Pharnaces II

Pharnaces II

(fär`nəsēz), d. 47 B.C., king of Pontus, son of Mithradates VIMithradates VI
(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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. In the Roman civil war he overran Colchis and central Asia Minor. Julius Caesar came from Egypt and defeated (47 B.C.) him at Zela—with such ease that Caesar informed the senate with the words "Veni, vidi, vici" [I came, I saw, I conquered]. Pharnaces was killed soon afterward in a revolt.
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What was Julius Caesar's description of his victory over King Pharnaces II at Zela in 47 BC?
After a brief interlude in Asia Minor, where he defeated the latest upstart king of Pontus, Pharnaces II, the son of Mithridates, Caesar returned to Africa to deal with the remnants of the forces representing Pompey and the Senate.