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Encyclopedia > Marcus Claudius Tacitus
Emperor Tacitus on a coin. The reverse celebrates his victory over the Alans (VICTORIA GOTTHI).
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Emperor Tacitus on a coin. The reverse celebrates his victory over the Alans (VICTORIA GOTTHI).

Marcus Claudius Tacitus, (c.200 - 276) Roman Emperor from September 25, 275, to April 276, was a native of Interamna (Terni) in Umbria. Image File history File links Antoninianus_Tacitus-s3315. ... Image File history File links Antoninianus_Tacitus-s3315. ... For other uses, see number 200. ... Events Sassanid Shah Bahram II succeeded Bahram I. Probus became Roman Emperor. ... This is a list of Roman Emperors with the dates they controlled the Roman Empire. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... Events Eutychian elected pope (probable date) September 25 - Marcus Claudius Tacitus appointed emperor by the senate Births Eusebius of Caesarea (approximate date) Saint George, soldier of the Roman Empire and later Christian martyr (or 280, approximate date). ... Events Sassanid Shah Bahram II succeeded Bahram I. Probus became Roman Emperor. ... Terni, (Latin: Interamna Nahars) an ancient town of Italy, capital of Terni province in southern Umbria, 42°33N, 12°39E, at 130 meters (427 ft) above sea-level in the plain of the Nera river. ... Umbria is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany to the west, the Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. ...


In the course of his long life he discharged the duties of various civil offices, including that of consul in 273, with universal respect. For modern diplomatic consuls, see Consulate general. ... Events Under the command of Emperor Aurelian, the Roman Army sacks the city of Palmyra. ...


Six months after the assassination of Aurelian, he was chosen by the senate to succeed him, and the choice was cordially ratified by the army. During his brief reign he set on foot some domestic reforms, and sought to revive the authority of the senate, but, after a victory over the Alans near the Palus Maeotis, he was assassinated at Tyana in Cappadocia. Contemporary coin of Aurelian. ... The Roman Senate (Latin, Senatus) was a deliberative body which was important in the government of both the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. ... The Alans or Alani were an Iranian nomadic group among the Sarmatian people, warlike nomadic pastoralists of mixed backgrounds, who spoke an Iranian language and shared, in a broad sense, a common culture. ... Tyana was an ancient city of Anatolia, in modern south-eastern Turkey. ... Cappadocia in 188 BC In ancient geography, Cappadocia (spelled Kapadokya in Turkish) (Greek: Καππαδοκία; see also List of traditional Greek place names) was an extensive inland district of Asia Minor (modern Turkey). ...


Tacitus, besides being a man of immense wealth (which he bequeathed to the state) had considerable literary culture, and was proud to claim descent from the historian Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, whose works he caused to be transcribed at the public expense and placed in the public libraries. Gaius Cornelius Tacitus Publius or Gaius Cornelius Tacitus (c. ...


References

  • Historia Augusta, Vita Taciti
English version of Historia Augusta
  • Eutropius, Breviarium ab urbe condita, ix. 16
"…After him TACITUS succeeded to the throne; a man of excellent morals, and well qualified to govern the empire. He was unable, however, to show the world anything remarkable, being cut off by death in the sixth mouth of his reign..…"
English version of Breviarium ab Urbe Condita

See also: Roman Empire The Augustan History (Lat. ... Eutropius was a pagan Roman historian of the later 4th century, writing in Latin, whose brief remarks about himself let us know that he had served under Emperor Julian the Apostate (ruled 361 - 363) and his history covers the reigns of Valentinian and Valens (died 378). ... Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1910-1911) represents the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century; indeed, it was advertised as such. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Ancient Roman polity in the centuries following its reorganization under the leadership of Octavian (better known as Caesar Augustus), until its radical reformation in what was later to be known as the Byzantine Empire. ...


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Marcus Claudius Tacitus
Preceded by:
Aurelian
Roman Emperor
275–276
Succeeded by:
Florianus

 
 

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