Adiatorix

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Adiatorix (Gr. Ἀδιατόριξ) was the son of the tetrarch Domneclius (or Domnilaus) in Galatia.[1] Cicero reports that he was a high priest in 50 BC,[2] and scholars have reckoned him an adherent of Deiotarus.[1] He belonged to Mark Antony's party, and was put in charge of Heraclea Pontica by him. Shortly before the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, Adiatorix had all the Romans colonists in Heracleia[disambiguation needed] put to death.[3] He claimed he had been given permission to do so by Mark Antony, but modern writers consider this doubtful.[1] After this battle he was led as prisoner in the triumph of Augustus, and put to death with his younger son. His elder son, Dyteutus, was subsequently made priest of Bellona in Comana, and therefore ruler of that territory.[4][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Syme, Ronald; Anthony Richard Birley (1995). Anatolica: Studies in Strabo. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 130–132, 169–170. ISBN 0-19-814943-3. 
  2. ^ a b Cicero, Epistulae ad Familiares ii. 12
  3. ^ Smith, William (1867). "Adiatorix". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1. Boston, MA. p. 19. 
  4. ^ Strabo, xii. pp. 543, 558, 559

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.