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Posted by: Hamilcar Hey guys, Just wondering what people thought of the Mithridatic Wars as an Essential Histories title. I feel the armies, campaigns and battles would benefit greatly from an osprey treatment (maps, illustrations, etc). With interesting generals (Sulla, Lucullus, Pompey, Fimbria, Murena, Mithridates, Tigranes and Archelaus) and epic battles (Chaeronea, Orchomenes, Tigranocerta- declared by Livy to be the greatest battle against the odds ever fought by Rome) it is hard to see why this would not be a great title. Despite being the story of one of Rome's most determined, most hydra-like enemies, it is an important war in the wider context of late Republican strife and ambitious rival generals.
Posted on: 25/04/2013 14:57:00

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Posted by: xeneize
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Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
Is a superb topic, the "poison King" was a brave warrior than did figth for almost forty years against Rome, at the end, even Pompey respect their tomb.
Posted on: 25/04/2013 22:48:00
Posted by: Hamilcar
Total Posts: 3
Joined Date: Saturday, 6 April 2013
I'm a big fan of Lucullus. Currently trying to write an essay on his command in the 3rd war.
Posted on: 28/04/2013 12:45:00
Posted by: .George Washington
Total Posts: 164
Joined Date: Friday, 21 June 2013
Yes, other than the Ford novel on the King this has not had good coverage.
Posted on: 07/02/2014 21:51:00

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