Laodice of Cappadocia

Laodice Of Cappadocia

Laodice of Cappadocia

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Laodice of Cappadocia, also known as Laodice ( Laodíkē; flourished second half of 2nd century BC and first half of 1st century BC) was a Princess from the Kingdom of Pontus.

Laodice was a monarch of Persian and Greek Macedonian ancestry. She was the daughter; first born child of the Pontian Monarchs Laodice VI and Mithridates V Euergetes who reigned 150-120 BC. Among her siblings, was King Mithridates VI Eupator Dionysius who reigned 120–63 BC. She was born and raised in the Kingdom of Pontus.

Between 130-126 BC, her paternal aunt the Pontian Princess; the Queen and Regent Nysa of Cappadocia had died. Nysa was the wife and later widower of the previous Cappadocian King Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator.Cartledge, Hellenistic constructs: essays in culture, history and historiography p.139 Their son and youngest child Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, became sole ruler of Cappadocia.

Laodice’s father Mithridates V was aware of the turbulent political situation in Cappadocia, which ended in the death of his sister, Nysa.McGing, The foreign policy of Mithridates VI Eupator p.38McGing, The foreign policy of Mithridates VI Eupator p.p.37-38, p.73 Mithridates V decided to invade Cappadocia as a foreign country, in order...
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