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73 – Crassus 3 – Battle of Carrhae

73 – Crassus 3 – Battle of Carrhae

73 – Crassus 3 – Battle of Carrhae

Episode Length: 86:24

73 – Crassus 3 – Battle of Carrhae Episode Transcript

Crassus’ famous campaign against the Parthians – what motivated it?  What happened at Carrhae?  What can we learn from it?

Key Figures
Marcus Licinius Crassus – The Protagonist 
Gaius Pompeius Magnus – Pompey, the Rival 
Lucius Licinius Crassus – the Orator 
Publius Licinius Crassus – Crassus’ father 
Publius Licinius Crassus – Crassus’ Son 
Publius Clodius Pulcher – The Playboy Mobster 
Titus Annius Milo – Anti-Mobster 
Marcus Tullius Cicero – The Mentor 
Gaius Julius Caesar – The Triumvir 
Marcus Porcius Cato – The Nemesis 
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus – The Challenger 
Ptolemy XII “Auletes” – The Piper King 
Aulus Gabinius – Pompey’s Crony in Syria 
Trebonius – Willing Tribune 
Ateius (Capito) – Unwilling Tribune 
Gaius Cassius Longinus – The Assassin 
Octavius – The Junior Officer 
Orodes II – King of Parthia 
Mithradates IV – Parthian Usurper 
Surena – the Parthian Commander at Carrhae 

Key Places 
Rome 
Ravenna – City in Northern Italy (cisalpine Gaul) 
Luca – City in Northern Italy (Etruria/Cisalpine Gaul) 
Curia – The Senate house 
Syria – Roman Province 
Mesopotamia 
Iraq 
Seleucia 
Babylon 
Ctesiphon 
Carrhae 
Euphrates River