Ancient History Competition 16

As you probably know, these days I am organising the Mediterranean Identities: Formation and Transformation conference in the University of Leicester, which you can also follow in my twitter account. Yesterday, one of our delegates, Norberto, asked me to set a question to the followers of this blog. I think you will find it most interesting!

Who was the first Roman Imperator to die in a war against Parthia?

Economic historian and numismatic consultant


  1. Julian? In Greece he is considered a Byzantine emperor, though.

  2. Was it Caracalla, son of Septimius Severus, who died outside the walls of Edessa?

  3. I’d say Marcus Licinius Crassus…

    • And you would be absolutely right! As I said we were looking for an imperator, not an emperor!

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