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a person who pretended to be a descendant of Mithridates, usurped the kingdom of Bosporus on the death of Asander, about B. C. 16. According to Lucian the troops of Asander deserted to Scribonius in the life-time of the former, who thereupon put an end to his life by voluntary starvation. But Scribonius had scarcely mounted the throne before the Bosporans discovered the deception that had been practised upon them, and accordingly put the usurper to death. The kingdom was thereupon given to Polemon [POLEMON I.] (D. C. 54.24 ; Lucian, Macrob. 17.

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