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Author Roller, Duane W., author
Title Empire of the Black Sea : the rise and fall of the Mithridatic world / Duane W. Roller
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DS156.P8 R65 2020    AVAILABLE    30600020136454
1 copy ordered for Fu Ssu-Nien Library on 03-06-2023.
Descript xii, 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-258) and index
Part 1: Pontos to 120 BC -- Pontos -- The Founder -- The Kingdom Becomes an Independent State -- The Arrival of the Romans -- The Collapse of Pergamon -- Part 2: The Last Generation of the Kingdom -- The Rise of Mithridates VI -- The Early Expansion of the Kingdom of Mithridates VI -- The Gathering Storm -- The Eruption of Hostilities -- The Aftermath of the First War -- Lucullus and Mithridates VI -- The Royal Court -- The End of the Mithridatic Kingdom
"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 expanded from a fortress in the mountainous territory of northern Asia Minor to rule almost all the Black Sea perimeter. This is the first study in English of this kingdom in its entirety, from its origins under King Mithridates I around 280 BC until its last and greatest king, the erudite and cultured Mithridates VI the Great, fell victim to the expanding ambitions of the Roman Republic in 63 BC. Through a series of astute marriage alliances (one of which produced the ancestors of Cleopatra of Egypt), political acumen, and military ability, the Pontic rulers (most of whom were named Mithridates) dominated the culture and politics of the Black Sea region for over 200 years. There is a thorough exploration of the internal dynamics of the kingdom as well as its relations with the rest of the Mediterranean world, especially the ever-expanding Roman Republic"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus, approximately 132 B.C.-63 B.C
Pontus -- Kings and rulers
Pontus -- History
Black Sea Region -- History
Rome -- History -- Mithridatic Wars, 88-63 B.C
HISTORY / Ancient / Rome. bisacsh
Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus, approximately 132 B.C.-63 B.C. fast (OCoLC)fst01835386
Kings and rulers. fast (OCoLC)fst00987694
Black Sea Region. fast (OCoLC)fst01342390
Mediterranean Region -- Pontus. fast (OCoLC)fst01245853
Rome (Empire) fast (OCoLC)fst01204885
88-63 B.C. fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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