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  Mithridates VI of Pontus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mithridates VI, (in Greek Μιθριδάτης, 132 BC–63 BC), called Eupator Dionysius, also known as Mithridates the Great, was the King of Pontus from 120 BC to 63 BC in Asia Minor and one of Rome's most formidable and successful enemies, meeting and engaging three of the most successful generals of the late Republic.
Mithridates VI was the son of Mithridates V of Pontus (150 BC–120 BC), called Euergetes.
When Mithridates VI was at last defeated by Pompey and in danger of capture by Rome, he is alleged to have attempted suicide by poison but was immune because of his antidote.
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 Mithridates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mithridates of Persia, a son-in-law of Darius III
Also, the word mithridates or mithridate was once synonymous with antidote, and mithridatism meant the practice of taking repeated low doses of a poison with the intent of building immunity to it.
These meanings were inspired by legends about Mithridates VI of Pontus who was famed for both his immunity to poisons and speaking over 25 languages.
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 Eupatorium album page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mithridates VI was the son of Mithridates V of Pontus (called Euergetes).
Mithridates VI had many brothers, whom he killed to clear his path to the throne, and a sister, whom he married.
Mithridates tried to poison himself instead of being captured but was unsuccessful becasue he had become tolerant of all the known poisons of his day.
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 Pontus - Ask.com Search
Pontus ("sea") is the personification of the sea and the son of Gaia and Aether.
Ammianus Marcellinus on the Geography of the Pontus Euxinus
Ammianus Marcellinus on the Geography of the Pontus Euxinus [1]
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This name was borne by a large number of kings, soldiers and statesmen in Asia Minor.
Mithridates III of Parthia[?] (58 - 57 BC)
Mithridates VI of Pontus[?] (120 - 63 BC)
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 Pharnaces II of Pontus Encyclopedia Article @ Livy.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pharnaces II (in Greek Φαρνάκης, died 47 BC) was the son of the great Mithridates VI of Pontus, a famed enemy of the Roman empire.
However, we know little of his youth from writers of the time and find him first mentioned after Mithridates had taken refuge from the Roman general Pompey during the Third Mithridatic War.
Mithridates was keen to wage war with the Romans once more, but his son was less keen, and thus began a plot to remove his father from power.
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 Ancient History Sourcebook: Mithridates & The Roman Conquests in the East, 90-61 BCE
Mithridates and The Roman Conquests in the East, 90-61 BCE
In conquering Mithridates the Romans, almost against their wish, were forced to conquer most of the nearer Orient---especially all of Asia Minor and Syria---and to come face to face with Parthia.
Such and so diversified was this one war against Mithridates, but in the end it brought the greatest gain to the Romans; for it pushed the boundaries of their dominion from the setting of the sun to the river Euphrates.
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 Anatolia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mithridates V bought Phrygia from the Roman governor under Mithridates VI the Great, Pontus expanded into neighbouring countries (Cappadocia, Galatia) and made an alliance with Tigranes of Armenia.
Mithridates ordered the killing of the Roman and Italian inhabitants of Rome's Asia Province and the country was invaded by Rome in 87 BC.
The kingdoms of Syria to the south and Pontus to the north both wanted control of this fertile kingdom and it was ruled by Pontic puppet kings set up by Mithridates VI of Pontus (who married the daughter of a Cappadocian noble, Gordius) around 100 BC.
www.gaminggeeks.org /Resources/KateMonk/Ancient-World/Greece/Anatolia.htm   (518 words)

 Mithridates VI Eupator of Pontus,
With this alliance, Euergetes could expand the power of Pontus from the shores of the Black Sea to central Anatolia, where he fought against king Ariarathes VI of Cappadocia and forced the Paphlagonian ruler Pylaemenes to bequeath his realm to Pontus.
The king of Pontus surrendered a part of his fleet, evacuated all conquered territories, and was forced to pay a moderate indemnity of a mere 2,000 talents.
Mithridates was again forced to flee to Armenia, but this time, his ally was unable to help him.
www.livius.org /mi-mn/mithridates/mithridates.htm   (2133 words)

