a Plot against him--Mutiny in the Army--Mithridates takes Poison, but without Effect--Is killed at his Own Request--Character and Career of Mithridates--He is buried at Sinope
Pompey then passed over Mount Taurus and made B.C. 64 war against Antiochus, the king of Commagene, until the latter entered into friendly relations with him. He also fought against Darius the Mede, and put him to flight, either because he had helped Antiochus, or Tigranes before him. He made war agaith harshness to many, without his knowledge, for he had fallen sick with ulcers on his face and allowed himself to be seen only by three eunuchs, who cured him.
When he had recovered from his illness and his army B.C. 64 was collected (it consisted of sixty picked cohorts of 6000 men each and a great multitude of other troops, besides ships and strongholds that had been captured by his generals while he was sick) he sent a part of it across the strait to Phanagoria