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  • At about the moment when content among the slingers was widespread, fifteen hundred extra slingers arrived from Amaseia and Sinope, with more expected from Amisus, farther away.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • And go he did, a whirlwind visit not to Cappadocia but to see King Mithridates at his court in Amaseia.

    The Grass Crown

  • Within a month he presented himself at the court of his uncle Mithridates in Amaseia, and within a month more his uncle Mithridates had installed him alone on his throne in Mazaca, for the army of Pontus was permanently in a state of readiness, that of Cappadocia not.

    The Grass Crown

  • He went first to Amaseia, the original Pontic capital of his ancestors, where all the early kings were buried in tombs hewn from the solid rock of the mountains ringing Amaseia round, and stalked up and down the corridors of the palace for several days, oblivious to the presence of his cowering servants and the seductive pleas of the two wives and eight concubines he kept permanently installed there.

    The Grass Crown

  • The King has many fortresses scattered through the ranges, and at least four courts when last I heard — Amaseia, Sinope, Dasteira, and Trapezus.

    The Grass Crown

  • No, the King had received both the letters sent to Amaseia, and had been trying ever since to avoid this confrontation.

    The Grass Crown

  • He did not send back to Sinope for more courtiers, nor ride to Zela, where his nearest army was encamped; instead, he summoned those barons who lived in Amaseia and sent them to choose him a detachment of one thousand crack troops.

    The Grass Crown

  • Not his most senior baron knew where he had gone, or what he was up to; he simply left a letter ordering them to tidy Galatia up, return to Amaseia, and send to the Queen at Sinope to appoint a satrap for the new Pontic territory of Galatia.

    The Grass Crown

  • When young Mithridates Eupator was nine years old — the court was at Amaseia at the time — Queen Laodice murdered the husband who was also her brother, and put Mithridates Chrestos, aged eleven, on the throne.

    The Grass Crown

  • My Queen will govern from Amaseia, but her sons will remain here in Sinope under guard, hostages against her good behavior.

    The Grass Crown

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