Battle of Misikhe


Battle of Misikhe

In 243, Emperor Gordian III of Rome's army retook the Roman cities of Hatra, Nisibis and Carrhae from the Sassanid Empire after defeating the Sassanids at the Battle of Resaena. [The Enemies of Rome, p. 235] What happened next is unclear: Persian sources claim that Gordian III was defeated and killed in the Battle of Misikhe, [Shapur, Deeds of the God-Emperor Shapur] but Roman sources mention this battle as an insignificant setback.

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