Sohaemus/Sohaemo was the twice Roman client king of Armenia. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (180 AD) appointed Gaius Julius Sohaemus king of Armenia. He was an Emesene aristocrat from Syria who served as a Roman client king of Armenia.  He was an aristocrat of Assyrian, Greek, Armenian, Medes and possibly of Berber, Roman ancestry. Iamblichus, novelist and contemporary of Sohaemus, called him Arsacid and Achaemenid, and a descendant of the Median Princess Iotapa. Little is known on Sohaemus' family and early life prior to his becoming king of Armenia. In 144 AD Sohaemus succeeded Aurelius Pacorus as king of Armenia. He was a contemporary of Roman Emperors Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Verus and Commodus. Not much is known about his first reign (144 to 161).

Sohaemus/Sohaemo was the twice Roman client king of Armenia. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (180 AD) appointed Gaius Julius Sohaemus king of Armenia. He was an Emesene aristocrat from Syria who served as a Roman client king of Armenia.  He was an aristocrat of Assyrian, Greek, Armenian, Medes and possibly of Berber, Roman ancestry. Iamblichus, novelist and contemporary of Sohaemus, called him Arsacid and Achaemenid, and a descendant of the Median Princess Iotapa. Little is known on Sohaemus' family and early life prior to his becoming king of Armenia. In 144 AD Sohaemus succeeded Aurelius Pacorus as king of Armenia. He was a contemporary of Roman Emperors Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Verus and Commodus. Not much is known about his first reign (144 to 161).

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