Both built themselves new capitals, the Persian in Ctesiphon in Mesopotamia; the Romans in Constantinople.
I desire all ranks to know why I decided to make a stand at Kut during the retirement from Ctesiphon.
Julian and his advisers must have seen at a glance that if the Romans were not to attack Ctesiphon, they must retreat.
This was the second fortress defending Ctesiphon, the southern capital of Persia.
Ascot week represents the temporal series from Ctesiphon to Kut.
Julian had now reached the western suburb of Ctesiphon, which had lost its old name of Seleucia and was known as Coche.
All that we know of him is, that he embellished the city of Ctesiphon.
This force went heroically forward, and, just short of that city, defeated the Turks at the battle of Ctesiphon.
Then I saw him no more, and later they told me (but it was not true) that he had died at Ctesiphon.
Like Babylon and Seleucia, Ctesiphon at once opened its gates.