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Great commanders of the world: Artashes I

One of the most ancient Eastern European states is Armenia. Today it is a small country with a capital in Yerevan and a total population of about 3 million people. But a relatively small territory of Armenia is modernity.

At the time of Artashes I, who belongs to the glorious cohort generals Armenia, the era of wars with the Seleucids, the territory of the Armenian state were significantly larger. The capital of the then Great Armenia was located in the city of Armavir (not to be confused with the Russian city of the same name). Great Armenia itself absorbed not only the territories of modern Armenia, but also the lands of the Middle East, a part of present-day Turkey and Iraq, Iran and other states. According to historians, the population of the Armenian Empire was already in the 4 century AD amounted to more than three million people, which in those times could be considered a huge number.
In addition to Great Armenia, the first ruler of which was Artashes I, at the same time there was also the so-called Minor Armenia. The ruler of this territory was Mithridates. Great Armenia as a single state during the reign of Artashes I turned into a formidable force. For many years, the enemies of the empire could not exert significant pressure on the new state.
Artashes I conducted a multi-stage system of reforms, one of which was a land reform, the result of which was the emergence of private ownership of land. An important component of the reign of this strategist-emperor-commander was the unification of scattered Armenian communities using a single language - Armenian.
Artashes I transferred the capital to the city of Artashat, which today is called the fourth capital of the Armenian state. Today Artashat is about 2100 years old, and he is one of the oldest cities in the post-Soviet space.
The military achievements of Artashes I are associated with campaigns against the Seleucids. This is a Hellenistic territorial association, which was founded by one of the commanders of Alexander the Great after his death. Artashes in the middle of 2 century BC conquered the Tamorid region, conquered it, after which other Seleucid possessions fell into his hands. Artashes I is called a man who delivered a crushing blow to the Hellenistic states of Asia Minor.
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  1. T-100
    T-100 26 July 2013 10: 17
    I thought there would be a list, but here it is, we diverge))))
  2. 094711601
    094711601 27 July 2013 23: 59
    What nonsense? Who is the author ? Which Armenian Empire, Which Emperor? Da Artashes 1/189 BC-160 BC / became the founder of a new dynasty - the Artashesid Dynasty / 189 BC-1 AD /, only after The Roman Republic defeated the Seleucids in 190 BC. at the Battle of Magnesia. Yes Artashes 1 was the Great King-Collector of the Armenian lands! But, excuse me, I did not carry the title of Emperor, and did not belong to the "Great Generals" of antiquity, due to the fact that I protected my people, perfectly aware that the young state, in the process of its formation, is in dire need of peace! And the people of Armenia responded to their king with love and eternal memory, as evidenced by all historical sources!
    1. Gladiatir-zlo
      Gladiatir-zlo 28 July 2013 21: 09
      What if the author is an ethnic Armenian, and he desperately wanted to embellish it a little. In the south, there are quite a few Armenians, a very interesting people, they love to tell tales of greatness, and they sacredly believe in them. They are especially fond of the recent war in Karabakh. She has something, a merchant people, proved to be terribly cunning and tactically literate. There are my friends, my friend, the main thing is that he is under forty, but still he has not healed in him. He is late for parties, and no matter what they talk about, the topic quickly jumps to the military, financial and other achievements of Armenians. Moreover, he does not care much that his stories do not fit with military reality at all. Like that during the war in Karabakh there was a company of Syrian Armenians who went into battle only with knives, they did not take prisoners, horror - the terminators are straight. Unable to bear it, he asked him the combat rate of fire of the AK-74, he almost did not hesitate - he asked - "what does it matter?" And then, the colonel-border guard, already unable to bear it himself, calmly and intelligibly explained to the huckster that such a fantastic story is possible only in the event of an attack on a peaceful village, only this is not a battle, but a massacre. What saddened him greatly, he soon left, all red as a lobster.
      1. smersh70
        smersh70 28 July 2013 21: 19
        Quote: Gladiatir-Zlo
        What saddened him so much, he soon left, all red as cancer.

        Respect and Respect !!!! drinks gave a good answer.))) Well, they like to exaggerate their most recent story)))) ....
        1. 225chay
          225chay 9 August 2013 00: 10
          Quote: smersh70
          Well, they love to exaggerate their most recent story)))) ....

          Yeah ... Armenian stories are "World History"))))))
  3. Nickel
    Nickel 19 January 2018 11: 03
    The article is far from scientific, but you can not argue with this:
    What are some interesting cards)))

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    And most importantly - they were printed sooooo long ago))) and obviously not Armenians, who, in your opinion, like to “embellish”)