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Ὀλοφερνης, Ὀποφέρνης, Ὀπ̓π̔οφέρνης), or OROPHENES.

1. Son of Ariamnies I., brother of Ariarathes I., and father of Ariarathes II., kings of Cappadocia. He was much beloved by his brother, who advanced him to the highest posts, and sent him to aid Artaxerxes III. (Ochus) in his subjugation of Egypt, B. C. 350. From this expedition Olophernes returned home, loaded by the Persian king with great rewards for his services, and died in his native land. His brother Ariarathes adopted his elder son of the same name. Iie left also a younger son, named Aryses or Arysis. (Diod. Eel. 3; Phot. Bibl. 244.)

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