Mithradates VI

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Mithridates VI (132–63 bc) King of Pontus (120–63 bc). He attempted to extend his rule s, but was repeatedly defeated by the Romans. Overwhelmed by the forces of Sulla in the war of 88–85 bc, he lost his kingdom in a second campaign in 83–82. He reconquered it in 74, but Pompey defeated him in 66 and he fled to the Bosporus. He was planning an invasion of Italy when his troops mutinied, and he committed suicide.

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