• Mithridates, his rash act
    Mithridates, his rash act
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mithridates ancient king of Pontus who expanded his kingdom by defeating the Romans but was later driven out by Pompey (132-63 BC)
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In literature:

I cannot trace the legend of Mithridates becoming Odin.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. III" by William Wordsworth
If the power of the seed be extinguished by cold, take every morning two spoonfuls of cinnamon water, with one scruple of mithridate.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
In the Far East, Mithridates was overthrown by his nephew Rhadamistus, and Parthia and Armenia remained in wild confusion.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
In these he was successful, gaining two victories over Mithridates's fleet, near the coast of Troy.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
What silly mariner in my ship hath not bought or begged mithridate or a pinch of achimenius wherewith to make good his voyage?
"Sir Mortimer" by Mary Johnston
This Mithridates is Mithradates the Sixth, king of Pontus in Asia, who succeeded his father Mithridates V. B.C.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume II" by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
Mithridates was besieged in Babylon by Hyrodes; and Mithridates, after surrendering to his brother, was put to death.
"Plutarch's Lives Volume III." by Plutarch
CYZICUS, a city of Mysia, in the Hither Asia, rendered famous by the long siege of Mithridates, which at last was raised by Lucullus.
"A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence" by Cornelius Tacitus
He defeated Mithridates' army under Dorilaus, and slew 300,000.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Such was, it would seem, the condition of Bactria under Eucratidas, the contemporary of Mithridates.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson

In poetry:

But you, of learning, and religion,
And virtue, and such ingredients, have made
A mithridate, whose operation
Keeps off, or cures, what can be done or said.
"To The Countess Of Bedford I" by John Donne
The poet is speechless. What a disaster!
No time now for our glorious king
Mithridates, Dionysus and Eupator,
to occupy himself with greek poems.
In the midst of a war — imagine, greek poems.
"Darius" by Constantine P Cavafy

In news:

With 'The Poison King,' Adrienne Mayor might have intoxicated us, but her tale of King Mithridates cries out for an edit.