Battle of Ctesiphon (165)
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|Battle of Ctesiphon (165)|
|Part of the Parthian war of Lucius Verus|
|Roman Empire||Parthian Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Avidius Cassius||Vologases IV|
|Capable of raising many soldiers||Capable of raising many soldiers|
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Ctesiphon in 165 AD was part of the wider Roman-Parthian Wars. The Parthians had tried but failed to take Armenia in the previous years, but a Roman counter-attack saw them lay a successful siege and capture of Ctesiphon.
Aftermath [ edit ]
Like the previous invasion attempts, the Romans made no attempt at permanently occupying Ctesiphon. In the end, the Parthians managed to re-group. However, the Parthians were becoming steadily weaker, with more concessions given to the Roman Empire and the Parthian nobles and vassal kingdoms.