Carrhae 53 BC

Carrhae 53 BC

Rome's Disaster in the Desert

Campaign 382
  • Author: Nic Fields
  • Illustrator: Seán Ó’Brógáin
  • Short code: CAM 382
  • Publication Date: 18 Aug 2022
  • Number of Pages: 96
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Explores the critical battle of Carrhae, a fascinating tale of treachery, tactics, and topography in which Rome experienced one of its most humiliating defeats.

The Battle of Carrhae is from a heady moment in Roman history - that of the clever carve-up of power between the ‘First Triumvirate' of Caius Iulius Caesar, Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus and Marcus Licinius Crassus (the Roman general who had famously put down the Spartacan revolt). It is a fascinating tale of treachery, tactics, and topography in which Rome experienced one of its most humiliating defeats at the hands of the Parthians, not far from a trade-route town hunkered down on the fringes of the arid wastes of northern Mesopotamia, sending shock waves through the Roman power structure.

Join classical historian Dr Nic Fields as he draws out the crucial psychological and political factors (including Crassus' lust for military glory and popular acclaim) that played a key role in this brutal battle. Relive in full detail how, despite being heavily outnumbered, the Parthian general Surena's horsemen completely outmanoeuvered Crassus' legionaries, killing or capturing most of the Roman soldiers. Explore the tactics and techniques of the Parthian horse archers, uncover details of Roman and Parthian equipment and weaponry, and experience the last stand of Publius Crassus, son of Marcus Licinius.

Biographical Note

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Returning to university, he completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher.Seán Ó'Brógáin lives and works in Donegal, Ireland. He has a BA (Hons) in Scientific and Natural History illustration from Lancaster University and has provided illustrations for a wide range of clients, including the University of Manchester, An Post, the National Museum of Ireland, the Irish Office of Public Works, and a variety media companies, museums, councils, and private individuals.

Contents

ORIGINS OF THE CAMPAIGN
OPPOSING COMMANDERS
Marcus Licinius Crassus
Surena
OPPOSING FORCES
Crassus' army
Surena's army
THE BACKGROUND TO WAR
Departing Rome
The setting
THE BATTLE OF CARRHAE
Into Parthia
The day of battle
The Roman retreat
The death of Crassus
The reasons why
AFTERMATH
Cicero in Cilicia
Bloodshed at home
Roman renegade
Marcus Antonius' adventure
Augustus the avenger
ABBREVIATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX


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