Battle of the Cilician Gates

Battle of the Cilician Gates

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The battle of the Cilician Gates in 39 BCE was a decisive victory for the Roman general Publius Ventidius Bassus over the Parthian army and its Roman allies who served under Quintus Labienus in Asia Minor.Parthian forces made a number of raids into Roman territory after the defeat of the Roman army under Crassus at the Battle of Carrhae. The Romans under Gaius Cassius Longinus, defended the border against these Parthian incursions successfully. However in 40 BCE a Parthian invasion force allied with rebel Roman forces who served under Quintus Labienus attacked the eastern Roman provinces, they enjoyed great success as Labienus took all of Asia Minor except for a few cities, while Pacorus took over Syria and Palestine. After these incidents Mark Anthony gave command of the eastern Roman forces to his lieutenant, Publius Ventidius Bassus, a skilled military general who served under Julius Caesar.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135702572
  • 9786135702576