Diophantos


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Diophantos

 

a military commander under Mithridates VI Eupator, the king of Pontus. In 110-109 B.C. he was sent twice with forces to the Crimea and successfully repulsed an attempt by the Scythians to seize Chersonese. During Diophantos’ stay in Panticapaeum with a diplomatic assignment, there was an uprising of the Scythians. Diophantos managed to escape to Chersonese, however. In the spring of 107 B.C., Diophantos made his third march to the Crimea from Pontus to suppress an uprising in the Cimmerian Bosporus. He succeeded in capturing the eastern Crimea and routing the rebels. The government of the Cimmerian Bosporus was under the control of Mithridates VI until 63 B.C.

REFERENCES

Zhebelev, S. A. Severnoe Prichernomor’e: Issledovaniia i stat’i po istorii Severnogo Prichernomor’ia antichnoi epokhi. Moscow-Leningrad, 1953. Pages 82-115.
Gaidukevich, V. F. “Eshche raz o vosstanii Savmaka.” Vestnik drevnei istorii, 1962, no. 1.
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BRM 2 55:10-11: Diophantos maru sa Kephalon sa sumsu satu Anu-uballit mari sa Anu-balassu-iqbi apil Ah'utu; NCTU 21: Although the names Diophantos and Anu-balassu-iqbi appear in 11.
In this connection, the choice of specifically Macedonian royal names, such as Alexandros, Seleukos, Antio-chos, and Demetrios, or Antiochis (daughter of Diophantos and wife of Anu-uballit--Kephalon) deserves further consideration.