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A gallant stand by the Cyzicenes gave time to Lucullus to concentrate the
scattered Roman detachments in Asia and Cilicia and to bring up a relief force of
30,000 men. Though Lucullus would not venture an assault upon the Pontic
Though Tigranes had Lucullut withheld active assistance from Mithridates
against Lucullus, he now fonts a stood firm against the demand for his surrender.
But the Roman general would take no denial. In 69 he crossed the Euphrates
Lucullus is attacked on his " home front ". Lucullus retreats into Asia Minor.
Evading Tigranes by an unexpected swerve along a more easterly route (past
Lake Van), the Roman general made good his retreat to Mesopotamia and
wintered with ...
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