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  • proper n. A region in the of upper reaches of Euphrates, northwest of Greater Armenia.
  • proper n. Sometimes erroneously used to refer to the medieval Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia to the south.


Called so to distinguish it from Greater Armenia. (Wiktionary)


  • The easiest route lay along the Halys to its sources, then across the watershed to Mithridates’s little realm called Lesser Armenia and the upper Euphrates, then across another watershed to the sources of the Araxes, and so down to Artaxata, the city on the Araxes serving as Armenia’s capital.

    The Grass Crown

  • Since this Aristobulus eventually became king of Lesser Armenia (Ant. 20: 158), Salome became queen.

    Herodian Women.

  • This is the publication portraying Salome (II) on the coins of Lesser Armenia.

    Herodian Women.

  • Lesser Armenia, named Deiotarus, accused of laying ambuscades for him, and even designing to assassinate him.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Over seventy strongholds in Lesser Armenia alone crammed to the tops of their walls with gold!

    The Grass Crown

  • For once in his life Mithridates felt like a general, so it was not surprising that he became entranced with Lesser Armenia.

    The Grass Crown

  • When he rode into the little town of Zimara, which called itself the capital, he was hailed by the whole populace with open arms; King Antipater of Lesser Armenia advanced toward him in the garb of a suppliant.

    The Grass Crown

  • Lesser Armenia — which the Romans called Armenia Parva — was not actually a part of Armenia proper; it lay to the west and on the Pontic side of the vast mountains between the Araxes and the Euphrates Rivers.

    The Grass Crown

  • As soon as the eastern and northern Euxine belonged to him in fact as well as in name, Mithridates invaded Lesser Armenia, leading his army in person because he was sure nothing more than his presence would be necessary.

    The Grass Crown

  • Melitene, which Strabo and Pliny place to Cappadocia; but Ptolemy, and all succeeding writers, in Lesser Armenia, of which province it became the capital.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March


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