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  Mithradates I - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
MITHRADATES I. (Arsaces VI.), successor of his brother, Phraates I., came to the Parthian throne about 175 B.C. The first event of his reign was a war with Eucratides of Bactria, who tried to create a great Greek empire in the East.
At last, when Eucratides had been murdered by his son about 150, Mithradates was able to occupy some districts on the border of Bactria and to conquer Arachosia (Kandahar); he is even said to have crossed the Indus (Justin 41, 6; Strabo xi.
Mithradates settled him with a royal household in Hyrcania and gave him his daughter Rhodogune in marriage (Justin 36, 1, 38, 9; Jos.
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 AllRefer.com - Mithradates VI (Ancient History, Middle East, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Murena was repelled by Mithradates and was superseded by Aulus Gabinius, who made peace with the king of Pontus.
Lucullus was sent against Mithradates, who was finally forced to flee to Armenia.
Pompey soon drove Mithradates eastward, and the king fled to the Crimea, the last of his provinces.
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 Lucius Licinius Lucullus
Mithradates was forced to retire along the seacoast until he halted before the strong city of Cyzicus, which he besieged.
Mithradates next appealed to the national spirit of the peoples of the East generally, and endeavored to rouse them to a united effort.
Meantime Mithradates was again in Pontus, and in a disastrous engagement at Ziela the Roman camp was taken and the army slaughtered to a man. Lucullus was obliged to retreat into Asia Minor, leaving Tigranes and Mithradates masters of Pontus and Cappadocia.
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 Mithradates II - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Mithradates was at the battle of Ancyra (c.
It was awarded to Mithradates, but the senate refused to ratify the bargain on the ground of bribery.
Mithradates appears to have taken it without waiting for the decision of the senate.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Mithradates_II   (361 words)

  
 Ataman Hotel - Mithradates VI Eupator
Mithradates began his long career of conquest by dispatching successful expeditions to the Crimea and to Colchis (on the eastern shore of the Black Sea).
Mithradates then established himself in 64 at Panticapaeum (Kerch) on the Cimmerian Bosporus and was planning an invasion of Italy by way of the Danube when his own troops, led by his son Pharnaces II, revolted against him.
Mithradates was a man of great stature and physical strength, a brave fighter, and a keen hunter.
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 Parthia: History
By the time of Mithradates I's death, Parthia had expanded to include Mesopotamia, the richest and most populous of the regions in the Parthian empire, and the most Hellenized, as well as Elymais and Persis, thus completing their control of the overland trade routes between east and west.
Upon Mithradates II's death in 88 BC, the empire fell into confusion with Gotarzes I, already in open revolt against Mithradates, gaining control of the western parts of the empire, and Orodes I in control of the east.
The anarchy which followed Mithradates' death was finally ended in 77 BC by Sinatruces, brother of Mithradates II, who returned from exile among the Scythians at the age of eighty.
americanhistory.si.edu /collections/numismatics/parthia/frames/phisfm.htm   (2182 words)

  
 (46) Pontos, Mithradates III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Obverse: Draped and diademed bust of Mithradates III r.
Most of the inhabitants of Pontos were of Iranian descent, and although Mithradates himself married a Seleukid, the country for the most part remained stubbornly resistant to outside influence.
In sharp contrast, the reverse depicts a seated Zeus clearly inspired by the reverses of Alexander's tetradrachms (see no. 41), although even here Mithradates has added something of his own, the star and crescent in the left field that will mark Pontic gold and silver coinage to the end.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/art/buerger/catalogue/046.html   (254 words)

  
 Mithradates - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
MITHRADATES, less correctly Mithridates, a Persian name derived from Mithras, the sun-god, and the IndoEuropean root da, " to give," i.e.
The earliest are Mithradates, the eunuch who helped Artabanus to assassinate Xerxes I. (Diod.
69), and the Mithradates who fought first with Cyrus the Younger and after his death with Artaxerxes against the Greeks (Xen.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Mithradates   (138 words)

  
 Biographies: Mithradates VI :: 0 A.D. :: Wildfire Games
Mithradates was born in 132 B.C. to Mithradates V Euergetes and an unknown woman.
Mithradates VI showed early in his reign what kind of king he would be through displays of physical strength and force of character, this would in turn gain him the fame needed to fuel his Alexandrian ambitions.
Mithradates was now very upset and angry, he had lost that which he had worked so hard to gain, he wanted revenge on the Romans, and all he needed was a chance.
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 Biographies: Mithradates
Mithradates the Great was the sixth, and last, Pontic ruler by that name.
However, it cannot be denied that Mithradates was a ruler of astonishing energy and determination.
Mithradates was also unlucky in coming to power at a time when the Hellenistic world was in the final stage of its collapse.
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 Kingdoms of Anatolia - Pontus
Mithradates I was in the service of Antigones, one of Alexander the Great's successors, when he took advantage of the confusion caused by the Diadochian Wars, came to Pontus with only six horsemen and was able to assume the title of king.
Mithradates annexes the western Georgian district of Kolkis (Colchis), which neighbours the kingdom of Iberia.
Mithradates is defeated by Sulla who has to make a hasty deal before rushing back to Rome to deal with political problems.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/KingListsMiddEast/AnatoliaPontus.htm   (424 words)

