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He Died Old

He Died Old

(1958)
Mithradates Eupator, King of Pontus
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The story of Mithradates, oriental despot, King of Pontus in the first century BC, is an extraordinary and memorable one: unique among his ruling contemporaries, all of whom died young, he survived triumphantly into old age; and almost unique among the great autocrats of history he remained uncorrupted by absolute power. He came to the throne, amid a pattern of family murders but his most dangerous enemy throughout his life was Rome whose aggression at one point drove him from his native land. At 20 he was a ruthless tyrant, at 40 a libertine and by the age of 68 he was a daring leader and a disciplined and heroic warrior. In this brilliant book Alfred Duggan sets the Mithradates saga with complete actuality against its tortuous Eastern background.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 1974 : UK Hardback
Title: He Died Old
Author(s): Alfred Duggan
ISBN: 0-432-03475-7 / 978-0-432-03475-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Davies
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Paperback Editions

July 1976 : UK Paperback
Title: He Died Old
Author(s): Alfred Duggan
ISBN: 0-450-02970-0 / 978-0-450-02970-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
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