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Tolerance or immunity to a poison acquired by taking gradually larger doses of it.

[After Mithridates VIwho is said to have acquired tolerance for poison.]

mith′ri·dat′ic (-dăt′ĭk) adj.
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In later years, Magnesia supported the Romans in the Second Mithridatic War.
Pompeii or Pro Lege Manilia, an important speech because it marked CiceroAEs transformation into a politician and helped to lead Rome into the Third Mithridatic War.
Neglect of the Roman navy, roughly between the end of the Third Macedonian War (167 BC) and the First Mithridatic War (88-85 BC), led in the Late Republic to reliance, especially in the East, on ad hoc levies of ships and sailors from maritime peoples although placed under Roman officers.
Instead of indulging in this form of "ail," which will land one in literal and figurative "muck," one should "face" the "ill" by a Mithridatic training for it.
Syria became a Roman Province in 64 BC courtesy of Pompey the Great, following the third Mithridatic war.
15) After discussing this war, but before describing Marius' flight, Plutarch highlights once more the still unfulfilled ambitions of Marius: he spends his days hoping to be awarded the Mithridatic command, and he practices in the Campus Martius with the younger soldiers, primarily evoking scorn from onlookers (and Plutarch) for his discontent and need for glory (34.
Artifacts under study include Athenian, Hellenistic, Aegean and Rhodian amphora and those from Sinope and Thasos, Mithridatic coins, a monumental building at Panskoe I and a royal grave.
19) In "Freud and Literature," Trilling elaborates an idea "suggested by Freud's theory of the traumatic neurosis--what might be called the mithridatic function, by which tragedy is used as the homeopathic administration of pain to inure ourselves to the greater pain which life will force upon us" (LI 56).
11] According to Lionel Trilling, it is the Mithridatic principle which accounts for the persistence of tragic drama in our culture, for tragedy, he suggests, is 'the homeopathic administration of pain to inure ourselves to the greater pain which life will force upon us'.
The most striking example of Roman intervention in the affairs of mainland Greece between the Achaean and Mithridatic Wars is provided by an inscription now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.