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Mo'nima

Μονίμη), daughter of Philopoemen, a citizen of Stratoniceia, in Ionia, or according to Plutarch, of Miletus. At the capture of her native city by Mithridates, in B. C. 88, her beauty made a great impression on the conqueror, but she had the courage to refuse all his offers, until he consented to marry her, and bestow on her the rank and title of queen. She at first exercised great influence over her husband, but, this did not last long, and she soon found but too much reason to repent her elevation, which had the effect of removing her from Greek civilisation and consigning her to a splendid imprisonment. When Mithri.dates was compelled to abandon his own dominions and take refuge in Armenia, B. C. 72, Monima was put to death at Pharnacia, together with the other wives and sisters of the fugitive monarch. Her correspondence with Mithridates, which was of a licentious character, fell into the hands of Pompey at the capture of the fortress of Caenon Phrourion. (Appian, App. Mith. 21, 27, 48; Plut. Luc. 18, Pomp. 37.)

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