Mithridates king of Pontus

a tragedy
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Mithridates -- VI Eupator, -- King of Pontus, -- ca. 132-63 B.C. --
Statementacted at the Theatre Royal, by their Majestie"s servants. Written by Nat. Lee. [Two lines in Latin] Licensed March 28 1678. Roger L"Estrange.
GenreDrama.
SeriesThree centuries of drama, Three centuries of English and American plays, 1500-1800
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination5 p. l., 77, [1] p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16849150M

King Mithridates the Great of Pontus: The Life and Legacy of the Leader Who Challenged Rome during the Mithridatic Wars looks at how Mithridates and his kingdom rose in power and became one of the Roman Republic’s most legendary enemies.5/5(1).

Mithradates lived from BC to 63 BC in Pontus, in the north-east section of modern Turkey. The title of the book comes from a poem by A.E Houseman (see ).

He was famous for ingesting poisons (in small quantities) and antidotes to keep from being knocked off by relatives or other ambitious persons at court/5.

A military biography of Mithridates VI 'the Great' of Pontus, Rome's most persistent enemy. The Mithridiatic wars stretched over half a century and two continents, and have a fascinating cast of pirates, rebels, turncoats and poisoners (though 4/5.

As the king of Pontus, a small country on the Black Sea between Rome, Parthia (Persia), and the barbarian tribes of central Asia, he fought Rome intermittently for over 50 years. And, according to this book, he came very close to winning. Matyszak describes a man of intelligence, imposing stature, commanding personality/5(30).

There is no substantial study of Mithridates in English, and really only one in any language - Reinach's famous work of Since then, new inscriptions and coins have come to light, new methods. Mithridates VI Eupator, the last king of Pontos, was undoubtedly one of the most prominent figures in the late Hellenistic period.

Throughout his long reign ( BC), the political and cultural landscape of Asia Minor and the Black Sea area was reshaped along new lines. The authors present new archaeological research and new interpretations of various aspects of Pontic society and. The Poison King describes a life brimming with spectacle and excitement.

Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father.

He fled into exile and returned in triumph to become a ruler of superb intelligence and fierce ambition. Mithridates - Youth and Poison. In B.C., while still a child, Mithridates (Mithradates) Eupator ( B.C.) became king of the area of Asia Minor known as Pontus.

His mother may have assassinated her husband, Mithridates V, in order to take power, since she served as regent and ruled in her young sons' stead. "Bibliography" published on 01 Jan by Brill. Mithradates VI, king of Pontus, had built a large empire around the Black Sea and was probing and intriguing in the Roman sphere of influence.

Marius had met him and had given him a firm warning, temporarily effective: Mithradates had proper respect for Roman power. The Foreign Policy of Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements, Volume: 89; Author: B.C.

McGing. This book is about the clash of the Hellenistic world with the Romans, about a late Hellenistic king, a dominant figure of the first century B.C., who refused to accept his inclusion in the Roman sphere of control, and. Mithridates II of Pontus. Mithridates II (in Greek Mιθριδάτης; lived 3rd century BC), third king of Pontus and son of Ariobarzanes, whom he succeeded on the throne.

He was a minor when his father died, but the period of his accession cannot be determined. King Mithridates the Great of Pontus: The Life and Legacy of the Leader Who Challenged Rome During the Mithridatic Wars looks at how Mithridates and his kingdom rose in power and became one of the Roman Republic’s most legendary enemies.

You will learn about Mithridates like never before. Mithridates VI and the Pontic Kingdom by Jakob Munk Hojte. for Black Sea Studies hosted an international conference on Mithridates VI and the Pontic Kingdom at the University of Aarhus with the aim of.

May 8, About the book. Mithridates VI Eupator, the last king of Pontos, was undoubtedly one of the most prominent figures in the late Hellenistic period.

~ Mithridates ~ King of Pontus.

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Mithridates VI (Greek:), from Old Persian Mithradatha, "gift of Mithra"; also known as Mithradates the Great (Megas) and Eupator Dionysius, was king of Pontus and Armenia Minor in northern Anatolia (now Turkey) from about BC to 63 BC.

Ellen Lloyd - - Mithradates VI Of Pontus ( BCE), often referred to as the Poison King was a brilliant toxicologist. He was obsessed with poison and took small doses of a specially prepared poison to help him develop a resistance if some should try to poison him. Book cover of The Poison King.

Image: courtesy of Dr. Adrienne Mayor. Map of the Kingdom of Pontus, Before the reign of Mithridates VI (darkest purple), after his conquests (purple), and his conquests in the first Mithridatic wars (pink).

