Xerxes of Armenia

king of Sophene and Commagene from 228 BC to 212 BC

Xerxes (died c. 212 BC) was the King of Sophene and son of Arsames II. During his domination, Antiochus III the Great invaded his capital Arsamosata. Xerxes recognized Antiochus as his sovereign and received his sister Antiochia as his bride[1], who later killed him.



  • Johann Gustav Droysen, Geschichte des Hellenismus, vol. ii. p. 73
  • Joseph Hilarius Eckhel, vol. iii. p. 204.