  
 (47) Pontos, Mithradates VI the Great Eupator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Mithradates was a bitter enemy of Rome, with whom he fought three wars between 88 and 63 B.C. He saw himself as the protector of the Greeks, who initially welcomed his attempts to stave off the Romans, but in the end his rule was oppressive, and he met resistance even in his own territory.
He committed suicide in 63 B.C. Since most of Mithradates' coins are dated, the origin of the types on this tetradrachm can be traced to 89/88 B.C., the year of his great invasion of Asia Minor.
The star and crescent, perhaps a family device, represent the sun and moon and allude to the Persian worship of celestial bodies.
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 Pontus
Mithradates I, taking advantage of the confusion caused by the Diadochian Wars, came to Pontus with only six horsemen and was able to assume the title of king 296
Mithradates VI became involved in three wars with the Romans (88-84, 83-81, 74-64), and finally his kingdom, which he had increased by the conquest of Colchis, the Crimea, Paphlagonia, and Cappadocia, was lost to the Romans (63).
The territory west of the River Halys, the coast of Paphlagonia, and the valley of the Amnias became a part of Roman territory and with Bithynia were united into the double Province of Bithynia and Pontus.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/p/pontus.html   (827 words)

  
 Page Twenty Five
Mithradates becomes adjacent to Cilicia and Syria when this is played, becoming a ‘potential enemy’ as opposed to invader.
Mithradates launches his grand offensive, with simultaneous invasions of Greece, Macedon, Asia, and Cilicia.
If Mithradates forces reach a victory level of 4 or more in Greece or Macedon, then the next time this is rolled Mithradates invades Italy.
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 Mithradates I (c. 171 - 138 B.C.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Mithradates entered the royal city of Seleucia and was recognized as King on or before July 8, 141 B.C. Before October 141 B.C., Mithradates sovereignty was acknowledged as far south as Uruk.
Mithradates turned over military command to a Parthian commander and the remainder of his reign was occupied with campaigns in southern and central Parthia.
Mithradates was no sooner gone than Demetrius returned to the attack, joined by Elymais and Persis (and perhaps Bactrian troops), but Demetrius was soon captured and sent to Mithradates in Hyrcania.
www.parthia.com /mithradates1.htm   (2071 words)

  
 Who was Lucellus?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Lucullus' able financial administration alleviated the crisis caused by the war in the province of Asia and earned him the hostility of those Roman businessmen whose profits were cut by his reforms on behalf of the provincials.
Mithradates then gained the alliance of his son-in-law, Tigranes, king of Armenia.
Mithradates recovered much of his lost territory, and Lucullus' enemies carried legislation (Lex Manilia) requiring him to hand over his command to Gnaeus Pompey.
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 Parthians, A History Of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In 95 BC the Armenian Tigranes II, a hostage at the court of Mithradates, was placed on the throne of Armenia by his Parthian overlord, and the small kingdoms of northern Mesopotamia--Adiabene, Gordyene, and Osroene--gave allegiance to Mithradates.
Mithradates II died about 87 BC, although he may have died earlier, since the period after 90 BC is dark and a usurper named Gotarzes may have ruled for a few years in Mesopotamia.
During the reign of Mithradates II the first contacts with Rome, under Lucius Cornelius Sulla, were made, and portents of future struggles were evident in the lack of any agreement between the two powers.
history-world.org /parthians.htm   (3949 words)

  
 Mithradates VI and Rome
Mithradates VI Mithradates VI Eupator, king of Pontus, was by ancestry a Persian noble.
Mithradates VI Eupator Dionysus escaped from his mother's tutelage and went into hiding, returning after a number of years to take over Sinope (the capital).
In brief, what Mithradates wanted was to be able to grow his kingdom, in the same way that modern corporations like to grow their profits.
www.uvm.edu /~bsaylor/rome/mithridates.html   (1062 words)

  
 International Nemrud Foundation - History - 2. King Mithridates I Kallinikos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In his younger years, King Mithradates was one of the participants, which made him popular amongst the Kommagenians.
Mithradates was in need of help, for Kommagene was surrounded by powers which outnumbered Kommagene many times.
By these steles, Mithradates made everyone aware that through him alone, all of his subjects were under the protection of the gods.
www.nemrud.nl /en/hist_tekst2.html   (575 words)

