Kingdom of Commagene (Organization, Concept)

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Kingdom of Commagene (en), royaume de Commagène (fr), Reino de Comagene (es), Kommagene (de), Κομμαγηνή (el), Regno di Commagene (it)Additional labels
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Commagene (en)


The Kingdom of Commagene was an ancient Armenian kingdom of the Hellenistic period, located in and around the ancient city of Samosata, which served as its capital. Commagene has been characterized as a "buffer state" between Armenia, Parthia, Syria, and Rome; culturally, it was correspondingly mixed. The kings of the Kingdom of Commagene claimed descent from Orontes with Darius I of Persia. It was later absorbed into the Roman Empire.

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