|Mithridates the Great|
| TL:Cupiditate Regni Adductus|
Shanshah of Parthia
Pharaoh of Egypt
Megas Basileus of Greece, Macedon, Syria, Epirus, Thrace, Pontus, Pergamon, Bithynia, the Bosporus, and Colchis
Shah of Hindush
|An early coin of Mithridates.|
|Shanshah of Parthia et. al|
|Successor||Orodes the Great|
|Spouse||Laodice of Commagene|
|Issue||Orodes the Great|
|Mithridates III 'the Great' of Parthia|
|Born|| 82 BC |
|Died|| 43 BC |
Mithridates the III, 'the Great.' was one of the greatest kings of the Parthian Empire. His careful choices of generals and his taking opportunity of the Collapse of the Roman Republicto bring Parthia from a regional power to the second greatest nation in the world, behind the Han Dynasty. However, many place the cause for Parthian greatness at the feet of Surena instead.
Mithridates came to power when he and his brother, Orodes IIkilled their father, Phraates III, shortly followed by Orodes' sudden death. The first nine years of the reign proved mostly uneventful, with the exception of Crassus' War.
When, due to Julius Caesar's death, Rome experienced a massive power vacuum, which Mithridates took advantage of, leading to three years of conquest and the annexation of Natbea, Syria, OTL's Anatolia, Colchis, the Bosporus, Thrace, Macedonia, the Ptolemaic Kingdom, Qahtanand Gerrha-Mazun. He then turned east, and conquered the Pahlava Kingdom.
Mithridates foolishly wanted to go on and attack the Yuezhi, but the troops would go no further. After a furious debate with Surena, Osakes and Prince Orodes, Mithridates rode back to his tent in fury, but fell off his horse and died.