Nysa / Laodice

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Nysa / Laodice

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Daughter of Pharnaces I, King of Pontus and Nysa, Queen of Pontus
Wife of Ariarathes V King of Cappadocia
Mother of Ariarathes VI King of Cappadocia
Sister of Mithridates V Euergetes, King of Pontus

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About Nysa / Laodice

Widow of Ariarathes V Epiphanes Philipator and regent for their son Ariarathes V (130-116). In 190 her husband had secured that the state became an independent kingdom. Formerly it was a satrapy under the Persian Achaemenid Empire. It was incorporated by Alexander the Great into the Macedonian Empire, and on Alexander's death became a client state of the Selecucid Empire.