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Cappadocia and Armenia


Between central Asia Minor and Mesopotamia lie the mountainous regions of Cappadocia and Armenia, which for much of ancient history were buffer states between the Greek Anatolian Peninsula and Persia.

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Tigranes II

Armenia became a great kingdom briefly when Tigranes II became ruler of the truncated Seleukid realm in 83 bc. He was driven out of Syria in 69 bc by Lucullus.

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