The Iranian History 36 BC


Ord 2. Descends The Parthian Throne

Jun, 2, 36 BC

Coin of Ord 2, King of Parthia (c. 56 - 37 BC) The reverse shows a seated archer with a bow. The Greek inscription means: king of kings, great Arsaces, and founder. Ord 2. retired in favor of his son Farhad 4. who murdered him shortly after.Shortly after his son Pacor was kille during Iranian wars in West Asia, Ord 2. voluntarily descended the Parthian throne and appointed Farhad 4. as his successor.
Ord 2. ruled the Parthian Empire from 56 B.C. after defeating his elder brother and succeeded Mehrdad 3. The Parthian Empire reached its zenith during his time and Iran became stronger than the Roman Empire. During his reign, Ord 2. annexed many territories to his realm which were lost soon. The most important event of his time was the Battle of Carrhae with Romans in 54.
He moved the capital from Hecatompylos to Tisfun which remained the Iranian capital until the end of the Sassanid Empire in 636 AD.
When he became king, Farhad 4. killed most of his brothers and anyone who could threaten his crown including his father Ord 2. (Updated: Oct, 26, 2010)

English-Persian Glossary
  • Parthian Empire : امپراطوري اشکاني Media_Files
  • Hecatompylos : شهر صددروازه هکاتومپيلوس
  • Sassanid : ساساني(Sasanian) Media_Files
  • Parthian : اشکاني پارتي Media_Files
  • Farhad 4 : فرهاد 4(Phraates IV of Parthia)
  • Iranian : ايراني‌ اهل‌ ايران‌ ، وابسته‌به‌ ايران‌ Media_Files
  • Mehrdad : مهرداد(Mithradates,Mithridates)
  • Carrhae : کرهه(Harran,Oshroene) حران Media_Files
  • Tisfun : تيسفون(Ctesiphon, Tisfoun) مدائن Media_Files
  • Farhad : فرهاد(Phraates,Ferhat)
  • Pacor : پاکور(Pacuros)
  • Roman : رومي Media_Files
  • Ord 2 : اُرد دوم(Orodes II of Parthia) ورُد دوم Media_Files
  • Asia : آسيا
  • Iran : ايران Media_Files
  • Ord : اُرد

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