Vologases III - King of Parthia

His reign was characterized by a renewed struggle with rome. Around 161–162, Vologases declared war on Rome by placing a client king upon the throne of Armenia. Initial brilliant success was gained over the two Roman governors of Cappadocia and Syria, but these triumphs proved only the deteriorated condition of the Eastern Legions.

Lucius Verus launched a massive campaign in 163–164, recapturing Armenia and stretching Roman supremacy once more into Mesopotamia, to Ctesiphon itself. Plague broke out in the Roman ranks, causing retreat in 165. Vologases remained in power until his death.

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