Tauric Chersonese

Tauric Chersonese
geographical name — see Chersonese

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  • Mithradates VI Eupator — known as Mithradates the Great (Latin; Born of a Noble Father) died 63 BC, Panticapaeum King of Pontus (120–63 BC) and enemy of Rome. As a boy he was coruler with his mother from с 120, then overthrew her to become sole ruler in 115. He gradually …   Universalium

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