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Pharnaces
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(Φαρνάκης; Pharnákēs).

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[1] Ph. I. King of Pontus, 2nd cent. BC

King of Pontus (185-160/154 BC), son of Mithridates [3] III. After the conquest of Sinope in 183 BC, Ph. fought in 182-179 BC (Pontian War Pol. 25,2; Diod. Sic. 29,24) together with the dynast Mithridates of Armenia Minor against a gradually emerging coalition of the kings Eumenes [3] II, Ariarathes IV (Cappadocia), Prusias II and Artaxias [1] I, the dynasts Acusilaus (territory unknown), Gatalos (Sarmate)…

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) and von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Pharnaces”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e918670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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