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  Mithridates VI Eupator of Pontus,
Civil war was inevitable, but the boys were still young and their mother was able to postpone the conflict.
The Second Mithridatic War was a brief intermezzo of the Peace of Dardanus, based on a misunderstanding.
The immediate cause of the Third Mithridatic War was the death of king Nicomedes III Euergetes of Bithynia in 75/74.
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  Informat.io on Third Servile War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Third Servile War, also called the Gladiator War and "The War of Spartacus" by Plutarch, was the last of a series of unrelated and unsuccessful slave rebellions against Rome, known collectively as the Servile Wars.
Perhaps because the Third Servile War is often seen as individuals fighting against a larger and more powerful "State" for their freedom, the events of the war seem to have caught the imagination of writers.
The events of the war have inspired a number of works, usually told sympathetically from the perspective of Spartacus and his army of escaped slaves.
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 ooBdoo
When it became known in 84 BC that Sulla was on the point of returning from the First Mithridatic War to Italy, Pompey hastened into Picenum, where he raised an army of three legions inherited from his father.
During the remainder of the war in Italy Pompey distinguished himself as one of the most successful of Sulla's generals; and when the war in Italy was brought to a close, Sulla sent Pompey against the Marian party in Sicily and Africa.
His third Triumph took place on the 29 September 61 BC, on Pompey's 45th birthday, celebrating the victories over the pirates and in the Middle East, and was to be an unforgettable event in Rome.
www.oobdoo.com /wikipedia/?title=Pompey   (5114 words)

  
 Mithridates VI of Pontus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
During the First Mithridatic War fought between 88 BC and 84 BC, Lucius Cornelius Sulla forced Mithridates out of Greece proper, but then had to return to Italy to answer the threat posed by Marius, and thus Mithridates was defeated but not beaten.
First Lucullus, and then Pompey the Great were sent against Mithridates, who was at last defeated by Pompey in the Third Mithridatic War of 75 BC to 65 BC.
The second legend is that Mithridates sought to harden himself against poisoning by taking increasing sub-lethal doses of the poisons he knew of until he was able to tolerate lethal doses.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/m/mi/mithridates_vi_of_pontus.html   (459 words)

  
 Second Mithridatic War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Mithridatic War (83-82 BC) was one of three Mithridatic Wars fought between Pontus and the Roman Republic.
The second Mithridatic war was fought between King Mithridates VI of Pontus and general Lucius Licinius Murena.
This was followed by the Third Mithridatic War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_Mithridatic_War   (155 words)

  
 list of wars before 1000 - Anarchopedia
73 bce - 71 bce Third Servile War or Spartacist Rebellion
53 bce - 51 bce Parthian War of Marcus Licynius Crassus
161 - 166 Parthian war of Lucius Verus
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 The Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The atrocities of the First Slave War were anything but forgotten when in 103 BC the slaves of Sicily dared to revolt again.
With the war over and Sulla closing on him with his troops, his situation was hopeless.
A few days later the 'Alexandrian War' was ended in a pitched battle on the Nile delta, in which both the king Ptolemy XII and the true power behind the throne, his chief-minister Achillas, met their death.
www.roman-empire.net /republic/laterepublic.html   (10729 words)

  
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294 BC - (Third Samnite War) A Roman army is beaten by the Samnites at the battle of Luceria.
195 BC - (Spanish Wars) The Spanish insurrections in the Roman province by the Turdetani with Celtiberian mercenaries are defeated by a consular army under one of the consuls M. Porcius Cato.
57 BC - (Gallic Wars) G. Julius Caesar is threatened by a coalition of all the Belgic tribes except the Remi, at the so-called Battle of the Aisne.
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 Third Mithridatic War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Pompey was a late arrival in the Third Mithridatic War.
The immediate cause of the third Roman war against Mithridates was the death of Nicomedes III Euergetes, king of Bithynia in 75/74 B.C. In his will Nicomedes III Euergetes' bequeathed his kingdom to the Romans.
The Roman senate accused Nicomedes IV to be a bastard and declared war on Mithridates.
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /WestCivI/third_mithridatic_war.htm   (958 words)

  
 Third Mithridatic War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Third Mithridatic War (75-65 BC) was one of three Mithridatic Wars fought between Mithridates VI of Pontus and the Roman Republic.
The Romans won the war, and Mithridates committed suicide, ending the menace of Pontus and conquering the Armenian kingdom.
By 69 BC, as he raced for the Caucasus, fresh armies were being created behind him while his soldiers, many serving beyond their required service of twenty years, were growing angry with the endless marches over barren terrain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Third_Mithridatic_War   (420 words)

