Mithridates VI


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Mithridates VI:

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(Mithradates Eupator) , c.131 B.C.–63 B.C., king of Pontus, sometimes called Mithradates the Great. He extended his empire until, in addition to Pontus, he held Cappadocia, Paphlagonia, and the Black Sea coast beyond the Caucasus.
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Mithridates VI

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called the Great. ?132--63 bc, king of Pontus (?120--63). He waged three wars against Rome (88--84; 83--81; 74--64) and was finally defeated by Pompey: committed suicide
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King Mithridates VI of Pontus invaded Roman territory in Asia Minor.
Shortly after the Nazi invasion of Poland, which marked the beginning of World War II, the Stockholm radio company commissioned a radio play on the subject of the celebrated Roman general Lucullus, known for defeating Mithridates VI of Ponthus, for ruthless military campaigns, and for harsh reforms of provincial taxation and finance.
Principal wars: Social War (91-88); First and Second Wars against Mithridates VI of Pontus (89-84, 74-66).
In the meantime, another threat to Rome had arisen in the east, in the person of the formidable Mithridates VI, the king of Pontus, a powerful state in Asia Minor.