from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Mithridates VI Known as "Mithridates the Great.” 132?-63 B.C. King of Pontus (120-63) who expanded the kingdom through victories over the Romans during the early part of his reign but was later driven from Pontus by Pompey (66).
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- n. ancient king of Pontus who expanded his kingdom by defeating the Romans but was later driven out by Pompey (132-63 BC)
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After the Persians were thrown out by Alexander, an independent but weak Cappadocian kingdom arose, to be a pawn in the conflict between Rome and Perseus of Macedon, then Rome and Antiochus, then Rome and Mithridates VI of Pontus, and then between various Roman generals like Antony and Octavian, until the kingdom was made a Roman province.
Mithridates VI “the Great”, king of Pontus morality:
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Mithridates VI who ruled the kingdom of Pontus from 119 to 63 B. C.E, was a contemporary of Julius Caesar, but he troubled Rome to no end.
B.tween 89 B. C.E and 63 B. C.E, three Mithridatic wars were fought between Roman legions and Mithridates VI.
IT WAS AROUND 88 B.C.when the king of Pontus—Mithridates VI, sometimes called Mithridates the Great—decided he had had enough of Roman influence in his region, of Roman meddling in his affairs, of Rome’s arrogance and imperial pretensions.
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