espelled their kings. The Romans re-establish them. He
calises all the Romans and Italians in Asia Minor to be put to
death in one day. First war of the Romans with Mithridates,
who had made himself master of Asia Minor and Greece, and
had taken Athens. Sylla is charged with this war. He be.
sieges and retakes Athens. He gains three great batlles
against the generals of Mithridates. He grants that prince
peace in the fourth year of the war. Library of Athens, in
which were the works of Aristotle. Sylla causes it to be
carried to Rome
Sect. II. Second war against Mithridates, under Murena, of only
three years' duration. Mithridates prepares to renew the war
He concludes a treaty with Sertorius. Third war with Nich.
ridates. Lucullis the consul sent against him. He obliges
him to raise the siege of Cyzicum, and defeats his troops. He
gains a complete victory over him, and reduces him to fly into
Pontus. Tragical end of the sisters and wives of Mithridates.
He endeavours to retire to Tigranes, his son-in-law. Lucul-
lus regulates the affairs of Asia
Secr. III. Lucullus causes war to be declared with Tigranes,
and marches against him. Vanity and ridiculous self-suffi.
ciency of that prince. He loses a great battle. Lucullus
takes Tigranocerta, the capital of Armenia. He gains a se-
cond victory over the joint forces of Tigranes and Mithridates.
Mutiny and revolt in the army of Lucullus
Sect. IV. Mithridatés, taking advantage of the discord which
had arisen in the Roman arm>, recovers all his dominions.
Pompey is chosen to succeed Lucuilies. He overthrows Mith.
ridates in several battles. The latter ties in vain to Tigranes,
his son-in-law, for refuge, who is engaged in a war with his
own son. Pompey marches into Armenia against Tigranes,
who comes to him and surrenders himself. Weary of pursus
ing Mithridates to no purpose, lie returns into Syria, makes
himself master of that kingdoin, and puts an end to the empire
of the Seleucidæ. He marches back to Ponlis. Pbarnaces
makes the army revolt against his father Mithridates, who kills
himself. That prince's character. Pompey's expeditions into
Arabia and Judea, where he takes Jerusalem. After having
reduced all the cities of Pontus, he returns to Rome, and re-
ceives the honour of a triumph
Sect. I. Ptolemæus Auletes having been placed upon the throne
of Egypt in the room of Alexander, is declared the friend and
ally of the Roman people, by the influence of Cæsar and Pom-
pey, which he purchases at a very great price. In conse-