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Vardanes I of Parthia ruled the Parthian Empire from about 4047. He succeeded his fater Artabanus II, but had continually to fight against his rival Gotarzes II. Parthia empire at its greatest extent The Parthian Empire was the dominating force on the Persian plateau beginning in the late 3rd century BC, and intermittently controlled Mesopotamia between ca 190 BC and 224 AD. Parthia was the arch-enemy of the Roman Empire in the East and it limited... For alternate uses, see Number 40. ... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 0s BC 0s 10s 20s 30s - 40s - 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s Years: 42 43 44 45 46 - 47 - 48 49 50 51 52 Events Romans build a fortification that will later grow out to be the city of Utrecht. ... Coin of Artabanus II from the mint at Ecbatana. ... Gotarzes II of Parthia ruled the Parthian Empire intermittently between about 40 and 51. ...

His coins show that he was in full possession of the throne from about 40 to 47. In 43 he forced the city of Seleucia on the Tigris to submit to the Parthians again after a rebellion of seven years. Ctesiphon, the residence of the kings on the left bank of the Tigris, opposite to Seleucia, naturally profited by this war; and Vardanes is therefore called founder of Ctesiphon by Ammianus Marcellinus. He also prepared for a war against the Roman Empire, with the aim of reconquering Armenia, but did not dare to face the Roman legions. In a new war with Gotarzes he gained a great success against the eastern nomads. He is praised by Tacitus as a young and highly gifted ruler of great energy, but lacking in humanity. In about 47 he was assassinated while hunting , and Gotarzes became king again. For alternate uses, see Number 43. ... The name Seleucia may denote any one of several cities in the Seleucid Empire. ... The Tigris (Old Persian: Tigr, Syriac Aramaic: Deqlath, Arabic: دجلة, Dijla, Turkish: Dicle; biblical Hiddekil) is the eastern member of the pair of great rivers that define Mesopotamia, along with the Euphrates, which flows from the mountains of Anatolia through Iraq. ... Taq-i-Kasra, Ctesiphon, today. ... Ammianus Marcellinus, thought by some to be the last Roman historian of worth, was born about A.D. 325‑330 likely at Antioch (the likelihood hingeing on whether he was the recipient of a surviving letter to a Marcellinus from a fellow citizen of Antioch). ... Roman Empire between AD 60 and 400 with major cities. ... Gaius Cornelius Tacitus Publius or Gaius Cornelius Tacitus (c. ... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 0s BC 0s 10s 20s 30s - 40s - 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s Years: 42 43 44 45 46 - 47 - 48 49 50 51 52 Events Romans build a fortification that will later grow out to be the city of Utrecht. ...


This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica ( 1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...

  • Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, xx, 3, 4.
  • Tacitus, Annals, xi, 9 (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Tac.+Ann.+11.9), 10 (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Tac.+Ann.+11.10).
  • Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae, xxiii, 6, 23.

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