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Pacorus
(369 words)

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[1] Member of the Parthian royal house

P. (not P. I!), a son of Orodes [2] II; he is central to the first phase of the  Parthian Wars which followed the battle of Carrhae. In 53 BC, P. got engaged to a sister of the Armenian king Artavasdes [2] II, sealing the latter's coming over to the Parthian side. The Parthian invasion of Syria (51-50) was only nominally under the leadership of P., who was…

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Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld), “Pacorus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e903980>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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