See also:Roman emperor, A.D . 283-284, was the elder son of the emperor Carus, on whose accession he was appointed
See also:governor of the western portion of the
See also:empire . He fought with success against the German tribes, but soon
See also:left the defence of the Upper Rhine to his legates and returned to Rome, where he abandoned himself to all kinds of debauchery and excess . He also celebrated the ludi Romani on a scale of unexampled magnificence . After the
See also:death of Carus, the army in the East demanded to be led back to
See also:Europe, and
See also:Numerianus, the younger son of Carus, was forced to comply . During a
See also:halt at Chalcedon, Numerianus was murdered, and
See also:commander of the
See also:guards, was proclaimed emperor by the soldiers .
See also:Carinus at once left Rome and set out for the East to meet Diocletian . On his way through
See also:Pannonia he put down the usurper M . Aurelius Julianus, and encountered the army of Diocletian in
See also:Moesia . Carinus was successful in several engagements, and at the
See also:battle on the Margus (Morava), according to one account, the valour of his troops had gained the
See also:day, when he was assassinated by a tribune whose wife he had seduced . In another account, the battle is represented as having resulted in a
See also:complete victory for Diocletian . Carinushas the reputation of having been one of the worst of the emperors .
Vopiscus, Carinus (mainly therecital of his crimes) ; Aurelius Victor, De Caesaribus, 38, Epit . 38;
See also:Eutropius ix . 18-20;
See also:Zonaras xii . 30;
See also:Orosius vii . 25; Pauly-Wissowa, Realencyclopadie, ii . 24 if . (Henze) .
CARINTHIA (Ger. Kdrnten)
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