Empire of the Black Sea


This book provides the most comprehensive general history of the kingdom of Pontos, from its mythic origins in Greek literature (e.g., Jason and the Golden Fleece) to its violent destruction by the late republic of Rome. It includes detailed discussions of Pontos’ cultural achievements-a rich blend of Greek and Persian influences-as well as its political and military successes under Mithridates VI, who proved to be as formidable a foe to Rome as Hannibal.

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