 Tigranes I of Armenia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He rapidly built up his power, allying with Mithridates VI of Pontus and marrying his daughter Cleopatra.
In 69 BC he warred with Rome, eventually losing Tigranocerta to Lucullus and being separated from Mithridates by Pompey in 66.
Tigranes' son went over to Pompey, and as they approached Artaxata Tigranes himself surrendered, gave up all his territories except Armenia, and finished out his life as a tributary of Rome.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Tigranes   (217 words)

 Mithridates: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 The Last King: Rome's Greatest Enemy - PowerBookSearch!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In chronicling the feats of Mithridates Eupator VI, last King of Pontus (a region of Asia Minor), Ford captures the Roman first century B.C. from a novel perspective, viewing it through the prism of one of Rome's most formidable enemies.
Mithridates proved his prowess by holding his own against Sulla, Lucullus, Pompey and a number of lesser Roman commanders for nearly 40 years in ceaseless battles.
The young Mithradates, not content in his role as heir apparent to a puppet throne, fled the palace and lived for seven years in the wilds of Pontus and Cappadocia, eventually returning at the head of an outlaw army to occupy the capital and depose his mother.
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 Wikipedia: 66 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Catiline accused of conspiring against the Roman Republic with Autronius and the younger Sulla.
The alliance between Mithridates VI of Pontus and Tigranes I of Armenia is broken.
Battle of the Lycus - Pompey the Great decisively defeats Mithridates VI, effectively ending the Third Mithridatic War.
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 Mithridates VI of Pontus: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mithridates VI of Pontus, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
Mithridates was the son of Mithridates V of Pontus, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
The demise of Mithridates VI is detailed in the play Mithridates (1673) by Jean Racine (French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699))
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 Bust of Mithridates VI-King of Pontus (132 - 63 BC) - Beaverland Historica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
King Mithridates of Pontus (located in the north-east of Asia Minor) decided to take advantage of Rome’s disorder and marched his troops into Roman territory.
Mithridates wanted to make sure the Asians stuck with him so he had to make them do something.
Mithridates ordered the Asians to massacre all the Roman civilians in the area (about 80,000 people).
barclay.e-city.tv /hist/glance/mithrida.html   (1690 words)

 The Abraham Cowley Text and Image Archive: University of Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mithridates VI, King of Pontus (120-63 BC), AR tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.
This coin was probably struck 83-82 BC to help finance the Second Mithridatic War, one in which Mithridates of Pontus again took on Rome.
As a tactical hobby Mithridates not only learned numerous languages--22 by one count--but moreover grew famously expert in poisons, as Cowley remarks; having gained an immunity to every known poison, he at last had no choice but to call in a soldier to stab him.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /kinney/small/mithridates.htm   (223 words)

 Ptolemy XII
Ptolemy XI Finally, if one accepts that Ptolemy XII and his brother had spent time at the court of Mithridates VI, it is difficult to explain how they came to be there on Bloedow's chronology.
Since Ptolemy XII and Ptolemy of Cyprus were engaged to two daughters of Mithridates VI, most probably in c.
Mithridates held no position or (known) influence in Egypt, and there is no indication, for example, that the princes received Pontic money or troops, nor is there any clear reason why they should have asked for them.
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 Roman History Books and More: Mithridates VI Eupator
Mithridates (also spelled Mithradates) VI Eupator (132-63 BCE), King of Pontus from 120 to 63, was a competing power with the Romans in what the latter called "Asia," due to expansionist aims on both sides.
Mithridates, finally cornered through defeat, loss of power, and intrigues by his adversaries, died by committing suicide.
There were many stories about of his ruthless hold onto power by killing numerous of his relatives, and his taking increasing doses of poisons until he was able to tolerate lethal doses, which supposedly made his suicide a prolonged affair.
romanhistorybooks.typepad.com /roman_history_books_and_m/2006/03/mithradates_vi_.html   (558 words)

