Cassius Dio - Roman History book 37
For Tigranes was angry at not having obtained the desired aid, and Phraates wishes the Armenian ruler to survive, so that in case of need he might some day have him as an ally against the Romans. For they both well understood that whichever of them should conquer the other would simply help along matters for the Romans and would himself become easier for them to subdue. For these reasons, then, they were reconciled.
- מודעות הפרתים והארמנים למדיניות "הפרד ומשול" הרומית, ולכך שעליהם לשמור על חזית אחידה מול הבריתות הפרטיות אשר הציעה רומא.