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Pontus



Introduction of Pontus
Ancient country in NE Asia Minor, on the coast ofthe Black Sea, in modern Turkey. Established as akingdom in the fourth century b.c., it expand ed itsborders slowly and flourished as a strong powerunder Mithradates VI (c. 131-63 b.c.). Pompeydefeated the army of Mithradates in 66 b.c., and Pontuswas incorporated into the Roman Empire soonafter. It was a Christian center in the first century a.d.Ancient country in NE Asia Minor, on the coast ofthe Black Sea, in modern Turkey. Established as akingdom in the fourth century b.c., it expand ed itsborders slowly and flourished as a strong powerunder Mithradates VI (c. 131-63 b.c.). Pompeydefeated the army of Mithradates in 66 b.c., and Pontuswas incorporated into the Roman Empire soonafter. It was a Christian center in the first century a.d.

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