Hyspaosines

Hyspaosines

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hyspaosines or Aspasine (born c. 209 BC, died 124 BC) was a satrap installed by Antiochus IV Epiphanes and later the first king (before 127-124 BC) of Characene or Mesene (Meshun). Hyspaosines is mainly known from coins, but also appears in texts of cuneiform script (in the 'astronomical diaries'). Pliny the Elder mentions that he was the son of a certain "Sagdodonacos the king of Arabs." Hyspaosines is of Arab ancestry however his name was of Iranian origin, he might have been Iranian effecte he have founded Characene and later acknowledged the Seleucid rule, but declared independence shortly after his region was conquered or attacked by the Parthian Empire. Hyspaosines conquered parts of south Mesopotamia and of Persia.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135703986
  • 9786135703986