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Magada'tes

Μαγαδάτης), general of Tigranes, king of Armenia, was entrusted by him with the government of Syria, when it had been conquered from Antiochus X. (Eusebes) in B. C. 83. Magadates, having ruled over the country for fourteen years, left it in B. C. 69 to aid his master against Lucullus; and Antiochus XIII., son of Antiochus X., seized the opportunity to recover the kingdom. (App. Syr. 48, 49, Mithr. 84, &c.; Plut. Luc. 25, &c.; Just. 40.1, 2.) Justin differs, apparently, from Appian in mentioning eighteen years as the period during which Syria was held by the officer of Tigranes; but the numbers are satisfactorily reconciled by Clinton. (F. H. vol. iii. p. 340.)

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