Everest: The West Ridge by Thomas F. Hornbein

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Many communities quickly abandoned Mithridates’ cause and reasserted their loyalty to Rome and to Sulla; Athens was conquered and plundered, but Sulla decided not to destroy it. The decisive confrontations with the army of Mithridates, led by the general Archelaus, took place in 86 BC at Chaeronea and Orchomenus, in Boeotia. Sulla’s success was so clear that even the troops sent by Cinna and his associates to Asia Minor in 86 BC, led by L. Valerius Flaccus and later by Flavius Fimbria, ultimately joined him.

255–259): diverging interpretations in Baldwin 1983 and Canfora 2006 (cf. Canfora 2004, 9–10). 21 See Carney 1961b; Africa 1982; Schamp 1991; Jenkins 1994; Cilliers-Retief 2000. According to Keaveney-Madden 1982, 94–95 both Pherecydes and Sulla suffered from scabies, although of course their deaths were caused by other diseases. In Sulla’s case, the likeliest cause of death was liver failure; see also Bondeson 1997, 52–55. 22 Syme 1939a, 17; cf. Badian 1996, 401. Cf. Vell. 66: instauratum Sullani exempli malum, proscriptio introduction 11 show that Sulla’s impact was not limited to Roman internal politics.

Sulla himself was aware of the persisting problems in the area even after the reorganisation of Asia and, when in power, he fostered the assignment of other promagistrates to Cilicia: Cn. 50 The intrinsic limits of Sulla’s prouincia must be taken into account too. He was entrusted with a complex mission without receiving adequate military support, having to rely on Rome’s local allies. However, by the end of his command, Sulla had at least gained valuable first-hand knowledge of the Greek East. In light of what he achieved some years later, the importance of this background becomes apparent.

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