Finding Common Ground: Roman- Parthian Embassies in the Julio-Claudian Period
Marius & Sulla
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Orobazus was the ambassador of the Parthian king Mithridates II who contacted the Roman magistrate Lucius Cornelius Sulla. This was the first meeting between a Parthian and a Roman official. The results of this meeting are not clear, but it is generally known that during the meeting Sulla was sitting between the Parthian ambassador and Ariobarzanes I of Cappadocia the king of Cappadocia. The center was considered the seat of honor, and for this the Parthian king put Orobazus to death for allowing a Roman magistrate to treat a Parthian envoy arrogantly.