of Parthia was raised to the throne of the Parthian Empire
by the magnates after the death of Phraates V of Parthia
(ruled c. 2 BC – AD 4), c. AD 6
. He was killed after a short reign "on account of his extreme cruelty" (Josephus
). After his death, Phraates V's brother Vonones I
(ruled c. 8–12) tried to assume the throne, but a civil war with Artabanus II
(ruled c. 10–38) followed.
- Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, xviii.