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... would be themselves . Particular alarm was felt by the two principal second -
class powers of the time , which were Rhodes and Pergamum ( Bergama ) . The
island of Rhodes , just off Asia Minor ' s south - west coast , was an extremely ...
This was to be fought against King Mithridates vi of Pontus in northern Asia Minor
- the first of several wars against that monarch , extending over a period of twenty
- five years . A noted hunter , lover and warrior , Mithridates affected Hellenism ...
... because Pompey had superseded and humiliated him in Asia Minor . Cato ,
who became tribune in 62 , was another of Pompey ' s opponents . It was true that
when Cato wanted to increase the existing free distributions of grain to keep the ...
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