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The Sands of Carrhae (Ancient Rome Historical Fiction - A short story of Rome)

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The battle of Carrhae broke the Triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus. In 58BC, Crassus journeyed east in the hopes of obtaining riches and glory from the far-flung deserts at the edge of the world. What he found was death and defeat at the hands of the Parthians. Marching within the army of Crassus was a simple man named Marcus. He had left behind his wife Poppaea in The battle of Carrhae broke the Triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus. In 58BC, Crassus journeyed east in the hopes of obtaining riches and glory from the far-flung deserts at the edge of the world. What he found was death and defeat at the hands of the Parthians. Marching within the army of Crassus was a simple man named Marcus. He had left behind his wife Poppaea in the slums of Rome with a promise to return. He intended to use the riches he would plunder from the east to bring his family out of destitution and into a stable life in a world that was falling apart at the seams. He never knew that his son had been born in his absence. She never knew about the blistering sands and biting heat that he endured. They were simply part of a family desperately clinging to a sliver of hope for the future against the backdrop of Rome on the cusp of revolution. Marcus was determined to make his way back home. But history may have a different plan for him entirely.


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The battle of Carrhae broke the Triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus. In 58BC, Crassus journeyed east in the hopes of obtaining riches and glory from the far-flung deserts at the edge of the world. What he found was death and defeat at the hands of the Parthians. Marching within the army of Crassus was a simple man named Marcus. He had left behind his wife Poppaea in The battle of Carrhae broke the Triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus. In 58BC, Crassus journeyed east in the hopes of obtaining riches and glory from the far-flung deserts at the edge of the world. What he found was death and defeat at the hands of the Parthians. Marching within the army of Crassus was a simple man named Marcus. He had left behind his wife Poppaea in the slums of Rome with a promise to return. He intended to use the riches he would plunder from the east to bring his family out of destitution and into a stable life in a world that was falling apart at the seams. He never knew that his son had been born in his absence. She never knew about the blistering sands and biting heat that he endured. They were simply part of a family desperately clinging to a sliver of hope for the future against the backdrop of Rome on the cusp of revolution. Marcus was determined to make his way back home. But history may have a different plan for him entirely.

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