List Of Third Mithridatic War Battles

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List of every major Third Mithridatic War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Third Mithridatic War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Third Mithridatic War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Third Mithridatic War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Third Mithridatic War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List battles include Battle of the Lycus, Siege of Cyzicus and many more.
Battle of Artaxata

The Battle of Artaxata, located near the Arsanias river, was fought in 68 BC between the Roman Republic and the Kingdom of Armenia. The Romans were led by Consul Lucius Licinius Lucullus, while the Armenians were led by King Tigranes II, who was sheltering King Mithridates VI of Pontus. Though the Romans were again victorious, the long years the army had spent campaigning, the fact that Mithradates continued to elude them and having marched 1500km led to a mutiny amongst the army. They refused to march any further, choosing to take and winter in the city of Nisibis. Lucullus was then replaced by the Roman Senate as commander of the army by Pompey the Great. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Artashat, Armenia

Part of: Third Mithridatic War

Battle of Cabira

The Battle of Cabira was fought in 72 or 71 BC between the forces of the Roman Republic under Consul Lucius Licinius Lucullus and those of the Kingdom of Pontus under Mithridates the Great. It was a decisive Roman victory. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Cabira

Part of: Third Mithridatic War

Battle of Chalcedon

The Battle of Chalcedon was a naval battle in 74 BC during the Third Mithridatic War. It ended in Pontic victory. After resuming the war, consul Marcus Aurelius Cotta took Roman fleet into the Bosphorus. Outside the harbour of Chalcedon he was beaten by the Pontic fleet; Roman ships sought refuge inside the harbour, but to no avail: the Pontic fleet made their way into the port, where they destroyed or captured the Roman fleet. After the victory, Mithridates moved against the Roman controlled town of Cyzicus, which he besieged. This led to the battle of Cyzicus. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Chalcedon, Turkey

Part of: Third Mithridatic War

Siege of Cyzicus

The Siege of Cyzicus was fought in 73 BC between armies of Mithridates VI of Pontus and the Roman-allied citizens of Cyzicus in Mysia and Roman Republican forces under Lucius Licinius Lucullus. It was a decisive Roman victory. After his victory against Marcus Aurelius Cotta at Chalcedon, Mithridates besieged the Roman-allied town of Cyzicus. The town held out long enough for the consul Lucius Licinius Lucullus to arrive with another Roman army and establish a counter-siege. Mithridates attempted to convince the Cyzicans that the Roman army was his own reserves, but Lucullus was able to convince them otherwise by secretly sending a messenger into the city. With the onset of winter, ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Cyzicus

Part of: Third Mithridatic War