Vologases V - King of Parthia

He succeeded his father, Vologases IV, around 207 and reigned until deposed by his brother, Artabanus V, sometime before 224. Parthia was on the verge of internal collapse.

Recognizing his own political weakness, Vologases refused to be drawn into a war with Rome when Emperor Caracalla made threatening gestures in 214–215. His caution, however, could not prevent a palace coup, for Artabanus desired the throne. Vologases was perhaps allowed to retain a minor post, although he had ceased to exert any influence on the affairs of his realm.

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