) or Ziēla.
Zilleh; a city in the south of Pontus, not far south of Amasia. The surrounding district was
called Zeletis or Zelitis. At Zela the
Roman general Valerius Triarius was defeated by Mithridates; but the city is more celebrated
for another great battle, that in which Iulius Caesar defeated Pharnaces, and of which he
wrote his famous despatch to Rome—Veni, vidi, vici
(Plut. Caes. 50