Third Mithridatic War

Third Mithridatic War
Part of the Mithridatic Wars

A bust of King Mithridates VI of Pontus
Date73–63 BC
Location
Result Roman victory
Territorial
changes
Pontus and Syria become Roman provinces
Judea becomes a client state of Rome
Armenia becomes an ally of Rome
Belligerents
Roman Republic
Bithynia
Galatia
Cyzicus
Kingdom of Pontus
Kingdom of Armenia
Kingdom of Iberia
Caucasian Albania
Sarmatians
Commanders and leaders
Lucullus
Marcus Aurelius Cotta
Pompey
Mithridates VI of Pontus
Tigranes II of Armenia
Oroeses of Albania
Artoces of Iberia
Marcus Marius/Varius

The Third Mithridatic War (73–63 BC), the last and longest of the three Mithridatic Wars, was fought between Mithridates VI of Pontus and the Roman Republic. Both sides were joined by a great number of allies dragging the entire east of the Mediterranean and large parts of Asia (Asia Minor, Greater Armenia, Northern Mesopotamia and the Levant) into the war. The conflict ended in defeat for Mithridates, ending the Pontic Kingdom, ending the Seleucid Empire (by then a rump state), and also resulting in the Kingdom of Armenia becoming an allied client state of Rome.