son of John Hyrcanus, first of the Asmonæan dynasty in Judea to assume the name of king, which he did from 104-102 B.C., a pronounced Helleniser; A. II., twice carried captive to Rome, assassinated 50 B.C.; A. III., last of Asmonæan dynasty, drowned by Herod in the Jordan, 34 B.C.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • HYRCANUS II — HYRCANUS II. Alex. I. Iamnei fil. Fortunae pila, post matrem Alexandram apud Iudaeos regnat non ita diu, nam frater eius Aristobulus minor natu, eum Scauri, Pompeii Ducis ope, una cum Arera fugat: convenit tandem inter ipsos, ut Hyrcanus privatum …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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