Mithridates II of Pontus

Mithridates II (in Greek Mιθριδάτης; lived 3rd century BC), third king of Pontus and son of Ariobarzanes, whom he succeeded on the throne. He was a minor when his father died, but the period of his accession cannot be deter­mined. It seems probable that it must be placed considerably before 240 BC, as Memnon tells us that he was a child at his father's death, and he had a daughter of marriageable age in 222 BC. Shortly after his accession, his kingdom was invaded by the Gauls, who were eventually repulsed.1 After he attained manhood, he married Laodice, a sister of , ,

  • 5 Ibid.,
  • 6 Ibid.,


    This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1867).

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