Antipas and Archelaus

The only significant event that occurred early in Antipas' career was in 6 A.D. when a delegation of Jews and Samaritans as well as Philip and Antipas went to Rome to bring about the downfall of his brother Archelaus.

Although Antipas remained a tetrarch, he at least gained the dynastic title "Herod" which was of great significance both to his subjects and to the political and social circles of the Roman world. This title given by the emperor may have been a replacement of the title king.