Ariarathes (Person, Concept)

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Ariarathes (en)


Second magistrate attested in Athens in 121/120 BC. Probably from Sypalettos (the name is only attested here). No Cappadocian king, but Athenian citizen. Dedicated a statue of the philosopher Karneades on the Athenan agora (IG II 2. ed. 3781): See M. Thompson, The New Style Silver Coinage of Athens (1961) nos. 503, 508-523, 506 (drachm), 507 (hemidrachm) / issue 43 (pp. 552-553); C. Habicht, Zu den Münzmagistraten der Silberprägung des Neuen Stils, Chiron 21, 1991, pp. 5 and 8 (122/121 BC); Prosopographia Attica 1608; P. M. Fraser – E. Matthews, A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names II Attica (1994) p. 50 s. v. Ariarathes, no. 3; H. B. Mattingly, NC 157, 1997, p. 258 and W. Leschhorn, Lexikon der Aufschriften auf griechischen Münzen II (2009) p. 350 s. v. Ariarathes (121/120 BC).

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