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Battle of Chalcedon
Part of Third Mithridatic War
Date74 BC
LocationChalcedon (modern Turkey)
Result Pontian victory
Belligerents
Roman Republic Pontus
Commanders and leaders
Marcus Aurelius Cotta Mithridates VI of Pontus



The Battle of Chalcedon was a naval battle in 74 BC during the Third Mithridatic War. It ended in Pontian victory.

After resuming the war, consul Marcus Aurelius Cotta took Roman fleet into the Bosphorus. Outside the harbour of Chalcedon he was beaten by the Pontian fleet; Roman ships sought refuge inside the harbour, but to no avail: the Pontians made their way into the port, where they destroyed or captured the Roman fleet. After the victory, Mithridates moved against the Roman controlled town of Cyzicus, which he besieged. This led to the battle of Cyzicus.

Bibliography

  • Jaques, Tony (2006). Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood. pp. 220. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5. 

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