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Numerian, on a coin as caesar
Numerian, on a coin as caesar

Marcus Aurelius Numerianus (d. November, 284), known in English as Numerian, was a Roman Emperor (December 283 – November, 284) Image File history File links Numerian. ... Image File history File links Numerian. ... Caesar (p. ... For other uses, see number 284. ... Roman Emperor is the term historians use to refer to rulers of the Roman Empire, after the epoch conventionally named the Roman Republic. ... Events December 17 - Pope Gaius succeeds Pope Eutychian December - Numerian was proclaimed Roman emperor by his soldiers. ...


Numerian was the son of the Roman Emperor Carus and brother of Emperor Carinus, and was proclaimed caesar in Fall 282, short after his father's accession. Marcus Aurelius Carus (c. ... Marcus Aurelius Carinus, Roman emperor, 283 - July, 285, was the elder son of the emperor Carus, on whose accession he was appointed governor of the western portion of the empire. ... Caesar (p. ...


After marrying the daughter of the prefect of the Praetorian Guard, Lucius Flavius Aper, Numerian and his father-in-law followed Carus on his expedition against the Sassanid Empire (Carinus had been proclaimed Augustus in Gaul). When Carus suddenly died in December 283, Numerian, proclaimed Augustus, had to bring the army back to its bases. A prefect (from the Latin praefectus, perfect participle of praeficio, to make in front, i. ... The Praetorian Guard of Caesar Augustus - 1st century. ... The Sassanid Empire or Sassanian Empire (Persian: Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia (Iran) during the era of the third Persian Empire from 226 until 651. ... Augustus (plural augusti) is Latin for majestic or venerable. The feminine form is Augusta. ... Map of Gaul circa 58 BC Gaul (Latin Gallia, Greek Galatia) was the region of Western Europe occupied by present day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ...


In March 284, the year of his consulship, Numerian was in Emesa. He fell hill, and Aper told the Emperor had an inflammation to his eyes, and needed to travel in a close coach. When, several days later, the guards sensed a bad smell coming from the coach and opened it, they found the dead body of the young emperor. Consul (abbrev. ... Emesa was an ancient city on the Orontes River in Syria. ...


It was probable that Numerian had died naturally, and that the officers wanted to keep his death secret to avoid a turmoil in the army. The commander of the imperial bodyguard, Valerius Diocles, accused Aper of the death of the Emperor, and killed him; Diocles was acclaimed emperor by the army, and took the power with the name of Diocletian. Emperor Diocletian. ...


According to Historia Augusta, Numerian was a man of considerable literary attainments, of remarkably amiable character, and known as a great orator and poet. However, no other sources, apart the unreliable Historia, report anything about his personality The Augustan History (Lat. ...


References

  • Leadbetter, William, "Numerianus (283-284 A.D.)", DIR (2001)
  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

Encyclopædia Britannica, the 11th edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... 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. ...

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Numerian
Preceded by:
Carus
Roman Emperor
283–284
with Carinus
Succeeded by:
Carinus (until 285) and Diocletian

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Numerian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (313 words)
Numerian was the son of the Roman Emperor Carus and brother of Emperor Carinus, and was proclaimed caesar in Fall 282, short after his father's accession.
It was probable that Numerian had died naturally, and that the officers wanted to keep his death secret to avoid a turmoil in the army.
According to Historia Augusta, Numerian was a man of considerable literary attainments, of remarkably amiable character, and known as a great orator and poet.
Numerian (580 words)
Numerian and his elder brother Carinus were raised to the rank of Caesar in AD 282, soon after their father became emperor.
Numerian was to all effect appeared more of an intellectual than a man of war.
Numerian fell ill near Nicomedia, suffering from an eye disease, which he might have caught while still on campaign in Mesopotamia with his father.
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