Sanatruces of Parthia
King Sanatruces of Parthia (Persian: سیناتروک) (also Sinatruces or Sanatruk, c. 157 BC – 70 BC) ruled the Parthian Empire from ca. 93/2 BCE to 88/87 BCE during his first reign and ca. 77 to 70 BC during his second reign. He was a member of the Arsacid house, who proclaimed himself king in Susiana and attempted to usurp the throne of Mithridates II. Ultimately, Gotarzes I forced him to flee to the Central Asian steppe. Years later, according to work attributed to Lucian, he regained the throne with the aid of the Sacaraucae Scythians or Saka, an Indo-European tribe akin to the Parthians who had invaded Iran in about 77 BC.
- "Sinatroces, king of Parthia, was restored to his country in his eightieth year by the Sacauracian Scyths, assumed the throne and held it seven years." Makrobioi, 15.
Sanatruces in Byzantine tradition
- "Assar 2005" 53-5
- "Les villes du sud-ouest de l'Afghanistan. C. Baratin. In: Afghanistan, ancien carrefour entre l'est et l'ouest, p. 181, ISBN 2-503-51681-5
- "The Commerce of Kapisene and Gandhāra after the Fall of Indo-Greek Rule." K. Walton Dobbins. Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, Vol. 14, No. 3 (December , 1971), p. 286.
-  The Makrobioi or 'Long Life'.
- The Parthians, p. 35. (1967). Malcolm A. R. Colledge. Frederick A. Praeger, New York; Washington.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Lucian, Macrobii, 15;
- Phlegon of Tralles, The Olympiads, preserved in Photius, Bibliotheca, 97.
- Appian, Mithridates, 104.
- Dio Cassius, xxxvi. 45.
Sanatruces of ParthiaBorn: 157 BC Died: 70 BC
Orodes I (80 BC)
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