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The Battle of Edessa took place between the armies of the Roman Empire under the command of Emperor Valerian and Sasanian forces under Shahanshah (King of the Kings) Shapur I in 260. The Roman army was defeated and captured in its entirety by the Persian forces; for the first time, a Roman emperor was taken, prisoner. As such, the battle is generally viewed as one of the worst disasters in Roman military history.

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  • The Battle of Edessa took place between the armies of the Roman Empire under the command of Emperor Valerian and Sasanian forces under Shahanshah (King of the Kings) Shapur I in 260. The Roman army was defeated and captured in its entirety by the Persian forces; for the first time, a Roman emperor was taken, prisoner. As such, the battle is generally viewed as one of the worst disasters in Roman military history.
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  • The Battle of Edessa took place between the armies of the Roman Empire under the command of Emperor Valerian and Sasanian forces under Shahanshah (King of the Kings) Shapur I in 260. The Roman army was defeated and captured in its entirety by the Persian forces; for the first time, a Roman emperor was taken, prisoner. As such, the battle is generally viewed as one of the worst disasters in Roman military history.
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  • Roman Empire
  • Sasanian Empire
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  • 70,000
  • 70,000 (includingPraetorian Guards)
  • 50,000 (5 tomans)
  • 70,000 (11 legions).
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