By: Mir M.Hosseini
Tirdad was a Persian prince assigned as the ruler of Armenia that had angered the Romans leading to an 8 year long war. On this day, Tirdad enters Rome during a special ceremony to meet Nero. Tacitus, the Roman historian explains the event in detail. It was reportedly a very glorious ceremony to show off Roman's wealth while honoring the Persian guest. Tirdad did not accept giving up his sword while in Nero's presence which was unprecedented in Rome still considered a matter of honor for Iranian royal family.