Gallienus: A Study in Reformist and Sexual Politics

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Wakefield Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 404 pages
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Gallienus was a pivotal figure in Roman history. He stopped the persecution of the Christians, yet was not himself a Christian. His bizarre lifestyle antagonised the traditionalists. It is said he dressed his soldiers up as women. Inflation ran riot. But he kept the core of the empire intact against Persian and barbarian invasions. In 'Gallienus' John Bray reconstructs the life of this often unfairly maligned emperor.
 

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Contents

Origins
15
Early Life
25
Elevation
35
Junior Emperor
49
The Joint Reign lnternal Affairs
87
The Disappearance of Valerian
105
The Sole Reign lntroduction
117
Gallienus and the Captivity of Valerian
127
The Rebellion of the Macriani and its Aftermath
153
19556m
205
The Final Chapter
289
Civil Appointments During the Joint Reign
319
The lnscription at Arretium in Honour of Volusianus
331
Endnotes
345
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