By Peter Edwell
В этой книге изложена подробная история взаимоотношений между Римской империей и её соседом и врагом – Персией, от I в. до н.э до III в. н.э. Автор, используя инновационный метод в рассмотрении региональных отношений, предоставляет большое количество тонких интерпретаций политической ситуации на римском Ближнем Востоке, чтобы продемонстрировать, как Рим утвердился на среднем Евфрате, в Месопотамии и Пальмире, а также усилия Империи по сохранению власти над этими областями.Образцы сканов:
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The Parthian concentration of troops on this section of the river may have occurred due to the considerable Roman fortification that had taken place further up the river from Zeugma during and after the reign of Vespasian. A potential Parthian attack on Roman territory had been effectively pushed south as a result, but this made Antioch and northern Syria vulnerable. As the situation in Armenia had again been the catalyst for conflict between Rome and Parthia, a Parthian attack on this section of the Euphrates may also have been designed to draw Roman troops away from their bases further up the Euphrates.
37 As noted earlier, the smaller fortifications of Djazla, Nouhaila and Siffin, on the right bank of the Euphrates, are thought to have been constructed by the Seleucids in the last half of the second century BC, at a similar time to the wall circuit at Dura, when the Parthian threat to Seleucid possessions in Mesopotamia and eastern Syria became significant. AD200 Khabur as a result of an agreement to make the Khabur the boundary between the two empires. At the time Isidore wrote, the Euphrates flowed between Osrhoene on its left bank and territory that the Palmyrenes may have had the most significant influence over on its right bank.
28 The Khabur runs from its confluence with the Euphrates in a northerly direction towards Nisibis in northern Mesopotamia. Nisibis and the territory to the west of the Khabur (that is, Osrhoene) were in the Parthian sphere at this time, suggesting that Isidore was probably not implying that the whole of the Khabur was a boundary. Instead, his reference may indicate that a boundary between the two powers existed in the vicinity of the confluence of the two rivers. Further up the Euphrates from the Khabur confluence there are no indications of Roman fortifications on the right bank of the river dating to this period.