Paetus’ war with the Parthians gets off to a great start, but quickly becomes a disaster for the Romans. Corbulo eventually needs to ride in and save his sorry ass and negotiate a new peace deal with Parthia. Meanwhile back in Rome, there’s no grain and Thrasea is out in the cold. When Tiridates goes to Rome for a sit down with Nero, he says he worships him like a god. He is ‘The New Apollo’ and ‘The New Sun’. Nero thought “hmmm, that gives me a great idea for a statue….”.

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