Third Mithridatic War
Aug 16, 2004
The Third Mithridatic War against Mithridates VI, King of Pontus, was really a continuation of the second. Lucullus, the Roman legate in charge of carrying out the war effort, was semi-successful, but ultimately unable to win a final victory. By 67 BC, he had been replaced by the Consul Glabrio, through the efforts of the tribune Gabinius. Pompey later took command and truly earned his cognomen, Magnus.