Siege of Singara (360)

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The Siege of Singara took place in 360, when the Sasanian Empire, under Shapur II, besieged the town of Singara, held by the Roman Empire.[1] The Sasanians successfully captured the town from the Romans.[1]

The wall was breached after some days by battering ram, and the town fell. The 1st Flavian and 1st Parthian legions which had formed the garrison, as well as the inhabitants of Singara, were sent into captivity in Sasanid Persia.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Whitby 2007, p. 316.
  2. ^ Crawford 2016, p. 206.
  3. ^ Lieu 2006.


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