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“…[he]  made the Republic of Rome tremble before the prowess of his arms…” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C. – 43 B.C.)

Tigran II, the Great, was king of Armenia from 95 B.C. until 55 B.C. During his reign Armenia reached its widest extension from Mediterranean to Caspian seas and seriously challenged Roman domination in the region.

Despite considerable information, Tigran’s achievements are difficult to analyze and evaluate, because of the almost exclusively classical (Roman and Greek) sources, whose treatment of him, as the son-in-law and supporter of Rome’s greatest enemy Mithradates VI Eupator of Pontus, is invariably hostile.

Encyclopædia Iranica

We also believe that Tigran the Great could be the founder of first polo association to give conquered nations an opportunity to compete and defend country’s honour in peaceful way, since the game, that time known as “chovgan”, had been already invented and enjoyed great patronage under kings and noblemen.