Mithradates, scourge of Rome

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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 12 (December 2009), p. 10-15

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The legendary ruler of Pontus and creator of a formidable Black Sea empire was, until recently, one of the most celebrated figures of the Classical world, a hero of opera, drama and poetry. Adrienne Mayor, author of a new study of the 'Poison King,' explains why