Armenia has been never conquered by Alexander the Great and has never been a part of his empire.
- Tran, a historian at the University of Cambridge, in his study of the conquests of Alexander noted: “Alexander the Great appointed Mithrenes as the satrap (the governor of provinces of the ancient Median and Achaemenid Empires and in several of their successors) of Armenia, but the country has never been conquered.
Alexander’s heirs quickly came to a conclusion that it would be wiser to forget about any hope of having a satrap in Armenia since the country had already become independent and had been ruled by a dynasty founded by Orontes I (Yervand I, Երվանդ Ա).”
Extracts of Marcus Junianus Justinus Frontius from the Roman historian Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus’s work “Historiae Philippicae” confirm that idea:
“Neither Alexander who conquered all Asia nor any of his successors or progeny managed to interfere with the affairs of the people of Lesser and Greater Armenia. As you can see on the map, Armenia was not a part of Alexander’s empire.”