Okladka ksiazki the foreign policy of mithridates vi eupator king of pontus

The foreign policy of Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus

Brian McGing

This book is about the clash of the Hellenistic world with the Roman, about a late Hellenistic king, a dominant figure of the first century B.C., who refused to accept his inclusion in the Roman sphere of control, and attemted to assert his political independence. A subsidiary theme is the euspousal of Hellenism by non-Greek dynasty. This work examines first the early history of Pontus, and then analyses carefully the events of Mithridates Eupator's reign for what they reaveal of his foreign policy. Attention is focused on diplomacy, strategy, propaganda, support, rather then on military details. There is no substantial study of Mithridates in English, and really ony one in any language-Reinach's famous work of 1890. Sience, then, new inscriptions and coins have come to light, new methods and approaches devised. This book is intended as a contridution to the filling of a large scholarly gap.   źródło opisu: Brill Publishers, 1986 źródło okładki: Zdjęcie autorskie