Sanatruces of Parthia
King Sanatruces of Parthia (Persian: سیناتروک) (also Sinatruces or Sanatruk, c. 157 BC – 70 BC) ruled the Parthian Empire from c. 77 to c. 70 BC. He was a member of the Arsacid house, who, according to work attributed to Lucian, in the troubled times after the death of Mithridates II in c. 88 BC was made king by 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
- "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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