| Share
 

Shapur III

Shapur III or Sapor III, d. 388, king of Persia (383–88), of the Sassanid, or Sassanian, dynasty; son of Shapur II; successor of his uncle, Ardashir II. He made a new attempt to settle the long-lasting dispute with Rome over Armenia. A compromise was reached (384), and he surrendered part of that territory. He had a rock sculpture made at Taq-e Bostan near Kermanshah to commemorate his reign.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Shapur III from Infoplease:

  • Sapor - Sapor: Sapor: see Shapur I, Shapur II, Shapur III.
  • Ardashir II - Ardashir II Ardashir II, king of Persia (379–83), of the Sassanid, or Sassanian, dynasty. A ...
  • Ancient Persia: Kings - Ancient Persia: Kings Cambyses, two kings of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia (c. 600–500 ...
  • Encyclopedia: Iranian History: Biographies - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Iranian History: Biographies.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Iranian History: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring