Mithridates

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Noun1.Mithridates - ancient king of Pontus who expanded his kingdom by defeating the Romans but was later driven out by Pompey (132-63 BC)Mithridates - ancient king of Pontus who expanded his kingdom by defeating the Romans but was later driven out by Pompey (132-63 BC)
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Sulpicius Rufus' attempt to secure for him the command of the army to be sent against Mithridates IV of Pontus (region on the southern shore of the Black Sea), he fled to Africa to escape Sulla's vengeance (88); returned to Italy (87) and raised an army with his friend L.