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The Battle of Carrhae was fought in 53 BC between the Roman Republic and the Parthian Empire near the town of Carrhae. The Parthian Spahbod ("General") Surena the Iranian decisively defeated a numerically superior Roman invasion force under the command of Marcus Licinius Crassus. It is commonly seen as one of the earliest and most important battles between the Roman and Parthian empires and one of the most crushing defeats in Roman history.

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Roman–Persian Wars.The Battle of Carrhae was fought in 53 BC between the Parthian Empire and the Roman Republic near the town of Carrhae. The Parthian General Surena decisively defeated a superior Roman invasion force under the command of Marcus Licinius Crassus. It is commonly seen as one of the earliest and most important battles between the Roman and Parthian empires and one of the most crushing defeats in Roman history.

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"The Parthian shot was a military tactic made famous by the Parthians, an ancient Iranian people. The Parthian archers mounted on light horse, while retreating at a full gallop, would turn their bodies back to shoot at the pursuing enemy. The maneuver required superb equestrian skills, since the rider's hands were occupied by his bow."

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Battle of Carrhae (53 BC), battle between Rome led by Crassus and Parthia led by Surena; Surena outnumbered by 5 to 1 gave Rome one of the worst defeats of their history

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At the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC Roman legionnaries were dazzled by silk banners carried by the Parthian cavalry.

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At the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC Parthian cataphracts attack what's left of a Roman force. - art by Johnny Schumate

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"After the battle of Carrhae, 53 BCE", Dariusz Bufnal. The Battle of Carrhae was fought in 53 BCE between the Roman Republic and the Parthian Empire near the town of Carrhae. The Parthian Spahbod ("General") Surena the Iranian decisively defeated a numerically superior Roman invasion force under the command of Marcus Licinius Crassus. It is commonly seen as one of the earliest and most important battles between the Roman and Parthian empires and one of the most crushing defeats in Roman…

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