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Rome on the Euphrates: The Story of a Frontier


When Roman legions marched into Asia Minor in 200BC, their plan was to secure a buffer zone between the Mediterranean, which they virtually owned, and the area beyond, which they sought to isolate rather than control. Along the long frontier of the Euphrates in Turkey lay the easternmost limits of the Roman Empire--a region they called Augusta Euphrantentis. Their expanding involvement lasted eight centuries, draining their energies and culminating in the destruction of the bridge that, since the time of Alexander the Great ...

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Rome on the Euphrates: The Story of a Frontier
2012, I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN-13: 9781848853140


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