Mithridates III, King of Pontus (c.250-c.185BC)
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Laodike III SELEUCID Princess of Syria
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Antiochos III "the Great" SELEUCID King of Syria (223-187BC)
(242 B.C.-187 B.C.)
Laodike III, Princess of Pontus
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Pharnaces I, King of Pontus (185-159BC)
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Nysa SELEUCID Princess of Syria
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Mithridates V Euergetes, King of Pontus (150-120BC)
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Laodike II SELEUCID Princess of Syria

Mithridates V Euergetes, King of Pontus (150-120BC)

   General Notes:

He continued the politic of alliance with the Romans started by his predecessor; he supported them with some ships and a small auxiliary force during the Third Punic War (149–146 BC) and at a subsequent period rendered them useful assistance in the war against Aristonicus (131–129 BC). For his services on this oc­casion he was rewarded by the consul Manius Aquillius with the province of Phrygia; but the acts of Aquil­lius were rescinded by the senate on the ground of bribery, but it appears that Mithridates continued in possession of Phrygia till his death. He also increased the power of his kingdom by the marriage of his daughter Laodice to the king of Cappadocia Ariarathes VI. The close of his reign can only be determined approximately, from the statements concerning the accession of his son, which assign it to the year 120 BC. He was assassinated at Sinope by a conspiracy among his own immediate attendants, which possibly included members of his own family.

On the cultural side, his reign was signed by strong hellenizing tendencies; he is recorded for his generous donations to Athens and Delos and the great veneration in which he kept the Greek god Apollo.

   Marriage Information:

Mithridates married Laodike II SELEUCID Princess of Syria, daughter of Antiochos IV Epiphanes SELEUCID King of Syria and Queen Laodike of Syria.


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