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Translated from the play of the same name by the great French playwright Jean Racine, this historical tragedy tells of the betrayal of King Mithridates VI. Remembered as the greatest ruler of the Greco-Persian state Pontus, he was eventually bested by Roman conquerors and a rebellious son. This story has proved popular with European artists, who besides Racine include such diverse figures as Mozart, Edna St. Vincent Millay and James Joyce. (Selections - full volume available from Queens College Archives)
Spanish drama--Classical period, 1500-1700
Spanish drama--Classical period, 1500-1700--Translations from French
Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus, approximately 132 B.C.-63 B.C.--Drama
Racine, Jean, 1639-1699
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Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)
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6 x 8.5 inches (152 x 216 mm)
Racine, Jean, 1639-1699 , “Mithridates,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed April 24, 2019, https://archives.qc.cuny.edu/queenscollege/items/show/504.