 The Last King : Rome's Greatest Enemy by Michael Curtis Ford - Direct Textbook Details and Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There is not enough exploration of Mithridates as a man. Mostly he is presented as a myth: the strongest, biggest, most cunning king and warrior.
The so-called "Mithridates the Great" was nothing more than a wealthy king who hired mercenaries after his own armies were beaten EVERY TIME they fought Rome.
Mithridates only rises to prominence after his own physical prowess is reduced by age, which makes it hard to find the character heroic.
www.directtextbook.com /reviews/0312275390   (1027 words)

 Civil War and Rebellion - Marius, Sulla, Pompey and Caesar
Mithridates, Marius, Sulla, Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, Brutus.
Roman forces under Lucius Lucullus defeat the forces of Mithridates VI of Pontus.
Lucullus defeats the army of Tigranes II of Armenia, who was harbouring his father-in-law Mithridates VI of Pontus.
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 Pro Lege Manilia Oratio by Cicero Introduction
The dominions of Mithridates embraced the whole eastern coast of the Black Sea (Pontus Euxinus), including the kingdom of Bosporus (Crimea) on the one hand, and Paphlagonia on the other, while the king of Armenia also was closely allied to him by marriage.
Meantime Glabrio had shown himself wholly incompetent to conduct the war against Mithridates, and early in B.C. 66, the tribune Gaius Manilius proposed a law extending Pompey's command over the entire East.
Power like this was quite inconsistent with the republican institutions of Rome and with the established authority of the Senate; so that the law was of course opposed by the aristocracy (optimates), led by Hortensius and Catulus.
www.uah.edu /student_life/organizations/SAL/texts/latin/classical/cicero/promanilia.html   (515 words)

 Mithridates - TheBestLinks.com - Mithradates, Asia Minor, Greece, Indo-European, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mithridates - TheBestLinks.com - Mithradates, Asia Minor, Greece, Indo-European,...
Mithradates, Mithridates, Asia Minor, Greece, Indo-European, Persia, Poison...
This is a disambiguation page, i.e., a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
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 Deiotarus -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Deiotarus was a tetrarch of Galatia (Gallo-Graecia) in Asia Minor, and a faithful ally of the Romans.
He is first heard of at the beginning of the Third Mithridatic War, when he drove out the troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus under Eumachus from Phrygia.
His most influential friend was Pompey, who, when settling the affairs of Asia (63 or 62 B.C.), rewarded him with the title of king and an increase of territory (Lesser Armenia).
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
McGing - The Foreign Policy of Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus (Mnemosyne Ser.: Suppl.89)
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 Eurovision 2005 - Page 3 - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The people of Pontus emigrated to Greece in 1922, following the Turkish slaughters and severe persecution of the autochthonous Greek speaking population.
Also, the choreography used was inspired by one of the most famous Pontic War Dances, the same dances that the warriors of King Mithridates of Pontus were dancing before setting out to crush the Romans.
THAT was their claim to enter the show, and it was one we could not refuse - to say they were not located in Europe would mean that we would consider the Imperial Capital to be outside european boundaries, and not I nor any decent European would be willing to consider such a thing.
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 The Best Reviews: Michael Curtis Ford, The Last King: Rome's Greatest Enemy Review
In first century BC, the Roman Senate declared King Mithridates Eupator VI of Pontus (on the Black Sea) as its greatest enemy.
Many readers like this reviewer probably never heard of Mithridates before, but he obviously proved to be a dangerous long term threat to the Romans.
The tactics also lead to fantastic descriptions of the battles as the audience get a first hand account (narrated by the lead protagonist's son) of life in the BC Roman Empire from the perspective of those who wanted out from the glory.
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 socialwar&sulla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
--command against rebellious Mithridates VI of Pontus given to Sulla (cons.
of Mithridates at Chaeronea and Orchomenos in summer of 86 (Plut.
--Mithridates is recognized as king of Pontus and ally of Rome
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