Sulla, after defeating Mithridates
, returned to Italy and savaged the opposition army sent to intercept him.
standard bearers, captains, and prisoners from Mithridates
In exchange for the help during this battle, Mithridates
offered the Galatians land in Anatolia.
Here, within the ceremonial apadana, the court and people assemble to hear the double trial of Mithridates
and Dionysius, although following on from that event Chariton takes us even further into the heart of the royal court and allows us, quite unexpectedly, to gaze into the forbidden space of the inner quarters of the royal palace itself.
At the same time, however, the first name recalls Jewish origin, while the second may be associated with some Asian kings, such as the king of Pontus and Asia Minor, Mithridates
, a fierce enemy of the Roman Republic.
During the Hellenistic period ties intensified, even before Mithridates
VI Eupator (r.
, his toxic drafts in time prove a tonic against despair when taken in immunizing doses.
The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithridates
, Rome's Deadliest Enemy.
The Kabbalah found a particularly receptive audience among Christian scholars, church leaders, and intellectuals, including Pico della Mirandola, Johannes Reuchlin, and Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, as well as such Jewish converts to Christianity as della Mirandola's mentor, Flavius Mithridates
, and Rabbi Abner de Burgos, who took the name of Alfonso de Valladolid.
A statue of Dionysus from 2nd-century Rome has the face of Alexander, so too, do busts of Mithridates