See also:Roman emperor A.D . 268-270, belonged to an obscure Illyrian
See also:family . On account of his military ability he was placed in command of an army by Decius; and
See also:Valerian appointed him general on the Illyrian frontier, and ruler of the provinces of the
See also:Danube . During the reign of
See also:Gallienus, he was called to Italy in
See also:order to crush Aureolus; and on the
See also:death of the emperor (268) he was chosen as his successor, in accordance, it was said, with his
See also:desire . Shortly after his accession he routed the Alamanni on the Lacus Benacus (some doubt is thrown upon this); in 269 a
See also:great victory over the Goths at Naissus in
See also:Moesia gained him the title of Gothicus . In the following
See also:year he died of the plague at Sirmium, in his fifty-
See also:sixth year . He enjoyed great popularity, and appears to have been a man of ability and character . His
See also:life was written by Trebellius Pollio, one of the Scriptores Historiae Auguslae; see also
See also:Zosimus i . 4o-43, the histories of Th . Bernhardt and H . Schiller, and
See also:dissertations by A . Duncker on the life of
See also:Claudius (1868) and the defeat of the Alamanni (Annalen
See also:des Vereins fiir nassauische Altertumskunde, 1879) ; Homo, De Claudio Gothico (1900) ; Pauly-Wissowa, Realencyclopadie, H .
2458 if . (Henze) .
CLAUDIUS [TIBERIUS CLAUDIUS DRUSUS NERO GERMANICUS]...
MATTHIAS CLAUDIUS (174o-1815)
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