This detailed history of explores Rome’s interaction with its Persian neighbour and enemy from the first century BC to the third century AD. Peter Edwell takes the innovative approach in treating the area in regional terms, giving more nuanced interpretations than are available in broader treatments of the Roman Near East.
Introduction 1. Rome on the Euphrates and in Mesopotamia ca. 65 BC to AD 165 2. Rome and Palmyra ca. 65 BC to AD 165 3. The Province of Mesopotamia and the Division of Syria under the Severans 4. Roman Military Organisation of the Middle Euphrates, Palmyra and Mesopotamia ca. AD 200–257 5. Conflict Between Rome and Sasanian Persia Involving the Middle Euphrates and Mesopotamia 6. Palmyra and Rome: AD 260–72