  
 Category:Wars - Military History Wiki
War is a conflict involving the organized use of weapons and physical force by states or other large-scale groups.
Warring parties usually hold territory, which they can win or lose; and each has a leading person or organization which can surrender, or collapse, thus ending the war.
A war to liberate an occupied country is called a "war of liberation"; a war between internal factions within a state is a civil war.
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 Jere's Ars Magica Saga: Mithradites VI Eupator
The First Mithridatic War broke out in eighty-eight B.C.E. Mithridates rapidly made himself master of all the Roman possessions in Asia Minor, except Magnesia on the Maeander, and caused a general massacre of the Roman inhabitants, said to have numbered 80,000, or according to others, 150,000.
In seventy-four the Third Mithridatic War broke out, occasioned by an attempt on the part of Mithridates to take possession of Bithynia, which had been bequeathed to the Romans by his son-in-law Nicomedes III, late king of Bithynia.
In the psychological war orchestrated by the king of Pontos, Dionysian propaganda may have coupled with prophecies like the famous oracles of Hystaspes, which inspired hopes of the coming of a savior, 'great king', sent by Zeus as 'leader of the holy militia'.
www.geocities.com /TimesSquare/Labyrinth/2398/bginfo/history/mith.html   (1093 words)

  
 Hist5
A third war broke out when Nicomedes III, the king of Bithynia (to the east of Pontus) bequeathed his kingdom to Romans, who organized it into a province; Mithridates VI Eupator, the king of Pontus, however, also coveted the territory, and began a campaign to take control of the former kingdom of Bithynia.
Pompey defeated Mithridates in 66 BCE (Third Mithridatic War 74-63 BCE).
The Third Mithridatic War between Rome and the Mithridates VI Eupator, king of Pontus, breaks out when Nicomedes III, the king of Bithynia (to the east of Pontus) bequeathed his kingdom to Romans; Mithridates plans to expand his own kingdom by the incorporation of Bithynia.
www.abu.nb.ca /Courses/NTIntro/InTest/Hist5.htm   (2692 words)

  
 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Lucullus
Born in Rome, he was a member of the prominent gens Licinia, the grandson of the consul Lucius Licinius Lucullus, and the son of Caecilia Metella Calva, sister of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus and of Lucius Caecilius Metellus Dalmaticus (who was the father of Caecilia Metella Dalmatica, Sulla's third wife).
He also served under Sulla in the First Mithridatic War, raising a fleet which helped Sulla open up the seas during the siege of Athens and then, after Lucullus had defeated the Mithridatic admiral Neoptolemus in the Battle of Tenedos, it helped Sulla cross the Aegean to Asia.
Initially, he drew Cisapline Gaul in the lots at the start of his consulship as his proconsular command after his year as consul was done, but he got himself appointed governor of Cilicia after its governor died, so as to also receive the command against Mithridates VI in the Third Mithridatic War.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Lucullus   (1147 words)

  
 Second Mithridatic War - Military History Wiki
The Second Mithridatic War was fought between the old King Mithridates VI of Pontus and the Roman consul Lucius Licinius Lucullus (consul in 74 BC).
Western Asia Minor was captured, the Mithridatic fleet destroyed in the Aegean Sea, and by 70, the Romans were in control of nearly all of Pontus.
The Third War would be under the direction of Pompey (the Great).
www.militaryhistorywiki.org /wiki/Second_Mithridatic_War   (202 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Pompey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Instead he went to the Asian provinces to substitute Lucullus in the command of the war against king Mithridates of Pontus, a man who had caused trouble for the Republic for more than 20 years.
After the breaking of the triumvirate, Pompey sought an alliance with the Optimates and married in 52 BC for the fifth time, with Cornelia Metella, daughter of Metellus Scipio, a powerful conservative.
With no more allies, Civil War was now inevitable and in the spring of 49 BC Caesar crossed the Rubicon and invaded Italy with his thirteenth legion.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Pompey   (2244 words)

  
 Pompey Biography
The third triumph took place on September 29 61 BC (Pompey's 45th birthday), celebrating the victories over the pirates and in the Middle East, was to be an unforgettable event in Rome.
After the breaking of the triumvirate, Pompey sought an alliance with the Optimates and married in 52 BC for the fifth time, with Cornelia Metella, daughter of Metellus Scipio, a powerful conservative.
With no more allies, Civil War was now inevitable and in the spring of 49 BC Caesar crossed the Rubicon and invaded Italy with his thirteenth legion.
www.the-planets.com /star-biography/Pompey_Biography.htm   (2204 words)

  
 Lucullus -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Initially serving in the Social War under Sulla, as quaestor in 88 BC he was the only officer to support Sulla's march on Rome.
He also served under Sulla in the First Mithridatic War.
He also received the command against Mithridates VI for the Third Mithridatic War.
en.wikipedia.christams-ornament.com /wiki/Lucullus   (1836 words)

  
 Named legion for Cornelii - The Guild
This army supported the Romans in their wars against king Mithridates VI of Pontus, and contributed to Roman victory in the Third Mithridatic War.
The purpose of this reconstitution was to wage a war against a federation of Berber tribes that threatened the empire.
This war was over in 260, but between 289-297, the situation was once more out of hand and emperor Maximianus went to Africa to command the Numidian legions personally.
forums.totalwar.org /vb/showthread.php?t=64620   (1709 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
During his absence from Rome (66), Pompey was nominated to succeed Lucius Licinius Lucullus in the command, take charge of the Third Mithridatic War and fight Mithridates VI of Pontus in the East.
It was during the war in Palestine that Pompey received intelligence of the death of Mithridates.
Roman law stated that a general could not cross the pomerium without losing the right of the Triumph, but an electoral candidate should be in the city in order to apply personally for the election.
pardus.info /index.php?title=Pompey   (5257 words)

