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Marc Antony's Parthian War

Posted July 19th, 2014 at 09:43 PM by Salah

The Arsakid Parthian Kingdom could possibly be described as one of the most over-exaggerated threats to the Roman Empire. In 53 BCE the Parthians gained notoriety when they slaughtered the triumvir Crassus' army at Carrhae, capturing legionary standards in the process. Sixteen years later, in march of 37 BCE, Marcus Antonius embarked on a war of revenge against Parthia.

Antony's army was one of the largest that Rome ever gathered. His biographer Plutarch claims that it consisted of...
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Augustus (from 'Salah's Portraits of the Roman Emperors')

Posted July 10th, 2014 at 09:24 AM by Salah

Augustus (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)

Born on September 23rd, 63 BCE, at Roma, Italia. Parents were Gaius Octavius, an Equestrian, and Atia.

A member of the Second Triumvirate 43-30 BCE; formally reigned from January 16th, 27 BCE to August 19th, 14 CE.

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In his boyhood, the future Augustus was often called 'Thurinus', apparently to commemorate a victory his father won at Thurii over members of the Spartacan Revolt....
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