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date: 06 December 2022

Aemilius Aemilianus, Marcuslocked

, Roman emperor, 253 ce

Aemilius Aemilianus, Marcuslocked

, Roman emperor, 253 ce
  • John Frederick Drinkwater

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Against imperial policy, while governor of Moesia he dealt harshly with the *Goths, and was proclaimed emperor by his army. He marched on Italy, overthrew *Trebonianus Gallus, but was soon killed by his own troops, panicked by the approach of *Valerian. The civil strife of 253 exposed Greece to Gothic invasion.

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  • Roman History and Historiography

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