Posts Tagged ‘basilissa’

Divine Queen Thea Musa, The Parthian Basilíssa

The victory of the Parthians over the Roman General Marcus Licinius Crassus at Carrhae in 53 BC is perhaps the single most significant event in Rome’s engagement with Parthia. The loss of Roman standards associated with Crassus’ campaign in 53 BC was not only embarrassing, but also perilous for the Romans, who were concerned that […]

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