Crassus was appointed as the Governor of Roman Syria. Crassus used Syria as the launchpad for a military campaign against the Parthian Empire, Rome’s long-time Eastern enemy. Crassus’ campaign was a disastrous failure. Crassus’ men, being near mutiny, demanded he parley with the Parthians, resulting in his defeat and death at the Battle of Carrhae. 15] A story later emerged that, after Crassus’ death, the Parthians poured molten gold into his mouth as a symbol of his thirst for wealth. LEARN WHILE YOU LISTEN!!!
Crassus was appointed as the Governor of Roman Syria
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