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Gothicus Maximus: Constantine I, Justinian I, Aurelian, Claudius Gothicus, Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Probus Books LLC

Gothicus Maximus: Constantine I, Justinian I, Aurelian, Claudius Gothicus, Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Probus

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Published May 7th 2010
ISBN : 9781155797984
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48 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Constantine I, Justinian I, Aurelian, Claudius Gothicus,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Constantine I, Justinian I, Aurelian, Claudius Gothicus, Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Probus. Excerpt: For other uses, see Aurelian (disambiguation) . Aurelian Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (September 9, 214 or 215 September or October 275), known in English as Aurelian, Roman Emperor (270 275), was the second of several highly successful soldier-emperors who helped the Roman Empire regain its power during the latter part of the third century and the beginning of the fourth. During his reign, the Empire was reunited in its entirety, following fifteen years of rebellion, the loss of two-thirds of its territory to break-away empires (the Palmyrene Empire in the east and the Gallic Empire in the west) and devastating barbarian invasions. His successes started the end of the empires Crisis of the Third Century . Rise to power Aurelian was born in Dacia ripensis or Sirmium (now Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia ), to an obscure provincial family- his father was tenant to a senator named Aurelius, who gave his name to the family. Aurelian served as a general in several wars, and his success ultimately made him the right-hand man and dux equitum (cavalry commander) of the army of Emperor Gallienus . In 268, his cavalry routed the powerful cavalry force of the Goths at the Battle of Naissus and broke the back of the most fearsome invasion of Roman territory since Hannibal . According to one source, Aurelian participated in the assassination of Gallienus (268), and supported Claudius II for the purple. Two years later, when Claudius died his brother Quintillus seized power with support of the Senate. With an act typical of the Crisis of the Third Century, the army refused to recognize the new emperor, preferring to support one of its own commanders: Aurelian was proclaimed emperor in September 2...