Battle of Carrhae (296)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Battle of Carrhae (296)
Part of the Roman-Persian Wars
Date 296 or 297[1]
Location Carrhae, (present day Turkey)
Result Sassanid victory
Sassanid Empire Roman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Carrhae took place in 296 or 297,[1] after the invasion of Mesopotamia and Armenia by the Sassanid Shah Narseh. The battle ended with victory for the Sassanids. Two years later Galerius managed to defeat the Sassanids at the Battle of Satala (298).


  1. ^ a b Frye (1993), 130; Southern (2001), 242