Mithridates /ˌmɪθrɪˈdtz/ or Mithradates /ˌmɪθrəˈdtz/ (Old Persian 𐎷𐎡𐎰𐎼𐎭𐎠𐎫 Miθradāta) is the Hellenistic form of an Iranian theophoric name, meaning "given by the Mithra". Its Modern Persian form is Mehrdad. It may refer to:


Other peopleEdit

  • Mithridates (Persian general) (d. 334 BC), son-in-law of Darius III
  • Mitradates, according to Herodotus a Median herdsman, who was ordered to murder the future Cyrus the Great by his grandfather Astyages, but who secretly raised him with his wife Cyno until the age of ten, having passed off their own stillborn child as the murdered Cyrus.
  • Mithridates Chrestus, prince from the Kingdom of Pontus, brother of Mithridates VI of Pontus
  • Flavius Mithridates, 15th-century Italian Jewish translator

Other usesEdit

  • Mithridate, semi-mythical antidote named for Mithridates VI of Pontus
  • Mithridatism, the practice of taking repeated low doses of a poison with the intent of building immunity to it, attributed to Mithridates VI of Pontus
  • Epistula Mithridatis, a letter allegedly written by Mithridates VI of Pontus (assigned to Sallust)
  • Mithridate (Racine), 1673 play by Jean Racine based on Mithridates VI of Pontus
  • Mithridates, de differentiis linguarum[...], a book with 22 translations of the Lord's Prayer collected by Conrad Gessner.

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