Apollo-Mithras Meets Antiochus I

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Ronnie Jones III
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published on 26 October 2016

Found in the ancient ruins of Arsameia, outside Kahta, Turkey, 15 km from the world heritage site of Nemrut Dagi, this stele portrays the meeting of Antiochus I (BCE 62-32) and Apollo. Antiochus - the ruler of the Commagene kingdom - thought himself a god of sorts, so it is no wonder he felt confident enough to shake the hand of a god. The stele is found on the hill dedicated to Antiochus' father, Mithridates.



About the Author

Ronnie Jones III
In university Ronnie concentrated his studies on the Greco-Roman world while writing his senior thesis on the Reformation. He has studied Koine Greek and Hebrew at the masters level, and is currently studying Turkish.

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