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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