Talk:Roman–Parthian Wars

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Dates query[edit]

Arch of Septimius Severus includes recently revised dates, noting "the two campaigns against the Parthians of 194/195 and 197-199" which do not corroborate those here. What is correct?--Wetman (talk) 19:34, 12 May 2008 (UTC) Liberator's civil war is given here as 1st century AD, in the link as BC. Which is correct? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:49, 1 June 2012 (UTC)


Why does "syrian wars" redirect to this article and not to —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:23, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Redirect 2[edit]

If Trajan's Parthian War is going to redirect here (which seems sensible, granted), that section of the article needs to be expanded from the much fuller treatment at Trajan#War_against_Parthia. — LlywelynII 14:32, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Clarification Please[edit]

Article states:

A Roman counter-attack under Statius Priscus defeated the Parthians in Armenia and installed a favored candidate on the Armenian throne, and an invasion of Mesopotamia [by whom?] culminated in the sack of Ctesiphon[by whom?] in 165.:
It is not clear who sacked Ctesiphon here. Did the Romans hold Ctesiphon, & have it sacked by some other power? Who held Cetesiphon & who was the sacker please. I am thinking that the whole article requires clarification of what did what & when & for how long. For example, if Roman power "collapsed in Anatolia after 90 BC, how is it that most clearly in New Testament times (surely after 90 BC), Rome seems firmly in charge in Asia Minor? If Roman power collapsed after 90 BC, how long after? and for how long? Does the article mean IMMEDIATELY after 90BC? Then why does it not say "in 89 BC" and erase the "after" statement? And of course it is hoped that your reliable secondary sources themselves have footnotes & depend upon at least 2 reliable primary contemporary sources. But at any rate, thanks to the one who began this article. (PeacePeace (talk) 18:47, 18 July 2016 (UTC))