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Synopsis: At the far point of his campaign, Trajan’s Eastern conquests begin to slip from his fingers. “Thence he came to the (Persian Gulf) itself, and when he had learned its nature and seen a boat sailing to India, he said: ‘I should certainly have cross over to the Indi, if I were still young.’ He gave much thought to the Indi, and was curious about their affairs. Alexander he counted a happy man and at the same time declared that he himself had advanced farther. This was the tenor of the dispatch that he forwarded to the Senate, although he was unable to preserve even what territory had been subdued.” – Cassius Dio, Rome, Book 68 http://s407341505.onlinehome.us/Episode_B23_Parthicus.mp3The Near East c. 116AD - Provinces and Kingdoms http://s407341505.onlinehome.us/Near_East_116AD_1.jpg The Near East c. 116AD - Major Cities http://s407341505.onlinehome.us/Near_East_116AD_2.jpg. . .