Asclepiodotus of Lesbos

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Asclepiodotus (Greek: Ἀσκληπιόδοτος) of Lesbos was an ally of Mithridates VI of Pontus during the First Mithridatic War of 90-85 BC. He was close to Mithridates, and had once entertained him as a guest. In the later stages of the war, c. 85 BC, he joined with three other intimates of the king, Cleisthenes of Lesbos and Mynnio and Philotimus of Smyrna, in a conspiracy against him, but informed him of the plot, advising him to hide under a couch to hear Mynnio incriminate himself. The conspirators were tortured to death.[1]

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  1. ^ Appian, Mithridatic Wars 7.48

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