Skip to comments.Kommagene: The Forgotten Kingdom
Posted on 07/17/2005 9:11:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Around 850 B.C. Kommagene appears for the first time in the annals of written history. According to the records of an Assyrian king, the population had to pay an annual tribute to him of gold, silver and the famous wood of the cedar trees. Apparently, the valuable cedar tree not only grew on the hillsides of the Lebanon in those days, but also in Kommagene. Kommagene became a satellite state of the Assyrians. Around 700 B.C. a Kommagenian king rebelled against the Assyrians... Around 300 B.C. one of the heirs of Alexander the Great came into possession of the land. It was King Seleukos I Nicator, who founded the dynasty of the Seleucides. He is one of the Greek ancestors of the Kommagenian kings. Around 130 B.C. Kommagene became an independent kingdom.
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They must mean one of the men who divided up Alexander's conquests, because all of Alexander's heirs were eventually assassinated. His son by Roxane disappeared from history at the age of fourteen. Upon Alexander's death, Roxane had Alexander's second wife Stateira killed, due to rumors she was pregnant. (At the same time she also killed the wife's sister, who was Hephaistion's widow.)
"They must mean one of the men who divided up Alexander's conquests"
Yeah, same thing. ;')
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