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Description - Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World by Duane W. Roller

What is commonly called the kingdom of Pontos flourished for over two hundred years in the coastal regions of the Black Sea. At its peak in the early first century BC, it included much of the southern, eastern, and northern littoral, becoming one of the most important Hellenistic dynasties not founded by a successor of Alexander the Great. It also posed one of the greatest challenges to Roman imperial expansion in the east. Not until 63 BC, after many violent
clashes, was Rome able to subjugate the kingdom and its last charismatic ruler Mithridates VI.This book provides the first general history, in English, of this important kingdom from
its mythic origins in Greek literature (e.g., Jason and the Golden Fleece) to its entanglements with the late Roman Republic. Duane Roller presents its rulers and their complex relationships with the powers of the eastern Mediterranean and Near East, most notably Rome. In addition, he includes detailed discussions of Pontos' cultural achievements--a rich blend of Greek and Persian influences DL as well as its political and military successes, especially under Mithridates VI, who proved to be
as formidable a foe to Rome as Hannibal. Previous histories of Pontos have focused almost exclusively on the career of its last ruler. Setting that famous reign in its wide historical context, Empire of
the Black Sea is an engaging and definitive account of a powerful yet little-known ancient dynasty.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780190887841
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 167mm x 24mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2020
Country of Publication: United States

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