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, 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.