  
 Third Mithridatic War
The third Roman war against Mithridates VI, King of Pontus, was really a continuation of the second.
Lucullus, the Roman legate in charge of carrying out the war effort, was semi-successful, but ultimately unable to win a final victory.
Mithridates had vast wealth from his own campaigns at his disposal, but many years of continuous war had taken its toll.
www.unrv.com /roman-republic/third-mithridatic-war.php   (554 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Lucullus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
{{Campaignbox Third Mithridatic War}} {{Campaignbox Mithridatic Wars}} For his grandfather and namesake, see Lucius Licinius Lucullus.
Lucullus first began service as a military tribune, serving in the Social War under Sulla, and as a quaestor in 88 BC he was the only officer to support Sulla's march on Rome.
He used the vast treasure he amassed during his wars in the East to live a life of luxury.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Lucullus   (1074 words)

  
 b. Military Dynasts and Civil Wars. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
But Lucullus's armies mutinied in 68 and 67, he failed to capture Mithridates, and he had antagonized the publicani by reducing the debt of Asian cities.
The lex Manila, spoken for by Cicero, transferred command of the Mithridatic War to Pompey.
Pompey defeated Mithridates, then Tigranes, pursuing the former to the Crimea where he committed suicide in 63.
www.bartleby.com /67/240.html   (743 words)

  
 World History from 100- 50 BC
The Mithridatic war broke out between Rome and the Anatolian Kingdom of Pontus.
The war was precipitated by the seizure of Roman protectorates by Mithridates IV.
The war ended with the Treaty of Dardanus in 84 B.C., under whose terms the Mithridates gave up all the captured territories and paid a fine to Rome.
www.multied.com /dates/100bc.html   (576 words)

  
 Rabelais - Pantagruel - Book 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the First Mithridatic War (88-84 B.C.) he conquered (88 B.C.) most of Asia Minor, but in 85 B.C. he was defeated there and in Greece.
The Second Mithridatic War (83-81 B.C.) ended in a Roman defeat.
In the Third Mithridatic War (76-63 B.C.) Lucullus defeated Mithridates, and Pompey drove the king into the Crimea, where he had himself killed by a slave.
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 Fall of the Roman Republic
According to Pliny the Elder, the As was reduced to 2 ounces during the First Punic War, and reduced to 1 ounce (1/12 pound) in the Second Punic War.
During the Social War, businesses and farms in war-torn regions did not produce income, and the owners of these enterprises could not pay their creditors.
  “During the Social War the state confessed to complete bankruptcy, and in the Sullan Wars that followed Sulla deliberately adopted the Oriental theory of autocracy, compelled the state to give him absolute power over life and property, and confiscated sacred, public, and private property whenever he was in need.
www.freebuck.com /articles/elliott/030127bankruptcies1.htm   (4545 words)

  
 Lycian Turkey - Piracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Later, the wars between the Romans and Mithridates VI of Pontus in the 80's BC destabilized Anatolia, gave the Cilician pirates extra power (they enjoyed the sponsorship of the king of Pontus), and sent fugitives flocking to join the pirates.
In 76 BC he invaded Cilicia itself and had forces ready to strike against the pirate's base in modern Alanya when the Third Mithridatic War broke out and ruined all the gains he had made.
The pirates had a brief respite during Rome's third war with Mithridates, becoming so powerful and bold that they even went so far as to attack the coast of Italy, demonstrating their contempt for the Romans.
www.lycianturkey.com /lycia-piracy.htm   (2107 words)

  
 Judea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Following the suppression of Bar Kokhba's revolt, the emperor Hadrian changed the name of the province to Syria Palaestina and Jerusalem became Aelia Capitolina in order to humiliate the Jewish population by attempting to erase their historical ties to the region.
It then became part of the British Mandate of Palestine, with the territory of Judea split between British-ruled Palestine and the autonomous Emirate of Transjordan (a territorial unit within the Mandate, later to become the independent Kingdom of Jordan).
It was annexed by Jordan in 1950 (though this annexation was recognized only by the United Kingdom and Pakistan) and remained part of Jordan until the 1967 Six-Day War, When it was taken by Israeli forces.
judea.iqnaut.net   (1302 words)

  
 Pompey in the East
The Jews had enjoyed nearly 2 centuries of independence from the Seleucids, but a power struggle that was leading to civil war threatened their stability.
The wealth brought with him was nearly incalculable with estimates ranging from 20,000 to 40,000 gold talents.
The annual income to Rome nearly doubled as a result of both the war spoils and tribute from client states.
www.unrv.com /roman-republic/pompey.php   (732 words)

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