Lucius Licinius Lucullus (Lucius Licinius Lucullus)( The Roman commander and statesman.)
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(ca. 117-56 BC)
The experience of military action Lucullus bought in Italy during the Allied War (91-87 BC) and later led the naval operations during the campaign, which Sulla led against the Greeks and Mithridates (88-84 BC). Citing finances in order of the Roman province of Asia, Lucullus returned to Rome in 77 BC. served as praetor, and three years later - Consul. In 74-73 BC. led military operations against Mithridates, who after the death of King Nicomede invaded Bithynia. Initially Lucullus had achieved a very impressive success in driving Mithridates of Pontus and Bithynia, and followed him to Armenia (68 BC). But at this moment the legions of Lucullus had rebelled, and Mithradates was able to return to Pontus. Lucullus was replaced as commander by law Manilius (66 BC), which further conduct of the campaign against Mithridates entrusted to Pompey. After this, Lucullus did not participate in politics and war, he returned to Rome, where he began to live a lavish lifestyle and became a patron of Greek literature.