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  Battle of Carrhae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Carrhae was a decisive battle fought in the year 53 BC near the town of Carrhae (now the present-day ruins of Harran, Turkey) between the Roman Republic under the Roman general Crassus and the Parthian Empire under the Parthian Iran Spahbod Surena.
During the battle, Crassus' son Publius was slain and his head was put on a pike for the legionaries to see.
According to Pliny, in 54 BC, after losing at the battle of Carrhae, 10,000 Roman prisoners were sent by the Parthians to Margiana to help guard the eastern frontier of the Parthian Empire.
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 Battle of Carrhae: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 iqexpand.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This was the location of the Battle of Carrhae, where Crassus in his eastern expedition was attacked and slain by the Parthians in 53 BC.
The Battle of Carrhae was a decisive battle fought in the year 53 BC near the town of Carrhae (now the present-day ruins of Harran, Turkey) between the Roman Republic under the Roman general Crassus and...
THE BATTLE OF CARRHAE Hoping to outshine Julius Caesar and Pompey, Marcus Licinius Crassus used his wealth and Influnece to gain the proconulship of Syria In 53 BC.
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 GENERAL SURENA - (The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies - CAIS)©
Yet the heat, and vast distances of the Mesopotamian plain (for the battle took place in June) would have put Roman infantry at a disadvantage due to lack of experience to meet such a stoutest military in the East.
Thus they slipped away silently from their camp in the darkness; but those of the wounded who could be moved obstructed their march, and the majority, who had to be abandoned, raised the alarm with their cries.
There were no supplies in Carrhae for standing a long siege, nor hope of relief from the outside, since Crassus had concentrated for his army all the forces in the Roman East.
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As the Romans approached the town of Carrhae (modern-day Haran) their scouts raced back, saying that most of their felllows had been killed and the Parthians were at hand in full force and preparing to give battle.
When the Romans were about ready to engage the Parthians gave the signal for battle and the dreaded cataphracts uncovered their magnificent armor.
He order his men to form up in a conventional battle formation and relocated his amry to sloping ground.He then got woed of what was happening to his son's force.
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 infofx.info - Parthian shot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A notable battle where this tactic as employed was the Battle of Carrhae.
Chinese] In 53 BCE, the Roman general Crassus invaded Parthia, but was defeated at the Battle of Carrhae by a Parthian commander called Surena in the Greek and Latin sources, most likely a member of the Sûrên clan.
In the years following the battle of Carrhae the Romans were divided in civil war between the adherents of Pompey and those of Julius Caesar and hence unable to campaign against Parthia.
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 Battle of Carrhae - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Battle of Carrhae was a decisive battle fought in the year 53 BC near the town of Carrhae (now the present-day ruins of Harran, Turkey) between the Roman Republic under the Roman general Crassus and the Parthian Empire under the Parthian Eran Spahbod Surena.
In retaliation Parthian king Orodes II, divided his army and sent half which were infantry troops to punish the Armenians, and sent the other half which were cavalry units to encounter Crassus.
According to Pliny, in 54 BC, after losing at the battle of Carrhae, 10,000 Roman prisoners were displaced by the Parthians to Margiana to man the Eastern frontier.
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 war and social upheaval: decisive ancient battles Carrhae
Carrhae was not strong enough or provisioned for a siege.
Carrhae was one of the most decisive battles in history.
The Battle of Carrhae was the opening engagement in a war that would last two centuries.
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When they met the enemy at the Battle of Carrhae they were soon surrounded and the Parthians started shooting them with their arrows, which smashed the Roman armor and pierced lesser coverings.
During the course of the battle Caesar showed such personal bravery in saving the lives of legionaries, that he was later awarded the corona civica (oak crown).
The Parthian army that defeated the Romans at Carrhae in 53 BC operated primarily as a combined arms team of cataphracts and horse archers against the Roman heavy infantry.
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 Battle of Carrhae
he Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC is one of the most significant archery battles of history, it pitted a Roman army under Crassus of 35,000 infantry and about 500 horse against 10,000 Parthian horse, mostly light archers.
While Crassus thus spoke exhorting them, he saw but few that gave much heed to him, and when he ordered them to shout for battle, he could no longer mistake the despondency of his army, which made but a faint and unsteady noise, while the shout of the enemy was clear and bold.
The Parthians, although they perceived their dislodgment in the night, yet did not pursue them, but as soon as it was day, they came upon those that were left in the camp, and put no less than four thousand to the sword and with their light horse picked up a great many stragglers.
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 Wargames Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This time around he turns his attention to the Battle of Carrhae in 53BC and sets a fascinating scene for gaming fast assault Parthian horse warriors - superb archers and heavy duty cataphracts - against ill equipped Romans unprepared for the harshness of combat against such a mobile enemy.
Carrhae was not ready for a siege, so after a day's rest, Crassus led his men out at night, aiming for the relative safety of the Armenian hills.
Surena was executed by his jealous king shortly after the battle: but his family would eventually contribute to the overthrow of the ruling dynasty and thus to the rise of the Sassanids, also legendary enemies of Rome.
