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Emperor Aurelian (Lucius Domitius Aurelianus)
Illustrated History of the Roman Empire ^ | circa 2000 | various

Posted on 10/08/2004 6:55:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The Alemanni, Juthungi and Marcomanni invaded the empire in force, before even the Vandals had finished withdrawing. Once more northern Italy had to endure a force of barbarians descending upon it from the Alps... Aurelian rushed back to... Placentia. But the legions were no match for the barbarians this time and Aurelian suffered a severe defeat (AD 271)... If Aurelian had suffered a setback, he was still far from beaten. The barbarians now made one crucial mistake. In order to cover more ground - and so reap more plunder - they split up their huge army into several smaller forces. This gave Aurelian the precisely the advantage he wanted. He moved on them and defeated these smaller armies one by one (AD 271). Very few of the barbarians managed to escape back across the Alps. Aurelian did not pursue them, for his presence was more urgently required in Rome... When Aurelian arrived at Rome the riots were brutally crushed. Thousands died on the Caelian Hill alone, where the moneyers were crushed. But Aurelian, well knowing where much of the trouble had originated from, also had several senators put to death, or had their properties confiscated... Aurelian was aware that essentially the troubles within the capital had been sparked off by the fear of invasion, Aurelian took to building a wall around his unprotected capital in AD 271 - the Aurelian Wall.

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Aurelian ruled for five years, during which time he reorganized the Roman frontier, reestablished imperial authority, built the wall, but then was assassinated by some corrupt bureaucrat. One of the best emperors Rome had, though few have heard more than the name.
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1 posted on 10/08/2004 6:55:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 10/08/2004 6:55:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bump!


3 posted on 10/08/2004 7:02:57 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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Thanks, TLR.


4 posted on 02/26/2005 3:47:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (last updated my FreeRepublic profile on Sunday, February 20, 2005.)
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related (another emperor):

Carausius
De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
Updated: 28 October 1996 | Michael DiMaio, Jr.
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5 posted on 02/06/2006 11:28:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Islam is medieval fascism, and the Koran is a medieval Mein Kampf.)
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