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The Meaning of the Bull-Slaying

David Ulansey

in The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067880
eISBN:
9780199853328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067880.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

As was discussed in the previous chapter, the precession of the equinoxes discovered by Hipparchus was the basis of the Stoics' claim that there was a divinity of great power accountable for such ... More


Caesar Saved by the Jews

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Caesar owed his salvation to the Jews, and this he never forgot. The decisive battle that lifted the siege in which he was trapped in Alexandria was the battle of Pelusium, followed immediately by ... More


The Rise of Mithridates VI

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Mithridates V was succeeded by the last and greatest of the Hellenistic kings of Pontos, Mithridates VI, who ruled for nearly sixty years. Since his father had been assassinated, his accession to ... More


Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Duane W. Roller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Existing from the early third century BC to 63 BC, the Mithridatic kingdom of Pontos was one of the most powerful entities in the Mediterranean world. Under a series of vigorous kings and queens, it ... More


The Collapse of Pergamon

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Pharnakes was succeeded by his brother Mithridates IV in the early 150s BC. His reign was brief, and his son, the powerful Mithridates V, became king within a decade. Mithridates V ruled for thirty ... More


The Dark Side of Paradise

in Religion, Empire, and Torture: The Case of Achaemenian Persia, with a Postscript on Abu Ghraib

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481968
eISBN:
9780226481913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481913.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter addresses the gaps that opened up between ideals and performance, or, more pointedly, how its ideals brought the empire into contradiction. The Avestan cognate of paridaida denotes a ... More


Punitive Memory Sanctions II The Republic of Sulla

Harriet I. Flower

in The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830635
eISBN:
9781469603438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877463_flower.9
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter presents Sulla's actions on Rome in 88 b.c., which show the full potential impact of memory sanctions on a traditional political life, and explains that Sulla was the first Roman to ... More


Magi and the Star

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter compares Matthew’s story of the Magi and the roving star at Jesus’s birth with analogous stories of Magi and moving stars in mythic historiography. Special attention is drawn to the star ... More


The Founder

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Pontic state began with the ambitions of Mithridates I, known as “the Founder,” a refugee from the unforgiving politics of the generation after Alexander the Great. He sought refuge in the rugged ... More


The Kingdom Becomes an Independent State

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Mithridates I the Founder was succeeded in 266 BC by his little-known son Ariobarzanes, whose son Mithridates II came to the throne in the early 240s BC and became the first powerful king of the new ... More


The Arrival of the Romans

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Mithridates II was succeeded by his ephemeral son, Mithridates III, and then by 220 BC his son, Pharnakes I, was on the throne. He was a powerful and aggressive monarch who ruled for over thirty ... More


The Early Expansion of the Kingdom of Mithridates VI

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Mithridates VI the Great began his solidified rule by expanding his kingdom, seemingly with the goal of encircling the Black Sea. He gained possession of the ancient territory of Colchis and then ... More


The Gathering Storm

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In 95 BC, a new king came to the throne of Armenia, southeast of Pontos. Tigranes II and Mithridates VI quickly became allies, with the former marrying the latter’s daughter. In a joint operation, ... More


The Eruption of Hostilities

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the late summer of 89 BC, the first war between Pontos and Rome began. Mithridates was able to exploit rising resentment against the Roman presence in Asia Minor, near his kingdom, especially due ... More


The Aftermath of the First War

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Despite the end of hostilities, before long matters drifted into a second war between Mithridates and the Romans, to a large extent started by Sulla’s legate L. Licinius Murena, who thought such ... More


Lucullus and Mithridates VI

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The third and final war between Mithridates VI and Rome began in 73 BC and was to last for a decade. The alliance with Sertorius came to nothing because of the death of the adventurer in 72 BC, but ... More


The Royal Court

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Despite the vigorous military profile of Mithridates VI, he presided over a court that was typical of the era, with a large extended family and an emphasis on the arts and scholarship. About eighty ... More


The End of the Mithridatic Kingdom

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Under wide-ranging legislation, the proconsul C. Pompey was given a command in 66 BC to settle the matter of Mithridates for once and all. As the Romans pressed him, Mithridates made an epic journey ... More


Power Plays: Roman Policies, Public Slaves, and Social Status

Katherine A. Shaner

in Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190275068
eISBN:
9780190275082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275068.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines a decree issued by the Roman proconsul in Ephesos, Paullus Fabius Persicus, which mandates specific changes in the Artemis cult. It also studies the ways in which two locations ... More


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