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 Battle of Carrhae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His troops were exhausted and poorly prepared for battle after a long and fast march through the Mesopotamian desert.
They rode first to Carrhae to inform the garrison of the battle and then hurried on to Zeugma to avoid the disaster that was sure to come.
Crassus and the remaining Roman army reached the relative safety of Carrhae and probably prepared for a siege.
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 Battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Battle of Carrhae - Parthian archers destroy a legion, June 53 BC.
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 53 BC - Battle of Carrhae
Near Carrhae (Harran), the Parthians approached with 10,000 mounted archers.
The Romans held a theoretical advantage, but lacked desert warfare experience (fighting at midday in June?), and staggered before the Parthian arrows, fired from compound bows.
Surrounding the Romans, the Parthians turned the battle into dusty target practice.
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 Carrhae Battle of - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 World History 200 AD- 300 AD
While the Wei dynasty would eventually be recognized as the legitimate one, for some period of time, three competing kingdoms each claimed to be the legitimate rulers of China.
- Artabanus V, king of the Parthian Empire is defeated in the battle of Hormizdagan by Ardashir the shah of Persia.
In 274 A.D. at the Battle of Chalons, his successor Pius Tetricus was defeated, thereby ending the short-lived Gallic Empire.
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 Livius Picture Archive: the battle of Carrhae (53 BCE)
A summary from the History of Rome since the foundation by the Roman historian Livy says: "Marcus Crassus crossed the river Euphrates, carried the war to the Parthian empire, and was defeated in a battle in which his son also fell.
With the remains of his army, he occupied a hill, and was summoned to a conference by the enemy leader, Surena, as if to speak about a truce.
Marc Antony did this without success; it was left to Tiberius to receive back the eagle standards, an event that was duly celebrated in the Roman propaganda.
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 Battle of Carrhae (53 BC)
Holding off Parthian attacks until nightfall, he then abandoned his wounded and withdrew his forces toward the town of Carrhae.
By morning the straggling Roman column had arrived at the town of Carrhae.
The terrain should be mainly open ground with a BUA in the centre - the town of Carrhae.
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 Carrhae on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
CARRHAE [Carrhae], Roman name for the ancient Mesopotamian city of Haran.
The name Carrhae is best known because of the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC M. Licinius Crassus (see Crassus, family) was defeated by the Parthians, who by their archery routed the Roman force.
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 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Battle of Carrhae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is an extract from The Middle East Open Encyclopedia, made possible through the Wikimedia Foundation.
Iraq Museum International always displays the most recent published revision of the source article, Battle of Carrhae; all previous versions may be viewed here.
They link directly to authoring tools for you to start writing a particular article.
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 Battle of Carrhae - Uncyclopedia
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The Battle of Carrhae was some of the most least influential battles in Roman history.
Some historians claim that it had a massive impact on the Roman Republic, and influencing civil war.
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 Lactoso The Intolerant: Battle of Carrhae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Battle of Carrhae has always fascinated me, but lately I'm somewhat surprised that with its proximity to modern day Fallujah in Iraq, why no one has drawn any parallels to it.
Not that I'm suggesting that the United States is the failing Roman empire in any way, but if you were so inclined, it would be an easy tie-in...
They are also an excellent source for big picture type background on the Roman Empire and you can check them out in more detail here at UNRV.com.
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 Carrhae - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
Carrhae, Roman name for the ancient Mesopotamian city of Haran
The name Carrhae is best known because of the battle of Carrhae in 53 &BC; M. Licinius Crassus (see Crassus
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 The Hutchinson Dictionary of World History: Carrhae, Battle of@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hutchinson Dictionary of World History: Carrhae, Battle of@ HighBeam Research
Disastrous defeat 53 BC of the invading Roman governor of Syria Marcus Licinius Crassus by the Parthians at the ancient town of Carrhae, near Haran, Turkey.
All but 500 of the 6,000-strong Roman force was wiped out; the remainder, including Crassus, were captured along with their standards, a grave blow to Roman pride.
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 AncientRome.StudyPast.com: Battle at Carrhae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The son of Crassus committed suicide when he faced the Parthians.
Crassus (of the first triumvirate with Pompey and Caesar) was killed in fighting at Carrhae that took the lives of 20,000 Romans.
Posted by NS Gill on March 8, 2006 08:08 PM
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 SCC Forums > The battle of Carrhae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nov 6 2005, 08:01 AM is this battle really unpassable?
Nov 26 2005, 03:26 PM Ceasar did lose that battle u no
Nov 27 2005, 06:14 AM actuly u are wrong he won it by a miricle though he decided never 2 let glory 2 get in his way again may i suggest a good book the galic wars writen by mark barrow
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 All Empires History Forum: Battle of Carrhae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I assume their going to talk about Crassus follies, ect...so watch it tonight.
man that was cool, I was especially happy that they did this battle as you know my affinity for both heavy and ranged cavary.
Alrighy the Queen Tobodai, I had no idea.
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 Rome Total War help Battle of Carrhae VH - nV News Forums
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How are you suppose to win the Battle of Carrhae on VH.
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