Prusias II of Bithynia
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (February 2010)|
Prusias II Cynegus (Greek: Προυσίας ὁ Κυνηγός; "the Hunter", lived c. 220 BC – 149 BC, reigned c. 182 BC – 149 BC) was the Greek king of Bithynia. He was the son and successor of Prusias I and Apama III.
Prusias joined with King of Pergamon, Eumenes II in a war against King Pharnaces I of Pontus (181–179 BC). He later invaded the territories of Pergamon (156–154 BC), only to be defeated, and the Pergamenes insisted on heavy reparations. Prusias married his maternal cousin Apame IV, a princess from the Antigonid dynasty, by whom he had a son called Nicomedes II. He sent his son Nicomedes II to Rome to ask their help in reducing the amount of these reparations, but Nicomedes revolted and became King.
|King of Bithynia
182 BC – 149 BC
|This biography of a member of a Middle Eastern royal house is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|