The three Roman wars against Mithridates VI (89–85, 83/82, 74–63 BC)
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I. The 1st Mithridatic War (89–85 BC)

From the outset, Mithridates VI pursued the same path as his grandfather, Pharnaces I, and his father, Mithridates V, in conducting a policy characterized by aggressive diplomacy and military intervention. This won him dominion of the Bosporan kingdom in 115/14, then protectorship of the trading cities on the north-western coas…

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Olshausen, E., “The three Roman wars against Mithridates VI (89–85, 83/82, 74–63 BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 23 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA158>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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