Pontus

Pontus (Greek: Πόντος) is a region on the southern coast of the Black Sea. Pontos (the main) following the exploration and the colonization of the Anatolian and other Black Sea cities by the Ionian Greeks beginning about the end of the Greek Dark Ages. The name eventually became more specific to the area of northeast Anatolia in late classical times. In modern Greek it can refer to either. Today it is located in Turkey.

Mithradates I

b. s/o parents ukn
d.266 BC

CHILDREN included:

  1. Ariobarzares

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Ariobarzares

b. s/o Mithradates I
d.250 BC

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mithradates II b.260 BC

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Mithradates II

b.260 BC; s/o Ariobarzares
d.220 BC
m.Laodice of Syria

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mithradates III, King of Pontus b.245 BC

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Mithradates III, King of Pontus

b.245 BC; s/o Mithradates II and Laodice of Syria
d.185 BC

CHILDREN included:

  1. Pharnaces I b.210 BC

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Pharnaces I

b.210 BC; s/o Mithradates III
d.170 BC
m.Nysa of Syria

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mithradates V, King of Pontus b.180 BC

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Mithradates V, King of Pontus

b.180 BC; s/o Pharnaces I and Nysa of Syria
d.120 BC
m.Laodice of Syria

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mithradates VI Europator, King of Pontus b.150 BC

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Mithradates VI Europator, King of Pontus

b.150 BC; s/o Mithradates V and Laodice of Syria

CHILDREN included:

  1. Cleopatra Pontus b.120 BC m.Tigranes II "The Great", King of Armenia

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