Captured (34 B.C.) by Marc Anthony and brought in gold chains to Alexandria, tenacious King Ardavazt of Armenia, refused to sink to his knees before Cleopatra. Instead, he addressed her by her name. All coercion was futile.The Armenian king was held captive for three years before being beheaded. Anthony sent Ardavazt’s severed head 1,200 miles east, to the Median king as a threat. Octavian, who defeated Anthony and Cleopatra, condemned Anthony for having paraded Ardavazt in chains.
 
 

Captured (34 B.C.) by Marc Anthony and brought in gold chains to Alexandria, tenacious King Ardavazt of Armenia, refused to sink to his knees before Cleopatra. Instead, he addressed her by her name. All coercion was futile.The Armenian king was held captive for three years before being beheaded. Anthony sent Ardavazt’s severed head 1,200 miles east, to the Median king as a threat. Octavian, who defeated Anthony and Cleopatra, condemned Anthony for having paraded Ardavazt in chains.
 
 

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