Battle of Edessa, 260 AD ⚔ How did a Roman emperor become a slave? ⚔ Birth of the Sasanian Empire


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📢 Narrated by David McCallion

📝 Written by Dr. Byron Waldron

🎼 Music:
Instinct – Bensound
Impact Allegretto – Kevin MacLeod
Crypto – Kevin MacLeod
Epidemic Sounds
Volatile Reaction – Kevin MacLeod

📚 Sources:
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Edwell, P. 2021: Rome and Persia at War: Imperial Competition and Contact, 193-363 CE, London & New York: Routledge.

Hauser, S. R. 2013: Where is the man of Hadr, who once built it and taxed the land by the Tigris and Chaboras? On the significance of the final siege of Hatra, in L. Dirven (ed.), Hatra: Politics, Culture and Religion between Parthia and Rome. Oriens et Occidens 21, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 119-139.

Kettenhofen, E. 1982: Die römisch-persischen Kriege des 3. Jahrhunderts n. Chr.: nach der Inschrift Šāhpuhrs I. an der Ka’be-ye Zartošt (ŠKZ). Beihefte zum Tubinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients. Reihe B, Geisteswissenschaften, no. 55, Wiesbaden: Ludwig Reichert.

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Potter, D. S. 1990: Prophecy and History in the Crisis of the Roman Empire: A Historical Commentary on the Thirteenth Sibylline Oracle, Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press.

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  1. In trying to make history according to Persian propaganda, you are making simple mistakes.
    When you say "Caesaria" it is not the one in Palestine, but the one in Cappodocia.
    Very bad video that misleads people.
    The result at last was in Odenathus's campaign to the walls of Ctesiphon, which nullified all these declared successes of Shapur.
    It is not good to go unilaterally to take Sasanian propaganda (heralded in metaphors) as totally true, it is not very professional. 🙂

  2. As a Persian , I owe you a big load of thanks for making this video, history of Iran specially before Islam, is really underrated thank you very much ❤️😙

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