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Friday, February 19, 2016

Episode B26 - Emanes

Synopsis:  The revolt of Avidius Cassius.

"There is only one thing I fear, fellow-soldiers…and that is that (Avidius Cassius) may either kill himself because ashamed to come into our presence, or someone else upon learning that I shall come and am setting out against him may do it. Then should I be deprived of a great prize both of war and of victory, and of a magnitude such as no human being ever yet obtained.  What is this?  Why, to forgive a man that has done you an injury, to remain a friend to one who has transgressed friendship, to continue faithful to one who has broken faith.” – Marcus Aurelius, quoted by Cassius Dio, Rome, Book 71
Avidius Cassius Family Tree:
http://s407341505.onlinehome.us/B25_Avidius_Cassius.pdf

Friday, February 5, 2016

Episode B25 - Discindo

Synopsis:  The overthrow of King Gaius Julius Sohaemus of Armenia leads to war between Parthia and Rome.

"For Vologases had begun war by assailing on all sides the Roman camp under Severianus, situated in Elegeia, a place in Armenia; and he had shot down and destroyed the whole force, leaders and all.  He was now proceeding with numbers that inspired terror against the cities of Syria." – Cassius Dio, Rome, Book 71 
 
Avidius Cassius Family Tree:
http://s407341505.onlinehome.us/B25_Avidius_Cassius.pdf