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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER IV. (search)
ngs who were dependent on the Romans, and afterwards
when their several lines of succession failed, as of that of the
kings Attalus,Attalus III., king of Pergamus, died 133 B. C., and constituted the
Roman people his heir. the kings of the Syrians,We may here observe that the Seleucidæ ceased to reign in Syria as
early as 83 B. C., when that country, wearied of their sad dissensions,
willingly submitted to Tigranes the king of Armenia, but their race was
not extinct, and even in the year 64 B. C. when Pompey made the kingdom a Roman province, there were two princes of the Seleucidæ, Antiochus Asiaticus and his brother Seleucus-Cybiosactes, who had an
hereditary right to the throne; the latter however died about 54 B. C., and in him terminated the race of the Seleucidæ. the Paphlagonians,The race of the kings of Paphlagonia became extinct about 7 B. C.
See M. l' Abbé Belley, Diss. sur l' ère de Germanicopolis, &c.
Inscr. et Belles-Lettres, vol. xxx. Mém. p. 331.