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[1] Member of the royal family of Cappadocia, 4th cent. BC

Brother of Ariarathes I of Cappadocia who helped Artaxerxes [3] III in the Egyptian campaigns. His brother adopted his son Ariarathes II.

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[2] Member of the royal family Cappadocia, 2nd cent. BC

(also Olophernes in the manuscripts). Son of Ariarathes  IV of Cappadocia and Antiochis. He was allegedly foisted on th…

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Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld), “Orophernes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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