Ariamnes of Cappadocia

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Ariamnes was King of Cappadocia.

Ariamnes II (in Greek Ἀριάμνης; ruled 280 BC – 262 or 230), was a ruler and king of Cappadocia, who succeeded his father Ariarathes II. He was fond of his children, and shared his crown with his son Ariarathes III (262 or 255 – 220) in his lifetime. He was probably the first to obtain the independence of Cappadocia from the Seleucid Empire.[1]


  1. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca, xxxi. 3


  • Hazel, John; Who's Who in the Greek World, "Ariamnes II", (1999)
  • Head, Barclay; Historia Numorum, "Cappadocia", (1911)

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Ariamnes". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 283.

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ariarathes II
King of Cappadocia
280 BC – 230 BC
Succeeded by
Ariarathes III