408 UNIVERSAL HISTORY- THE ANCIENT WORLD.
thian monarchs is that of Mithridates known to the peoples of the West. Those historians
who are willing to allow to individual agency the general results which in the aggregate
go by the name of History, have been wont to ascribe to Mithridates the place among his
countrymen which the same writers assign, each in his respective sphere, to Alexander and
Caesar. More properly we may regard this sixth