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Metro'phanes

Μητροφάνης), a general of Mithridates the Great, who sent him with an army into Greece, to support Archelaus, B. C. 87. He reduced Euboea, as well as Demetrias and Magnesia in Thessaly, but was defeated by the Roman general Bruttius Sura. (Appian, App. Mith. 29.) He is again mentioned in B. C. 73, as commanding, together with the Roman exile L. Fannius, a detachment of the army of Mithridates, which was defeated by Mamercus during the siege of Cyzicus. (Oros. 6.2; comp. Sall. Hist. lib. iii. p. 217, ed. Gerlach. min.)

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