between them. Arshak consented to marry a Roman princess, Olympia daughter of consul Ablabius, but managed to maintain Armemia's neutrality until 361.Meanwhile, Persian King Shapur II intensified his efforts to conquer Armenia once and for all. He was able to bribe two Armenian noblemen, Vahan Mamikonian and Meruzhan Artzruni, and make them join his royal court. Arshak II focused on strengthening the army. He rewarded loyal generals and severely punished disloyal ones.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135709925
  • 9786135709926