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Zela

Zela zē´lə [key], ancient city of Pontus , NE Asia Minor. There Mithradates VI defeated Triarius c.67 BC, and in 47 BC Julius Caesar defeated Pharnaces, king of Pontus, recording the victory in his famous dispatch Veni, vidi, vici [I came, I saw, I conquered]. It is the modern Zile, Turkey.

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