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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


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 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 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 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 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


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


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 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


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


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