The Parthian Empire in the 2nd Century

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 16 December 2022

The Parthian Kingdom (also known as Arsacid, by the name of its ruling dynasty) rose to prominence c. 247 BCE in the vacuum created by the collapse of the Seleucid Empire. In the centuries that followed, the Parthian Empire grew to encompass most of Mesopotamia and the southeastern part of Central Asia. The Parthians became a major rival for Rome in its drive for control of Armenia and primacy in the East until 224 CE, when the murder of the last Parthian ruler ushered the rise of the Sasanian Persian Empire.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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APA Style

Netchev, S. (2022, December 16). The Parthian Empire in the 2nd Century. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16824/the-parthian-empire-in-the-2nd-century/

Chicago Style

Netchev, Simeon. "The Parthian Empire in the 2nd Century." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 16, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16824/the-parthian-empire-in-the-2nd-century/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Parthian Empire in the 2nd Century." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Dec 2022. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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