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Kingdom of Armenia Sophene
c.220 - 90 BC

Armenia Sophene was a short-lived division of Armenia proper, and one which seems to be very poorly documented. It was located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

c.220 BC

Armenia is divided into Armenia and Armenia Sophene.

c.220 - 212/1 BC

Xerxes

211 - ? BC

Zariachis

190 BC

Rome defeats the Seleucids at Magnesia. The Armenians declare their independence the following year with the main kingdom being ruled by a native dynasty, the Artashesids.

c.170 BC

Mithrobuzanes

? - ? BC

An unknown number of rulers.

? - 90 BC

Artanes

90 BC

Armenia Sophene is reabsorbed by Armenia.

AD 56

Armenia Sophene is divided from Armenia and Lesser Armenia as war erupts between Rome and Parthian Persia over the protection of Armenia.

c.56 - 63

Sohemo

63

Armenia Sophene is annexed by Rome.