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Short, student-created biography. Linked to Forum Romanum.
Web Archive: A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology and Geography (1906). Presented by "Society of the Ancients" (wargaming).
N.S. Gill, who works for About.com, has written a fine summary of his life.
Amazon. Appian, Mithridatic Wars, in the second volume of Appian's "Roman History." Also includes the Syrian Wars, and loose change. Loeb editions feature Greek on the left page, and English on the right.
Perseus Encyclopedia. Links to ancient sources (all Pausanias). Translation and Greek text.
Ancient History Sourcebook: "Mithridates & The Roman Conquests in the East, 90-61 BCE." Translated selections from Appian and Plutarch with introductory material (Paul Halsall).
Sources, Latin and Greek
Florus, Epitome of Roman Wars especially bk 1, sections 40-42. (Ad Fontes)
Velleius Paterculus, Roman History especially bk 2, sections 18ff. (Ad Fontes)
Frontinus, Strategemata. All four books have at least one incident.
Amazon. The Foreign Policy of Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus by B.C. McGing (Mnemosyne Ser.: Suppl.89)
Individual topics: Places
Zela Catholic Encylopedia.
Web Archive: Sinop in Ancient Times by Leslie Payne Delaney (1960). Scanned by Bill Simons, who worked at the Army Security Agency station in Sinop, Turkey.
Individual topics: Friends and Opponents
Pompey from "Patheon of the World Brotherhood of Light" (nut-cases).
Web Archive: Lucullus (short biography) from "Rome of the Caesars."
Web Archive: Pompey (short biography) from "Rome of the Caesars."
Individual topics: Poison
The Herbal Tradition. "Poisons: the Foundation of Pharmacy."
Modern painting of Mithridates experimenting with poisons from "A History of Pharmacy in Pictures."
Web Archive: Black and white of a coin (Forum Romanum).
Clark Ashton Smith (Lovecraft-pal)'s epigrammatic "Mithridates"
Though I thy Mithridates were,
Amazon. Mozart - Mitridate / Bartoli, Dessay, Sabbatini, Asawa, Piau, Flórez, Les talens lyriques, Rousset. With samples.
Mozart, "Mitridate, Re di Ponto." Text-heavy information.
Mithridates VI. Eupator, Roms gefährlichster Feind im Osten, by Thomas J. Golnik.
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