In 2020, Serge Momjian’s book “Tigran the Great: The Rise and Fall of the Ancient Empire” was published by the Heddon publishing house in the UK in English. The book consists of 173 pages and is divided into 24 chapters.
In the first chapter, the author tells how the heir to the throne, Prince Tigran (later Tigran II the Great), was sent to Parthia in 112-111 BC after the invasion of Armenia by the Parthian army.
Tigran I, the father of Prince Tigran, transferred seventy valleys to Parthia and returned to Armenia in 95 BC.
In the second chapter, Momjian describes the coronation of Tigran in the capital Artashat.
In the third chapter, the author tells about the first military campaign of King Tigran the Great in 94-93 BC when he annexed Tsopk (Sophene) to the kingdom of Greater Armenia.
In the fourth chapter, Pontic King Mithridates Eupator is presented to the reader.
In the following chapters, Serge Momjian discusses the alliance between Armenia and Pontus and the military campaign of the Armenian-Pontic troops in Cappadocia.
Having conquered Cappadocia, Tigran sought to save Armenia from the threat of Rome from the west.
Tigran overthrew the viceroy of the Roman emperor in Cappadocia. In 92 BC, Roman troops invaded Cappadocia and defeated the Armenian army.
The author then speaks of the conquest of the Mesopotamian kingdoms.
In the war of 87-85 with Parthia, Tigran conquered Mesopotamia, Korduk (Corduene), Mygdonia, Adiabene, Osroene, and Atrpatakan. In 85 BC, he made an alliance with Parthia and received the title of the King of Kings from the Parthian king.
In a separate chapter, Momjian describes the foundation and rapid prosperity of the capital of Tigranakert.
The throne of the Syrian kingdom of the Seleucids was transferred to Tigran in 83 BC. At the same time, he conquered Commagene and the plain of Cilicia. Then, Tigran conquered Phoenicia and Judea.
Roman troops invaded Armenia in 69 BC under the command of Lucullus. In the battle of Tigranakert, the Armenian troops were defeated and forced to retreat.
Then, the Armenian troops counterattacked and defeated the Roman troops at the Battle of Aratsani.
Lucullus was neutralized and replaced by Pompey.
The Roman army of Pompey invaded Armenia in 66 BC. Negotiations for reconciliation began, ending with the signing of the Artashat Treaty.