kings of COMMAGENE. There were two kings of Commagene of this name, of whom very little is known.
The first (Mithridates I.) must have succeeded Antiochus I. on the throne of that petty kingdom at some time previous to B. C. 31, as he is mentioned by Plutarch in that year among the allies of Antony. (Plut. Ant. 61
Mithridates II. was made king of Commagene by Augustus, B. C. 20, when a mere boy. Dio Cassius tells us that his father had been put to death by the previous king: hence it seems probable that he was a son of the preceding. (D. C. 54.9
See, however, Clinton, F. H.
vol. iii. p. 343, not. h, who has brought together the few facts that are known concerning these kings of Commagene.)