Battle of Resaena

Battle of Resaena

Infobox Military Conflict

conflict=Battle of Resaena
partof=Roman-Persian Wars
place=Resaena, Mesopotamia (Ras al-Ayn, Syria)
result= Roman victory
combatant1=Roman Empire
combatant2=Sassanid Empire
commander2=Shapur I
The Battle of Resaena or Resaina, near Ceylanpinar TR, was fought in 243 between the forces of the Roman Empire, led by Praetorian Prefect Timesitheus, and a Sassanid Empire army, led by King Shapur I. The Romans were victorious.

The battle was fought during a campaign ordered by Emperor Gordian III to retake the Roman cities of Hatra, Nisibis and Carrhae. These territories, in fact, had been conquered by Shapur and, before him, by his father King Ardashir I, when the Roman Empire was plagued with the internal wars between pretenders to the throne.

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