Emperor Gallienus

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Emperor Gallienus

Life: AD c. 213 – 268 Early Life of Gallienus Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus was born in about AD 213. This means that he was about 40 years old when …

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List of Roman Consuls by Year

Who Was Consul When by ‘Andraeus Papadopolus Dacicus Maximus‘ Note: the Roman numerals behind the names indicate how many times the specific individual has been in office. Note II: consuls …

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Aurelian’s Campaign in the East

AD 272/273 by ‘Emperor Aurelianus’ Background to the Conflict The conflict between Zenobia of Palmyra and Aurelian took place for the most part in 272ad, in the second year of …

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The Roman Army Overview

Nowhere does the Roman talent for organization show itself so clearly as in its army. The story of the Roman army is an extensive one, demonstrated in part by the …

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Emperor Aurelian

Life: AD 214 – 275 Early Life of Aurelian Lucius Domitius Aurelianus was born to poor parents on 9 September AD 214 in Lower Moesia. His father was a tenant …

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Emperor Claudius II Gothicus

Life: AD 214 – 270 Name: Marcus Aurelius Valerius Claudius Born 10 May AD 214 in Illyricum. Became emperor in September AD 268. Died at Sirmium, August AD 270. Deified …

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The Gallic Empire

Period: AD 260 – 274 For a brief time, caused by the weakened state of the empire, the western provinces managed to break away from Rome, creating their own independent …

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Publius Licinius Valerianus - "Valerian" Coin

Emperor Valerian

Life: AD c. 195 – 260 Early Life Valerian, a descendant of a distinguished family from Etruria, was born in about AD 195. He served as consul in the 230s …

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The Decline of the Roman Empire

Period: AD 193 – 337 Second Crisis of the EmpireAD 193 – 194 Publius Helvius Pertinax – “Pertinax” Reign: AD 193 Whatever the nature of the conspiracy against Commodus, it …

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