Battle of Ctesiphon (198)

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Battle of Ctesiphon (198)
Part of the Roman-Persian Wars
Result Roman victory[1]
Roman Empire Parthian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Septimius Severus Vologases V

The Battle of Ctesiphon was a battle fought out between the Roman Empire and Parthian Empire, it was another successful capture of the severely weakened Parthian capital by Roman forces under Septimius Severus.

Unlike previous captures, the Parthians were unable to recover fully from this one. In 224 AD, after numerous concessions to the Romans and vassal Kingdoms, a Sassanid king overthrew the Parthians, launched a new dynasty in Persia and started the Roman-Sassanid Wars.

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  1. ^ Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome "Severus waged a war against the Parthians, whose capital Ctesiphon fell in the winter of 197-198."