Forgotten Iranian Parthian Empire (امپراتوری اشکانیان) – Rome Arrives! – Part 4 of 8

Welcome to part 4 of the new “Parthia Empire Rises” series! The series will cover the rise and fall of the Parthian Empire. The episode deals with the rise of Mithridates the Great who turned Parthia into an Empire. In…

Forgotten Iranian Parthian Empire (امپراتوری اشکانیان) - Rome Arrives! - Part 4 of 8

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Welcome to part 4 of the new “Parthia Empire Rises” series! The series will cover the rise and fall of the Parthian Empire. The episode deals with the rise of Mithridates the Great who turned Parthia into an Empire.

In this episode we take a look at the period referred to as the Parthian Dark Ages. Bookending that period we cover the Armenian Empire of Tigranes the Great. We will also cover the rise of the Roman Republic and its first devestating encounter with the Parthians. Orodes II’s rule comes amidst political instability and turmoil…with infighting between siblings…then as things stabilize…Crassus of Rome and his insatiable greed come calling!

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Music:

The music is an instrumental performed on a Duduk. Its known primarily as an Armenian instrument but played throughout the lands of the region, including Iran.

Sources:

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“Wheel of Time narration” of course lifted heavily from Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series 😉
“Rome, Parthia & India” – John D Grainger
“The Persians: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Iran” – Katouzian, Homa
“Parthian Coins” – Sellwood, David
“Arsacids and Sassanians” – Shayegan, Rahim M.
“Trajan’s Parthian War” – Lightfoot, CS

#Tigranes #ParthianEmpire #Crassus

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