  
 THE EMPIRE OF ARSACID DYNASTY - (The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies - CAIS)©
Mithradates I annexed provinces of Media, Elymais, Persia, Characene, Babylonia and Assyria in the west and Gedrosia and Herat and Sakestan (Sistan) in the east, and Selucia on the Tigris, was the largest city in this part of Asia at that time back from Selucids.
The parts played by Mithradates I and Mithradates II in the Iranian Empire may be likened respectively to those of Cyrus the Great and Darius the Great.
Mithradates II the Great made Iran back into a world power, and its relations with Rome in the west and China in the east show the importance of the position it occupied in the political and economic life of the contemporary world.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/History/ashkanian/parthian.htm   (2600 words)

  
 Lucius Cornelius Sulla (138-78 B.C.)
He became one of the two consuls—the highest office in the republic—in 88 and was placed in command of the war against King Mithradates VI of Pontus in Asia Minor.
Mithradates' general was pursued into Boeotia and finally defeated in two battles in 86.
At a meeting in 85 between Sulla and Mithradates at Dardanus on the Hellespont, the latter accepted a punitive treaty.
www.thelatinlibrary.com /imperialism/notes/sulla.html   (921 words)

  
 A Partial History of the Black Sea
Mithradates was able to achieve this rapid expansion because virtually from 90 BC till 30 BC,
Mithradates immediately disputed this transfer and launched an offensive to reclaim this territory.
He decided not to pursue Mithradates, “thinking it was easier to crush the king’s forces when he made war than to seize his person when he was in flight, not willing to wear out his own strength in a vain pursuit” (Plutarch, Parallel Lives).
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 Mithridates the Great (? - 63 B.C.)
Mithradates VI Eupator king of Pontus in northern Anatolia (120-63 BC).
Mithradates the Great was the sixth—and last—Pontic ruler by that name.
Mithradates' first move there was to partition Paphlagonia and Galatia between himself and Nicomedes III of Bithynia, but next he quarreled with Nicomedes over Cappadocia.
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 Sulla
In the year 91, which brought with it the imminent prospect of sweeping political change, with the enfranchisement of the Italian peoples, Sulla returned to Rome, and it was generally felt that he was the man to lead the conservative and aristocratic party.
Meanwhile Mithradates and the East were forgotten in the crisis of the Social or Italic War, which broke out in 91 and threatened Rome's very existence.
The same year peace was concluded with Mithradates on condition that he should be put back to the position he held before the war; but, as he raised objections, he had in the end to content himself with being simply a vassal of Rome.
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 Rome's Bogeyman -- Monday, May. 04, 1959 -- Page 1 -- TIME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Mithradates Eupator claimed to be 16th in line of descent from that renowned foe of the Greeks, the great King Darius of Persia.
Choosing a moment when Rome's legions were preoccupied in Africa and in Gaul, Mithradates built a fleet, gathered an army, and in ten years swept from the northern shore of the Black Sea to the Mediterranean and the fringe of ancient Greece.
Mithradates, who had foresightedly taken small daily doses of poison to build up an immunity, executed her without delay and, for the remainder of his long life, stuck conscientiously to concubines.
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 W1040895
Greek forces of Mithradates "Eupator." At first glance most of these coins are in the name of
Mithradates' own career was the stuff of legend.
Mithradatic War swung back and forth until Mithradates was defeated by Pompey the Great.
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 Asia Times
Mithradates the Great (meaning "gift of the Aryan god Mithra"), a common name among Anatolian rulers, had contested Imperial Rome's hegemony in Asia Minor.
Mithradates escaped to Crimea When he wanted to attack Rome via the Danube, there was a general revolt against him, including by his son.
A powerful man, Mithradates would not die by poisoning himself, so he had to order a slave to kill him.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/ED03Ak01.html   (3300 words)

  
 Parthian Ruler List
Son of Mithradates I, he inherited the throne at a young age as shown by his short beard on his coins.
Introduced the Parthian tiara, which became a standard symbol of kingship in many eastern kingdoms and initiated the depiction of the golden throne of the Arsacids on the reverse.
The civil unrest which followed the death of Mithradates II was finally ended during his reign, and the "regular" order of succession reestablished.
americanhistory.si.edu /collections/numismatics/parthia/frames/prulfm.htm   (1456 words)

  
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Of the two sons of Phraates, the first to mount the Parthian throne was Mithradates IV.
This was followed by S40 and S41 drachms in Parthia and ended with the S41.1 tetradrachms and S41.17 drachms with his personal name on the former and the unusual epithet “also called (or nicknamed) son of Phraates” on the latter.
It is possible that of the two brothers, Mithradates was an adopted son while Orodes was the natural son of Phraates III.
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