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the ruler of the Bosporan state from 310 B.C. to 304 B.C.

Eumelus seized the throne after a struggle with his elder brothers. Under his rule some of the neighboring lands were annexed to the Bosporan state. He encouraged the development of trade, particularly with the southern Black Sea region, where he was successful in combating pirates.


Gaidukevich, V. F. Bosporskoe tsarstvo. Moscow-Leningrad, 1949. Pages 73–75.
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Then Minerva bethought her of another matter, and made a vision in the likeness of Penelope's sister Iphthime daughter of Icarius who had married Eumelus and lived in Pherae.
And those that held Pherae by the Boebean lake, with Boebe, Glaphyrae, and the populous city of Iolcus, these with their eleven ships were led by Eumelus, son of Admetus, whom Alcestis bore to him, loveliest of the daughters of Pelias.
They were driven by Eumelus, and were as fleet as birds.
The "Titanomachy", ascribed both to Eumelus of Corinth and to Arctinus of Miletus, began with a kind of Theogony which told of the union of Heaven and Earth and of their offspring the Cyclopes and the Hundred-handed Giants.
It is unique in Anatolia as the home to many gladiator gravestones, including famous fighters such as Droseros, who was killed by Akhilleus, as well as Vitalius, Eumelus, Amaraios, Khrysopteros and Khrysos.
Eumelus of Bosporus (310/309-304/303 BC) once suppressed their piracy and they destroyed Hellenistic Pityus (not identical with Roman Pityus) at some undetermined date.
72) Diogenes again on this score embraced a tradition unfavorable to Aristotle: he cites Eumelus, Book Five of the Histories, on Aristotle's death by suicide (V.