Book Review of The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy - This is a history book, but it is history painted in bright, flamboyant colors.

The writer's enjoyment of her topic leaps from every page. The life of Mithridates more than somewhat resembles an epic romance, and this exactly is how the author tells it.

Mithridates I Ctistes (in Greek Mιθριδάτης Kτίστης; reigned – BC), also known as Mithridates III of Cius, was a Persian nobleman and the founder (this is the meaning of the word Ctistes, literally Builder) of the Kingdom of Pontus in Anatolia.

Mithridates is said to have been of the same age as Demetrios Poliorketes, which means he was born in the mids BC. In chronicling the feats of Mithridates Eupator VI, last King of Pontus (a region of Asia Minor), Ford captures the Roman first century B.C. from a novel perspective, viewing it through the prism o.

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Named Person: Mithridates, King of Pontus; Mithridates, Eupator King of Pontus; Mithridates, King of Pontus: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. Mithridates VI was born in BC, in Sinope, Kingdom of Pontus, to Mithridates V of Pontus and his wife, Laodice VI. His father was assassinated in BC in his banquet by unidentified persons.

This left the kingdom under his wife’s rule, and she held most of the power as their two sons Mithridates VI and Mithridates Chrestus were minors. Mithridates VI or Mithradates VI, also known as Mithridates the Great, was the King of Pontus in Asia Minor BC to 63 BC.

The ambitious Mithridates engaged Rome three times in three seperate Mithridatic Wars, fighting against the great Roman generals Sulla, Lucullus,and Pompey the Great, proving to be one of their most competent adversaries.

Mithridates VI or Mithradates VI Mithradates (Μιθραδάτης), from Old Persian Mithradatha, "gift of Mithra"; BC – 63 BC, also known as Mithradates the Great (Megas) and Eupator Dionysius, was king of Pontus and Armenia Minor in northern Anatolia (now Turkey) from about BC to 63 spelling "Mithridates" is Latin; the Greek version "Mithradates" was used in the king's.

BCE, reign of Mithradates VI of Pontus and Bithynia (–63 BCE) Greek; Kingdom of Pontus (now northern Turkey) The front of this coin portrays King Mithradates, wearing a diadem and facing right.

The back depicts the winged horse Pegasus surrounded by an as yet untranslated inscription. Mithridates I Ctistes (in Greek Mιθριδάτης Kτίστης; reigned – BCE), also known as Mithridates III of Cius, was a Persian nobleman and the founder (this is the meaning of the word Ctistes, literally Builder) of the Kingdom of Pontus in Anatolia.

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Mithridates VI Eupator Dionysus, BCE — 63 BCE, also known as Mithridates the Great, was king of Pontus in Anatolia from BCE — 63 BCE.

Get this from a library. King of Pontus; the life of Mithradates Eupator. [Alfred Duggan] -- Life of Mithradates Eupator, King of Pontus, B.C.

to 63 B.C., who sought to expel Romans from Asia but was finally defeated by Pompeius. Mithridates VI or Mithradates VI, also known as Mithridates the Great (Megas) and Eupator Dionysius, was king of Pontus and Armenia Minor in northern Anatolia (now in Turkey) from about to 63 BC.

Mithridates was a king of Persian origin, and claimed descent of King Darius the Great. Mithridates Eupator VI, was the king of Pontus and one of Rome's most formidable and successful enemies. In a time when husbands and sons were killed by other members of the royal family to gain or maintain political power, Mithridates, as a teenager, went into hiding with his friends in the harsh mountains and canyons of his homeland to ensure his survival.

My new acquisition, a teradrachm from the kingdom of Pontus, in northern Anatolia. The king is the infamous Mithridates the great aka "the poison king". I became really interested in him after listening to some podcasts (Mike Duncan's History of Rome) and reading some books. The Poison King by Adrienne Mayor Book Review by Philip Matyszak Two thousand years after his death, Mithridates VI of Pontus continues to generate strong feelings, and this will certainly continue to be the case for readers of Adrienne Mayors latest book.

I have a .Mithridates VI or Mithradates VI (; Greek: Μιθραδάτης, Μιθριδάτης), from Old Persian Miθradāta, "gift of Mithra"; –63 BC, also known as Mithradates the Great (Megas) and Eupator Dionysius, was king of Pontus and Armenia Minor in northern Anatolia (now Turkey) from about –63 BC. Mithridates is remembered as one of the Roman Republic’s most formidable and.