Day archives: September 4th, 2021

King Arsames I of Sophene – Ancient Armenia

King Arsames I of Sophene - Ancient Armenia

King Arsames I of Sophene (Ծոփք) was an Armenian vassal king during the Seleucids. He was descended from the Orontid dynasty who had ruled Armenia as satraps both under the Persians, and later under Alexander the Great, and then his Hellenistic successors. As the Seleucids grew weaker, His father Samos (275-255 BC) had proclaimed himself …