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Mithridates VI

Mithridates VI (132 B.C–63 B.C.), king of ancient Pontus, on the Black Sea, who fought three wars against the Roman state. In the first (88–84 B.C.), he overran Asia Minor but was subsequently forced to make peace. He won the second war (83–81 B.C.) but lost the third (74–63 B.C.). Pompey drove him into exile in the Crimea, where he had himself killed by a mercenary.

See also: Pontus.

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